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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 Aikido, Daiyu Sensei’s gentle, powerful movements clearly embody the contemporary teachings of his master, interwoven with his own joyful, dynamic and creative style. Coupled with his incredibly open and generous heart, Daiyu Sensei is an inspiring ambassador of the AKI way, and of the Art of Peace itself.

Students of all levels and styles from all over the world are warmly invited to join us in Sydney this spring for an exciting and uplifting weekend of Aikido training. In the interests of safety and comfort, spaces are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.



Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 29-30 September 2012 (plus optional Australian Outback tour from 1-4 October 2012)

Venue: AKI Sydney City Dojo, Australia

Registration: to be completed online, spaces confirmed once full payment is received

Cost: The earlybird discount has now expired. Remaining places are $150 (full weekend) or $90 (single day)

Waiver & Registration Form: to be downloaded, completed and brought with you to the event

Class Schedule:


    • 8:30am-10:30am plus atogeiko
    • 11:15am-12:00pm (children’s class)
    • 1:00pm-3:00pm plus atogeiko


    • 9:00am-11:00am plus atogeiko
    • 1:00pm-3:00pm

Australian Outback Tour: Following the seminar, you are invited to join us for a special tour of Outback Australia with Daiyu Sensei and guests, including Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Kings Canyon and Alice Springs (1-4 October 2012). The tour is optional and is not included the seminar cost. Please contact us for details.

Seminar Poster: Click here for a poster to display in your dojo

Video: Daiyu Takeda Sensei’s beautiful enbu from the 48th All Japan Aikido Demonstration, showcasing his gentle power and fluid, expansive movements

(See also aikidosydneycity’s Youtube channel for more videos of Daiyu Sensei)



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