Summer Retreat Videos and Webinars

This is the place for videos and webinars involving the Retreat instructors and advanced attendees. We’ll be adding more podcasts and other fun things for Aiki Summer 2016 really soon.

Aiki Summer Retreat Webinars

A Conversation with Michael Friedl Sensei and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Craig Fife Sensei and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Greg O’Connor Sensei and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Molly Hale and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Jeramy Hale and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Linda Eskin and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Chuck Hauk Sensei and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Paul Thomas and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

A Conversation with Johnny Newsome Sensei and Frank Bloksberg Sensei

Videos

Aiki Follies Video

The Instructors, the People and the Fun

Podcasts

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 1 — In this first episode, Frank Bloksberg shares an incident that happened in the 1970s when he was a trumpet player in the college marching band. Some guy, flanked by his friends, thought it would be a good idea to pick on him. Aikido excitement ensues. Don’t worry, no bullies were harmed in the creation of this story.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 2 — In Aikido Stories Episode 2, Michael Friedl Shihan tells of his first experience with aikido. At the time, in 1972, Friedl Shihan was a 2nd degree black belt in karate and had his own dojo. One of his students was also taking aikido and invited Friedl Shihan to check it out.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 3 — In Aikido Stories Episode 3, Michael Friedl Shihan tells of how he almost quit aikido and how his teacher, Clyde Takeguchi Sensei, lured him back in. It’s a great story.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 4 — In Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 4, Craig Fife Sensei tells of how he began his transition from outlaw biker to the great teacher we know today.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 5 — In Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 5, Craig Fife Sensei tells about an incredible training experience he had with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Aiki Summer Retreat.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 6 — In Aikido Stories Episode 6, Kimberly Richardson Sensei tells us 3 stories: about her early training with Mary Heiny Sensei, one of her first experiences as a chief instructor, and the highlight of our episode, about trying to catch a flight home a few days after 9/11.

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