2021-09-05 Tokyo Open Seminar Report

The seminar drew many applications, largely owing to the visibility generated by Akuzawa sensei’s collaboration on the Shioda Masahiro Youtube channel. Unfortunately, owing to lockdown restrictions, the number of participants had to be limited.

Since the vast majority of participants had no previous exposure to Aunkai, Akuzawa sensei chose to introduce an selection of the exercises used in standard classes for this seminar.

We extend our thanks to all those who participated in the sminar, and look forward to training together again in the future.

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2021-09-05 Tokyo Open Seminar

Overview

One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.

In this seminar, the emphasis will be on experiencing the principles of body movement underlying the Aunkai methodology, as derived from traditional koryū bujutsu training. This is a good opportunity to feel Akuzawa sensei’s skills, and to learn about the Aunkai system of training.
Aunkai is geared towards people both young and old, helping to build body skills that are both unique and powerful, irrespective of age. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Updated:
    Date: 5th September 2021 (Sunday)
  • Updated:
    Venue: Kami-Saginomiya Dai-Ni Apartment Assembly Room, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Access information)
    Address: 4-chome Kami-Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0031
  • Time: 13:00–16:00
  • Fee: 6000 JPY
  • Application: please use online application form.
    Note: direct participation without prior application is not permitted.
    Note: social distancing requirement may limit number of participants.

Further Information

  • Participation: 18 years or older and in good health.
  • Clothing/footwear: clothing easy to move around in; indoor shoes (barefoot also OK).
  • Other: please bring own water/drinks, towels.

2021-02-20 Tokyo Open Seminar Report

Owing to Covid, is has been nearly 1.5 years since the previous seminar. We held this seminar taking suitable precautions.

Participants consisted of a core of regulars, plus some new people, some of whom travelled from as far away as Kyushu in order to attend.

The content of the seminar focussed on body movement, and this was ineresting and held new insights even for experienced bujutsu practitioners among the participants.

We extend our thanks to all those who participated in the sminar, and look forward to training together again in the future.

2021-02-20 Tokyo Open Seminar

Note: Seminar date and location have changed.
1. originally scheduled for 2021-02-21, changed to 2021-02-20
2. location changed from normal training venue to a separate venue

Overview

One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.

In this seminar, the emphasis will be on experiencing the principles of body movement underlying the Aunkai methodology. This is a good opportunity to feel Akuzawa sensei’s skills, and to learn about the Aunkai system of training.
Aunkai is geared towards people both young and old, helping to build body skills that are both unique and powerful. We look forward to seeing you on the mats!

  • Updated:
    Date: 21st 20th February 2021 (Sunday➡Saturday)
  • Updated:
    Venue: Kami-Saginomiya Dai-Ni Apartment Assembly Room, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Access information)
    Address: 4-chome Kami-Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0031

    Tokiwadai Regional Center No. 1 Recreation Hall
    4-14-1, Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku
    4 minutes from “Kami-itabashi” on the Tobu-Tojo Line
    Please use the “Tokiwadai Regional Center Entrance” instead of the “Educational Science Museum” entrance
  • Time: 13:00–16:30
  • Fee: 5000 JPY
  • Application: please use online application form.
    Note: direct participation without prior application is not permitted.

Further Information

  • Participation: 18 years or older and in good health.
  • Clothing/footwear: clothing easy to move around in; indoor shoes (barefoot also OK).
  • Other: please bring own water/drinks, towels.

Aunkai Chichibu Retreat (April 25 – 30, 2021)

Aunkai International is proud to announce our annual retreat in Chichibu, Japan, for 2021. While the 2020 retreat was cancelled owing to COVID-19, we are looking forward to training together while taking all necessary precautions . This time, it will be open to anyone who has participated in an Aunkai seminar.

Come join us and experience training with people from all over the world, surrounded by the dense nature of Chichibu!

Some photos of the previous Chichibu retreat in October 2016 can be seen here (in Japanese).

Contact us at the email address provided on the flyer, or via the contact information on our website, and let us know which dates you can attend. It is not necessary to attend all days.

More information will be made available in due course here on our website.

Since space is limited, we urge people to secure their spots early.

Akuzawa sensei looks forward to seeing everyone of you.

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Notice of Cancellation of 2020-03-20 Tokyo Open Seminar

Following the cancellation of the Chichibu Gasshuku, it is with great regret that Aunkai Honbu has decided to cancel also our planned 2020-03-20 Tokyo Open Seminar.
We have made this decision in consideration of the health and safety of
the participants and the greater community in response to the coronavirus
outbreak
.

The coronavirus (Covid-19) situation is continuing, and public health  concerns mandate against public gatherings wherever possible.

Notice of Cancellation of 2020 Chichibu Gasshuku

It is with great regret that Aunkai Honbu has decided to cancel our
planned Chichibu Aunkai Retreat.
We have made this decision in consideration of the health and safety of
the participants and the greater community in response to the coronavirus
outbreak
.

The Chichibu Gasshuku had been planned to run from April 11-15, 2020.
However, the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation is continuing, and
public health  concerns mandate against public gatherings wherever
possible, as well as flights to and from Asia.

Notice regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation

Last updated: 2021-01-22

A new set of restrictions is in force until 7th February.

As line with the restrictions, all training is suspended until further notice.

Previous update: 2020-01-10

With the declaration of a new set of restrictions, training is limited to Saturdays from 17:00-20:00, and Thursday classes as suspended.

Previous update: 2020-04-09

Training venue is closed until 9th May 2020. We will update regarding resumption of training when we have details to share. Until then, please take care, and happy solo training!

Previous update: 2020-02-22

As members know, Aunkai practice consists of both solo practice and regular class training sessions and interaction under the direction of Akuzawa sensei. However, in light of the rapidly-developing new coronavirus situation both in Japan and worldwide, we will enact a few new policies to ensure proper hygiene etiquette across our activities.

  1. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, body aches, etc.) we ask that you refrain from attending class until you have fully recovered.
  2. All members should practice good hygiene etiquette, including washing or disinfecting your hands regularly, with particular emphasis on before and after workouts.
  3. Members are obliged to wear masks during training.

Additionally, we may adjust the format of our workouts to accommodate hygiene considerations.

Activities such as the Tokyo open seminar planned for 20th March, and Chichibu gasshuku planned for April, have also been cancelled, and notices to that effect published.

Please note that we will continually monitor the situation and may revise these policies, and update information appropriately.

2020-03-20 Tokyo Open Seminar

Overview

One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.

An introduction to Aunkai: Train the body for Aiki using methods old yet new.

In this seminar, we will uncover the principles of body movement that create Aiki, and how to harness this skill in applications. The Aunkai methodology is geared towards people both young and old, helping to build body skills that are both unique and powerful. We look forward to seeing you on the mats!

  • Date: 20th March 2020 (Friday—public holiday)
  • Venue: Kami-Saginomiya Dai-Ni Apartment Assembly Room, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Access information)
    Address: 4-chome Kami-Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0031
  • Time: 13:00–17:00
  • Fee: 6000 JPY
  • Application: please use online application form.
    Note: direct participation without prior application is not permitted.

Further Information

  • Participation: 18 years or older and in good health.
  • Clothing/footwear: clothing easy to move around in; indoor shoes (barefoot also OK).
  • Other: please bring own water/drinks, towels.
  • Dinner reservation: post-seminar dinner with Akuzawa sensei is planned (expected cost approximately 3000 JPY). A great time to ask questions, mix and mingle, and benefit from each other’s experiences.
    Confirmations can be made in advance, with finalization during seminar break.