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Introduction to Zen and Aikido, CC 7/7

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Ron Wada
Unzan Graham Ross

Eventbrite - Introduction to Zen and Aikido (Jul/CC)

Saturday, July 7
1 - 4 pm
with Ron Wada and Unzan Graham Ross

Conference Center at 308 Page Street

Discover how Zazen and Aikido practices work together to enhance our ability to overcome internal barriers, find our center, and creatively engage with life as it is.

Aikido training helps us unify our mind, body and spirit in our center, and connect with others from that unified whole. When done together, Zazen and Aikido practices can blend, rub, spark, inspire and reinforce each other in subtle and far-reaching ways. In this introductory workshop we will apply a wholistic approach to mental, physical and spiritual development as we practice two profoundly useful life skills: (1) unifying our whole being to touch and be touched by others; and (2) learning how to fall safely. We will also practice basic Aikido sword movements to learn stance, centering, and body alignment. Designed for beginners, the practice will be gentle - the movements will involve the whole body and may be moderately aerobic.

Workshop fees: $40; $36 current SFZC members; $32 limited income

Registration: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.

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Ron Wada
Ron Wada holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and currently trains and teaches at Bay Marin Aikido in San Rafael, CA. He has 16 years experience teaching Aikido at beginning and advanced levels.

Unzan Graham Ross

Unzan Graham Ross has been practicing residentially at Tassajara since 2004. He was ordained by Ryushin Paul Haller in 2007 and was Shuso (Head Monk) in 2010. Graham currently serves as the Ino (Head of the Meditation Hall) at Tassajara and was one of the five people who met the fires at Tassajara in 2008. Graham received a 1st degree black belt in 2002 in the Saito Sensei lineage of Aikido.