Some photos from O Sensei Revisited III, in Occidental, CA. This very rich, full event is led by Robert Nadeau Shihan, and many of his senior students also teach there. Some of the instructors from this year were Jack Wada, Richard Moon, Elaine Yoder, Susan Spence, Jackie Cossman, Denise Barry, Roy and Paul (my apologies – I need to learn their last names), and our own Dave Goldberg. Also, Mary Heiny Sensei was there participating in discussions and Q&A sessions about O Sensei. Thank you to each of them, and everyone who organized and ran the event (Kenny, Brad, … probably a dozen others, too). And thanks to Jamie for shuttling us from the airport to camp, and back. Already looking forward to next year!

Chatting with Robert Nadeau Shihan

After his classes at the Aiki Summer Retreat 2013, Nadeau Shihan stayed to talk with a group of us about O Sensei, Nadeau’s time training in Japan, and taking the principles of Aikido into the world in other contexts.

I chose to train at Aikido of San Diego in part based on Dave Goldberg Sensei’s affiliation with Nadeau, who I was familiar with before I started checking out local dojos. The man is a force of nature, and has had (and continues to have) a huge influence on Aikido in California and beyond. It was a privilege to be able to sit and talk with him.

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