July 7 & 8, 2018
Please plan to join the members of Itten Dojo for a special seminar opportunity on July 7th and 8th, when we welcome Nicklaus Suino, Director of Training at the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Managing Director of the Shudokan Martial Arts Association. Mr. Suino is a noted instructor of iaido, judo, and jujutsu, attorney, author, and entrepreneur. Participation is open to members of affiliated dojo, members of the SMAA, and invited guests.
The plan for Saturday the 7th is iaido from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, a lunch-break from noon until 2:00 p.m., and then judo from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. If there is sufficient participation to cover the expense, a light lunch will be provided on site; otherwise, lunch will be on a cost-share basis at a local restaurant.
On Sunday the 8th the focus will be newaza from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
The iaido session will present a sampling of the Shoden waza (Seiza no bu) of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu — this set of kata are also known as Omori-ryu, and are (along with several kata in the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Seitei Iaido) the basis for the kihon iaido of the Itto Tenshin-ryu. For the iaido session, those training in Itto Tenshin-ryu are expected to use shinken; persons from other sword traditions may use iaito; students of aikijutsu wishing to participate may use bokken. The mat will be segregated by weapon-type.
The judo and newaza sessions will emphasize classical technique rather than modern, sport-oriented applications.
Registration fees for this event will be $50 for a single session; $75 for two sessions; or $125 for all three. For those wishing to submit fees using a credit or debit card, please use the PayPal portal below, not later than Tuesday, July 3.
In our tradition, we treat seminars as special occasions, and consequently request that participants wear jacket and tie (equivalent for ladies) when arriving at the dojo. A proper uniform will be required for the actual training sessions.
Thank you for your support!.