News and Events at the Aikido Sangenkai
See the Aikido Sangenkai Google Calendar for current class times and locations (click here for the iCal version). Click on individual events for more details and links to location maps.
Dan Harden in Hawaii 2013
"Internal training, Aiki, and empowering Aikido"
*Big Island workshops subject to minimum attendance requirement.
- Oahu: December 6th - 8th 2013
- Big Island: December 13th - 15th 2013
- Bodywork Seminars: Ancient traditions - Modern combatives, Dan Harden's seminar schedule website.
Dan Harden regularly teaches internal martial arts workshops around the world, and comes to Honolulu and the Big Island several times a year to share his over 40 years of experience in Japanese traditional and modern martial arts. The workshops here in Hawaii are a continuing series hosted in Honolulu by the Aikido Sangenkai since 2010.
The workshops are offered in a friendly, neutral environment, with an emphasis on learning and understanding internal power and aiki as a basis for martial movement in a global sense, while undertaking the difficult task of integrating those skills and concepts into your own martial training.
The work shops review and expand the internal martial arts principles that have their roots in ancient Japan and China, but are so often poorly understood. Dan will outline the training in such a way as to make their relevancy to martial movement immediate, clear and accessible.
The material covered; while benefiting aikido greatly will not be "specific" to just the aiki arts like Aikido and Daito ryu, but any grappling or striking art, so teachers from other disciplines are welcome.
This will be a closed workshop with no pictures, video, or visitors allowed. Participants are required to fill out an application to be considered for a spot. People may or may not be accepted by Dan's sole discretion. Preference will be given to those who have attended previous workshops.
Payment in full is required to register and reserve a place for the event. There is no registration at the door.
for registration forms and more information.
May 31st - June 1st 2014: Bill Gleason in Hawaii
Please join us as we welcome Bill Gleason, Aikikai 7th Dan, back to Hawaiis in a seminar hosted by Aiki Kai O Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
William Gleason studied Aikido from 1970 to 1980 at the main world headquarters (Hombu Dojo) in Japan and also with Yamaguchi Seigo Shihan. During that same period, Gleason Sensei studied swordsmanship (Kashima Shin Ryu) as well as Japanese language, classical music, and Eastern religion. Since 1985 Gleason Sensei has continued to practice and teach under the auspices of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
Gleason Sensei founded Shobu Aikido, Inc. in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, and there are presently five Shobu affiliate dojos from the Midwest to the East Coast. He is the author of "Aikido and Words of Power: The Sacred Sounds of the Kototama" and "The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido", which has been translated into four languages.