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12th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2016
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
11 - 15 July 2016
Facilitator: Rafael Oei Sensei.
Ueshiba Aikido Victoria

Thank you for making our 12th Aikido Warriors' Camp a success!

A weeklong overview of Aikido practice and philosophy,
and a summer refresher for our regular students.

Each day begins with morning warm-ups and a jog:
a light refreshing warm-up in the fresh morning air for students to move around as a team.

A team-game normally follows the jog, reinforcing the importance of
working together, being mindful of team mates, working out strategies,
leading the team, and delegating responsibilities.
Frisbee Game
Capture the Flag
Daily practice, with the observance of
Aikido etiquette and discipline.
International Football (Soccer)

Practising the Bow


Getting to know you...

Remembering everyone's name...
Setting personal goals and life statements...
... reflecting on etiquette, behaviour, and philosophy ...
Mini lecture
Ask: are my decisions propelling me toward my goal?
No excuses... be accountable... Blame and be lame ...
Working Together
Working Together

Picnic lunches...

Working together...
After the normal dojo warm-up, students
were brought through basic unarmed and weapons training.
Elbow Crawl Bokken
Elbow Crawl Bokken
Ikkyo, the first pinning technique
Tanto Dori

Forward Roll

Multiple attacks...
Kokyuho nage, breath throw

A question of trust... The Blindfold Obstacle Course

A central theme of the camps,
apart from technique, is the importance
of developing oneself from the inside:
proper and appropriate etiquette, respect,
discipline, self-reliance, accountability,
being responsible, and being
conscious of one's decisions and actions.

These will help when making decisions;
leading one in the direction of desired outcomes
in life and one`s life`s journey. These are explored through
games, and paired practice, and reflecting on these.

The other purpose for the annual camp is to give
first time students glimpse and an overview
of the practice of Aikido.


And of course students practice the Aiki-Jo, ...

and the Aiki-Ken

12th Aikido Warriors' Camp 11 - 15 July 2016
Thank you for an awesome, special and very meaningful week of Aikido practice!
Thanks also to our helpers, especially Mrs Gillam, and the Gillam family.
Have a most wonderful and enriching summer.
See you in the Dojo!

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