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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End of year party & final training for 2019

Honbu dojo end of year party was held on Saturday, 7th December; final training for the year took place on Saturday, 21st December, leaving 2019 with a great atmosphere.

The year-end party included tons of discussion and brought up a few points of importance for training, much to everyone’s satisfaction. For sensei, as appreciation for the past year, was a gift of various items of clothing, which he wore right away. A very enjoyable event for all!

Sensei showing his delight at the presents, which were much to his liking.
Chicken hot-pot, with delicious soup to which was added later on some rice to make a wholesome gruel to end off the dinner.
A selection of the awesome sashimi.

It is rather amazing how quickly yet another year has passed. This year saw the reappearance of some old faces in the dojo again, a great pleasure, and the welcome entry of new members. Sensei felt that 2019 has been a good year of progress.

It is everyone’s hope that 2020 will see a continuation of learning in bujutsu, and sensei is there to encourage everyone to their best ability.

Last training of the year group photo.

October 2019 France seminar

From 19th–27th October 2019, Akuzawa sensei taught seminars in Lyons, France, first an exclusive black-belt seminar, followed by an intensive seminar for repeat attendees, and finally an open seminar for general attendance.

A very big congratulations to Julien Vicke and Mathieu Chauvel for passing their black belt grading to become new renshi.

Black-belt Seminar

At this seminar, Julien and Mathieu successfully graded for their black belts, congratulations!

Intensive Seminar

Open Seminar

Socializing

Vegetarian-only meals were a feature of the intensive seminar.
The atmosphere after training, invaluable communication opportunity with Akuzawa sensei for the attendees.

April 2019 France Seminar

From 11th–23rd April 2019, Akuzawa sensei taught seminars in France, first an intensive seminar aimed at black-belts and repeat attendees in Lyons, followed by an open seminar for general attendance in Paris.

Lyons Intensive Seminar


After long years of training, Philippe and Antonio attained their black belt ranking. Congratulations!

Paris Open Seminar