The third and final Aiki Expo, a revolutionary series of seminars organized and led by Stanley Pranin. High-level instructors from a range of martial arts joined together for this landmark event in 2005. This collection currently contains only a portion of the demos. Additional 2005 Aiki Expo content will made available soon.
This 2005 demonstration with Christian Tissier Shihan includes both Kashima style sword and traditional aikido. The traditional aikido attacks include Yokomenuchi, Ryotedori, Shomenuchi, Tsuki, Katatedori, Keri, and Keri Yokomenuchi.
Patricia Hendricks Shihan, (currently 7th Dan, Iwama style).
Hendricks Shihan spent more than 7 years as an uchideshi under Morihiro Saito. She is the founder of Aikido of San Leandro, leads division one (the Iwama division) of the California Aikido Association, and is the first "menkyo kaiden...
Jose Andrade Shihan (currently 7th Dan, granted by Kokusai Budoin Headquarters, Int’l Martial Arts Federation, in Japan). Andrade Shihan has studied for many years in mainline Aikido schools, as well as many other styles of martial arts (wrestling, boxing, judo, jujutsu, kung fu, kobujutsu, karat...
Gaku Homma, Founder of Aikido Nippon Kan in Denver, trained in Iwama and at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo under aikido founder Ueshiba Morihei and Morihiro Saito in the late 1960s. Homma moved to Denver, Colorado, and founded the Nippon Kan as an independent dojo in 1978.
Seiji Tanaka Shihan (8th Dan, Tomiki Aikido) originally studied Tomiki aikido in Japan. He then relocated to Colorado, United States. He is the founder of the Colorado Aikido Association and has served as Board Chairman of the Japan Aikido Association USA since 1990.
Vasiliev was a Special Operations Unit professional in Russia before relocating to Toronto, Canada to open a training academy. Systema is a Russian martial art that includes hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat.