upcoming Aikido Seminar

Aikido Seminar with Mark Larson Sensei 6th dan

Hosted by Tatami Studio – Winnipeg Aiki Shuren Dojo
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2019

Please join Tatami Studio Winnipeg Aiki Shuren Dojo for a weekend of training with Mark Larson Sensei 6th dan

Sensei Larson studied under Sensei Morihiro Saito and received the highest weapons certification.

Sensei Larson studied under Sensei Morihiro Saito and received the highest weapons certification.

Sensei Larson earned the highest honor bestowed by Morihiro Saito Shihan in 2001 and currently holds a 6th degree black belt in Aikido. Sensei Larson demonstrates Aikido worldwide, having taught people between the ages of three and eighty-three, from all walks of life.


Tatami Studio-Winnipeg Aiki Shuren Dojo receives certification through Sensei Larson the Iwama Takemusu Aikikai organization, which is currently affiliated with the World Aikido Federation (Aikikai) Headquarters, in Tokyo, Japan. Tatami Studio is honoured to have received the name Winnipeg Aiki Shuren Dojo from Sensei Larson.


Seminar Schedule
 

Friday

October 18, 2019
Training: 10:00AM–11:00AM

Saturday

October 19, 2019
Registration: 9:00–9:45AM
Kids & Youth Class: 9:00–9:45AM
Training: 10:00AM–12:00PM
Dojo Lunch: 12:00PM–2:30PM, $10/person
Training: 2:30PM–4:30PM

Dinner Celebration
$20/per person, 7:00PM
Location: 65 Swindon Way, Winnipeg, MB

Sunday

October 20, 2019
Training:
10:00AM–12:00PM
   


‘Sensei Larson demonstrates Aikido worldwide’


Sensei Larson is the founder and chief instructor of Minnesota Aiki Shuren Dojo, in Minnesota, USA, a dojo name bestowed upon his dojo directly by the late, great Morihiro Saito Shihan. In 1992, Sensei Larson's Aikido studies took him to Japan for nearly a decade where he experienced living, learning, and training as a live-in/direct student (uchideshi) of Morihiro Saito Shihan at the Founder’s Dojo in Iwama, Japan, the birthplace of Aikido.

Mark Larson Sensei and Ama Mann Sensei

Mark Larson Sensei and Ama Mann Sensei

Sensei Larson received the highest sword (aiki-ken) and staff (aiki-jo) weapons certification (menkyokaiden) from Morihiro Saito Shihan, and he currently holds a sixth-degree black belt (rokudan) from the World Aikido Federation (Aikikai) Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Sensei Larson makes annual trips back to Japan and serves as a technical advisor for a number of Aikido schools in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, travelling to various US states and countries teaching, disseminating, and preserving Iwama Aikido. For more information, visit aikido-shuren-dojo.com.


Registration
 

Registration Form
Location:
Tatami Studio, 1178 Sanford Street
Seminar Dates:
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
All styles, ranks and affiliations welcome!
Please bring your own jo, bokken and tanto.


seminar Fees in USD

  • $160 includes: weekend training (Friday–Sunday), lunch, dinner and seminar t-shirt

  • $110 includes: weekend training (Friday–Sunday)

  • $25 Friday Training

  • $100 Saturday (full day)

  • $50 Saturday (half day)

  • $50 Sunday (half day)

  • Saturday Lunch $10/person

  • Saturday Dinner $20/person

  • T-shirts $25 each


Lodging options

Best Western Hotel
1715 Wellington Avenue
Discounted rooms available until October 5th. To book, call (204) 775-9889 and ask for 'Aikido Seminar discount rooms'. Book now!

MainStay Suites
670 King Edward Street
Discounted rooms available until September 27th. To book, call (204) 594-0500 and ask for 'Aikido Seminar discount rooms'. Book now!

Tatami Studio
1178 Sanford Street
$25 full weekend. Includes: breakfast, air mattress, full kitchen and bathroom facilities. To book, email us!


Jim Sullivan Sensei and Ama Mann Sensei

Jim Sullivan Sensei and Ama Mann Sensei


‘Sensei Larson makes annual trips back to Japan and teaches students world-wide’

‘Sensei Larson trained as a live-in student under Saito Sensei’

Purchase Mark Larson Sensei’s Aikido Seminar videos at Legacy Video.


Tatami Studio weekly aikido classes

Tatami Studio has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and welcomes you to try one of our weekly Aikido classes. We encourage you to send us an email to discuss which class is appropriate for you!

TATAMI KIDS AIKIDO (AGES 6–8) 

Four kids in the dojo

Tatami Studio’s children’s classes are the perfect place to introduce your child to the gentle martial art of Aikido.

At Tatami Studio, we focus on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual lives of all children who train with us. They will learn to interact respectfully with teachers and classmates while building coordination, confidence and strong self-defence skills.
Kids Aikido Instructors: Ama Mann and Maria Ferraro.
Aikido class schedules and fees.

Aikido has been a critical component of our son’s confidence and self awareness. Through his training, he has developed an amazing sense of personal power. I am very grateful for the structure, discipline, kindness and good humour I in the Sensei.
— Elsa, Tatami Studio Parent

TATAMI youth AIKIDO (AGES 9–14)

Aikido staff

The Tatami Youth program is designed to be a bridge between the Tatami Kids program and the adult programs.

Tatami Youth classes are fast paced and engaging, inspiring students to push the limits of their potential. Instructors begin to teach adult-level training methods designed to improve physical conditioning, building a solid foundation of self-defence skills while having fun. Classes nurture self-confidence, creativity and a positive attitude.
Youth Aikido Instructors: Ama Mann and Maria Ferraro.
Aikido class schedules and fees.

The flexibility to join a class anytime makes it so easy to get started and the fees are very reasonable, with options to suit both the casual attendee and the serious student.
— Tatami Student

ADULT AIKIDO (15+)

Man throws man

Adult Aikido Classes are taught in a traditional format, introducing new students to the fundamentals of basic Aikido movements, and challenging experienced students with advanced techniques and principles.

Aikido etiquette will also be introduced. The pace of the class is such that persons of any fitness level can participate. All levels of Aikido students train together. There is no segregation by rank during practice: beginning, intermediate and advanced students all practice together freely. It is recommended that all students participate in two to three weekly classes. 
Adult Aikido Instructors: Ama Mann and Maria Ferraro.
Aikido class schedules and fees.