An Open Invitation to all Aikido Students

I am writing this as an open invitation to all aikido students who wish to participate in our training center.

In order to insure the highest level of training, the retreats will be limited to twenty participants and divided into the levels of fundamentals, intermediate and advanced. The word Okugyo indicates the advanced level, yet the training will go into depth at each level. Each student will be required to pass all aspects of one level before participating in the next.

The Okugyo training will emphasize the spiritual as well as the physical aspects of aikido. Students will participate in daily meditation, reading and discussion, and other activities designed to help the student move towards an integrated understanding of Aikido.

It has long been my goal to create an environment for this kind of personal training. Okugyo seminars will not make any distinction between affiliation or rank, but will be open to all who approach it with a sincere and humble attitude.


William Gleason

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Okugyo Video

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jay Sensei's Nov 07 Okugyo Keiko Video

This is a compilation of Jay Senseis Keiko held at the Shobu Okugyo retreat in Vermont with Bill Gleason Sensei in November of 07. Often, Bill Sensei leads the morning class, and Jay Sensei leads the afternoon class to help us digest and retain what Bill Sensei presented that morning. Enjoy!