Alstonville is around half an hour from Byron Bay in the beautiful Northern Rivers district of NSW (see map below).
Advanced Aikido Program
11 am: Welcome and introduction; Jim Nicholls
- Welcome to our mat and aiki-body warm-ups
- 2-kyu grading: all attendees invited to participate
- Introduction to Great Ocean Aikido and advanced aikido program
11.45 am to 1 pm: Ground power; Danny James
- The physics and biomechanics of unbalancing and throwing
- The science built into traditional aikido practise
- Measure your “ki” precisely
1.15 to 2.30 pm: Atemijutsu; Andrew Sunter
- A tool to explore some of the hidden teachings of aikido
- Cutting through myths about weapon taking
- Making aiki work reliably
2:30 pm: General discussion and questions; Jim Nicholls
- What does all this mean?
- How does it affect how we practise?
- How does it advance aikido?
4 pm: Centre closes
Fee: $40: Pay by 12 March and state name to: BSB: 062 514 A/C: 1003 4795
$20: Concession with ID:
$50 on the day
Jim Nicholls Sensei
Jim has over 30 years experience in several aikido styles. As a trainer and facilitator, Jim brings together the Great Ocean Aikido Community in a way that allows students to perform and develop to their potential in a school structure free of hierarchy.
Danny James Sensei
Dan is a sports scientist and professorial level researcher who brings these disciplines to bear on aiki-physics. He will have an instrument available to test balance and demonstrate off-balance (or toppling) techniques.
Andrew Sunter Sensei
Andrew is an aikido phenomenon known to many for his rigorous ongoing exploration of martial arts. His theme is drawn from O-Sensei’s statements that aikido is 70% atemi.
Photo: Neil Kendall