Aiki-jujutsu Seminar

Annual Nami ryu Aiki Heiho Seminar with James Williams Sensei

August 20-21, 2016 (Sat/Sun)
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Tuition
Single Day: $125
Both Days: $200

Student or Active Military
(with current ID)
Single Day: $99
Both Days: $150

Payment: Credit Card, Personal Check (with ID), Cash

Location: Sierra Athletic Club, 4774 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726
Saturday Dinner with Williams Sensei: Location to be announced

Registration: email Randy George at info@fresnoaikijujutsu.com or call (559) 906-4323

  • Seminar will focus on Aiki-jujutsu and sword-based (kenjutsu) principles and how they are used in modern day applications

ABOUT AIKI-JUJUTSU AND NAMI RYU

James Throwing Garron 1Aiki-Jujutsu is a hidden or inner art in that it is not possible to see what is really making the technique work. The basic tenet is never to oppose force with force, but to direct and utilize the power of the attack to overthrow the enemy with his own strength.

Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho is a school, or system (“ryu”), for training in the ancient martial arts that were exclusively used by the Samurai warrior caste. Nami ryu is a Sogo Bujutsu – the curriculum covers a wide range of bugei (“martial arts”), which encompass skills that were once necessary for the Samurai warrior in the performance of his martial duties. Nami ryu has its basis in kenjutsu and iaijutsu, Japanese sword combat arts.

ABOUT JAMES WILLIAMS SENSEI

James Close Guard resizedJames Williams as been studying martial arts since 1960 and teaching since 1975.

James has trained, competed in, and taught a number of different martial disciplines: Japanese, Okinawan, Chinese, Filippino, as well as the Brazilian system of Jujitsu as taught by Rorion and Royce Gracie.

His experience includes western wrestling, which he also coached, as well as competing in boxing and kickboxing.

His love of samurai martial traditions came with his study of the Yanagi ryu of the Yoshida han under Don Angier Sensei and the martial traditions of the Kuroda han and Komagawa Kaishin ryu as taught by Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei. James also studied Daito ryu Roppokai with Okamoto Seigo sensei.

To see more, visit James Williams official System of Strategy YouTube channel.

SEMINAR FAQ’S

  • Is the seminar open to everyone?
  • What should I wear to the seminar?
  • For those with Military, Police, or Correctional Experience.
  • Do I need a wooden practice sword (bokken), or a real sword or knife for the seminar?
  • Can I bring my sword or knife to the seminar?
  • I train in Aikido and/or Jujutsu. What will I learn at this seminar?
Yes, all arts and experience levels are welcome, although a solid understanding of falling and rolling is required. Please contact us in advance with any questions or for special rates for schools with more than five students attending.
Any martial arts uniform is fine. To purchase a jujutsu gi and/or hakama and kaku-obi (belt) please contact us (approximately $90 to $200 for full uniform).
We have many students who are active duty military and in law enforcement or security. Nami ryu is originally a weapons-based art so our approach is based on tactical movement that is practical for firearms training and personal defense.  Williams Sensei has an extensive history of teaching military and law enforcement so we highly encourage you to attend this seminar.
We will have extra wooden weapons on-hand but if you would like to purchase your own bokken please contact us well in advance of the seminar.  The cost of a bokken is approximately $89 plus tax & shipping.
Please do not bring any live or blunt weapons, including knives, to the seminar without prior permission. For safety reasons we will not allow them to be used during training. If you are a current student in our ruyha you are permitted to bring approved weapons.
Training in Nami ryu Aiki Heiho will help you explore the origins of other Japanese arts including Aikido, Judo and Jujutsu. By the end of the seminar you will have gained a better understanding of where techniques came from through the study of the sword and classical samurai weaponry.