Jacques Payet Shihan SoCal Seminars from February 14th-18th

Jacques Payet Shihan, 7th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido, will be making his yearly visit to Southern California from Japan in a few weeks. It is a rare opportunity to train with such a highly ranked, extremely skilled, and compassionate master instructor. Many of you have experienced the seemingly “magical” aikido from Payet Shihan and we are once again inviting all the adult students, and a few selected youth and kids to join us in the upcoming seminar this year.nnPayet Shihan’s SoCal seminars are currently scheduled from February 14th-18th with the detailed times and pricing below.nn nnAIKIDO ON VENTURA (STUDIO CITY)n12418 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604nSaturday, Feb 14th, 2:00-6:00pmnSunday, Feb 15th, 11:00-2:00pmn$150 in advance*, $200 at the door; $100 in advance for Saturday only.n*For advance payment, mail check or money order (and make it payable to):nDavid Goldsteinn12324 Cantura St.nStudio City, CA 91604nQuestions or more info about Studio City classes, contact David Goldstein: 818-505-9225 or david.goldstein@pacificlife.comnn nnAIKIDO OF DEL MARn3800-A Mykonos Lane, San Diego, CA 92130nMain hall in the Boys and Girls ClubnMonday, Feb 16th, 6:30-8:30pm $50nTuesday, Feb 17th, 6:30-8:30pm $50nn nnENCINITAS AIKIDO (this is a second location of Aikido of Del Mar)n337 Melrose Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024nWednesday, Feb 18th, 4:30-6:30pm $50nFamily discounts available in the San Diego area upon request.n*For advance payment, mail check or money order (and make it payable to):nKevin Pickardn14375 El Vestido St.nSan Diego, CA 92129nQuestions or more info about San Diego classes, contact Kevin Pickard: 805-907-0782 or aikidodelmar@gmail.comnnOn Monday night, all students are invited to Flo Sensei’s home for our yearly “Dinner with Payet Shihan” immediately following the seminar. On Tuesday night all students and friends are invited to join us at “Double Happiness” in Del Mar after the seminar.

Jacques Payet shihan (7th dan Yoshinkan Aikido) gave us valuable tools to improve our aikido as well as our lives.

The flow of “ki” without physical strength can be a powerful pin.

Meeting an attack with gentle acceptance and no-yielding inner strength.
Jacques Payet (ジャック・パイエ, born August 24, 1957) is a practitioner of Yoshinkan-style aikido. He was the longest-serving non-Japanese uchi-deshi of Yoshinkan founder Gozo Shioda and is ranked Nanadan (七段, “7th degree”) in the Yoshinkan organization, with the honorific Shihan (師範, “mentor and model”). He is an off-site staff instructor at the Yoshinkan hombu dojo and the founder and head instructor of Mugenjuku dojo and the Mugenjuku Kenshusei program in Kyoto, Japan. He is also the originator of the well-known Senshusei Course, a translator of several important works in aikido, and a guest instructor in demand around the world.

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