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Weapons Seminar in Merrimack, NH

November 1 @ 3:30 pm - November 2 @ 6:00 pm

$40

DESCRIPTION

Merrimack Aikido is proud to host several high level Tomiki Aikido of the Americas instructors (including Moe Stevens, Robert King and Ari Reinstein) for a weekend of training on the weapons section of Koryu Dai San no Kata. This challenging and often neglected portion of the curriculum utilizes the tanto (knife), bokken (wooden sword) and jo or yari (staff) to demonstrate aiki at distances outside of arm’s reach. There are 34 techniques in total which, together with the 16 techniques of the Goshin no Kata (kneeling and standing) comprise Koryu Dai San no Kata.

PRICING

The price for the weekend is $40. This covers the use of the facility, a meal on Saturday. Juniors/Youth (under 18) pay $20 to participate in the junior/youth workshop on Friday. Some youth may, at the instructor’s discretion, participate in the weapons training. They will need to pay the full $40.

LODGING

Those traveling from out of state should plan to fly into Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). We can arrange to have you picked up at the airport or you can rent a vehicle.

We will be arranging a corporate rate for hotel stays at the Hampton Inn, Bedford, NH. Rooms are $105 per night and must be reserved ahead of time with Erik DiVietro ahead of time.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 1

  • 3:30pm-5:00pm – Junior/Youth Workshop
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm – Light Dinner
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm – Tanto Dori (Knife)

Saturday, November 2

  • 9:00am-10:30am -Tachi Dori (Sword)
  • 10:30am-12:00pm – Yari Dori (Staff)
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch Provided
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Kumi Tachi
  • 2:30pm-4:00pm – Full Kata Practice
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm – Friendly Randori

Details

Start:
November 1 @ 3:30 pm
End:
November 2 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
$40
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomiki-aikido-weapons-seminar-tickets-69254069787

Organizer

Erik DiVietro
Phone:
6037166055
Email:
mbcaikido@gmail.com

Venue

Merrimack Aikido
67 Bedford Rd
Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054 United States
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Website:
http://merrimackaikido.org