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.

2017-08-13 Free Tokyo Open Seminar

Overview
One-day Aunkai Free Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Miyakawa hanshi.
Theme: Introduction to the Aunkai method.

Update: See 2017-08-13 Tokyo Free Open Seminar Report for a report of the seminar.

  • Date: 13th August 2017 (Sunday)
  • Venue: Shinjuku Sports Center, 4th floor Budo Hall(see link for access [Japanese])
  • Time: 12:30-16:00
  • Fee: 400 JPY (per-person Shinjuku Sports Center usage fee)
  • Contact: please use online application form or optionally contact Miyakawa hanshi directly by email. Further information can be found on Miyakwa hanshi’s Facebook page.

Seminar Content
Miyakawa hanshi will cover the basics of bujutsu including posture, breathing, walking, transmission of power, striking, contact, the mechanism of unbalancing, among other things.

Further Information

  • Participation: aimed at anyone interested in martial arts training, from beginner to experienced practitioners, 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.

2017-09-18 Tokyo Open Seminar

Overview
One-day Aunkai Open Seminar in Tokyo given by Akuzawa sensei.
Theme: Cultivation and Implementation

  • Date: 18th September 2017 (Monday—public holiday)
  • Venue: Musashinodai Gym Hall (Access information)
  • Time: 13:00-17:30 (Meeting at 12:30 in front of Assembly Room)
  • Fee: 6000 JPY (Aunkai members: 5000 JPY)
  • Application: please use online application form.

Seminar Contents
The purpose of this seminar is to deepen understanding of the body as
a whole, while learning to build a body independent of physical age.
We will study how to move from forging the body through exercises
designed to integrate the principles, to application in practice.

Akuzawa sensei will diligently coach a method of sparring based on the
principles of bujutsu.

Both beginners and experienced martial artists are welcome, and should
equally find the content of value and interest.

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.