2024-02-23 Tokyo Open Seminar


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


In this seminar, focus will be on an exposition of the practical application of Aiki in striking and unarmed martial sports, based on the Aunkai definition of Aiki mechanics. Aunkai derives its effectiveness from internal body manipulation and mechanics, and participants will gain an insight into the training methodology, as well as to feel its application.

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 2024 (Friday [public holiday])
  • Venue: Musashinodai Primary School Gym Hall, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Address: 5-1-1 Kami-Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0031)
  • Access:
    Seibu-Ikebukuro line: ~12 minutes walk from Fujimidai station
    Seibu-Shinjuku line: ~12 minutes walk from Sagi-no-Miya station, or ~ 15 minutes walk from Shimo-Igusa station
  • Time: 13:00–16:00 (venue opens 12:30)
  • Fee: 8000 JPY
  • Application: please use online application form
  • While not mandatory, we recommend wearing of masks, as many person will be in close proximity
  • Note: direct participation without prior application is not permitted
  • Important: in the past we have experienced issues with venue changes outside of our control. If such a situation occurs, we will post changes on our website and notify applicants via email. Please check email and webpage for possible changes as the data of the seminar approaches.

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