our dojo is temporarily closed – again – because of the Corona situation. We hope the situation will get back to normal and that we will reopen activity as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please find below solo training suggestions. It’s Shiko, Maho and Ten-Chi-Jin time at home!
Stay tuned for more news from the Aunkai world, and above all, stay safe from invisible, microscopic attackers, the only attackers a true martial artist can not (yet) (arguably) fend off.
Deny and Nicolas, our friends in the Netherlands, hosted Manabu Watanabe-san, senior instructor at the Aunkai Honbu Dojo in Tokyo, for the first Aunkai and Shiatsu seminar in Leiden.
It was a great event, pleasant atmosphere, friendly students from all over the world and all walks of life, in a beautiful urban setting. We learned a lot about Ten-chi-jin, Shiko and Maho, the three founding exercises of Aunkai, and some of their applications.
Looking forward to the next occasion!
For more information about Aunkai in Leiden, click here.
…for fresh air, but also for the excellent sports facilities in the Bernese Alps. Mürren was an ideal location for a four day intensive Aunkai seminar phone lookup , the second in Switzerland in two years. We welcomed our diverse bunch of friends originating or coming from France, England, Greece, Germany, Italy, Romania, Japan, the Philippines and from various parts of Switzerland for days of intense learning, quality conversations, mountain spirit and good fun.
Serene Wädenswil by the Zürich lake hosted a merry bunch of very diverse martial arts practitioners for the first Aunkai seminar in Switzerland. First contact with the extraordinary Minoru Akuzawa-Sensei couldn’t have been in a more friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Great training, warm weather, plunging in the lake during lunch break and after training – a pleasure.
No matter the martial art you practice, Aunkai will offer new input and help you build skills for using your body more effectively, with more ease and less strain, to support any martial or non-martial technique. What most old masters seem to do but don’t tell, Minoru Akuzawa-Sensei decided to teach, to all our benefit.
The Aunkai Zürich group enjoys the teaching of Akimasa Watanabe-Sensei, 6th Dan Iwama Aikido, who finds Aunkai perfectly matches his quest to a more natural, less straining training, that does not reduce – but enhance – effectiveness. His deep knowledge of martial arts, coupled with input from the Aunkai founder directly, make for an innovative, unusual training. Best way to know it is to experience it – join us on a Tuesday or Thursday 7pm!
More information about Aunkai Zürich are in our “About” page. More information about aunkai – best directly from the source at the Tokyo honbu dojo link.