The VI International Seminar directed by S.Seki Shihan was held in Moscow on October 24-29, 2001.
The seminar was dedictated to the 10th anniversary of the foundation of Koinobori Dojo. Read More
The year 1996 was special: Koinoboro Dojo celebrated five years’ anniversary of its foundation. Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Hombu Dojo leaders deemed it possible to grant the Dojo’s request and send Seki shihan to Moscow to conduct the anniversary seminar.
S.Seki shihan first visited Russia in 1995 as the head of AIKIKAI Hombu Dojo delegation. The delegation’s European tour was organized by the AIKIKAI Foundation. The delegation held brief seminars and demonstrations in several European countries (Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Russia).
In Moscow the delegation members took part in the All-Russia Aikido Festival, conducted several practice sessions at the Olympic Village, answered journalists’ questions at the press conference at the Moscow State University, as well as toured Moscow’s landmarks, including the Kremlin and the Red Square.
The delegation members included S. Seki shihan, Yu. Kobayashi shihan, T. Kuribayashi shihan, M. Takamizo shihan, Y.Irie shidoin as well as several representatives of Japanese aikido dojos.