Evolution of Aikido Yuishinkai
We have requested and Reed sensei has agreed to teach a seminar on the evolution of Aikido Yuishinkai. This unique insight is the perfect accompanyment to our daily practice giving us a richer understanding of Maruyama Sensei's journey to form and develop Aikido Yuishinkai.
The aiki arts arrived through direct transmission to us from the Sokaku Takeda, along the way drawing influences from many other teaching.As a bridge between East and West Reed sensei can help us cross this chasm and understand more the beauty and richness of Aikido Yuishinkai through tracing the path of evolution.
This seminar on the evolution of Aikido Yuishinkai will highlight these purposes, their meanings and relevance for our personal practice. This tour de force through workshop style classes will examine many of the facets of Aikido Yuishinkai and illuminate with deeper meaning through cultural and root art context the purposes of the practice.
We are hoping to facilitate lunch for the weekend from local establishments. We also request the attendees wear slip on footwear to the edge of the mat.
Sunday morning, come early for the showground Markets
Sunday Morning Aug 18th
9:00 am -11:30
Tips for Aikido Weapons Practice and Mastery
Aikido has been developed with many insights from the kobujustu weapons schools. Reed Sensei takes us on this journey with insights from these schools, together with making sense of the esoteric writing of the martial arts masters of the past (Miyamoto Musashi, Tsukahara Bokuden, and other Sword masters) that can transform our Aikido. He will share his experience meeting and interviewing the current headmasters of both the Shinkageryu in Nagoya, and Jigenryu in Kagoshima.
Within the time available, Reed Sensei will also highlight some of the tips given by Maruyama Sensei in instructor training in Japan on how to practice the Bokken and Jo Kata, showing the reason for the movements in light of paired practice. Emphasis will be on practice tips and highlights, rather than teaching all of the kata from start to finish.
Sunday Afternoon Aug 18th
11:30pm - 12:00pm Seniors Meeting
Sunday Afternoon Aug 18th
1:00 -3:00 pm
Aiki Roots and Samurai Secrets
Aiki is the joining not only with partner but within our body. The influences of Daitoryu and Nanba gives us windows into the deeper practices of Aikido Yuishinkai. Understanding how to connect and integrate the movements of our own bones and joints is key to understanding how to move others. Reed Sensei will show some of the practical applications of this awareness and movement to Aikido techniques. In addition, we will look at Samurai secrets for binding the body through use of tenugui in binding the forehead, obi in binding the belly or hara, and use of Japanese footware such as zori, tabi, and geta to bind the feet and complete the internal connection that generates integral strength.