Palo Alto, CA
Sofia University
Exploring O’Sensei’s Aikido & Zen Calligraphy:
A Two-Day Workshop with Robert Frager, 7th dan & John Stevens, 7th dan
From  Sat, October 05, 2013 at 10:00AM (Pacific)
To  Sun, October 06, 2013 at 6:00PM
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Exploring O’Sensei’s Aikido & Zen Calligraphy:

A Two-Day Workshop with Robert Frager, 7th dan & John Stevens, 7th dan

Saturday, October 5, 2013 
10:00am – 11am Training,  11:15 am – 12:15 pm Training
12:15 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 pm Weapons,  4 – 5:00 pm Training, 5:00pm – 5:30pm Testing

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (Aikido tests)
10:00am  – 11am Training, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Training,
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch 

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (Zen Calligraphy)
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Dojo, Sofia University

Enjoy a weekend of Aikido exploring both in theory and in practice O’Sensei’s most important principles, including working with fire (yang) and water (yin) and standing on the floating bridge of heaven.  
A participatory class on Zen calligraphy is offered Sunday afternoon, October 6. Brushes and other materials for this class will be supplied.  All are welcome to participate in one or both classes. 

Robert Frager, PhD is the founder of Sofia University.  He was a personal student of O’Sensei and has been practicing Aikido for 49 years.
John Stevens, is a Buddhist priest and professor of Buddhist Studies.  He has written over 30 books on Aikido and related subjects.  An accomplished calligrapher and curator of Buddhist art and calligraphy, he is also the author of Zen Brushwork: Focusing the Mind with Calligraphy and Painting.

Online registration will close on Friday, October 4th at Noon.  Registration will be taken at the door on Saturaday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.
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**Special Requirements:  For Aikido Training Class and Test, please wear Aikido uniform, bokken, jo – ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE CLASS MUST HAVE AT LEAST 6 MONTHS TRAINING IN AIKIDO.
For Calligraphy Class, please wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

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