Our inaugural seminar was held Saturday November 29. Andrew and Irene Williamson came up from Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury to impart their wisdom, and we were joined by Mark and Pete from Nelson and Motueka Aikido.
The day kicked off at 9:30 am with a class for our younger members, taught by Andrew Sensei.
Irene Sensei taught the first adult’s class at 11:30 am, running us through basic techniques and how they worked from Kosadori.
After a break for lunch, Andrew Sensei took us through a range of techniques looking at how to apply the ideas of the Chushin-sen (center line) and Kuzushi (balance breaking).
Great fun was had by all, and it was great for our students to train with others.