Brian Olson Seminar (June 14-15th, 2019) – He is back! Start off your summer with a 4x Olympian! We are excited to welcome back Brian Olson this summer for an exciting two days of judo fun. The weekend starts with Brian teaching our regular classes on Friday night. The junior session will run from 5:15 – 6:45pm and the adult session will run from 7:00 – 9:00pm. On Saturday, Brian will teach a special “Judo for Jujitsu” seminar, focusing on teaching the fundamentals of judo throwing and takedowns specifically designed for Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners. Don’t miss this seminar…all students welcome and encouraged to attend!
Pacific Rim Summer Camp (July 1-3, 2019) – Join us for a special camp, designed just for students of Pacific Rim. July 1-3rd we are honored to welcome back Mr. Yasuyuki Muneta 2x World Champion. This will be Muneta Sensei’s 3rd trip to our dojo and he has truly become family. In addition, to learning judo from Mr. Muneta, the camp will also feature our very own, Mr. Martyn teaching Hapkido techniques not seen in regular classes. Our camp will replace our regular classes and each of the three days will start with a junior session fro 5:15 – 6:45pm, followed by an adult session from 7:00 – 9:00pm. The camp will be followed by a pool party at Mr. Martyn’s house on July 4th to celebrate Mr. Muneta’s marriage to our own Eri Sakai. Don’t miss the great training and fun!
Tadayuki Satoh Seminar (August 9 – 11th, 2019) – Join us in Oregon for a seminar with Tadayuki Satoh Sensei. Satoh 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 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. 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.
Kunikazu Yahagi Seminar (August 12-13th, 2019) – Join us for a seminar with Mr. Yahagi Kunikazu. Mr. Yahagi is a sword specialist and the Headmaster of Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu, a school of kobudo (ancient martial arts) specializing in iaijutsu (quick-draw sword art) and tai kumitachi (partner bokken training). Mr. Yahagi started training in Kendo at the age of 10 and also trained in Judo, attaining a 2nd Dan through the Kodokan. Mr. Yahagi continued his training of Kendo and currently is a Kyoshi 7th Dan through the All Japan Kendo Association. We have trained with Yahagi Sensei in Japan on multiple occasions and this will be his second trip to Oregon. If you are interested in authentic Japanese sword work straight from the source, don’t miss this seminar.