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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.
Kind regards,Read More
It is with great excitement that we start counting down to the 2018 edition of the Gasshuku, which will take place this year in Shizuoka!
Once again, we would like to thank you, the participants, for your great enthusiasm that promises a most memorable training camp. We also thank you for your great patience regarding the Gasshuku schedule details, which are now available.
Do not hesitate to bookmark the pages that will be most relevant to you (or even print them!) We will, of course, keep you informed of any changes if necessary, via our website and facebook page.
A great thank you and see you all soon!
Dear Gasshuku 2017 participants, the time has now come to reflect on our event and we’d like to share a few thoughts on this extraordinary seminary given by Washizu Terumi Sensei.
To withdraw unto ourselves cannot go along with betterment and improvement, MOCHIZUKI Minoru understood this well. The evolution of his art was based on the passion of all practicing Yoseikan martial arts, whether it be in Japan, abroad or from 6th Kyu to Shihans.
One of his famous sayings clearly summarises his philosophy:
“To improve, one must visit the world. In this manner, it is understandable that martial arts does not belong to one specific nation, but is born from sharing with others.”
Throughout the seminar, the teachings of WASHIZU Sensei contained the values of sharing and freedom; virtues that Kancho held dear. Our sensei’s humility and extraordinary generosity was in fact contagious. The opportunity presented to us made us realize, that such a strong link with a teacher of his stature, is truly a privilege and we are deeply thankful for that.
Many schools were united for the first time. Though many have been training as independent entities for some time, they all share the same will to transmit Yoseikan – Gyokushin Ryu teachings, in the way paved by MOCHIZUKI Sensei. We deeply believe that this determination reflects the immense passion of all those who spent time on the tatamis; during the Gasshuku, this could clearly be felt in the atmosphere.
Lastly, we’d like to extend a considerable thank you to Sensei as well as SUGIYAMA Norio san and KAJIYAMA Kinzo san for this memorable experience. We’d also like to thank you who, in some cases, travelled from far distances and made the time to participate to Gasshuku 2017. It was a true pleasure to welcome you in Montreal, your energy was inspiring throughout the event!
We’ll see you soon in Japan for the 2018 Gasshuku.
Kind regards,Read More
Our teachers and professors WASHIZU Terumi Sensei and Christian PATENAUDE Sensei will join Roland HERNAEZ Sensei of the French School of Nihon Taï-Jitsu to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this great organization. For the occasion, Washizu Sensei will direct a training course open to everyone on June 3rd and 4th at the prestigious premises of the INSEP in Paris.
Join us at this great event open to all.Read More
The International Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation (IGRAF) is pleased to announce the arrival of WASHIZU Terumi Sensei in Canada for his very first North American seminar.
Following the immense success of the 2016 Gasshuku held in Shizuoka, Japan, which brought together students from all over the world, aikido practitioners from all walks of life are invited again to follow the teachings of Gyokushin Ryu aikido founder, WASHIZU Sensei, who will lead an open seminar in Montreal on August 12th and 13th.
WASHIZU Sensei, holder of a Menkyo Kaiden awarded by Master MOCHIZUKI Minoru, was one of the pillars of the Yoseikan's evolution for more than three decades. In addition to his vast technical expertise, WASHIZU Sensei also inherited the values of sharing and freedom dear to Kancho. This will be a rare chance to meet with a master in his own right.
Looking forward to seeing you there in great numbers!Read More