Winter Gasshuku

Special training workshops or “gasshuku” are events that bring students together to focus on a specific topic or experience a guest instructor‘s approach to aikido. Since our first gasshuku in 2016, MWA has held these types of sessions to foster more intensive training opportunities for our students.  Workshops are held in a single day at the MWA locations throughout the year. Participation is limited to a maximum 25 students per session.  Students and the instructor experience more personal interaction using this format.

Miho Lloyd and Lisa Ernst demonstrate aikido technique.

Saturday January 26, 2019 Miho Lloyd (4th dan) will be the Winter Gasshuku guest instructor. She is the chief instructor and dojo-cho of Helena Aikido. Her Aikido training started in 1982 briefly with Ki Society, then at Aikikai headquarters under Ueshiba Kisshomaru sensei and the 3rd Doshu: Ueshiba Moriteru sensei (then waka sensei “young sensei” at the time). 

Lloyd’s affiliation is through Kumano Jyuku Dojo, Shingu, Japan under the tutelage of Tasaka Mitsuo shihan, 7th dan.  Kumano Jyuku Dojo was established by the late Hikitsuchi Michio sensei, 10thdan at the behest of O-sensei in 1953.  Sugawa dojo-cho is the current successor of Kumano Jyuku Dojo.   Lloyd also holds Menkyo Kaiden (license of total transmission) of Shinto Muso Ryu, a 400 year old classical martial art.

MWA gasshuku are open to aikidoka of all levels regardless of rank or school affiliations. Please be mindful of the keiko (training session) start times which are 9:00 a.m. – noon and 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  We ask that student’s help to defray the cost of conducting these sessions by making a contribution using the above link and at the same time registering for the limited space event. The link has a suggested amount of $30, but registrants may contribute any amount they wish.  Be sure to use the “drop down” menu to indicate LLOYD WORKSHOP for this event.  You will receive a separate confirmation email once your registration is processed.

This event will be hosted at the MWA Livingston dojo.