Traditional Japanese Martial Arts for Adults
Spring Aikido Workshop with Ikeda Hiroshi Sensei at Boulder Aikikai
ABOVE: Far left (white uniform): “Lora from Aurora,” a Castle Rock student trains with Dave from Boulder AIKIKAI.
Some students from Castle Rock AIKIDO trekked up to Boulder AIKIKAI earlier this spring to attend the annual spring workshop with IKEDA HIROSHI SHIHAN, chief instructor of one of the largest Aikido schools in Colorado.
The mat was full with about 80 students, most of whom were rather advanced. Familiar, friendly faces were abundant and, once again, Castle Rock students were welcomed warmly at the event. Ikeda Sensei emphasized MUSUBI or “connection” with one’s partner as a means of not having to “muscle” them in any given technique.