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Seminar for Dick Stroud

JANUARY 19, 1997

Picture of Dick Stroud throwing Bob Toabe in MIT Dojo

Taught by Kanai Sensei

and the Instructors of New England Aikikai

MIT's DuPont Gymnasium, upstairs

Located behind the Stratton Student Center off Massachusetts Avenue


portrait of MIT Aikido Club's Sensei Dick Stroud

It is a great honor for us that Kanai Sensei of New England Aikikai has agreed to lead this seminar. Professor Kanai is one of the last teachers to have studied with the founder of Aikido and has been teaching in the Boston area for over 30 years. He is technical director of the United States Aikido Federation and is very highly regarded in the world wide Aikido community. Dick began studying with Kanai Sensei over 25 years ago, and we consider New England Aikikai to be our parent dojo. We are very happy to finally be able to have him teach at our club.

The seminar will be held upstairs in MIT's Dupont Athletic Center, in the combined wrestling room and activities room. The entrance to DuPont is on the back right-hand side of the MIT Student Center, which is located across from MIT's main lobby at 77 Massachusetts Avenue. Parking should be available along Vassar St., Mass. Ave., Memorial Drive, or in various MIT parking lots.

There will be no charge for the seminar.

Classes from 10a.m. to 4p.m.

The schedule of classes will be tentatively as follows:

  • 10:00-11:00 - Yasu Itoh (5th Dan)
  • 11:00-12:00 - Sioux Hall (4th Dan)
  • 12:00- 1:00 - David Farrell (5th Dan)
  • 1:00- 2:00 - lunch
  • 2:00- 3:00 - Kanai Sensei (8th Dan)
  • 3:00- 4:00 - Kanai Sensei (8th Dan)

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