Through Sensei Davids contacts, we have been introduced to an online Aikido resources initiative, AikiTV.online! It features many in-depth instructional videos taught by the high-level instructors of Aikido Shudokan International with new content added regularly.
To celebrate this new initiative, everyone will get to enjoy a Launch Membership Special that will get you the Gold Membership access for the price of the Silver Membership for one month when you subscribe by 31st August 2020. After the first month access will revert to Silver Membership videos unless subscribers choose to upgrade to a Gold Membership.
Membership options available:
Bronze (Free): access to demonstrations, interviews and some basic techniques.
Silver (US$6.99/month): access to Bronze Membership videos and Aikido basics such as basic movements, ukemi, basic techniques and basic applied Aikido.
Gold (US$9.99/month): access to Silver Membership videos and advanced Aikido such as advanced techniques, jiyuwaza, self-defence, restraint and removal, weapons class materials and more.
Check out an intro of Aikitv.online below!
We would love to hear if you have signed up and what you think of AikiTV.
Spring Gasshuku, Palmwoods QLD, October 2018
Kenshinryu recently hosted our Spring Shinto-Musō Ryu Jodo Gasshuku (合宿: training camp or, communal learning). As anyone who attended can attest, it was a great success, with students travelling from as far as Marrickville, Armidale and Lismore to participate. Huge thanks must of course be given to Tamara, Alyce and Josie (and our other volunteer cooks) for the impressive breakfasts and lunches that made training all day possible.A Gasshuku is truly a special way of training. Total immersion in the syllabus under the guidance of an instructor brings a deeper understanding of technique, while rote practice ingrains it into your body. It’s the community aspect, however, that is a particular highlight of a Gasshuku; so many people united in learning a specific (and technically complex!) system. A truly group effort.A noticeable improvement was to everyone’s Uchi-komi, particularly Honte, Gyakute and Hiki-otoshi. A better cutting sound suggests better grip and hopefully a better understanding of our Kesa cutting line (Hasuji). Everyone is to be congratulated on their hard work and contributions, but the self-development and improved technique is the true reward.Look forward to seeing everyone at the next Gasshuku!
Spring Gasshuku Video
Shinto Muso Ryu Seminar
In mid-January I conducted a Seminar in Shinto Muso Ryu in Sydney at the home of Aikido Yoshinkai NSW, a full time Martial Arts organisation so ably run by long-time friends Darren Friend Sensei and Peggy Woo Sensei. The seminar was also attended by another very good friend, Jon Marshall Sensei of the Melbourne Budo Academy. Together we are working to support the development of Nishioka-Ha Shinto Muso Ryu in Sydney and Melbourne through their Dojos. All three teachers are highly respected in Japan and here in Australia and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to work with them on a project that I know would have brought Nishioka Sensei a great deal of satisfaction.