In this first episode, Frank Bloksberg shares an incident that happened in the 1970s when he was a trumpet player in a 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.
Please join us for Craig Fife Sensei’s Seminar, January 25-27, 2019. The seminar is at Aikido’Ka, 142 East McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA.
Please join us for Craig Fife Sensei. You are in for a treat. Fife Sensei is an extraordinary aikido instructor and an absolutely first-rate person. He is, without question, one of my favorite people to train with. I simply do not miss an opportunity to train with him, if I can possibly help it.
You will enjoy yourself and learn a tremendous amount at this seminar.
Craig Fife Sensei is the founder and chief instructor of Aikido Northwest. Since 2013, Fife Sensei has been one of the headliners of Aiki Summer Retreat, with Michael Friedl Shihan and Kimberly Richardson Sensei. He began his aikido training in 1973 in Boise, Idaho. Fife Sensei currently holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt), from the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. This rank was awarded to him by his teacher, Frank Doran Shihan.
In addition to Fife Sensei’s personal study of Aikido, he has been actively teaching Aikido since 1980. Fife Sensei has also been a student of Iaido since 1990 and currently holds the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt) from the All United States Kendo Federation. Fife Sensei is President of the California Aikido Association.
For more information and to register for the seminar, go to the Craig Fife Sensei Seminar page. You will also find there links to two really fun and interesting podcasts I did with Fife Sensei.
I just put together this 20-second video. I hope you like it!
We had a wonderful time at Michele Simone Sensei’s seminar over the weekend!
I expect to able to post a bunch of photos soon.
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