Monday, May 3, 2010

SMAA California Seminar (2)

This is the second SMAA Seminar that will take place in California in 2010. Don't miss your chance to learn Japanese yoga, healing arts, and traditional martial arts from one of the founding members of the SMAA. H. E. Davey is a seventh dan in the SMAA Jujutsu Division and one of three SMAA Primary Directors. Here's all you need to know:

When: Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21

The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts
1053 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706

What: Japanese yoga, meditation and healing arts; Saigo Ryu aiki-jujutsu

Who: H. E. Davey--

With attending SMAA Senior Advisors:
Kevin Heard Sensei--
Ohsaki Jun Sensei—
Ann Kameoka Sensei—

Theme: Students will receive instruction in the Shin-shin-toitsu-do system of Japanese yoga and meditation. The focus will be on Shin-shin-toitsu-do’s unique massage-like healing techniques. These healing arts are especially useful to martial artists, who often suffer from sprains and strains.
Saigo Ryu aiki-jujutsu training will use of many of the principles of mind and body unification practiced in Shin-shin-toitsu-do, and it will focus on dynamic throwing and pinning techniques. Don’t miss your chance to learn a rarely taught system of authentic Japanese jujutsu, while you explore the connection between Japanese healing arts and martial arts.

No prior experience is needed in any of the above-mentioned arts. It is important, however, not to miss the first classes on November 20, which will introduce the basics of these disciplines.

Contact Information:, 510-526-7518

Cost: General public—$60 for all Japanese yoga/healing arts and martial arts classes, SMAA members—$40 for all Japanese yoga/healing arts and martial classes

Registration Deadline: A registration form will be e-mailed to all SMAA members. If you do not have Internet access, we can also mail you a form. All fees and a completed registration form must be received by the Sennin Foundation Center two weeks prior to the seminar. It will not be possible to register after this date, and space is limited. The Sennin Foundation Center reserves the right to close registration at any time when the maximum number of participants has been registered.