Announcing The 2nd Annual NY Aikido Center Fall Seminar Featuring Haruo Matsuoka Sensei, 5th Dan - Saturday December 10th, 2005.
After the great success of last year's inaugural, but private event we have decided this year to host a public seminar open to the greater Tri-State Aikido community. We hope that those of you who have been waiting for this rarest of opportunities - training with Matsuoka Sensei outside of Southern California - will join us for this much-anticipated event.Haruo Matsuoka Sensei
shot to the forefront of the Aikido consciousness in 1988 with his breathtaking ukemi skills
demonstrated on the big screen in the opening scene of the Steven Seagal movie, "Above the Law"
. Unknown by name at that time he has since become a much sought after Aikido teacher
, renown for his truly unique training approach and dynamic techniques, both of which were displayed at Aikido Journal's three Aiki-Expos
, and on his own Ikazuchi Dojo
DVD series which chronicle his daily training and teaching methods in his actual dojo class setting.
His gentle demeanor and humble attitude are known to be in stark contrast to the powerful and effective techniques garnered as the former Chief Instructor of Steven Seagal Sensei's
Aikido Tenshin Dojo. With Seiseki Abe Shihan
, a very close disciple of Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei as his current mentor, Matsuoka Sensei naturally blends kokyu
(the subtle but powerful force at the center of Aikido) with his broad technical foundation which has added yet another layer to his Aikido teaching method.When:
This will be a one day training event that will take place on Saturday December 10th, 2005
Location & Venue to be announced.Cost:
Training fee is $70.00 - prepaid by 12/01/05
(no registrations at the door
) or $100.00 - prepaid by 12/01/05
(includes high quality, commemorative sweatshirt)Additional Info:
- Click Here for seminar information and pre-registration form.
- Due to the limited number of spaces for this event, pre-registration is required and same day registrations which cannot be guaranteed are not being offered at this time. If however there are spaces left for participants, on the day of the event the (cash only) price at the door will be $100.00 for participants. The spectator fee will remain at $20.00.
- All participants and spectators will be required to sign a waiver of liability.
- There will be no video taping or photography allowed during the seminar, but group & individual photos with Matsuoka Sensei will be encouraged after the event.
More information will be posted both here and on the NY Aikido Center website as it becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us via email with any questions you may have.