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Ellis Amdur Aikido Seminar 2018

April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - April 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM


Come join us for an Aikido seminar with Ellis Amdur sensei and an internal strength workshop with Budd Yuhasz the weekend of April 14th.

Friday – TaikyokuAraki-ryu – April 13
o Evening Session – 6:30 pm – 8:30pm
Saturday – Aikido and Jo – April 14th
o Morning Session – 10:00am – noon
o Lunch provided
o Afternoon Session – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday – Internal Strength Workshop w/Ellis Amdur and Budd Yuhasz – April 15th
o Morning Session – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Aikido and Jo techniques – Saturday April 14th
Saturday Amdur sensei will be teaching Aikido and Jo techniques. These are continuations of his past seminars at Aikido of Pittsburgh. Over the last decade, Amdur sensei has worked with several aikido instructors to develop a practice method that would lend itself to more effective atemi, counter-techniques and the development of students’ abilities in more free-style practice. All of this without compromising the essential structure of classical aikido. Additionally, Amdur sensei, in collaboration with Bruce Bookman sensei, has been working on Jo techniques over the past several years. Please bring a Jo for this portion.

Taikyoku Araki-ryu – Friday night April 13th
This is an offshoot of the Hokusei Dojo’s Araki-ryu torite-kogusoku, the martial tradition maintained by Ellis Amdur. Taikyoku Araki-ryu, an innovative training modality, embodies the creative tension that has always been at the heart of Araki-ryu. A combination of rigorous traditionalism and innovative methods to keep the ryuha congruent with the needs off the society it finds itself, 太曲 (taikyoku) could be translated as either “great themes” or “significant modules.”

Internal Strength – Sunday, April 15th
Ellis Amdur and Budd Yuhasz will facilitate an internal strength workshop to explore various practical skills and concepts around internal strength. Ellis and Budd have been working on internal strength themselves and with the guidance of Mike Sigman for years. Come learn, experiment and play with the concepts of internal strength as they are related to the practice of Aikido.

For more information on Ellis Amdur, check out www.kogenbudo.org
For more information on Budd Yuhasz, http://taikyokumindandbody.com

The cost for the seminar is $85 for the entire weekend.

  • Friday only: $35
  • Saturday only: $75
  • Sunday only: $10 (or more) donation

For more information contact:
Aikido of Pittsburgh

(412) 260-2171




April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
April 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
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