June 2012 - George Ledyard Sensei - Aikido Seminar

Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 7:00 pm to Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 4:00 pm MST
Mesa, Arizona
George Ledyard Sensei began his Aikido studies in 1976 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome and has continued this association ever since. Ledyard Sensei currently holds the rank of 6th Dan in Aikido and Shodan in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. He counts Hiroshi Ikeda, William Gleason, Howard Popkin, Mary Heiny, Tom Read, Endo Seichiro, and Dan Harden as strong influences on his Aikido.

Ledyard Sensei was recently made a member of the Ueshiba Juku by Saotome Sensei. This connotes a direct line of "transmission" from the Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, through Saotome Sensei to his personally trained students.

This Seminar will be held at the Budo Shingikan Dojo in Mesa, Arizona on June 2nd & 3rd.

Cost: $150 Full Seminar and $100 Saturday Only, $75 Sunday Only
This is a small venue as our Dojo can only accomodate 25 training slots.

Seminar Schedule

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Body Mechanics
How to Extend, Receive, and Join
9:00 am - Noon Aiki and Connection
Whole Body Movement, the importance of the "Intent"

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sword Fundamentals
Kamae & Movement, Essential Techniques
10:00 am - Noon Understanding "Irimi"
Mechanics and Energetics of the "Entry"

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Kumitachi Essentials
Essential elements in the Kumitachi