to Long Island Aikikai


Summer Intensive

Join us for the annual Summer Intensive practice at the Long Island Aikikai. This year, we will be showcasing classes designed to help supplement our Aikido practice and enrich our understanding of Japanese martial arts as a whole. Lunch and after-seminar BBQ is provided with the seminar fee, and students will be able to try their hand at Tameshigiri (target test cutting) at the conclusion of the classes.


Long Island Aikikai


July, 2nd 2016

Class Schedule:

10:30am - 11:45am / Introduction to Iaido - The LIA's Iaido instructor, Kevin Loughlin, 4th Dan (Iaido), 2nd Dan (Aikido) will be leading the first class. Under his tutelage, the LIA's students have placed in Iaido competitions. Loughlin-sensei is also a member of the LIA's Aikido teaching staff. Aikido and Iaido are intricately related due to both being rooted in the art of the sword. This class will introduce Iaido to Aikido students who wish to further their studies in Japanese martial arts. 12:00pm - 1:15pm / Aiki Principles in Grappling - Christopher Bradshaw, 3rd Dan has dedicated most of his life to studying martial arts and has extensive experience in jujitsu and the grappling arts, and will be leading this second class. An integration of grappling techniques into the study of Aikido provides a practical approach to the sometimes underestimated art. By merging the principles of Aikido with hands-on grappling, students will repertoire of real world applications. 1:15pm - 2:15pm / Lunch 2:30pm - 3:45pm / Advanced Ukemi Studies - Adam Pilipshen, 5th Dan has been studying Aikido under Edward Hagihara Shihan for 20 years and has honed his focus on the art of Ukemi. This last class will cover the fundamentals of ukemi and how it relates to advanced Aikido principles in henka-waza (switching techniques) and kaeshi-waza (counter techniques.) 4:00pm - 5:00pm / Tameshigiri - The Japanese art of "target test cutting" with rolled straw mats. BBQ after.

Event media: