Hello dear MAI Seniors & Dojo heads, a gentle reminder to kindly free your Dec 4 (Sunday AM) from 9am to 12midnoon for our traditional year-end keiko to be held at BPI Dojo. A potluck party follows after the morning keiko, so each Dojo is requested to bring food. Thank you and see you soon!
Shihan Profile : Iwatani Kosaku Sensei
Written by Raphael Ravago
Sunday, 27 November 2016 22:51
In recent correspondences with Komenoi Sensei, we were pleased to learn the identity of his Aikido mentor in the person of Sensei Iwakiri Kosaku (岩切光作). Moreso, we are further elated to learn from Sensei Ito of Aikikai that Sensei Iwakiri is still an active instructor in his own dojo.
Iwakiri Shihan seated with Komenoi Sensei
Iwakiri Shihan with members of Sakado Aikikai Association
Through a short anecdote posted in an article in Aikido Tansaku volume 41, we catch a glimpse of his beginnings as a student of O-Sensei. (From: Twitter - morihei_bot)
Chief Iwakiri Kosaku, Head of Sakado Aikido Association, relates : In Showa 31 (1956) when I was 18 years old, i made my first visit to Honbu dojo when the founder O-Sensei happened to be at the entrance area. Not knowing who he was at the time, I politely asked him "I would like to take a look at Aikido". No sooner had I said that when he clapped his hands and instructed someone saying "Bring this young one to the dojo.". Before i knew it, I was already attending keiko wearing an old dogi that was handed to me. (From Aikido Tansaku, vol 41, p 40)
MAI participation at the 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPORT PEDAGOGY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Makiling Aikido International participated in the 2016 ICSPHW - an international event hosted by the University of the Philippines. On Day 3 of the event, MAI held an introductory keiko for participants interested in experiencing the martial art of Aikido.
Participants consisted of Sports Coordinators and Instructors from all over the Philippines. With Sensei Ian Logan introducing the basics from a Pedagogy perspective, followed by additional instruction from Sensei Raffy Ravago, the participants were able to experience an authentic keiko session with members of the UP Aikido Club.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 00:30
2016 Yudansha Promotions
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:58
Congratulations to our newly promoted Yudansha. Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Yondan (4th Dan)
Sandan (3rd Dan)
Nidan (2nd Dan)
Shodan (1st Dan)
Roberto Borlongan Khalid Amin Abdullah Amin
Jimmy Rosell Osama Al-Mowallad Khaled Bermas
Kevin Gray Chan Nestor Sanchez
Arnulfo Hije Danilo de Jesus Jessa Grace Quindoy Domingo Hodrial Jose Lorenzo Hije Zaid Al-Zahrani
Its been a busy 3rd quarter of 2016 with back-to-back yudansha awarding ceremonies in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.