Upcoming events in the movement arts

Aikido events  in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Please add your Aikido event to this list by submitting a comment below. Include a website address in your posting.

March 2010

27-28 Seminar with Elmer Tancinco Sensei at Eugene Aikikai

27-28 Daito Ryu Aikijutsu Seminar with H. Popkin Sensei at Budo Dojo: http://www.budodojo.com/

April 2010

9-10 Yamada Sensei at Puget Sound Aikikai, Seattle WA: http://www.pugetsoundaikikai.org/

24  Aikido seminar with Daniel Kempling, Sensei at Aikido Takayama, BC Canada: http://www.aikidotakayama.com/events.html

25  Portland Area Aikido dojos gather for the  Annual Friendship Seminar on Sunday April 25th. This year’s hosting dojo is Budo Dojo of Beaverton Oregon. No fees charged, but this event is a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. For more information visit:
http://www.budodojo.com/

April 30-May 2  Seminar with Bethiaume Sensei at Two Rivers Aikikai, Portland OR: http://www.2rivers.org/event.htm

May ’10

02  Seminar with Bethiaume Sensei at Two Rivers Aikikai, Portland OR: http://www.2rivers.org/event.htm

07-09 Aikido and Iaido Seminar with Daniel Kempling Sensei at Eugene Aikikai

June ’10

July ’10

01-04 Martial Movement/Traditional Life Skills seminar retreat with D. Bluhm Shihan and M. Mathewson Sensei at Ancient Arts Center

Sep ’10

11-12  Bokken and jyo weapons seminar with Mike Flynn Shihan at Eugene Aikikai

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Upcoming Movement Arts Events

Upcoming events of interest to the Movement Arts community:

Portland,  Through Dec. 5, 2009

Dance performance. A choreographic collaboration by Jamey Hampton and Pilobolus Artistic Director Jonathan Wolken, “The Usual Suspects,” set to music by 3-Leg Torso, Chopin and Rita Marcotelli, premiered in 2006 and will be revived for BodyVox’s upcoming presentation of Chronos/Kairos.

The BodyVox Dance Center
1201 NW 17th Ave, Portland
http://www.bodyvox.com/

Portland Dec. 4-6, 2009

Aikido and Iaido seminar with Vu Ha Sensei at Two Rivers Aikikai. Seminar details here: http://www.2rivers.org/event.htm

See a video of Vu Ha sensei:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRW26JD7TWw

Portland, January 20-24, 2010

White Bird Uncaged Presents

Tere Mathern Dance / Minh Tran & Company
Miller Hall, World Forestry Center
January 20-24, 2010

Commisioned by White Bird

Tere Mathern and Minh Tran are two of the Pacific Northwest’s finest choreographers. Mathern is a pattern maker, acclaimed for weaving lush swirling formations with razor sharp athleticism. Minh Tran has created a body of work celebrated for its singular fusion of traditional Asian and contemporary western techniques.

In a shared program, performed in the round, Tere Mathern Dance will premiere PIVOT, set to a live score by composer Tim DuRoche, that explores the instance of transfer – the fulcrum between balance and risk. Teaming up with composer Heather Perkins and videographer David Bryant, Minh Tran & Company will perform a new work on the subject of sexual identity, based on Tran’s coming-out experience. A highlight of the program is a new collaborative duet by the choreographers who have long danced for and with each other. Contains partial nudity. Visit: http://www.conduit-pdx.org/mathern/home.html


Demonstrations of movement arts at Festival Japan Sep. 26 & 27

Movement arts demonstrations are part of the Festival Japan Sep. 26 & 27, 2009.  A variety of martial arts are represented as well as dance and Taiko drumming. For more info, contact jaso.org

FESTIVAL JAPAN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009

11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 2009

11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Uwajimaya Plaza, 10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton Oregon

(Beaverton is just west of Portland)

COME CELEBRATE CULTURE AND COMMUNITY WITH

MUSIC, DANCE, ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND MORE…..

