Aikido and Calligraphy Seminar

Aikido and Calligraphy Seminar

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Aikido of Marshall

212 West Main Street

Marshall, WI 53559

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This unique seminar will focus on the relationship between Aikido and Shodo (japanese calligraphy). Participants will learn how to integrate, physically and mentally, Aikido training with calligraphy principles to manifest strong, vital energy.

Friday: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm (Intro and Calligraphy)

Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00pm (Aikido)/ Lunch break/ 3:00pm - 6:00 (Calligraphy)

Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm (Aikido/Calligraphy)

*Materials will be provided for the calligraphy practice!

Guest instructor is Esteban Martinez, 4th Dan Aikikai. Esteban is a Calligrapher, Aikido teacher and a Zen practitioner. He has studied Aikido since 1995 and Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) since 1998; a practice he took an interest in after completing Kenshusei training under Fumio Toyoda Shihan.

Martinez Sensei is a senior Aikido instructor at Zenshinkan Dojo, in Worcester, MA and has been commissioned to brush calligraphy worldwide. He learned Shodo under Maki Narita in Providence, RI. In 2010, he founded Gohitsu Shodo Studio and teaches workshops and online courses.