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Special keiko with Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei and guests from Japan at Aikido Sydney City

Published on 20 Mar, 2015

We were extremely lucky to have Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei (AKI Japan, 6th dan) and guests from the Yokohama University and Kanto University Aikido clubs visit our dojo for special training on Tuesday night. It had been three years since Hiroshi Sensei’s last visit and he was in fine form, delivering a really fun class. Such

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March Friendship Training at ASC, 2015

Published on 6 Mar, 2015

A few shots from this month’s godogeiko (friendship training) at Aikido Sydney City. Such a fantastic night and great to see so many new students in attendance. You couldn’t ask for a nicer group of people to train with!      

 
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Surprise party for Ralf Weinand Sensei’s promotion to sandan

Published on 3 Mar, 2015

In February 2014, Ralf Weinand Sensei travelled to Japan to undertake an examination for his sandan (3rd-degree blackbelt) with Takeda Shihan. The grading was held at the AKI Hombu Dojo gasshuku in Itou. One year later – last Wednesday evening to be precise – a larger than usual crowd was gathering for Ralf Sensei’s weekly

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WONDERFUL NEWS! Takeda Shihan will return to Australia this November!

Published on 18 Feb, 2015

What a fantastic way to end the year! Takeda Shihan has just confirmed he’ll be returning to Australia in late spring! In addition to intensive early-morning training, Sensei will lead a weekend gasshuku from 21-22 November 2015 at Aikido Sydney City Dojo! His last visit in 2013 for our 10th anniversary was beyond words. It

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2015 Sydney Seminar with Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei

Published on 12 Feb, 2015

Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei (6th dan, AKI Japan) is chief instructor of the Yokohama City University Aikido Club and is one of Takeda Shihan’s senior students. He is highly regarded for the clarity and strength of his technique, as well as his generosity, warmth and humility. His previous seminars in Australia have been fantastic and this

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NEW VIDEO: Early morning training with Kadoya Sensei in Sydney, 2014

Published on 7 Feb, 2015

We’re very excited to be able to share this brand new video which has been so generously and beautifully crafted by one of our students. It features scenes from an early morning class with Yasumitsu Kadoya Sensei (AKI Japan, 6th dan) during his much anticipated Sydney seminar in 2014. The combination of camera angles and

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February’s Friendship Training and Saul Ripoll on top of the world!

Published on 4 Feb, 2015

The turnout for last night’s friendship training and dojo dinner was fantastic with nearly 20 people on the mat! Congratulations to Saul Ripoll who was all smiles after completing an incredible 400 oiwai ukemi before being officially promoted to ikkyu. An inspiring effort and a well-deserved promotion. Next stop: shodan! The next opportunity for senior

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“Takeda Sensei on Grading” by Ralph Pettman

Published on 19 Jul, 2014

The following article was originally published by Ralph Pettman Sensei in 2005. It eloquently captures Takeda Sensei’s approach to gradings and qualities he values in his students. It also provides a beautiful insight into Sensei’s broader philosophy on Aikido training where he encourages each of his pupils, and indeed himself, to develop their inner wisdom

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Poster for the upcoming Sydney gasshuku with Kadoya Sensei

Published on 5 Jul, 2014

Just over a month to go now until Yasumitsu Kadoya Sensei (AKI Japan 6th dan) returns to Australia to lead his much-anticipated weekend gasshuku at Sydney City Dojo. Kadoya Sensei will also be leading a special kids class as part of our children’s Aikido program. Please help us to spread the word by sharing this

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Highlights from this year’s Blue Mountains Winter Camp

Published on 3 Jul, 2014

The video below was put together by the students of Sydney City Dojo as a surprise birthday gift and features some of the highlights from this year’s Blue Mountains Aikido Retreat. The original version screened in the dojo featured several Shirley Bassey numbers(!!) cleverly matched with the Aikido movements to create a very funny video!

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