Anniversary & Birthday Seminar
We are proud to invite you to 2020’s Big Anniversary and Birthday Seminar. August 6 to August 9 – 2020 Torsby, Sweden. We hope that you want to join us and celebrate Torsby Aikido club 40 year and Lasse Sensei’s 75th Birthday.
The main instructors for this Seminar are:
Lars-Göran “ Lasse” Andersson Sensei 7 Dan and
Mark Larsson Sensei 6 Dan, USA
Lasse Sensei and Mark Sensei have a longtime friendship and they have held several seminars together in Sweden, USA and Japan. They have more than 80 years of Aikido experience together.
Additional instructors will be:
Niklas Sensei 5 Dan and Pär Sensei 5 Dan
Niklas Sensei and Pär Sensei has been Long term students of Lasse Sensei they have also been a part of Torsby Aikido club for a long time.
Accommodation: Dojo, Hotels, Hostels.
All accommodation should be booked of the participants themselves.
Bring sport shoes for indoor or outdoor training, and jo and bokken. All participants must be fully insured.
In connection with this seminar is the opportunity of a short Uchideshi week before with Lasse Sensei (2/8-6/8).
More info about uchideshi please contact:
Lars-Göran “Lasse” Andersson, Sensei started training in the middle of sixties for Jan Beime and Ichimura in Stockholm, he moved to Gothenburg in 1969 where he started helping Karl Hanson with aikido training in Gothenburg Judoklubb (from there later developed Gothenburg Aikido club). Lasse traveled along with Tomita-sensei to the birthplace of Aikido, Iwama, Japan in 1972, and then he went back there again next year (1973) he stayed as a live-in/direct student (uchi-deshi) for six month at the Founder’s Dojo under Master Morihiro Saito. Lasse moved to Torsby in 1979 and started Torsby Aikido Club, many years later, his dream come true when he could build his own dojo and start Svenneby Aikido Club.
In 1994 Lasse received the degree of 5th dan from Master Morihiro Saito and 2019, he received 7 dan from the World Aikido Federation (Aikikai) Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.
Today, Lasse has Uchidechi weeks at his own Dojo, and Lasse continues to teach Aikido at seminars both nationally and internationally, he has many appreciated training camps around the world. He visit and practicing Aikido at many sites around Sweden and Worldwide.
Mark Larson Sensei began Aikido in 1990. Mark Sensei’s Aikido studies took him to Japan in 1992 where he was introduced to Master Morihiro Saito at the birthplace of Aikido, Iwama, Japan, in 1993, and he learned and trained as a live-in/direct student (uchideshi) under Master Morihiro Saito at the Founder’s Dojo until Saito Shihan’s passing in 2002.
Mark Sensei received 5th Dan and the highest weapons (Aiki-ken, Aiki-jo) certification (menkyokaiden) from Morihiro Saito Shihan in 2001, and he received 6th Dan from the World Aikido Federation (Aikikai) Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan, in 2013.
Mark Sensei traveled extensively with Morihiro Saito Shihan serving as his main uke, otomo (personal attendant), and translator from 1997-2002. Today, Mark Sensei continues to teach Aikido seminars both nationally and internationally. He is the founder and Chief Instructor of Minnesota Aiki Shuren Dojo, Nowthen, MN, USA (est. 2002), and Chief Technical Advisor for various Aikido Dojos both in the USA and Japan.
Niklas Björklund Sensei started training at Torsby Aikido Club under Lasse Sensei in 1984.
Today he still train and teach both children and adults in Torsby Aikido club and are a member of the board. In the early 90s Niklas Sensei founded Sunne Aikido Club and was Dojo Cho / responsible instructor and chairman for almost 10 years. Niklas Sensei was live-in/direct student (uchi-deshi) at Iwama Dojo the birthplace of Aikido in 1996 under Master Morihiro Saito there he also meet Mark Larson Sensei. Today Niklas Sensei train actively and visit regularly several Dojo’s in Sweden. He visit and train on seminar both aboard and Sweden. Niklas Sensei have also the privilege of being invited to instruct and have seminars in Sweden.
Niklas Sensei recived 3 Dan Iwama Ryu and 3 Dan Bukiwasa (Aiki-ken, Aiki-jo) certification from Master Morihiro Saito in 2000. Niklas Sensei holds the rank of 5th Dan Aikikai, Shidoin,
Pär Dahlström Sensei started training at Torsby Aikido Club under Lasse Sensei in 1993.
Today he still train and teach both children and adults in Torsby Aikido club and are a member of the board. Pär Sensei have youth classes in Sysslebäck as part of Torsby Aikido Club. Pär Sensei has been live-in/direct student (uchi-deshi) at Iwama Dojo the birthplace of Aikido under Master Morihiro Saito and for Pat Sensei USA. Today Pär Sensei train actively and visit regularly several Dojo’s around Sweden. He visit and train on seminar both aboard and Sweden. Pär Sensei have also the privilege of being invited to instruct and have seminars in Sweden.
Pär Sensei holds the rank of 5th Dan Aikikai, Shidoin