August 31st – September 3rd 2018
George Ledyard, Aikido 7th Dan and direct student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan
The Dojo in Nashville
Mind / Body Principles in Aikido
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 “platform”, the integrated body required to do Aikido waza. Explanation and exercises on how to use the “intent” to unify the body will be a focus.
Once we have established the basic “platform”. 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.