Shimamoto Shihan in Brisbane 2015
Bayside Budokai is pleased to announce an aikido seminar with Shimamoto Shihan from the Toyonaka Shosenji Dojo in Japan.
Shimamoto Sensei (8 Dan) is one of the most renowned Aiki-kai teachers in Western Japan and was a student of the late Osawa Sensei, former Hombu Dojo-cho.
In daily life, Sensei is a Buddhist priest and master of the Shosenji Temple. His graceful style of aikido reflects a unique integration of aikido and the principles of Zen.
This is a rare experience to train under a master level teacher and should not be missed. All Aikido students, regardless of experience or affilation, are warmly welcome to attend.
Sunday 26 April 2015 9.00am - 12.00pm 1.00pm - 3.00pm 3.15pm – 4.00pm (Grading Tests)
40 Molle Road
Cost: $50 per session $80 full day Lunch (optional) $10:
Inquiries: Dave Kolb 0409 250065 firstname.lastname@example.org
The AKR Iaido Jodo Seminar and Championship was held in Canberra from 19-25 January 2015. I went down for a few days with Sue and Sharma making up the rest of the Bayside contingent. Turned out to be a pretty successful week, Sharma won the individual 1 Dan iaido competition and then passed the examination for 2 Dan. Special congratulations to Sue Reilly who passed 4 Dan iaido. What a great effort! Here is a picture of the happy and successful grading candidates.
Doshu Seminar Aiki kai Australia 50th Anniversary
After Canberra I made it to Melbourne and managed to attend classes by Aikido Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba at the Aiki Kai Australia 50th Anniversary Summer School. Whilst down there I managed to catch with the Bayside Ronin and our friend Roland Stettler.
No shortage of events in the pipeline. We are happy to announce that Shimamoto Shihan will be visiting us from 24-26 April. This will be closely followed by a seminar with Takase Shihan hosted by the Brisbane Aiki Kai on the following weekend. On the iaido/jodo front Nagayama Sensei will be conducted the annual East Coast Seminar in Canberra over the June Queens Birthday long weekend. Then back in Brisvegas there will be an aikido seminar with an internal power flavour by Bill Gleason Shihan 7 Dan from 12-14 June. Exciting stuff. Stay tuned for details.
Welcome to 2015
Welcome back for 2015. Unfortunately, preparation of our new training venue is proceeding a bit slower than expected meaning that classes at Wynnum are yet to resume. However, Friday evenings at Newstead are on and the Bayside Budokai crew have been out and about continuing their training.