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Aikido of San Diego

A full-time dojo, dedicated exclusively to teaching the martial art of Aikido since 2000. Chief Instructor, Dave Goldberg Sensei, 5th Dan.

Aikido of San Diego

A full-time dojo, dedicated exclusively to teaching the martial art of Aikido since 2000. Chief Instructor, Dave Goldberg Sensei, 5th Dan.

Aikido of San Diego

Call Us: 619 993-2454

619 993-2454

Call Us: 619 993-2454

Robert Nadeau Sensei and Mary Heiny Sensei - Aikido Seminar.

Seminar with Robert Nadeau Shihan & Mary Heiny Sensei

Seminar w/ Robert Nadeau Shihan & Mary Heiny Sensei

Seminar with Robert Nadeau Shihan & Mary Heiny Sensei

Friday-Sunday - December 6-8, 2013

Aikido of San Diego and Jiai Aikido in a co-sponsored seminar event welcome Robert Nadeau Shihan, and Mary Heiny Sensei. Come train with these two amazing instructors and long-time friends, teaching together for the first time in southern California this December.

On Friday evening Nadeau Shihan and Heiny Sensei will begin by co-instructing some active work on the mat. Then we will circle up for a discussion of O Sensei's process and the meaning of Aikido in our daily lives. On Saturday we will learn to access new and finer levels of ourselves, using Aikido technique to support explorations into who we are and how we express ourselves in the world. Sunday's session will bring it all together, and we will look at how to continue our work and growth as we continue our training in the months and years beyond this weekend.

The seminar is co-hosted by Aikido of San Diego and Jiai Aikido. Students of all affiliations are welcome. This seminar is appropriate for aikidoka of all ranks who can roll and fall safely. There is no need to bring weapons.

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Robert Nadeau Shihan

Robert Nadeau, Shihan, is a key figure in the growth and development of Aikido in America. He has trained or influenced several generations of Aikido teachers in America, Europe, Russia, Israel and New Zealand. His approach to martial arts training transcends technique to give students something applicable to daily life and to aid in self-transformation.

He traveled to Japan to study as a personal student of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. Nadeau Shihan has brought Aikido concepts into the fields of psychology, bodywork, business, sports, art and many other areas. This included numerous seminars at the Esalen Institute and other personal growth centers across the country and abroad. His work is featured in more than a dozen books by well-known authors.

Robert Nadeau Shihan's Website

Mary Heiny Sensei

For more than forty years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. Heiny brings to every class, workshop, and seminar she teaches not only her years of aikido training and teaching, but also her extensive experience and study of Japanese culture, language, Shinto and Buddhist philosophies, and Non-Violent Communication.

She strives always to communicate the beauty and challenge of O Sensei's desire that we use Aikido to become empowered as creative, compassionate beings and learn to appreciate each other as members of one human family.

Mary Heiny Sensei's Website

Seminar Schedule, Fees, & Registration

Whole seminar, $165

FRIDAY - December 6, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM, Training and Q & A, $50

SATURDAY - December 7, 2013
10:00-5:00 with a break for lunch, $85

SUNDAY - December 8, 2013
10:00-1:00, $50

Training will be held at Jiai Aikido, 980 Buenos Ave Unit C, San Diego, CA 92110

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register at the door.
**Registrations at the door must be made in cash.

More Upcoming Events

View the complete listing of upcoming seminars, retreats, beginners' courses, In Focus workshops, and other dojo events:

Aikido of San Diego Calendar & Events

Aikido Shihan Robert Nadeau: Questions and Answers
[Video by Richard Moon Sensei]

Mary Heiny Sensei Discusses Connection
[Video courtesy of Garth Jones Sensei]

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The dojo is 2 minutes from I-15 and I-8,
near Friars and Mission Gorge Rd

6356 Riverdale Street
San Diego, CA 92120

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