The Shudokan Martial Arts Association (SMAA) is an international coalition of enthusiasts dedicated to promoting traditional Japanese budo and koryu bujutsu. The SMAA, a nonprofit corporation, is headed by an elite group of high-ranking Japanese and Western instructors whose backgrounds encompass many decades of studying and teaching the traditional martial arts and ways of Japan. To find out more about the SMAA, visit www.smaa-hq.com.
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,
WHERE: Taka no Ko Dojo, 299 Brent Street, Louisville, Kentucky40212USA