Yoshida Sensei April 22-23 2017: Register Here

Instructor: Koji Yoshida, Shihan Location: Venice Japanese Community Center 12448 Braddock Drive Los Angeles, CA 90066 Class Times: Saturday April 22, 2017 Iaido 9am - noon Aikido 1:30pm - 4pm Sunday April 23, 2017 Aikido 9am - noon Iaido 1:30pm - 4pm Iaido testing...

Greenwood Sensei March 6, 2016

Philip Greenwood Sensei will be conducting a seminar.  Please note the seminar will be held at: Jiai Aikido San Diego 980 Buenos Ave #1C San Diego, CA. 92110 Time: Sunday, March 6 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mat Fee:...

Weapons Seminar with Michele Benzamin-Miki

Michele Benzamin-Miki, 6-dan Aikido,  will be leading a one day seminar on Weapons training in the style of Shoji Nishio Sensei. Date: Saturday January 24th 2015 Time: 10am – 4pm Cost: $50  ($40 for Nishikaze members) Location: Living Aikido 505 W. El Roblar Ave Ojai,...

Weapons Intensive 2014

Nishikaze Weapons Intensive Seminar:  Philip Greenwood will instruct this one day seminar covering ken and jo (ken tai ken, ken tai jo, ken no tebiki and jo no tebiki).   Flyer here.   Saturday, February 22, 2014  10 AM - 3 PM at Greenwood Aikido....

International Aikido Workshop 2013

Three day Nishio Memorial seminar in Shizuoka, Japan at Kannon Onsen with Yoshida Sensei and Arisue Sensei.  Special thanks to our aikido friends in Japan and Europe, especially Jean-Michel Bovio, Jan Max Bunzel for inspiring this event and Yutaka Iwakata for his...

Nishikaze Friendship Seminar 2013

Nishikaze Aikido Friendship Seminar: Four leading Nishio instructors will come together for this one day seminar in Venice California.  Just $20 mat fee!  Flyer with details and registration form is here.  Instructors: Michele Benzamin-Miki, Chikako Bryner, Philip...

Koji Yoshida Shihan @ Toyama 2013

Koji Yoshida Shihan will direct a five day training in Toyama, Japan at Takaoka, Budokan and Daimon City Sport Center.   July 10-15, 2013  Toyama, Japan  2-5pm, 7-9pm See pics here.

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2013

Koji Yoshida Shihan was a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A.,...

Greenwood Sensei @ Pasadena

Philip Greenwood, Sensei will be a guest instructor at Pasadena Aikikai and will focus on the fundamentals of Nishio Ryu Aikido. Greenwood Sensei will also introduce Nishio Ryu Iaido forms as they related to certain techniques being practiced.  Sunday Feb 24,...

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2012

Koji Yoshida Shihan was a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A.,...

Joint Training 2012

Joint training and dan testing at The Dojo in Santa Monica Chikako Bryner.  Saturday April 14, 2012 10:00 – 12:00

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2011

Koji Yoshida Shihan was a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A.,...

Shunki Koshukai 2010

Greenwood Sensei conducted an intensive training at Greenwood Aikido.  Saturday April 30, 2011 at Greenwood Aikido Dojo Iaido 8:30 am – 9:30 am Aikido 9:30 am – 12:00 noon Aikido 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Winter Gasshuku 2011

Students participated in this intensive training.  Greenwood Sensei wasted no time getting right into the action showing the relationships between hand, sword and jo techniques. He also took time to explain the importance of ma-ai (spacing) in both aikido and in...

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2010

Koji Yoshida will conduct a two-day seminar in Santa Monica. Yoshida Sensei will also be conducting a shodo (Japanese calligraphy) workshop at The Dojo in Santa Monica on Friday, September 24.  Saturday, Sunday September 25-26, 2010 at Santa Monica High School.

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2010 @ Greenwood Aikido

Koji Yoshida Shihan was a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A.,...

Greenwood Sensei, Pasadena 2010

Philip Greenwood, Sensei taught a one-day seminar at Pasadena Aikikai focusing on the fundamentals of Nishio Ryu Aikido. The turnout was great and the students were very open to learning new things and expanding their aikido experience. We covered basic gyakuhanmi and...

Greenwood Sensei, Pasadena 2009

Philip Greenwood was guest instructor along with Francis Takahashi, Jay Bell and Ray Feliciano at Pasadena Aikikai’s Annual Friendship Seminar at The Pasadena Japanese Cultural Center.  Sunday December 6, 2009 8:30 – 12:45 at The Pasadena Japanese Cultural...

Koji Yoshida Shihan 2009

Koji Yoshida Shihan has been a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A.,...

Robert & Chikako Bryner 2009

Robert Bryner has been in martial arts for over 50 years and is chief instructor at the Shotakekan Dojo in West Los Angeles. Bryner Sensei is 6th dan Aikido, 6th dan Ryu Te, 7th dan Oyata Shin Shu Ho with dan rankings in iaido and judo as well. Bryner Sensei is a long...

Summer Beach Seminar 2009

Outdoor training on the beach to celebrate the start of summer with Greenwood Sensei!  Saturday June 20, 2009