Datum02.05 - 03.05
LehrerRyuji Shirakawa Shihan, 6th Dan Aikikai
KontaktpersonLydia Marti Fleury
Telefon+ 49 172 3985747
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Weitere InformationenThe Berlin School of Aikido is pleased to welcome Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan, 6th dan Aikikai, for his first International Aikido Seminar in Germany, to be held in Berlin from Saturday 2nd until Sunday 3rd of May 2020.

seminar schedule: saturday 2nd – sunday 3rd of may 2020

saturday - may 2nd

11:00 - 13:00 aikido (adults, taijutsu)

14:00 - 15:00 aikido (children)

15:00 - 17:00 aikido (adults, taijutsu & buki waza)

20:00 - open end "get together dinner" at "Nola’s am Weinberg" restaurant, Veteranenstraße 9, 10119 Berlin

sunday - may 3rd

11:00 - 13:00 aikido (adults, taijutsu)

14:30 - 16:30 aikido (adults, taijutsu & buki waza)

€ 65.- full seminar
€ 50.- saturday or sunday only
€ 25.- single aikido session

please bring your weapons

the seminar is open to all styles and aikidoka

for information please visit: https://www.aikido.berlin
send a message to: shirakawa@aikido.berlin
or call + 49 172 3985747 (Henryk)
+ 49 172 4709936 (Lydia)

About Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei:
Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan was born in 1980. In 1995, at the age of 15, he started his Aikido instruction under his father Katsutoshi Shirakawa Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai. As an avid and fast learner he studied the basics of theoretical and practical Aikido very thoroughly. Besides growing up in a household with lots of Aikido books, Ryuji Shirakawa used to ask his father for explanations about Aikido and his father would explain until he had understood.

Ryuji Shrakawa Sensei was attracted to Aikido because he believed that the peaceful principles of Aikido and its foundations as a form of budo offered him important values and abilities for his life. He considers Aikido to be special because it aims to harmonize with a partner and not to defeat an opponent. As uke and tori take turns during Aikido practice both get to understand the feelings of the other, making peace and harmony grow through practice. In his opinion this can be experienced by beginners as well as by experienced practicioners.

Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei studied as uchi deshi of Yasuo Kobayashi, who was his father´s sensei and a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba Kaiso. Master Kobayashi explained to Ryuji Shirakawa the importance of being a professional Aikido instructor as well as how to apply Aikido in life. During his free time he also attended to the regular classes at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, where he joined the lessons of renowned teachers, but he considers that at Hombu Dojo the main instruction he received came from Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, whose techniques were faithful to the basics and very clear.

Finally it was under the supervision and the strict eye of his father, Katsutoshi Shirakawa Shihan, that he continued to develop his abilities and has matured over the years.
In 2017 he was promoted to the rank of 6th Dan by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and shortly after awarded the title of Shihan (Model), becoming one of the youngest teachers to be awarded this title ever before. Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei teaches full time at two of the most important dojos in the city of Sendai in Northern Japan, Miyagi Prefecture, as well as in a number of satellite dojos in the surroundings of Sendai.

Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan´s Aikido style:
He is known for his dynamic and clean Aikido style as well as for being an excellent instructor.

Seminar title:
Development from basic technique to application

During his seminar in Berlin Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan would like to convey the harmony and beauty of Aikido as well as the dynamics of a modern martial art. Above all he aims to explain the development of the basic technique into an advanced application. He will show this through a clear and fluid movement, expressing his passion for the art of Aikido.

Ryuji can be seen demonstrating his style on YouTube at the last two All-Japan Aikido Demonstrations (2013/14) l as well as representing Japan at the World Combat Games in Russia (2014)
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