Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Iaido  Seminar!!!        
This post is a little late in coming, but a very special thanks to Martin Simpson Sensei of the Eikoku Roshukai for a very engaging, demanding, yet highly enjoyable seminar “weekend” of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido (October 9-12). Instead of mindlessly moving through one technique to the next, we instead focused on themes for the weekend:  hara, use of hips, posture, and semme.  Martin Sensei chose techniques to emphasize these themes and test our application and understanding of them.  In addition to Iai, we also practiced some kenjutsu (Tachi Uchi No Karai) from the MJER curriculum, as well as some Hoyho Niten Ichi Ryu kenjutsu.
With help from the UAF Fencing Club, we had additional training space and students that enabled us to train with new people.

Again, a very big thank you to Martin Sensei to making the long trek to Fairbanks from Manchester, U.K. Hopefully, we can all do it again next year!  Pictures coming soon…

Shoryukan Dojo also primarily offers instruction and training in Yoshinkan Aikido developed and sanctioned by the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza” or aiki-based weapon movements.

Come check us out…Beginners and students welcome…

Aikido Training schedule:

Mondays evenings 6:30 pm
Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

Iaido Training schedule (must register thru UAF/CTC):

Thursday evenings 5:00 pm
Friday evenings 5:00 pm
Saturday mornings 8:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Call (907) 388-8375 for more information


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