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Iaido 9 Forms

At a Minnesota Aiki Shuren Dojo Spring Seminar, we enjoyed the opportunity to cross train in the art of the spear, bayonet and also in Iaido.

1st Bokken Suburi

Ichi no Suburi. Taught by Morihiro Saito Shihan

2nd Bokken Suburi

Ni no Suburi. Taught by Morihiro Saito Shihan

Ki Musubi no Tachi

The sword blending exercise.

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Winter-Spring 2021 Session – Daytime

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Iaido 9 Forms

At a Minnesota Aiki Shuren Dojo Spring Seminar, we enjoyed the opportunity to cross train in the art of the spear, bayonet and also in Iaido.

Adult 7th Kyu

The first test for adult students. Curriculum updated 2020.

Aiki Shuren Seminar – March 2018 – Elk River

Five of us traveled to Elk River and had a wonderful time training with the Minnesota Aiki Shuren dojo, Mark Larson Sensei and aikidoka from all over the US and Canada.

Iwama Video

Video featuring Saito Shihan and long-term student, Mark Larson Sensei

Keys in Self Defense

An interesting take on the subject and I totally agree about the...

Aikido Journal Resources

Hello friends, A few of us have discussed the changes at Aikido...

Aikido as a Self Defense

Stefan Stenudd:
I first came across aikido as a teenager, and was immediately taken by the genius of its martial art principles – its strategy, if you will. Taisabaki, the evasive movement, would work against the most ferocious charge.

Winter-Spring 2021 Session – Daytime

Please register as soon as possible. There is a class maximum of 12 students.

ASF Kids 4th Kyu test

ASF youth students performing the 4th kyu test in Iwama Shinshin style.

Escaping Zip Ties

A skilled kid demonstrates a simple way to break zip ties secured...

Keys in Self Defense

An interesting take on the subject and I totally agree about the...

Aikido as a Self Defense

Stefan Stenudd:
I first came across aikido as a teenager, and was immediately taken by the genius of its martial art principles – its strategy, if you will. Taisabaki, the evasive movement, would work against the most ferocious charge.

Escaping Zip Ties

A skilled kid demonstrates a simple way to break zip ties secured...

Adult 7th Kyu

The first test for adult students. Curriculum updated 2020.

Youth 8th Kyu (purple stripe belt)

The second test for youth students. Curriculum updated 2020.

Youth 9th Kyu (gold stripe belt)

The first test for youth students. Curriculum updated 2020.