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April 2017 Aikido Seminar, with Michael Friedl Shihan

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This April we are excited to be welcoming for the very first time seventh dan Michael Friedl Shihan of Aikido of Ashland in Oregon. Sensei will be teaching with us from April 7th to 9th, 2017. All are welcome to come train and learn with this master instructor who has been practicing aikido for over 45 years.

FRI, April 7th

Children’s Session (6-13)


Adults(14+)

SAT, April 8th

Adults (14+)


Saturday event

SUN, April 9th

Adults (14+)

  • All days Students: $80, Adults: $120

  • Friday Children: $20, Students: $25, Adults: $40

  • Saturday Students: $40, Adults: $50

  • Sunday Students: $40, Adults: $50

About Friedl Sensei

Michael Friedl is a 7th degree black belt in Aikido. He has also studied Shorei/Kempo Karate and Tai Chi. Friedl Sensei began his Aikido training in 1972 under Clyde Takeguchi Sensei in Madison, Wisconsin. Friedl Sensei became a live-in student (also known as a uchi deshi) for Takeguchi Sensei from 1975-1977 in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1978 Friedl Sensei established a dojo in Burlington, Vermont. He relocated to Ashland, Oregon in 1979 and started a small club. Friedl Sensei affiliated with Frank Doran Sensei in 1979 and has been a student of Doran Sensei since that time. Friedl Sensei was uchi deshi for Saito Sensei in Iwama, Japan from 1981-1983. There he studied weapons intensely and the Iwama style of weapons remains a strong influence in his weapons style to this day. Friedl Sensei returned to Ashland in 1986 and started a dojo at the Ashland YMCA in 1987. In July of 1994 Aikido of Ashland opened it’s doors to dojo members. Friedl Sensei is a member of the Teaching Committee of the California Aikido Association. Aikido of Ashland is one of the dojo in Division 2 of the California Aikido Association (CAA). The CAA has a direct link to Hombu Dojo, the Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and the Ueshiba Family.

See you on the mat in April.

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