Lewis De QUIROS Sensei: Aikido Seminar in France

Eric Savalli has invited Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros Sensei who will come to direct a seminar in France in the French Riviera, closed to Nice and Monaco on June 2016. This is a great pleasure for Eric Savalli to invite him 22 years after his 1st seminar in France… The seminar will take place the 18-19th of June 2016.

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[EN] Interview w/ SAITO Hitohira Sensei – sum-up 10 years after

SAITO Hitohira Sensei
Interview made by Olivier EBERHARDT
Seminar in Rennes 11/2014
Translation: Charles DURAND / Olivier EBERHARDT © 2015 Dento Iwama Ryu France – Olivier EBERHARDT

Here is an instrustructive interview done by Olivier EBERHARTD during the 3rd coming in France of  SAITO Hitohiro Sensei as some soke of  Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shuren Kai.

Kamisama - Kami - Dojo

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[EN] Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei

(FR) La version française est disponible ici.
(IT) La version française est disponible ici.
Many thanks to my friend Blair HALL for his kind work for translating this article.

IRIADaniel TOUTAIN Sensei, 6th Dan Japan, has been a qualified teacher of Aikido since 1977, with the ‘Diplôme d’Etat français’. He is a direct student of the late Master SAITO Morihiro and he continues the teachings of Master SAITO within the FAA Fundamental Aikido Association, which has many representatives in France and around the world.

Daniel TOUTAIN was awarded the rank of 6th Dan Iwama Ryu in 2002, directly from his master Morihiro SAITO Sensei. This was recognized by the Aikikai in November 2013, when the Doshu awarded him the equivalent rank of 6th Dan Aikikai.

Aikido Iwama Ryu - Auray Summer Camp - 08/2009
Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei – 08/2009 – International Seminar – photo © e.savalli

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[EN] Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei – 6th Dan Aikikai

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IRIADoshu Ueshiba Moriteru, grand-son of the founder of Aikido, and technical director of the Aikikai since 1996, has delivered the rank of 6th Dan to Daniel Toutain Sensei. Here are the words of gratitude expressed by Daniel TOUTAIN…

Aikido Iwama Ryu - Auray Summer Camp - 08/2009
Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei – 08/2009 – International seminar – photo © e.savalli

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The 10 key principles in Aikido

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Many thanks to Blair HALL for his kind work for translating this article in English.

During his workshops and seminars, Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei refers to 6 fundamental points in Aikido (these points are illustrated in his 14 DVD).
Here, we extend that list to 10 key points. Each point should be considered of equal importance.

L’Aikido, is just the application of common sense principles.
D. TOUTAIN Sensei

Anyone practicing Aikido needs to assimilate these basic principles in order to apply them during the execution of Aikido techniques.

Keep in mind that the principles are interrelated: to correctly apply one, it will be necessary to apply others. By reviewing the principles several times you will appreciate this for yourself.

The ten fundamental points are…

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