2019 Spring Aikido Workshop near Denver, Colorado
with Joel Nakamura Sensei from Santa Fe, NM *
Saturday, May 18th 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm **
2:00pm to 4:00pm ***
Castle Rock AIKIDO
185 Caprice Court
Castle Rock, CO 80109
REGISTER HERE: Complete Form Below
Space Limited. Register Early for Discount
Yes, I'm coming. Please save me a spot on the mat! *
* Minimum age permitted is 14. Parent signature required if under 18.
* Host reserves the right to refuse entry to or eject any unpleasant participant without refund
** Host may modify the itinerary as it sees fit or at the request of the guest instructor
*** Seminar end times subject to modification without notice
Traditional Japanese Martial Arts for Adults
Joel Nakamura Sensei (4th Dan) was first introduced to the art of Aikido as a teenager by family friend, the late Robert Koga Sensei of the famed Koga Institute. Today, Nakamura Sensei is the chief instructor of KAIJU AIKIDO Club in Santa Fe.
Over the years, Nakamura Sensei has trained under many different systems of Aikido, which have culminated in the innovative methods he now teaches in New Mexico, "The Land of Enchantment." KAIJU AIKIDO Club is a member of Aikido Dojo International, a Honbu dojo affiliated group through 8th Dan KAZUO IGARASHI SHIHAN from Japan.
Two years ago, Nakamura Sensei introduced the Colorado Aikido community to his JO-NAGE expertise. This May, Sensei will return to teach a full-day open-hand Aikido seminar exploring HIKKO-MERU, the "power of retraction" and the "Technique between techniques." Nakamura Sensei's focus on biomechanics (TAI0SABAKI), connection (MUSUBI), and flow (NAGARE) give his Aikido style an effortless power that many aspire to achieve in their training.
Due to the sizable upfront costs involved in hosting a seminar of this kind, there are no refunds for this seminar unless the seminar is canceled or postponed. Your registration is not refundable, but you may transfer your registration to another person should you be unable to attend. Please inform the hosting DOJO of your registration transfer ahead of time to avoid confusion during check-in.
'KAIJU' translates as "strange beasts" in Japanese and refers to the popular film genre featuring lovable monsters and characters like Godzilla, Mothra and Ultra-man. Nakamura Sensei named his school 'KAIJU' as a reminder never to take life too seriously and to symbolize the light-heartedness, good humor, and jovial-camaraderie that he and his students exemplify in their training. If you look at his school's logo (or 'MON') you will note the well-known 'MITSU TOMOE' or SHINTO trinity pattern in which its three major elements have been modified by Nakamura Sensei to represent Japanese KAIJU blended with the New Mexico flag or "Zia" symbol.
Navigating the Zones of Uncertainty in Aikido
Douglas County, Colorado, USA
Nakamura Sensei has lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years and is an accomplished professional artist and art educator in Santa Fe. As such, he truly teaches Aikido from an artist’s perspective. Coloradans may have had the pleasure of viewing his art murals permanently viewable in the halls of the Denver Nature & Science Museum.
Please join us in Castle Rock this Spring in what will no doubt be a fun, creative and friendship-building Aikido seminar.
$75 with online payment
$95 day of, cash only at the door, if space remains