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

2021-02-20 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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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.

Chichibu Aunkai Retreat (April 11 – 15, 2020)

Aunkai International is proud to announce our annual retreat in Chichibu, Japan. 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!

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.

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.

2018-09-17 Tokyo Open Seminar

Overview
One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.
Theme: Unbalancing, and creation of a stable form

Aunkai has a strong focus on training in posture and use of center of gravity, to become stable in a manner transcending age.

What does it mean to talk about body usage that transcends age?
Why is it that this cannot be achieved without relaxation?
What is internal usage in comparison to external usage?
What kind of tanren is it that develops deep understanding of posture?

In this seminar, regardless of level, participants will experience the progression of training from contact, through unbalancing, to striking and free practice in a fun manner conducive to learning.

  • Date: 17th September 2018 (Monday—public holiday)
  • Venue: Musashinodai Primary School Gym Hall (Access information)
    Address: 5-1-1 Kami-Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0031
  • Time: 13:00-17:00 (Meeting at 12:30 in front of Assembly Room)
  • Fee: 6000 JPY (Aunkai members: 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. Experience not required. No other particular prerequisites.
  • 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 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.

2018-02-12 Tokyo Open Seminar

Overview
One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.
Venue is the Cosmic Sports Center in Shinjuku.
Theme: Deepening the study of body transformation.

  • Date: 12th February 2018 (Monday—public holiday)
  • Venue: Cosmic Sports Center, Shinjuku, Tokyo. First floor No. 2 Budo dojo (Access information)
  • Time: 12:10-15:10
  • Fee: 6000 JPY (Aunkai members: 5000 JPY)
  • Application: please use online application form.
  • Related: announcement in online version of the Hiden Journal

Seminar Contents

The theme of the seminar revolves around how to break out of the standard model of body usage, transform it and thus become free from the limitations imposed by age.

The way to achieve this in Aunkai is to diligently train in specific methods based on body principles and thereby to foster a new realization and mentality. This seminar will teach the practice of these specific methods.

Sports martial artists looking for ways to improve their skills, martial arts enthusiasts interested in deepening their knowledge of the body, and anyone interested in Bujutsu from beginner level is welcome, and should equally find the content of value and interest.

Application should be made via the online form above.

Further Information

  • Participation: aimed at experienced martial arts, beginners very welcome as always.
  • 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 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.