Seminar: Sensei Jim Alvarez: Aikido and the Blade

USF Aikido will be welcoming Sensei Jim Alvarez, who will be teaching a seminar on the principles of the sword and and their application to Aikido practice. Sensei Alvarez is the Chief Instructor of the Aikido of Livermore, and his many ranks include those of godan (5th degree) in Aikido, the instructor’s rank of Kyoshi in Shinkendo, and Sandan (3rd degree) in Toyama Ryu Batto-do.

The seminar will include both open hand and weapon training; please bring a bokken. A special live blade tatami cutting session will be held for the first 15 qualified registrants ($10 extra).

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