Hosted in Honolulu by the Aikido Sangenkai and Windward Aikido Club and on the Big Island in Hilo, Hawaii by Hilo Seishikan Aikido and in Kona, Hawaii by Aiki Kai O Kona. Dan Harden regularly teaches internal martial arts workshops around the world, and has come 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 since 2010. The workshops here in Hawaii are a continuing series.
This seminar will explore exercises for the cultivation and development of internal power and Aiki, the terminology and methodology used by Sokaku Takeda and Morihei Ueshiba and the practical expression of these principles. These methods unite the mind/breath/body to move as one in order to activate and power technique. Activating the mind to control the body is not a simple meditative process, nor is it an ethereal enlightenment exercise with little value in the physical form. Historically these esoteric practices were pursued by warriors to generate power in a relaxed body in an age when their very lives were dependent on measurable results.
In order to allow sufficient contact time the workshop will be limited to 20-25 practitioners on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to those who have attended previous workshops, but there will also be spaces available for first time students.
We already have commitments from a number of overseas and mainland participants, and due to the limited number of spaces available these workshops usually fill up quickly. Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve a space if you are interested.
Depending upon Dan's flight schedule there may be a pre-workshop evening session, please contact us for details.
The Sangenkai is an international association of groups and individuals across North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia that come from a widely diverging range of arts and disciplines but are united by a common methodology and principles of training.