Monday, June 20, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
On Monday June 6th and Wednesday June 8th, the Nu’uanu Aikido Club will host Kunio Yoshimoto Sensei 7th Dan. Yoshimoto Sensei is from Hakone, Shiga, Japan. He studied under Shoji Nishio Sensei for 40 years.
Yoshimoto Shihan is traveling with a few students and has been invited to Honolulu to share his Aikido experience with us. There will be no mat fees. We would like to have as many students as possible to share in this training.
This is an excellent opportunity for all of our Aikido students and instructors in Hawaii. We ask everyone to please share this opportunity.
Hope to see everyone there,
Nu’uanu Aikido Club
Hawaii Aikido Federation
Thursday, May 19, 2016
May 19th 2011 five years ago today Koichi Tohei passed away. Tohei Sensei had a very profound influence on Aikido in Hawaii, teaching us to look beyond techniques and into ourselves. Here at the Nuuanu Aikido Club his influence is still felt today within our warm up exercises which where handed down to us from Tohei Sensei himself. In his teaching he said not to criticize others but learn from them, better ourselves and in turn help to further Aikido. Tohei Sensei contributions to our club and Aikido are beyond measure.
"Do not criticize any other martial arts or speak ill of others, as it will surely come back to you. The mountain does not laugh at the river because it is lowly, nor does the river speak ill of the mountain because it can not move" Koichi Tohei
Friday, May 13, 2016
Join us on June 6th and June 8th, 7.30- 8.30pm, at the Nuuanu Aikido Club. We'll be hosting Kunio Yoshimoto Sensei, a long time student of Shoji Nishio Sensei, after he completes his seminar at Aiki Kai of Kona. Nuuanu Aikido Club is located at 1441 Pali Hwy. Inside the Nuuanu YMCA there will be no matt fees.
Monday, April 18, 2016
kokoro kara okuyami mōshi agemasu
The members of the Nuuanu Aikido Club
Monday, February 29, 2016
Little Sensei began his Aikido journey in 1984 at the Nuuanu Aikido clubs Saint Louis dojo, He trained there till 1988 when the schools administration closed the dojo. The following year, September 5th 1988 Yoshioka Sensei open the University of Hawaii Aikido club, Little Sensei was there since the first day. Yoshioka Sensei passed away on January 19th 1990 upon his passing the University Club was left in Little Sensei's capable hands.
Little Sensei still teaches class at the University club Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 am to 7:30am.
|Scoville Sensei (left) Little Sensei (right)|
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Before class commenced, contestants learned first about the meaning of 'Aikido'.
Joining or Unifying
The combining of the Spirit, Mind, and Body
The spirit energy that flows through and extends out of our body
The way or the path
The course that we as martial artists travel
|Scoville Sensei speaks on the meaning of Aikido|
|Rolling instructions under Scoville Sensei's watchful eye|
The group then moved into Aikido techniques. Sensei would explain and demonstrate each technique before the contestants and club members practiced them. Contestants were exposed to a wide range of techniques- from the basics to the advanced Kotagishi.
|Hallam Sensei giving instruction|
|Black Belt Ross practicing with contestant|
|Club member Yuki (left) practicing Kotigishi with contestant|
|Contestants practicing together|
|Scoville Sensei demonstrating with a contestant|
|HAF University of Hawaii, Assistant instructor Halliday giving tips|
|Students sit seza as class ends|
On behalf of Scoville sensei, the Nuuanu Aikido club, and the Hawaii Aikido Federation, we would like to wish all contestants the best of luck in the upcoming competition, gokoun o inorimasu.