Bill Witt Making 22nd Visit to Virginia Nov. 12-13, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. (7-28-16) - William Witt Shihan, 7th Dan and Morihiro Saito Shihan's senior student in the U.S., will be making his 22nd visit to Richmond Nov. 12-13, 2016.
The site will be the Brock Center at Randolph- Macon College in Ashland.
The fee is $70 for the entire seminar, with a reduced rate of $60 for early registration by Oct. 14, 2016, and $50 for Saturday only. Click here for directions to the college, and here for a campus map. For further information, call Bryan Park Aikido Chief Instructor Tim Sheldon at 804-477-4533 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Witt Shihan is primarily responsible for bringing the teaching of Saito Shihan to the United States. This is extremely important in the history of Aikido in the U.S., because Saito had a superior understanding of O Sensei's Aikido and the best understanding of O Sensei's weapons system.
O Sensei did not teach weapons to any great extent at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. He kept this training almost exclusively in Iwama. Weapons and Taijutsu go together in Aikido, as we've read, and if Bill Witt had not connected Saito Sensei with U.S. Aikido students, we might never have gained this understanding. See: The Man Who Built the Bridge to Iwama.
(Photos: Top left and right, Bill Witt Shihan at 2010 Gasshuku at Lake Tahoe.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Brock Center.
Directions to Home of Tim and Judy Sheldon
If you have any questions, my cell phone is 804-477-4533.
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