2016 Year in Review

Our 2016 Annual Update is now available for download in PDF format. Learn about our initiatives, achievements, and insights from last year.  

One Comment On “2016 Year in Review”

  1. Dear Sensei: My name is Richard Price. I am a rokudan and active member of the teaching and testing committee with the Aikido World Alliance under Andy Sato Shihan.
    I am also a retired police officer from North Carolina. I am always interested in anything dealing with practical knife training for police officers. I have a training business called Aikido for Law Enforcement Tactical Training, LLC. I teach both state and federally both nationally and internationally tactical aikido training for police, corrections and mental health professionals. I love aikido techniques for controlling the subject. It certainly helped keep me safe on the street for twenty years. I have adapted a military knife fighting stance for simplicity, easy to teach to new people and for controlling the blade, then plugging in aikido techniques and disarms. I have never felt the attacks in formal aikido were practical and have always taught from a variety of strikes, slashes, overhead attacks, etc. Part of the training I do is with drills with the ASP red knife and the SHOCKKNIFE. I would enjoy reviewing your work and offering a constructive evaluation.
    I may be in your area in June of this year visiting friends. Yours in Aiki, Richard Price

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