Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SMAA Kentucky Seminar

Fabian Sensei

SMAA Kentucky Seminar!

Sorry for the late notice, but Stephen Fabian Sensei will be teaching a special SMAA Seminar in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Fabian Sensei holds the ranks of Shihan and seventh dan in the SMAA, and he is a Director for the SMAA Jujutsu Division.

He will be presenting basic instruction to the public in Hontai Yoshin Ryu jujutsu, an authentic and ancient version of Japan’s oldest form of martial art. People attending the seminar will need some prior experience with falling safely (ukemi), but Fabian Sensei is willing to work with people with all levels of martial arts ability. SMAA members will receive discounted training and have a chance to learn dynamic throwing and grappling techniques from one of the SMAA’s best teachers. 

Fabian Sensei is the author of Clearing Away Clouds: Nine Lessons for Life from the Martial Arts. He learned Hontai Yoshin Ryu in Japan, where he studied with the 18th and 19th generation headmasters of this ancient martial art. People outside of Japan rarely have a chance to study an authentic form of Nihon jujutsu, and we hope SMAA members will attend this important event. Here’s all you need to know:

WHEN: August 4, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Taka no Ko Dojo, 299 Brent Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40212 USA
COST: $30 general public, $20 SMAA members
CONTACT: Brian Barnes Sensei,, 502-338-1338 

You can read more about Fabian Sensei here: and you can see him in action here:

This is a great opportunity to practice with one of the highest ranking teachers of classical jujutsu living outside of Japan. We hope to see everyone on August 4!