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2018 Toronto Course

May 2018 Toronto Ki Aikido Course

The Richmond Hill Ki Aikido club had the pleasure to organize and host another Ki Aikido Course this year and we had the pleasure to have Sensei Walters as a teacher for the weekend.

Sensei Walters an 8th Dan with the Ki Aikido Federation and Sensei Narinder

We had the enormous pleasure to welcome old friends from the London and Hamilton Clubs (Ontario) as well Kam who joined us from the Kingston Ki Aikido Club in the UK.

It was a great opportunity to learn new things and revisit previously learned items.

We also would like to congratulate Camil from the London Ki Aikido club on passing his 1st Dan Grading. And a great thank you for all the ukes who made this possible.

A great thank you to Sensei Walters and all who came to make this weekend of Ki Aikido learning a success.

Bellow is a gallery of some of the pictures taken during the course.

2017 Year End

2017 was an amazing year for the Richmond Hill Ki Aikido Club.

In review we had a May seminar with Sensei Ian Aitkenhead (8th Dan) and what a seminar that was.

In August some (a total of 14) of the Club students went to England to Somerset where the Ki Federation Headquarters is located for a week of Ki Aikido, fun times and companionship. Several of our students went for grading (Kyu and Dan Grades).

Here are some of the students thoughts on their experience of practicing a week of aikido at the headquarters dojo:

“In all my years in education, I have never sensed more direct improvement in my learning from the beginning of a two-hour instruction to its end – that goes for all of the morning sessions. Being able to grade in this collegial environment, with so many engaging higher grades, was special.”……(Alex)

“Absolutely amazing week”….(Robert)

“This was the first Ki Aikido Summer School I’ve attended, the experience was new but in a way it felt like a very familiar place and experience to have. The common ground that has brought the diverse group of participants made it very easy to relate to the struggles I have in my personal growth. The guidance provided by all the teachers during practise was in itself an amazing experience. I hope to repeat the experience sooner than later.”……..(Alfredo)

“Focusing a whole week around Ki Aikido and the Somerset Ki Aikido Summer School was one of those defining moments of life. Having the great privilege of every day learning from knowledgeable Teachers, rethinking basic movements should be overwhelming and in a sense it is; but the underlying teaching that you almost absorb without wanting to is that it is ok to be overwhelmed with information and doubts sometimes, the path you follow afterwards is the one that will eventually reveal and strengthen your Ki Aikido. I am very grateful for this week of learning, for the fun moments at the Socials and for all the people who shared this experience with me.”…… (Cecilia)

 

And so 2017 came to an end. But before we closed 2017 we had our yearly gathering.

Hope to see you in 2018.

2017 Summer Seminar Somerset HQ

During the summer of 2017 several members from our club went to Somerset (U.K.) to attend the summer seminar at the Ki Federation Headquarters.

The trip was a time of fun, bonding and well goes without saying Ki Aikido.

Here are some of the moments captured in Pictures:

The Way There

Some Aikido
Dinner with Friends
Fancy Dress Dinner
Some New Dan Grades

And two of those are from our Club…

May 2017 Toronto Course

We had the pleasure to host Sensei Ian Aitkenhead (8th Dan) to teaching the Toronto Course. It was an amazing and memorable experience. We had friends from the Clubs in Ontario (Richmond Hill, Hamilton and London) as well some welcomed guests from England.

Here are some photos…