Mary Heiny Sensei – 2014 Seminar

A seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, 6th dan Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 1 & 2 Aikido Shugyo Dojo invites you to join us for a weekend seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei. We have been privileged to host her seminars at our dojo for over twenty years. Each visit is a special treat. Mary Sensei's understanding seems to deepen in the intervening year and every seminar with us she brings more to share with participants on the mat. Mary Sensei’s Aikido instruction is inspiring, and her teaching works profoundly on body and mind. Times: Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sun: 10:00 am – noon Prices: Half Day – $40 Saturday only – $80 Full seminar – $100 For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. She started this journey in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. The effect of this...
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Shugyo Dojo 30th Anniversary: Special Classes and Celebration

In October 1984, Fran Sensei started teaching morning classes at the downtown Y. This was the start for what has become Aikido Shugyo Dojo. Please join us for a weekend seminar and the party to celebrate our 30 years. The 30th Anniversary Seminar will take place at our dojo on Saturday & Sunday, November 29 & 30. Please note that for this seminar, kids are invited to the first class on Saturday, after which there will be photos taken. The regular Saturday kids class at noon is cancelled. Saturday, Nov 29 10 to 11 - Fran Turner Sensei 11 to noon - Gabe DiMarco Sensei Lunch break 2 to 3 - Stefan Barton Sensei, Golden Triangle Aikikai 3 to 4 - Fran Turner Sensei Sunday, Nov 30 10 to 11 - Gabe DiMarco Sensei 11 to noon - Fran Turner Sensei The party takes place on Saturday evening, November 29. Details to follow. ...
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Mary Heiny Sensei – 2013 Seminar

A seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, 6th dan Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 1, 2, and 3 Aikido Shugyo Dojo invites you to join us for a weekend seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei. We have been privileged to host her seminars at our dojo for over twenty years. Each visit is a special treat. Mary Sensei's understanding seems to deepen in the intervening year and every seminar with us she brings more to share with participants on the mat. Mary Sensei’s Aikido instruction is inspiring, and her teaching works profoundly on body and mind. Times: Fri: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sun: 10:00 am – noon Prices: Friday or Half Day – $40 ($30 for Students & Seniors) Saturday only – $80 ($60 for Students & Seniors) Full seminar – $100 ($80 for Students & Seniors) For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher...
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Mary Heiny Sensei – 2012 Seminar

A seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, 6th dan. Dates: November 2, 3, and 4 Aikido Shugyo Dojo invites you to join us for a weekend seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, a long-time friend of the dojo. Heiny Sensei's Aikido is dynamic and subtle, and her teaching works profoundly on body and mind. Times: Fri: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sun: 10:00 am – noon Prices: Friday only - $40 ($30 for Students & Seniors) Saturday only - $80 ($60 for Students & Seniors) Full seminar - $100 ($80 for Students & Seniors) Saturday plus Friday or Sunday - $90 ($70 for Students & Seniors) For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. She started this journey in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. The effect of this first encounter has inspired her through long hours of training...
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Play and Practice

by Dash (age 12, 5th kyu) and John (Dash’s dad) Dash has been studying Aikido since he was six years old. He has happily set aside the practice time to devote to the classes at the dojo twice or sometimes three times a week. He has really enjoyed his training and has developed in many ways beyond his ever increasing Aikido skills. The children’s classes that he began with were full of fun and easily accessible movements that kept him interested and enjoying each lesson.  Dash says of his early sessions, “The teachers in the kids classes were really great with the play and practice ratio. It was exciting and fun to join the Aikido classes. At the beginning I didn’t always want to come to class but by the end of each class, I was always glad that I had. I had learned new things and it was great practicing new techniques.” This spirit of learning and playfulness in classes kept him coming...
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Clyde Takeguchi Shihan – 2012 Seminar

Join us for our annual winter seminar with Clyde Takeguchi Shihan. On the mat, Clyde Sensei warms up our Aikido being - body and soul - with his dynamic and inspirational instruction. Everyone leaves his classes with a smile. Clyde Sensei creates a fun and positive learning environment to help us refine our practice. When: Saturday February 4th, 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm Sunday February 5th, 10am-12pm Registration begins at 9:30am Where: Aikido Shugyo Dojo 302 Carlaw Avenue, Unit #121 Toronto, ON Fees: Both days: $80 / $60 for students & seniors Saturday only: $60 / $50 for students & seniors Sunday only: $40 / $30 for students & seniors Notes: Bring your bokken & jo ...
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Mary Heiny Sensei – 2011 Seminar

A seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, 6th dan. Dates: November 4, 5 & 6Aikido Shugyo Dojo invites you to join us for a weekend seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, a long-time friend of the dojo. Heiny Sensei's Aikido is dynamic and subtle, and her teaching works profoundly on body and mind.Times: Fri: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sun: 10:00 am – noon Prices: Friday only - $30 ($20 for Students & Seniors) Saturday only - $60 ($45 for Students & Seniors) Sunday only - $30 ($20 for Students & Seniors) Friday, Saturday & Sunday - $100 ($70 for Students & Seniors) For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. She started this journey in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. The effect of this first encounter has inspired her through long hours of training and...
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Mary Heiny Sensei – 2010 Seminar

A seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, 6th dan. Dates: November 5, 6 & 7 Aikido Shugyo Dojo invites you to join us for a weekend seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei, a long-time friend of the dojo. Heiny Sensei's Aikido is dynamic and subtle, and her teaching works profoundly on body and mind. For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. She started this journey in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. The effect of this first encounter has inspired her through long hours of training and study. After studying at Hombu Dojo from 1968 to 1973 with O'Sensei's direct students and with Hikitsuchi Sensei, 10th dan, in Shingu, Heiny Sensei returned to the United States and began teaching at the University of California in Santa Cruz. In 1976, she went to Seattle and opened Seattle School of Aikido. After nine years,...
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Clyde Takeguchi Shihan – 2010 Seminar

Aikido Shugyo hosts a seminar with Clyde Takeguchi Shihan Saturday & Sunday, February 6 & 7, at Aikido Shugyo Dojo, 276 Carlaw Avenue, Studio 306, Toronto Registration: 9:30 a.m. both days Saturday classes: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 11:15 a.m-12:15 p.m. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday classes: 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ~ Bring your jo & bokken ~ For further information: ~ Phone: 416.469.4846 ~ Email: turnerf@rogers.com ~ Cost: Both days: $70, one day: $45 ...
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Clyde Takeguchi Shihan – 2009 Seminar

Clyde Takeguchi Shihan is the founder and director of Capital Aikikai. Takeguchi Sensei is a shichidan — a seventh degree black belt — and a Hombu-certified shihan instructor. He began his study of aikido in 1958 in his native Hawaii. In addition to founding Capital Aikikai in 1973, Takeguchi sensei founded the aikido clubs in Madison, WI, and Charleston, SC. He has taught aikido at the police departments in Honolulu and Madison, as well as at the US Customs Academy in Washington, DC. ...
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