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8th Annual Blue Mountains Winter Aikido Retreat 2013

Published on 10 Mar, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that registration for the 8th annual Blue Mountains Aikido Retreat is now open! This is a very special and unique opportunity for Australian Aikidoka to experience a traditional Japanese-style gasshuku where students live, eat and train together over several days in a beautiful native bushland setting. The camp takes place in

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Japanese Oki Yoga in Sydney with Julia Reeve

Published on 13 Feb, 2013

Oki Yoga is a unique blend of traditional hatha yoga, zen meditation, chanting, natural movement, shiatsu and macrobiotics. The training emphasises balance between opposites: tension and relaxation, stillness and movement, activity and rest, and inner and outer focus. The aim of the classes is to develop a deeper relationship with the self through conscious breathing,

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Aiki Colour

Published on 12 Feb, 2013

A beautifully shot Aikido clip by our friends at Daishizen Dojo and Hakusan Dojo in Santiago de Chile.    

 
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Takeda Shihan confirmed for AKI Sydney City’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations!

Published on 27 Jan, 2013

This spring will mark 10 years since our very first Aikido class on Bondi Beach and the beginning of our dojo. We are extremely excited to announce that our beloved mentor in Japan, Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan, has just confirmed he will visit Sydney to lead the celebrations! Takeda Shihan is regarded as one of the

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Shodo by Takeda Shihan

Published on 22 Jan, 2013

This is a lovely video clip of Takeda Shihan brushing some calligraphy for AKI’s Daishizen Dojo in Santiago de Chile, 2011. The scroll reads ‘daishizen’ (great nature).    

 
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Aikido Sydney City on Sydney Weekender

Published on 7 Jan, 2013

Reporter Jason Stevens and the Sydney Weekender crew visited our dojo last year to take a light-hearted look at Aikido as a form of non-violent self-defence, and a fun activity for families. We had a fantastic time and a lot of laughs during the shoot which was generously attended and supported by members of Sydney City

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End of the Year in a Japanese Dojo

Published on 20 Dec, 2012

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy holiday, and to thank you all for such a wonderful year of practice – without a doubt our best year yet! It has been an absolute blessing and a privilege to be able to study in such esteemed company, and in

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AKI Sydney City instructors receive dan promotions!

Published on 5 Sep, 2012

A fantastic shot of Ralf Weinand (centre-left) and Ian Fitzgerald (centre-right) receiving dan promotions from Aikikai Honbu Dojo in recognition of their exemplary gradings at the AKI Australia Easter Camp earlier this year, and their outstanding efforts as students and teachers at Sydney City Dojo. Ian was promoted to shodan and completed 500 oiwai nage

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Aikido, Shinkokyu and Yoda the Jedi Master

Published on 22 Aug, 2012

A beautiful image sketched by a friend after an outdoor Aikido class on shinkokyu, extension, sensitivity and connection. The training that day was inspired by the following words of Yoda, the Jedi master: “Size matters not! Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my

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New video clip of Daiyu Takeda Sensei (AKI Japan)

Published on 17 Aug, 2012

The following brand new video clip of Daiyu Takeda Sensei (AKI Japan) has just been uploaded! It features his beautiful Aikido demonstration from the May 2012 friendship training at Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura with guest of honour Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu. Lots of wonderful study in here, including a slow motion version of the entire demonstration

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