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

Sunday, January 25, 1970


The fees for the retreat are $450 which includes the cost of your
training, food and renting the training space.

Retreat participants are asked to either pay in full or make a deposit
of $225 which becomes non-refundable 2 weeks prior to your retreat.

Once your registration has been accepted, please send a check made
out to "Shobu Okuygo" to Shobu Aikido of Ohio, 6537 Angola Road
Holland, OH 43528.

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