• AAA & AAI Seminars

    The AAA and AAI hosts aikido seminars around the world. The training is open to students of any martial art or rank from any organization or dojo.

January

1.10 Kagami Biraki – Tenshinkan Dojo, Chicago, IL

1.17 – 1.18 Aikido Seminar – B. Bunn Sensei – Joshinkan Dojo – Cary, NC

1.23 – 1.24 Aikido Seminar – T. Toyoda Sensei – Jyushinkan Dojo- Logan, UT (registration form)

1.25  Aikido Seminar- T. Toyoda Sensei – Utah Aikikai- Salt Lake City, UT

February
March
April

4.3 – 4.6 20th Anniversary Celebration of Sangen Zalem – R. Testa Sensei & T. Toyoda Sensei – Belgium
4.10 – 4.12 Aikido Seminar – R. Testa Sensei & T. Toyoda Sensei – Shindokan Dojo, Spain
4.24 – 4.26 Aikido Seminar – T. Toyoda Sensei – Seishindokan Dojo, Dickinson, TX
TBA Aikido Seminar – R. Testa Sensei & F. Gallo Sensei – Hays, Kansas

May

5.21 – 5.24 20th Anniversary of Zanshinkan Dojo – F. Gallo Sensei and T. Toyoda Sensei – Dubai, UAE

June

6.11 National Teaching Committee Seminar – Tenshinkan Dojo – Chicago, IL

6.12 – 6.14 National Instructors Seminar – Tenshinkan Dojo – Chicago, IL

6.26-6.28 Toyoda Shihan Memorial Seminar – hosted by Beach Cities Aikido Dojo – Santa Ana, CA

July

7.4Toyoda Shihan Memorial – Chicago, IL
7.27 – 7.31 Summer Kenshusei – Northeast Region

August

8.1 Aiki-Fest – T. Toyoda Sensei – Shoshinkan Dojo – Providence, RI

8.7 – 8.9 Aikido Seminar – M. Fuertemoreno Sensei, B. Ramirez Sensei, and T. Toyoda Sensei – Tenshinkan Dojo – Chicago, IL

TBA Aikido Seminar- -T. Toyoda Sensei – Joshinkan Dojo- Cary, NC

September

TBA Aikido Camp – J. Nakayama Sensei – Jyushinkan Dojo – Logan, UT

TBA Aikido Seminar – T. Toyoda Sensei – Hays, KS

October

10.15-10.17  Aikido Friendship Seminar – G. Noble Sensei and T. Toyoda Sensei – Tenshinkan Dojo – Chicago, IL

10.23-10.25 Western Region Fall Camp – hosted by Ryushinkan Dojo – San Diego, CA

November

TBA Aikido Seminar – T. Toyoda Sensei – Belgium

TBA Aikido Seminar – T. Toyoda Sensei – Kuwait

December

12.12 End of the Year Examinations at Tenshinkan Dojo in Chicago, IL

Training Seminars
To further training of Aikidoka (Aikido students) through standardized instruction and intensive, focused training, the AAA and AAI offer seminars at a variety of levels and on a variety of subjects including beginning and advanced techniques for both empty-hand and traditional weapons, tactical applications, and therapeutic bodywork. Seminar instructors include shihan (master instructor), shihan-dai (assistant shihan), and AAA Teaching Committee members.

National and Regional Training Camps
The AAA and AAI Training Camps are large regional gatherings of Aikido practitioners for training, black belt tests, and personal exchange. Held in different parts of the world, the AAA and AAI Camps are major opportunities for practitioners to network and improve themselves through intensive Aikido practice and when possible, through participating in on-site lodging and meals.

Instructor Training and Certification Seminars
Consistent, quality professional instruction is necessary for the long-term growth of Aikido arts. AAA and AAI offer an organized method of instruction which is documented in an instructor’s manual and promoted through instructors’ seminars and the certification of instructor levels. AAA and AAI’s instructional program, instituted by the late President and Chief Instructor Shihan Toyoda, is promulgated under the guidance of Aikido Doshu M. Ueshiba’s teaching and the philosophy of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. AAA offers its National Instructor Seminar every year in Chicago, and alternating years on the West and East coasts.

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