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DiAnne Shihan Seminar

posted May 15, 2013, 3:53 AM by Edward Borrego   [ updated Jun 29, 2013, 3:30 AM ]
We are happy to announce our 1st seminar featuring Lorraine DiAnne Sensei! DiAnne Sensei, 6th dan, shihan, is the chief instructor of Westside Aikido in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Pre-Registration is Closed.  Registration will be open before practice on Saturday and Sunday.

When: June 29 - 30

 Saturday Schedule
 Sunday Schedule
 10:00-11:00  General Practice
 10:00-11:15  General Practice
 11:15-12:15  Weapons Practice
 11:30-12:45  Weapons Practice
 12:15-2:00  Lunch Break
 2:00-3:00  General Practice
 3:15-4:15  Weapons Practice
 4:30-5:30  General Practice

Both Days $95 ($80 if pre-registered), Saturday Only $70 ($60 if pre-registered), and Sunday Only $35 ($30 if pre-registered)

Where: Multipurpose Room in the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
University Entrance: 800 Florida Ave NE

Gallaudet University is a short walk from the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro stop on the Red Line.

The 90 and 92 lines run to NoMa-Gallaudet as well as Florida & 7th Street, near the university. 
Click Here for timetables.

Click Here for Driving Directions to Gallaudet University
Parking is available behind the Field House.

All levels of experience and styles are welcome! 
Please bring your own bokken and jo to participate in the weapons classes.
Lorraine DiAnne Sensei

"DiAnne Sensei has been doing aikido for over 40 years. She first studied with Tai Unno at University of Massachusetts in 1970. and later trained under Mitsunari Kanai and Yoshimitsu Yamada Senseis. She traveled to Japan in 1976 for training at Aikikai Hombu Dojo where also received private training from Kazuo Chiba. She returned to the U. S. in 1979 and opened Amherst Aikikai with Paul Sylvain. She was invited to become chief instructor of Aikido of Berkeley in 1985 to replace the late Steve Sasaki. She returned to the eastern U. S. in 1987 and opened her own dojo, Westside Aikido, in Springfield, Massachusetts in October of 1988. She is a member of U.S. Aikido Federation Western Region teaching committee and also holds a 6th dan in Iaido.

"When you take ukemi for somebody, you have to attack them for real. And when you attack somebody, you give your life. It's like you forget about holding back anything, it's just about you and your giving."

--- Lorraine DiAnne Sensei

Edward Borrego,
May 19, 2013, 2:03 PM