South Of The River Seminar – Pictures

The “South Of The River Seminar” has been very successful.
We would like to thank the team from Gowaryu for organising such a great event. We would also like to thank all the students who attended, without your support events such as these would not happen. The coaches for this event were second to none with well thoughtout themes.
Here are some pictures of the events, the entire gallery is available here.


ZETAR “South Of The River Seminar”

Gowa Ryu Aikido Club is hosting the Zen Eikoku Tomiki Aikido Renmei’s “SOUTH OF THE RIVER SEMINAR”.

It will take place at the Saga Pavilion near Folkestone (Enbrook House, Sandgate High Street, CT20 3SE) on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

£15 per day if paid in advance, £20 per day on the door.

Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan
Greg Barton 5th Dan

Plus guest instructors to be confirmed.


Session with Neil Saunders Sensei

Last night Gowaryu enjoyed a Yoshinkan flavour with a visit from Meikyokai Aikido club, Bexley.  Neil Saunders (4th Dan) took the class through the following exercises;
  • Kamae
  • Nikajo/nikkyo/kote mawashi
  • Sankajo/sankyo/Tenkai kote hineri
  • Hiji ate/Mae otoshi
  • Kotegaeshi
  • Iriminage
  • Kokyu ho
  • Osae waza
The evening was mainly focused on the importance of good kamae (posture), but while being relaxed.  We liked how resistance from uke made no difference to the techniques, yet there was no discernable pain compliance used in locks.
Many of the techniques were focused on disturbing uke’s balance through the shoulder.
Our thanks again go to Neil Saunders, Dave Clarke, Mark Atkinson, and Rob Cole for coming down.  A thoroughly interesting and enjoyable evening was had by all.