Master of Ceremony

JOEL IWANAGA, KOIN-TV Channel 6

Performances & demonstrations include:

A-KEY KYO (Rock Band)

EPWORTH BREAK DANCERS

FUJINAMI KAI (Classical Japanese Dance)

MITCH IIMORI & FLETCHER (Multi-instrumentalists)

MITSUKI DAZAI (Koto)

MONMOUTH TAIKO

PORTLAND TAIKO

TAKOHACHI-Traditional Japanese Dance & Taiko

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL   JAPANESE SATURDAY SCHOOL

RICHMOND JAPANESE IMMERSION SCHOOL

Martial Arts Demonstrations:

AIKIDO MULTNOMAH AIKIKAI    OBUKAN JUDO CLUB   OBUKAN KENDO CLUB

OJUKAN JUDO CLUB     PACIFIC MARTIAL ARTS    SHINTO MUSO RYU JO

SHORINJI KEMPO     TWO RIVERS AIKIKAI     WESTSIDE MARTIAL ARTS


Pacific Northwest Regional Aikido Seminar featuring Senseis F. Ishu Ishiyama, 6th dan and Darrell Bluhm, 6th dan.

Birankai North America (Northwest Region), in association with Puget Sound Aikikai, is pleased to host a Regional Aikido seminar featuring special guest instructor F. Ishu Ishiyama Sensei, 6th dan and Darrell Bluhm Sensei, 6th dan, March 14 & 15, 2009, at Puget Sound Aikikai in Seattle, WA.

Aikidoka of all styles and affiliations are welcome to join us for this weekend Aikido intensive, which will provide you with an opportunity to deepen your training through the high quality instruction offered by these experienced and dynamic teachers.

Flyer pdf available here:

https://movementarts.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/ishiyamaflyer1207082.pdf

Special Guest Instructor:  F.Ishu Ishiyama, 6th dan
Chief Instructor of Vancouver West Aikikai, Vancouver BC

Dr. F. Ishu Ishiyama started training in Aikido in 1968 in Osaka, Japan and has been teaching Aikido for over 35 years. He is a student of the late Bansen Tanaka Shihan, of Osaka Aikikai. In North America, Ishiyama Sensei trained extensively with the late Mitsunari Kanai, Shihan, Chief Instructor of New England Aikikai and with Yukio Kawahara, Shihan, technical director of the Canadian Aikido Federation. Ishiyama Sensei is known for his dynamic technique and impactful teaching style.

Darrell Bluhm, 6th dan
Chief Instructor of Siskiyou Aikikai, Ashland OR

Mr. Darrell Bluhm began his study of Aikido in 1970 and became a student of Kazuo Chiba, Shihan in 1981. Bluhm Sensei holds Shihan certification in Aikido from the Aikikai Foundation – Aikido World Headquarters and is a member of the Birankai North America Senior Council. He is also an instructor of Yang-style Tai Chi and certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. Bluhm Sensei is known for his focus on integrated movement and insightful instruction on the interrelationship between body arts and weapons training.

 

Seminar Schedule:

Saturday March 14th                   12:00 noon to 5:15pm

Sunday March 15th                  10:00am to 12:30pm

 

Seminar Tuition:

Full Seminar                             $95.00 USD

Saturday only                          $70.00 USD

Sunday only                            $35.00 USD

Pre-registration:

We kindly request that all participants pre-register by March 1, 2009.  We are pleased to offer two options for seminar registration: either online with secure payment via PayPal, or by mail-in of the paper registration form and payment by cheque.   

Online pre-registration Option: 

Please visit the Mountain Coast Aikikai Seminar Registration webpage page: http://www.mountaincoastaikikai.com/seminar_online_regn.html

Mail-in pre-registration Option: 

Please complete the registration, read and sign the waiver and release forms (if you have not received forms in the mail, they are available online for printing out at http://www.mountaincoastaikikai.com/seminar_mail-in_regn.html include a check with payment (in US Funds) along with the completed forms and mail to:

Seminar Registration
c/o Mountain Coast Aikikai
#535 – 3495 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC  V5Z 4R3
Canada

For additional information about registration, downloadable PDFs of materials or questions about the seminar, please contact:
Mountain Coast Aikikai: 604-737-7395
info@mountaincoastaikikai.com
www.mountaincoastaikikai.com/seminar_200903.html

Seminar Location:

Puget Sound Aikikai, 101 Nickerson Ave. #130, Seattle WA 98109.

Puget Sound Aikikai is located on the north side of Queen Anne Hill, near the Fremont bridge, at   101 Nickerson Ave. (directly behind Tully’s Coffee.) (Link to Map). For questions regarding the dojo, directions, parking, or accommodations please contact:
Puget Sound Aikikai : 206-341-9801
info@pugetsoundaikikai.org

http://www.pugetsoundaikikai.org/events.php

 

We invite all Aikidoka, regardless of affiliation, to join us in this seminar, to train together and strengthen the bridges between our various dojos in the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

Sincerely,

Seminar Planning Committee:

Daniel Kempling

Jobe Groot

Malory Graham

Suzane Van Amburgh