Please also refer to our normal Training Schedule
26 August 2017
Training - August 20-26, 2017
Kata dori (ikkyo, nikyo) Kokyunage, kata dori variations, with munetsuki and tanto tsuki. Saotome Sensei at Redlands August 25-27, 2017!
Aikido Laboratory 2017 - August 26
Can Music Affect Your Aikido? Candace Langholff, Arizona Agatsu Dojo, Workshop leader, assisted by Helmut Studies have shown that music can improve cognitive performance, athletic performance,facilitate the recall of information, activate both sides of the brain, and improve your spatial temporal reasoning. In this workshop we will experiment with movement & music to see for ourselves. Movements will range from simple to complex. Different musical rhythms & beats per minute will be played. We will video some of the katas then play back so that you can see the effects of our experiments. Bring a movement that seems difficult or one you’d like to improve. Where:
Katsujinken Dojo, 1134 W. Haining Street, Prescott AZ
The dojo is located behind Iron Springs Plaza, just off Iron Springs Road. Haining Street is the side street leading into the parking lot & the dojo is in the building behind – pass the parking lot and take the next driveway behind the laundromat. Look for the Aikido sign on the fence. Cost:
Requested contribution: $10 - $40, sliding scale. Contributing at the highest level your financial situation allows helps us offer this series to all who wish to attend.
2 September 2017
Training - August 27 - September 2, 2017
Ryote dori (tenchinage, shihonage) kotegaeshi, other variations.
6 September 2017
Training - September 3-6, 2017
Ushiro ryokata dori ikkyo, Ushiro ryote dori shihonage, kotegaeshi, iriminage, variations.
10 September 2017
Our Annual Fall Mountain Camp is held at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott, Arizona! More information will be available soon.
16 September 2017
Training - September 10-16, 2017
Ushiro kubi shime kotegaeshi, sankyo, Ushiro waza kokyunage (ushiro tori, hiji tori, etc.).
23 September 2017
Training - September 19-23, 2017
Yokomenuchi ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo and yonkyo. Koshinage from shomenuchi, yokomenuchi, katate dori and munetsuki.
30 September 2017
Training - September 24-30, 2017
Hanmi handachi: Katatedori shihonage, Ryote dori shihonage, shomenuchi iriminage (work also from standing).
9 October 2017
4-Day Mind / Body Principles in Aikido Intensive
October 6 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm George Ledyard, Aikido 7th Dan and direct student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan will present this seminar at Arizona Agatsu Dojo, 939 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. This intensive will offer four full days of instruction on the mind / body principles that function to create aiki. First we will focus on how to develop the â€œplatformâ€, the integrated body required to do Aikido waza. Explanation and exercises on how to use the â€œintentâ€ to unify the body will be a focus. Once we have established the basic â€œplatformâ€. we will look at how to make that platform move-able. By the end of the four days, we will cover how the various principles we have studied apply in basic Aikido kihon waza. The goal is for the students to have the tools to become their own teachers using a principle based way of approaching their training. This seminar is open to students of all levels and affiliations. There is a limit of 40 students to ensure that students get maximum personal attention.