Monday, June 29, 2009

June SMAA California Seminar--Part 1

On June 27 and 28, 2009 the second event in the 15th Anniversary SMAA Seminar Series took place in California at the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts. This is the first of two seminars that will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate the 15th birthday of the SMAA. The next SMAA California Seminar will be presented in November of 2009.

Classes were offered at the Albany dojo in Shin-shin-toitsu-do (Japanese yoga & meditation) and Saigo Ryu martial arts, with an emphasis on jujutsu. The featured instructor was H. E. Davey, SMAA Jujutsu Division seventh dan. Ohsaki Jun Sensei and Kevin Heard Sensei, both SMAA Senior Advisors, also participated in martial arts training at the event. Ann Kameoka Sensei, Ikenobo flower arrangement expert and SMAA Senior Advisor, took part in the Japanese yoga portion of the weekend.

This is the first of multiple posts that will explain, and show in photos, how much fun everyone had at this important seminar. Keep checking back for more updates about the June SMAA California Seminar.