Aikido Club at OCBC
Orange County, California
Adults: Monday & Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00.
Kawakami, 6th Dan, Seidokan Aikido
Kawakami Sensei teaches the principles of Aikido through an emphasis on breathing, posture, and the correct distribution of tension and relaxation in the body. He is often heard reminding students to relax their upper body, to stand up straight, and to pay attention to harmonizing with the attacker now, in the present. To focus on throwing the attacker separates the mind and body, interfering with the effective execution of technique. When the mind and body are unified, the result is seemingly effortless techniques that are nonetheless effective and efficient. More importantly, mind-body unification will lead to calmness under stress, awareness and the ability to respond effectively and appropriately to the demands of everyday life.
Roderick Kobayashi, Founder, Seidokan Aikido
Seidokan Aikido Seidokan means "sincere" or "fundamental truth." Seidokan Aikido is a style of Aikido developed by the late Roderick Kobayashi. It stresses the on-going analysis and refinement of techniques with the goal of making them more efficient, while still conforming to the principles of Aikido. Mastery of Seidokan Aikido requires students to focus on the principles of Aikido, including unifying mind and body, extending Ki (energy), and acting within one's range of effectiveness.
South Dale Avenue
is one-half mile east of Beach Blvd. The parking lot is the second driveway
north of Ball Road. The dojo is in the Social Hall at the right rear corner
of the parking lot.
Kawakami, 6th Dan
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