The first visit of PATENAUDE shihan to the old Yoseikan dojo was in 1990, he then trained under the guidance of MOCHIZUKI Minoru Sensei but also with all top shihan like TEZUKA, KENMOTSU and WASHIZU Sensei.
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We enjoyed a great and technical camp taught by Glenn PACK, shihan and Pat SAIZ, shihan. The theme for the camp was “Harmony with Nature: Using Physics, and Psychology to improve Technical Skills and Teaching Skills.”
During the camp we worked on proper ukemi skills and discussed the importance of learning and teaching students to fall safely since it applies to the mat as well as accidental falling when off the mat.
We learned the physics and mechanics of techniques which gave a better understanding of how to best apply them with minimum effort for maximum efficiency.
Advanced weapons and empty hand kata were reviewed with an emphasis on how to research, analysis and teach kata to students.
In the early 2000s, Mr. Gino VINCELLI had the great privilege of visiting the old Yoseikan Dojo of Shizuoka but, unfortunately, he could not practice at the time. Recently, Mr. VINCELLI was visiting the region and was welcomed with open arms to the Hombu Dojo by WASHIZU Terumi Sensei and the members of Gyokushin Ryu Aikido. This missed rendezvous of the 2000s was only a rain check because this time, Mr. Vincelli had much more to do!
MOCHIZUKI Minoru often stressed to his aikido students the importance of gaining a solid foundation in Judo.
After several years of practice under the supervision of Réjean HAMON sensei, we are proud to announce the recent promotion to the rank of Shodan (Judo Quebec) of a total of five (5) students and professors of the Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Academy (AAGR) of Montreal.
Martin LE CARPENTIER
Congratulations for your devotion and perseverance!
Join Washizu Sensei and other high ranking teachers from the International Gyokushin Ryu Federation in Bali, August 2019. Limited places available. Don't miss this chance to train with the founder of the Gyokushin Ryu.
Family, friends and all styles and affiliations welcome.
The Gasshuku 2018 is now behind us but WASHIZU Terumi Sensei’s teachings are still living in our hearts and thoughts. We’d like to extend a considerable thank you to Sensei for his generosity as well as all hombu dojo members for the warm welcome we received. We’d also like to thank you who, in some cases, travelled from far distances and made the time to participate to Gasshuku 2018.
We’ll see you soon somewhere in the world for the Gasshuku 2019.