O’Sensei’s Life & Message with John Stevens


O’Sensei’s Life & Message
with Professor John Stevens, 7th Dan

Join Professor John Stevens, 7th Dan, and other senior Aikido teachers for an exciting day of live presentations and Aikido history, including a slide show of never before seen images of O’Sensei, the founder of Aikido.

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2010
Location: Mountain View Performing Arts Center

10:30 am – noon
Misogi Purification Practices:
Breathing, chanting, movement and sword and staff training at Pioneer Park, Franklin & Church Streets, Mountain View. ($15 suggested donation)

12:15 – 1:15 pm
Kirin Chinese Restaurant, 485 Castro Street, Mountain View.
Space is limited. ($20 per person – advanced payment required)

2:00 – 4:30 pm
Live demonstrations by a variety of senior Aikido teachers, including direct students of O’Sensei, with commentary by Professor John Stevens, 7th Dan.

O’Sensei’s Life & Message
John Stevens will speak and show unpublished images of O’Sensei, the Founder of Aikido, and his calligraphy.

4:30 – 5:30
Reception (in lobby following presentation).

John Stevens is an internationally acclaimed scholar and one of the foremost authorities on Aikido and Buddhist studies. Professor Stevens taught Eastern Philosophy at Tohoku Fukushi University in Japan for 35 years and has written over thirty books on Aikido, Buddhism and Asian culture.

For more information please visit http://www.itp.edu/aikido