“… Rai Wibawa, the senior martial art practitioner who founded Dojo Samurai and currently serves as the head of Aikido Bali, disclosed that the number of local Aikido practitioners had steadily increased…
…“Since 2004, we have always invited Seki Shoji Shihan [7th Dan] to Bali to provide the practitioners here with training and valuable input. Master Seki has become the role model for the island’s Aikido practitioners,” he said.
During a formal training session at Dojo Samurai on Saturday, Seki repeatedly impressed upon the attending practitioners that Aikido was far more than just a martial art. Read More
The traditional international seminar led by S. Seki Shihan, 7th Dan, Aikido World Headquarters (AIKIKAI Hombu Dojo) took place from November 3 – 8 , 2011 in Moscow. The seminar was devoted to the 20th anniversary of Koinobori Dojo.
Koinobori Dojo received many letters of congratulations from people who care about our dojo, including those who took and continue to take an active part in its development. Greetings were sent by:
Several times of late I’ve argued with different people about what a miracle is.
Certainly, there are different opinions.
Is a miracle something unthinkable, something unimaginable, something impossible to understand?
Or is it something that ties the world we are used to with something greater? Sort of a reminder that there is something else out there?
Or is a miracle just some attribute of a fairy-tale? So that life is a little easier, so that there is something to tell a child at bed-time?
Seminar of S. Seki Shihan in Moscow, November, 2006.
The seminar was held in Moscow from November 3 to 7, 2006, and was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Koinobori Dojo.
Koinobori Dojo receiveв numerous congratulation messages from Japan, Switzerland, USA, Russia from friends, teachers, organizations, from all those who helped in the creation and development of Koinobori Dojo throughout the 15 years of its history. The seminar conducted by S.Seki shihan became the most important event of the Dojo’s anniversary year.
Over 200 participants gathered to attend the seminar from 10 cities and towns of Russia (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Fryazino, Puschino, Domodedovo, Ryazan, Saint Petersburg, Kaluga, Abakan), as well as from Lithuania, France, and the USA.
The traditional international seminar led by S. Seki Shihan, 7th Dan, Aikido World Headquarters (AIKIKAI Hombu Dojo) took place from November 3 – 7 , 2006 in Moscow. The seminar was devoted to the 15th anniversary of Koinobori Dojo.
More than 200 people participated in the seminar, including representatives from Moscow, N. Novgorod, Fryazino, Pushchino, Domodyedovo, Ryazan, St. Petersburg, Kaluga, Abakan, Lithuania, France and the United States. Read More
Each seminar Seki sensei teaches in Moscow is, first and foremost, an event for which of us starts preparing long before it actually begins. Strictly speaking, right from the day when the previous seminar is over.
This is a familiar feeling: we have just said good-bye, having finished the last class of the seminar, and, over the regret of the days which have passed so quickly (maybe the speed of time changes in these days?), over the delight of new understanding of certain aspects, there arises the thought: When is the next seminar? What is it going to be like?
This is not the first time I’ve attended Seki sensei’s seminar, so I will not reiterate what I’ve written before: the precision, the power, the conciseness, the gentle attitude: I’ll try to express things that struck me in particular during this year’s seminar.
First and foremost, I am deeply grateful for the fact that Seki sensei has started to add verbal explanations when demonstrating the technique. Read More
VII International Aikido seminar under the direction of S.SEKI Shihan.
October 14th-20th, Moscow, Russia 2002.
The seminar program included the main part (14 classes) and the general review (3 classes), as well as the Dan examination. The review part of the seminar was held in one of the largest judo dojos in Moscow – the Shabolovka sports complex. A total of 240 aikidokas participated in the seminar, including representatives of 9 Russian cities and towns (Moscow, Stupino, Domodedovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Saint Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Tomsk, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don), as well as guests from Lithuania, Ukraine (Melitopol), USA and Japan. 16 participants were awarded Dan ranks as a result of the examination, of them 1 Dan – 10, 2 Dan – 1, 3 Dan – 3, 4 Dan – 2 practitioners.
Douglas Marshall (USA), 20 October 2002
The days leading up to the most recent seminar with Seki Sensei were like the days before Christmas (in the U.S.) when I was young. The anticipation made the preceding days go by slowly, and the night before the first day of the seminar I could hardly sleep. Read More
The International Seminar directed by AIKIKAI Hombu Dojo shihan S.Seki was conducted in Moscow on October 24-29, 2001. The seminar was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the foundation of Koinobori Aikido Dojo. About 130 people from 6 cities of Russia, as well as guests from Lithuania, USA, Poland, Armenia, and Japan, took part in the seminar.
V International seminar under direction of Shoji SEKI shihan in Koinobori dojo. November 14-20, 2000. Moscow
The seminar consisted of three parts: the main part (a total of 12 hours, with the number of participants at each practice not exceeding 40, which offered every participant a chance to practice directly with the Sensei), the overview part (3 hours, held in one of the practice gyms of the Russian State Academy of Physical Culture (RGAFK), with over 70 participants), and the examination (1 Dan – 9 examinees, 2 Dan – 5 examinees). Over 130 aikidoists actively participated in the seminar, representing five cities of Russia, all AIKIKAI dojos of Moscow, and including guests from Lithuania, the USA, and Armenia.
World Harmony Modeled on a Selected Dojo
Mikhail Kudashkin, November 25th, 2000.
Seminars on the level of those led by such people as Seki Sensei usually attract several hundred people, and unless you are an honored guest of the dojo, the chances that you will be able to actually work one-on-one with the master himself are very small. Read More