Southern California Ki Society Combined Camp 2017 in Japan

Southern California Ki Society combined camp 2017 was conducted from October 18 to 21 at Ki Society Headquarters in Tochigi, Japan.   The camp was coordinated by our chief instructor, Clarence Chinn Sensei.

The four days camp included morning and afternoon seminars, and additional evening training.  The instructors were Tomonori Kobori sensei and president of Shinshin Toitsu Aikido Kai (Ki Society), Shinichi Tohei sensei.

People from USA (West coast, East coast and Hawaii), and also from around the world (Russia, Australia, Germany, Belgium and Tahiti), total about 70 people shared great experience during the four days camp in Japan.

Chinn Sensei was honored at the end of the seminar for his over 50 years of service in the Aikido community.

 

Aikido Club summer end dinner party at Rock and Brews ♪

On September 30 – the end of summer, Torrance Aikido Club members came together at Rock & Brews restaurant in Redondo Beach.  The members enjoyed delicious meals and rockn’ roll music….great combination with Aikido!

 

Torrance Aikido Club at Bunka Sai 2017

On April 23, 2017, Torrance Aikido Club members – four adults and one youth – returned to the Torrance Sister City Association‘s annual Bunka Sai Japanese Cultural Festival to demonstrate Ki Aikido. 

New Year with Kagami Biraki ceremony 2017

On January 9th, Torrance Aikido Club brought in the New Year with our Kagami Biraki ceremony. Chinn Sensei blessed the dojo, then students joined in with a rousing Misogi bell chant! The class ended with sushi, tea, pastries and other goodies. Here’s to another fruitful year!

 

 

Chinn and Grigsby Sensei Fall Seminar

Fall Seminar December 3rd and 4th

Ki Society members, we are gearing up for our next Fall Seminar.

This year, Southern California Ki Society will be hosting its Regional Fall Seminar on December 3rd and 4th, 2016 inside Studio 2 of the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, California. This studio is directly adjacent to our regular dojo space.

The seminar begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4 pm on both days. Meals will be served at lunchtime.

The two-day seminar is an excellent way for us to develop our Aikido and practice with members from other So Cal Ki Society dojos.

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