The work shops review and expand the principles of the system Dan has developed and taught successfully to hundreds of students and teachers from a wide range of martial arts. Dan will outline the training in such a way as to make the relevancy to martial movement immediate, clear and accessible. Included will be:
-> A presentation of how the martial arts take advantage of natural and common postural failures and methods for building a martial body that moves antithetical to the principles most martial arts use as their foundation for defeating the common body frame.
-> How the trained body can begin to take care of itself automatically in a live environment.
-> An emphasis on specific training tools (solo and paired) to develop internal power, and specifically how it relates to aiki connections in a martial context.
-> Creating and maintaining a structure supported on all sides and how to strengthen it with breath training exercises.
The material covered; while benefiting aikido greatly will not be "specific" to just the aiki arts like Aikido and Daito ryu, but any grappling or striking art, so teachers from other disciplines are welcome.
These are closed workshops with no pictures, video, or visitors allowed. Participants are required to fill out an application to be considered for a spot. People may or may not be accepted by Dan Harden's sole discretion. Preference will be given to those who have attended previous workshops.
Please contact the Aikido Sangenkai for further information:
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The Aikido Sangenkai is a non-profit volunteer group in Honolulu, Hawaii dedicated to researching and training in the art of Aikido.