2023-02-23 Tokyo Open Seminar Report

Here the photo report of the first seminar of 2023, the 20th anniversary of the found ing of Aunkai Bujutsu.
Participants ranged from areas as diverse as Aichi prefecture and Sendai, and included first-timers itching to get an experience of what Aunkai consists of, as well as repeat participants, all a mix of beginners and and people with long experience in martial arts.

During the seminar participants made several impactful statements as they made discoveries and revelations:
– “I got to feel Akuzawa sensei’s seemingly limitless power”
– “Akuzawa sensei’s movement was way more impressive than I had even imagined. This as really another great learning experience.”
– “Video really doesn’t do it justice. You do have to feel it. I’d been trying so hard to understand how [Morihei Ueshiba] O-Sensei had been using his hara, and by feeling Akuzawa-sensei I managed to get some sort of image.”

We thank all participants for their enthusiasm and helping make this such a great seminar.

2023-02-23 Tokyo Open Seminar


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

Aunkai derives its effectiveness from internal body manipulation and mechanics. In this seminar essential aspects necessary to understand body structure, use of postural, and body development exercises (tanren) will be covered.
A part of the seminar will be spent on the relationship to striking, unbalancing an opponent, and the relevance for aiki techniques.
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.


  • Date: 23rd February 2023 (Thursday [public holiday])
  • Venue: Nakachou Community Centre, Rec Hall 2 (Address: 20-5 Nakachou, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo)
  • Time: 13:00–16:00
  • Fee: 6000 JPY
  • Application: please use online application form
  • For Covid social distancing purposes the number of participants will be limited
  • Owing to close interaction with partners, wearing of mask is mandatory
  • 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