Join us for the Pat Hendricks Shihan 2022 Colorado Seminar
Pat Hendricks Shihan, 7th dan, returns to Colorado for a two-day seminar December 3-4. Students from all Aikido styles and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Pat Hendricks Shihan’s deep understanding of the Iwama style of Aikido, based on her more than 40 years of dedication to training and teaching. In addition, Guest Instructor Yasamasu Itoh Shihan from Boston will teach two classes on Saturday sharing the energy and spirit of Kanai Shihan’s style of Aikido.
Both days of the seminar cover open-hand and weapons practice with Bokken and Jo. Get ready to explore the connection between open-hand and weapons, and how each strengthens and complements the other.
About Pat Hendricks Shihan
Pat Hendricks Shihan, 7th dan Aikikai, started Aikido in 1974 with Stan Pranin and Mary Heiny. In 1976 she moved to Iwama, Japan, to study with Morihiro Saito Shihan. For the next 30 years, she returned to Japan over 25 times, of which 6 years were uchi-deshi. She holds a menkyo kaiden (highest rank) in weapons certification and was certified to test for the U.S. She served as Saito Sensei's representative for the U.S. and runs the Iwama division in the California Aikido Association (CAA). Her own dojo, Aikido of San Leandro, attracts students from all over the world, including Japan.
About Yasumasa Itoh Shihan
Yasumasa Itoh Shihan, 6th dan, began his Aikido training in 1973 at the Musashi University Aikido club in Tokyo under Norihiko Ichihashi Shihan. In 1978, he began studying under Mitsunari Kanai Shihan in Boston, eventually becoming his confidante. He continues to share Kanai Shihan’s style of Aikido through his dojo Aikido Tekkojuku of Boston.