Spring Seminar w/ Ellis Amdur & Budd Yuhasz
March 29 @ 6:00 PM - March 31 @ 6:00 PM
Taikyoku Araki-ryu – Friday night
This is an offshoot of the Hokusei Dojo’s Araki-ryu torite-kogusoku, the martial tradition maintained by Ellis Amdur. Taikyoku Araki-ryu, an innovative training modality, embodies the creative tension that has always been at the heart of Araki-ryu, a combination of rigorous traditionalism and innovative methods to keep the ryuha congruent with the needs off the society it finds itself. 太曲 (taikyoku) could be translated as either “great themes” or “significant modules.”
Aikido and Bokken/Jo techniques – Saturday
Saturday Amdur will be teaching Aikido and Bokken/Jo techniques as continuations of his past seminars at Aikido of Pittsburgh. Over the last decade, Amdur sensei has worked with several aikido instructors to develop a practice method that would lend itself to more effective atemi, counter-techniques and the development of students’ abilities in more free-style practice, all of this without compromising the essential structure of classical aikido. Additionally, Amdur sensei, in collaboration with Bruce Bookman sensei, has been working on Jo techniques, and now Bokken, over the past several years. Please bring your weapons.
Internal Strength – Sunday
Ellis Amdur and Budd Yuhasz will be facilitating an internal strength workshop to explore various practical skills and concepts around internal strength. Ellis and Budd have been working on internal strength themselves and with the guidance of Mike Sigman for years. Come learn, experiment and play with the concepts of internal strength as they are related to the practice of Aikido. For more information on Ellis Amdur, check out www.kogenbudo.org For more information on Budd Yuhasz, http://taikyokumindandbody.com
The cost for the seminar is $85 for the entire weekend.