Aikido Friendship Seminar 2013: Venice, CA (Video)

Our first annual NASA Friendship Seminar at the Venice Japanese Community Center brought together four leading Nishio instructors: Minoru "Jim" Shibata, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Chikako Higa Bryner and Philip Greenwood.  Students attended from many Southern California...

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Kannon Onsen: September 2013

A few pictures from our recent Japan trip to Kannon Onsen in Shimoda, Japana, the 10th anniversary of Nishio Sensei's last seminar taught there. The dojo, the facilities, the onsen, the food - all traditional authentic Japanese - were all exceptional.   A special...

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Japan Trip: July 2013

A few pictures from our recent Japan trip to Tokyo and Toyama with Chikako Bryner, Philip & Heather Greenwood & kids, Teruko Ishikawa, Mark Lipsinic, Derek Snyder and many more.  Check it out... [gallery...

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Understanding the “Irimi” in Iriminage (Video)

A clip of Greenwood Sensei explaining the “irimi” of iriminage was recently featured by Aikido Journal. Nishio style execution! Philip Greenwood: Understanding the “Irimi” in Iriminage In this video, Philip Greenwood Sensei presents the approach of Shoji Nishio to...

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