2022-03-27 Tokyo Open Seminar

Owing to corona restrictions, rescheduled from 2022-02-21

Overview

First seminar of 2022!
One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.

This seminar will focus on understanding of the core internal body mechanics underlying bujutsu and budo. The material is geared to giving participants insight and experience in replicating these skills.
Aunkai training targets the learning of these skills and integrating the process of usage until it becomes applicable in practice.
The seminar will be presented so as to be accessible to people both young and old, with little or long experience in martial arts, and who are curious about how these arts are intended to work.

Details

  • Date: 27th March 2022 (Sunday)
  • Venue:
    Kami-Itabashi Gymnasium
    Address: 1-Chome-3-1 Sakuragawa, Itabashi City, Tokyo 174-0075
    Nearest station: Tobu-Tojo Line “Kami-Itabashi” station (~10 minutes walk)
  • Time: 13:00–16:00
  • Fee: 6000 JPY
  • Application: please use online application form
  • Notes:
    – direct participation without prior application not permitted
    – for Covid social distancing purposes the number of participants will be limited

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

2021-09-05 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.