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In Memory of David Eayrs Sensei

Posted on 6月 21st, 2019

Recently, Aikido Renshinkai lost a legendary teacher and early supporter of the organization, David Eayrs Sensei, who passed away from lung complications in Moscow, Russia this past May. Aikido Renshinkai extends its deepest condolences to all the friends, family, and aikidoka whose lives were touched by his. We present you with this interview of David Sensei and his aikido story.

Click here for the full interview of David Eayrs Sensei conducted in 2018 with an excerpt below

HS (honbu staff member): Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions today.

ES (David Eayrs Sensei): Not at all. I’m happy to help anyway I can.

HS: Thank you. It is much appreciated.

I think many Aikido Renshinkai members are aware that you are largely responsible for the spread of Gozo Shioda Sensei’s aikido in Russia. However, I think fewer members are aware of some of the other experiences that have contributed to your path in aikido. Would you kindly tell the story of how you got started in aikido.

ES: Of course.

In 1962 while serving in the British Army I was posted with my family to Malaysia on the small island called Penang. At this time I was practicing karate, so upon arrival and for some time afterward I searched the island to find a dojo where I could practice. However, I could not seem to find any karate dojo.

One day a friend told me that on the mainland he had seen a group of people practicing ….

Click here for the full interview of David Eayrs Sensei

Zanshin Dojo Seminar (Moscow)

Posted on 3月 1st, 2018

On March 17-18th Zanshin Dojo in Russia under the umbrella organization of Misogikan held the 2018 version of their annual seminar series called White Russia.

Congratulations to Misogikan, Zanshin Dojo and everyone involved on a great seminar, led by David Eayrs Sensei, head instructor of Misogikan Russia and Josh O’Leary Sensei from Aikido Renshinkai Honbu Dojo. Honbu Dojo would like to thank Sergey Shultz Sensei for hosting the event, as well as David Eayrs Sensei for making the trip so memorable.

Special thanks to Koseikan dojo instructor Evgeny Belitsky and his students for making the trip from Krasogorsk to show their support.

Kagami Biraki 2017

Posted on 1月 6th, 2017

Our annual Kagami Biraki demonstration will take place Saturday, January 14th, at the Honbu Dojo.

A special demonstration by Chida Sensei and Honbu Dojo instructors starts at 11am, and will be followed by an Oshiruko-kai party beginning at 12pm.  “Oshiruko” is a traditional sweet red bean paste soup.

The demonstration is free to attend, and there is a fee of 1,000 yen for the Oshiruko-kai.
This is a casual event, so please feel free to come in your street clothes and enjoy the demonstration and party afterwards.

We hope to see you all there!

 

About Kagami Biraki:
Kagami Biraki, which means literally “Mirror Opening,” is a ceremony that dates back over 300 years to the 4th Tokugawa Shogun, who held a Sake cask breaking ceremony before going into a battle. The battle was successful and a tradition was born. It is also a New Year tradition in which Kagami Biraki refers to the opening of a Kagami mochi, the mochi rice cakes placed on Shinto alters as offerings. Martial Arts dojos traditionally also perform a demonstration as an offering.


Kangeiko (Winter Intensive Training) 2017

Posted on 1月 6th, 2017

Start your year off right and join us for 10 hours of aikido training in which we go through all the basic technique categories in two and a half days!

Place: Chuo-ku Sogo Sports Center, B1 Judo Dojo (see map below for location)

January 7th (Sat.) 2017
9:30-10:30 – Shihonage
11:00-12:00 – Ikkajo

January 8th (Sun.) 2017
9:30-10:30 – Nikajo
11:00-12:00 – Sankajo
14:00-15:00 – Yonkajo
15:30-16:30 – Sokumen Iriminage

January 9th (Mon. National Holiday) 2017
9:30-10:30 – Shomen Iriminage
11:00-12:00 – Hijishime
14:00-15:00 – Hijiate Kokyunage
15:30-16:30 – Kotegaeshi

Renshinkai Members: Free
Non-members: 500 yen per 1 hour class.

**All are welcome regardless of rank or affiliation!**

Registration is not required and there is no minimum attendance.

 

Summer 2016 Grading Exam Schedule

Posted on 6月 21st, 2016

Summer 2016 grading will take place from July 26th through August 2nd.

   Day    Time    Dojo 3rd to 1st Kyu 3rd to 1st Kyu  Dan ranks
 July 26 (Tues)   19:00 – 20:00 Otowa  ○   ○    ○
 July 27 (Wed)   19:00 – 20:00  Honbu  ○   ○    N/A
 July 28 (Thur)   19:15  – 20:15  Ryogoku  ○   ○
 July 29 (Fri)   19:00 – 20:00  Yushima  ○   ○     ○
 July 30th (Sat)   15:30 – 16:30
Ladies Class
18:00 – 19:00
 Honbu  ○   ○    N/A
July 31 (Sun)  10:00 – 11:00  Saginomiya  ○  ○
Aug 2 (Tues)  19:00 – 20:00 Otowa   ○     ○         ○

All those grading for 2nd Dan and above can apply at any satellite dojo other than Honbu.
For all ranks, please submit your application and fees by,
July 21 (Thur).

Grading at Honbu will begin July 1st (Fri).