Archives for May 2011

A Message from Yamada Sensei

The changing seasons always bring so many changes in life as well.  With the start of spring, I have just returned from the annual Yudansha seminar at the Midwest Aikido Center.  It is always such a well-organized and hospitable seminar.  The students at MAC work so hard together, and they are a great example for us all to learn from.  Then, the new season has also brought some sad changes.  I went this last weekend to British Columbia to visit Kawahara Sensei, who is not well. He called me and I knew I should go to visit him.  Seeing him reminds me about how we should appreciate life, and makes me remember the other losses I have experienced over the last year.  But returning to NY, to my dojo, is always great for me regardless of where I’ve been.  And now that spring has arrived in NY and everyone is walking around with a bright smile, it makes me look forward to beautiful days ahead.

In a few short weeks when the season changes from spring to summer, we will be that much closer to Summer Camp. I hope to see you on the mat!


Fifth Annual Graham Burt Sensei Memorial Seminar

The Fifth Annual Graham Burt Sensei Memorial Seminar was held this year on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th – 13th, 2011.

See the event photos by Joe Chase Photography here.

The seminar was led by Donovan Waite Shihan, 7th Dan, Chief Instructor of Aikido of Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Member of the Technical Committee of the United States Aikido Federation. The seminar was held at St. Bonaventure’s College Campus (in the Aula Maxima), one of the oldest College schools in eastern Canada.

Members of all local Aikido dojos, both USAF and CAF, were in attendance and participated in this annual event.  The seminar was subsidized by Fudoshin Aikikai and was coordinated  in partnership with the 510 Lions Royal Canadian Air Force Cadet Squadron. Cost of the entire seminar was was subsidized by Fudoshin Aikikai to insure that one and all could attend such a momentous Aikido event in St. John’s, under the leadership of a celebrated international Aikido shihan, Donovan Waite Sensei.

The seminar was coordinated by Bill McDonald and Colette Philips, with the leadership input of Kevin McDonald, dojo-cho of Fudoshin Aikikai. The seminar was, among others, one of the most successful Aikido seminars of recent years in Newfoundland.

Donovan Waite Shihan is scheduled to revisit Newfoundland next March, 2012 to lead this annual seminar hosted by Fudoshin Aikikai.

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