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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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Poster for Daiyu Takeda Sensei’s Sydney Seminar 2012

Published on 17 Aug, 2012

A beautiful poster is now available for the upcoming Sydney seminar with Daiyu Takeda Sensei (AKI Japan)! It was designed by our good friend Coto Aldunate from AKI Hakusan Dojo in Santiago de Chile. Please share it amongst your Aikido friends and networks. For those yet to meet him, Daiyu Sensei is a master teacher

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The Path to Mastery

Published on 30 Jul, 2012

After a very playful morning practice, I sat musing with one of my students over the path to mastery. She told me of a painting she’d seen many years ago in a dojo in Japan of a snail and Mount Fuji. Its signficance had eluded her at first but was revealing itself with each passing

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Takeda Shihan at the 50th All Japan Aikido Demonstration

Published on 26 May, 2012

A video of Takeda Shihan’s enbu from the 50th All Japan Aikido Demonstration held yesterday in Tokyo!    

 
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9th Anniversary Gasshuku with Daiyu Takeda Sensei, Sydney 29-30 September 2012

Published on 27 Apr, 2012

This September marks 9 years since our very first Aikido class on Bondi Beach and the birth of our dojo. In celebration of this, we are very excited to announce the much-awaited return of Daiyu Takeda Sensei (5th dan, AKI Japan) to Australia! Recognised the world over for the warmth, clarity and beauty of his

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Bob Gibbon Memorial Seminar with Yasuyuki Suzuki Sensei, Newcastle 14-15 July 2012

Published on 24 Apr, 2012

This year marks 10 years since the passing of Bob Gibbon Sensei, one of the early Aikido pioneers in AKI Australia and an innovative and much loved Aikido teacher whose spirit lives on in all who trained with him. Yasuyuki Suzuki Sensei, a good friend of Bob’s, will be joining us from Japan to lead

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Blue Mountains Winter Aikido Retreat 2012

Published on 2 Apr, 2012

The annual Blue Mountains Aikido Retreat is now in its 7th year, and is one of the most anticipated events on our calendar! It’s a unique opportunity to experience a traditional Japanese-style gasshuku where students live, eat and train together for 3 days in a beautiful bushland setting. The camp takes place in a secluded

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Finding our own Way…

Published on 22 Mar, 2012

Takeda Shihan asks each of his students to ‘find their own way’, to discover their own path rather than imitating or emulating him. This means having the wisdom and courage to accept ourselves for who we are, and to be exactly that. We each have strengths and gifts, and need only to recognise and nurture

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Seminar with Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei, Sydney 10-11 March 2012

Published on 10 Mar, 2012

Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei (5th dan, AKI Japan) is a physics lecturer and chief instructor of the Yokohama City University Aikido Club, as well as one of Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan’s senior students. He has made numerous visits to Australia for Aikido seminars and is highly regarded for the clarity and strength of his technique, as well

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