California Aikido Association www.ai.ki.do.org. The CAA is affiliated with Hombu Dojo, Aikido Headquarters, in Tokyo, Japan. The CAA has grown into a worldwide community and is fortunate to have within its membership many teachers with varied backgrounds and complementary skills. Thus the CAA embraces many stylistic and technical traditions but is guided by the physical and philosophical ideals established by the founder, Morihei Ueshiba.
Aikido Montreux www.aikidomontreux.com We are a fulltime dojo offering classes in Aikido, Yoga, and Meditation. Aikido Montreux is led by Patrick Cassidy, 6th dan Aikikai. Our dojo is committed to creating the opportunity for individuals to come together and study in an open environment that is both challenging and supportive.
Aikido Alliance Australia http://www.aikidoka.co/ Araki-Metcalfe Paul Sensei (Aikikai Yondan, 4th Dan black belt). Paul has over 30 years of Aikido study, knowledge, practice, experience, teaching and training, in New Zealand, Australia, USA, and has lived and trained over 8 years in Japan.
http://www.yagyushinkage-ryu.com/ Araki-Metcalfe Paul Sensei is the only International representative officially licensed to teach Kuroda Han, Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu, Heiho, Aratsu-Kai outside of Japan. A traditional sword style that has a well documented, distinguished and honorable history dating back well over 600 years. Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu was chosen by the last 3 Shoguns (warlords) of Japan as the number 1 sword style.
Tenzan Aikido Seattle www.tenzanaikido.com directed by Bruce Bookman, Chief Instructor. Tenzan Aikido is among the major Aikido centers in the United States, was founded by Bookman Sensei in 1980 (formerly Seattle Aikikai) and provides top level, instruction.
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Balance Studios www.balancestudios.net is Philadelphia’s premiere instructional source for Basic Jiu-Jitsu & MMA, Gracie Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Submission Grappling, Thai Boxing, Boxing, Yoga for Fighters, and Ashtanga Yoga.
Steve Kardian MMA and Fitness www.stevekardian.com Steve is one of only two Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in the Hudson Valley and he is certified under Relson Gracie Black Belt Phil Migliarese. One of the co-founders of the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the region.
(荒木夢仁斎源秀縄) in the last years of the Warring States era in Japan. The ryu was quite widespread at one time, well-known for its rough-hewn techniques, the provenance of ordinary foot-soldiers and at a later period of history, low ranking samurai/farmers.Araki-ryu is believed to have been founded by Araki Muninsai ( or Mujinsai) Minamoto no Hidetsuna
http://www.yagyushinkage-ryu.com/ a traditional Japanese Sword Style that is over 600 years old. Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu was chosen by the last three Shoguns, Warlords of Japan, as the number one swords style. Araki-Metcalfe Paul Sensei is the only International representative and foreigner to be granted permission to teach Kuroda Han Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu Heiho Aratsu-Kai outside of Japan.
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Nikki Cousins Ashtanga Yoga www.ashtangaireland.com teaching in Dublin, in Malahide and in Temple Bar.
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