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We are proud to present Sensei Daniel Toutain 6th Dan Aikikai

5th - 6th October - Taijutsu & Bukiwaza Seminar


Sensei Daniel is a highly experienced aikidoka. He started his study of aikido in 1968. He studied under Noro Sensei and Tamura Sensei before following Saito Sensei from 1992.  He was awarded his 6th Dan by Saito Sensei in 2002. He travelled many times to study in Iwama.  He is the head of The Fundamental Aikido Association and has more than 30 affiliated dojos in Europe and North Africa, with many thousands of students. His aikido biography can be found here (via a Google Translate page).  Some examples of his taijutsu and weapons techniques can be found via these YouTube videos.



Sensei will be teaching Taijutsu on Friday and Bukiwaza (Iwama-style weapons techniques) on Saturday.


Friday 5th October Registration from 18.00
Training - 18.30 - 20.30
Saturday 6th October
Registration from 09.30
Training - 10.00 - 16.00

**There are only one or two places left for the Friday evening class.**

There will be a meal with Sensei on the Friday evening at Coreys Mill Beefeater for those who are at the Friday evening training. The cost of this is payable nearer the time.


The seminar will be held at Marriotts Sports Centre, off Telford Avenue, Stevenage, SG2 0AN

Details of local hotel accommodation can be found here.

The dojo is easily accessible from J8 of the A1M and is close to Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport and a mainline train station (East Coast Line).

What does it cost?

Friday and Saturday 65

Saturday only 45

Who can train?

Anyone with proof of current public liability insurance to train aikido (preferably BAB) who is 18 or over.

What do you need to bring?

Bokken and Jo as well as proof of insurance. If you do not bring proof of insurance, you will not be able to train.  There are limited shopping facilities near the dojo, so it would also be advisable to bring some lunch and other refreshments.

What should I do now?

Book now to secure your place. No place is guaranteed without payment.

If you have any questions, please contact us.