Mr. Tadayuki Satoh Sensei is one of the world’s leading Japan Aikido Association experts. He was taught directly by Tomiki Kenji Sensei, founder of the Japan Aikido Association, in the living room of his house every Sunday before tea, and so he has an in-depth knowledge of Tomiki Sensei’s Aikido system. He is also an accomplished judoka. His father was received his 8th Dan in Kodokan Judo and was a contemporary of Jigoro Kano. Kano urged Satoh's father to send him to train in Aikido because judo was meant to be more than just competition. Satoh Sensei, was granted the position of Shihan of Waseda University Aikido club in 2007. This position had been vacant since Professor Tomiki’s death in 1979. He is an expert in his field, and in particular, the link between Kodokan Judo and Tomiki-style Aikido. He also teaches aikido at the Japan Police University, and he lives in Tokyo.
Don't miss this opportunity to train with an expert in traditional Japanese martial arts and the connection between the development of Judo and Aikido as they were originally taught by Jigoro Kano and Morihei Ueshiba. Satoh Sensei will be providing 9 hours of direct instruction and this will be a technical seminar. Satoh Sensei will not only cover the 17 fundamental techniques of Aikido, but he will also teach counter techniques. Finally, he will teach participants a self-defense techniques based on the original jujutsu styles which influenced the development of judo. The number of participants is limited to 50 in order to ensure that each student has the opportunity to receive personalized instruction.
The following is the schedule for the weekend (tentative):
Friday, August 7th
7:00 - 9:00pm Satoh Seminar (Session 1)
Saturday, August 8th
10:00 - 12:00pm Satoh Seminar (Session 2)
12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00pm Satoh Seminar (Session 3)
7:00 - 9:00pm 5yr Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Location TBD)
Sunday, August 9th
10:00 - 12:00pm Satoh Seminar (Session 4)
12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 - 2:30pm PRMAA Family Day Demonstration
2:30 - 3:30pm Satoh Seminar Closing (all students welcome)