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2006

 

Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri Seminar with James Williams
When: October 28-29, 2006
Where: River of Life Martial Arts Center, Fort Washington, PA
Info: The River of Life Martial Arts Center is hosting a two day Seminar with James Williams Sensei, Kaicho of Nami ryu, October 28th and 29th , 2006. The focus of this seminar will be Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri on Saturday. The relationship and function between Kenjutsu and Aiki jujutsu will be taught on Sunday. Kenjutsu is the core of Samurai martial training and is the key to superior function and strategy. Please contact Richard Robinson sensei at rrobinson@jmsonline.com for further information.

Please contact Richard Robinson at rrobinson@jmsonline.com for further information.
Contact: Richard Robinson
Online: rrobinson@jmsonline.com

 


 

5th Annual Midwest Musha Shugyo; (Warrior's Pilgrimage) with James Williams
When: September 2-3, 2006
Where: Masa Katsu Dojo, Ames, Iowa
Info: In our fifth annual Midwest Musha Shugyo, we will be focusing our training equally on Nami Ryu Aikijujutsu and Kenjutsu/Iaijutsu. Other topics such as knife defenses are likely to be studied as well. Each day's training will start promptly at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm, with an hour break for lunch. For more information: Contact Garry Riedemann at garry@masakatsudojo.com


Registration Deposit:$75
Price (includes deposit):$200 if registered by August 10th
$250 if registered after August 10th
$300 after September 1st

Contact: Contact Garry Riedemann at garry@masakatsudojo.com
Online: garry@masakatsudojo.com

 


 

Nami Ryu Seminar at Dojo of the Four Winds
When: October 14-15, 2006
Where: Dojo of the Four Winds
Info: The Dojo of the Four Winds in Encinitas California is holding a seminar on Nami ryu with James Williams Sensei on October 14th and 15th. The main topics covered will be Kenjutsu and Aiki jujutsu. Kenjutsu is the Omote or outward manifestation of the Samurai bugei. Aiki jujutsu is the Ura or inner manifestation. The connection to Kenjutsu is the reason that classical jujutsu and aiki jujutsu is so sophisticated, simple, and effective. Seminar fee is $200. The seminar will run from 9am until 5pm both days. Hotel information is available upon request. There are restaurants within easy walking distance of the dojo for lunch. There will be a get together on Saturday evening for the attendees.


Contact: Jim O'Connell
Online: joconnell@alliantspecialty.com

 


 

James Williams Seminar in Pennsylvania
When: August 5th and 6th, 2006
Where: River of Life Martial Arts Center, Fort Washington, PA
Info: The River of Life Martial Arts Center is pleased to announce a seminar featuring James Williams of the Dojo of the Four Winds instructing a seminar in Nami ryu Aiki jujutsu and its associations with the practice of Iai jutsu and Ken jutsu. The seminar will be Saturday and Sunday August 5th and 6th, 2006
The cost will be $150 for the two days. $100 for one day.
Please contact Richard Robinson at rrobinson@jmsonline.com for further information.
Price: $100-150
Contact: Richard Robinson
Online: rrobinson@jmsonline.com

 


 

James Williams Seminar in Iowa
When: May 13 and 14, 2006
Where: Masa Katsu Dojo, Ames, Iowa
Info: On the weekend of May 13th & 14th at the Masa Katsu Dojo in Ames Iowa we will be hosting Sensei Williams in a Naginata jutsu seminar. The cost will be $200 for the weekend of training. This will be an excellent opportunity to get instruction in one of the other fascinating weapons of the samurai. For more in formation contact Garry Riedemann at kenjitsu@msn.com
Price: $200
Contact: Gary Riedmann
Online: http://namiryu.com/iowa2006.html

 


 

Namiryu Instructor's Seminar
When: March 2nd through 5th, 2006
Where: Dojo of the Four Winds, Encinitas, CA
Info: This seminar is for the approved instructors of Namiryu.
Price:
Contact: James Williams
Online: Read more about Namiryu

 


 

Strategic Solutions to Physical Conflict with Surefire Institute
When: February 20-22, 2006
Where: SiGARMS Academy
Info: The integration of edged weapon and unarmed combatives dates back thousands of years. This course integrates both of these aspects of CQB allowing the operator to smoothly transition between working empty handed or with a knife against an adversary who is either armed or unarmed. This course is appropriate for law enforcement, military, and those working in more covert venues. The ability to hide both intention and action is an integral aspect of this training. It is recommended that the student have taken the Solutions to Edged Weapons Engagement course prior to attending this class.
Price: $295
Contact: SiGARMS Academy
Online: www.sigarmsacademy.com

 


 

James Williams Seminar in PA
When: January 21 and 22, 2006
Where: River of Life Martial Arts Center, Fort Washington, PA
Info: James Williams of the Nami ryu will be teaching a two day seminar in Fort Washington, PA at the River of Life Martial Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday January 21 and 22, 2006. Please contact Rick Robinson for details through the http://yrjj.net/Jan06Seminar.html link. Follow the links to Yamabushi ryu and then to Seminars.
Price: $150
Contact: Rick Robinson
Online: http://yrjj.net/Jan06Seminar.html

 


 

2005

 

James Williams Tameshigiri Seminar in PA
When: November 5 and 6, 2005
Where: River of Life Martial Arts Center, Fort Washington, PA
Info: James Williams of the Nami ryu will be teaching a two day seminar in Fort Washington, PA at the River of Life Martial Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday November 5 and 6, 2005. Please contact Rick Robinson for details through the www.RiverofLifeCenter.net link. Follow the links to Yamabushi ryu and then to Seminars.
Contact: Rick Robinson
Online: www.RiverofLifeCenter.net

 


 

2 Day Systema Seminar with James Williams
When: July 16 & 17 2005
Where: Dojo of the Four Winds
Info: A full range Systema seminar where you will learn; the natural relaxed movements that teach your body how to protect itself, principles of the Russian system that can be applied to any situation and any art, to adapt these principles directly to your particular body type and ability.
Cost: $195 for both days of training
Contact: James Williams, james@bugei.com (760) 753-2060
Online: www.systemacalifornia.com

 


 

Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho Seminar
When: July 23-24 2005
Where: Yamabushi Dojo, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Info:This seminar will encompass both basic techniques for students who are still, reletively, new to the Sword Arts, and advanced cutting and drawing techniques for more experienced practitioners.
Contact: Sensei Rick Robinson @ 610 828 8486 or Email from the "contact us" page at www.yrjj.net

 


 

4th Annual Midwest Musha Shūgyō (Warrior's Pilgrimage)
When: September 3-4, 2005
Topics: Nami Ryu, Kenjutsu, Aikijujutsu, Iai jutsu
Price: Sept. 3 – Morning Introduction level/Afternoon Intermediate level: $120/person

Sept. 4 – Morning Intermediate level/ Afternoon Advances level: $120/person

Both Days: $200/person
In our fourth annual Midwest Musha Shūgyō, we will be focusing on Nami Ryu Aikijujutsu and Kenjutsu, and Iai jutsu though other topics such as knife and ground defenses are likely to be studied as well. Each day's training will start promptly at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm, with an hour break for lunch.
Contact: Contact Garry Riedemann at kenjitsu@msn.com

 


 

Improvised Weapons Seminar at Firearms Training Associates
When: September 17-18 (9:00am - 5:00pm) 2005
Where: Firearms Training Associates 14995 River Rd. Corona, CA 92880
About: YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS SEMINAR - A GREAT CLASS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!
The goal of this class is to give immediate, practical ability in self-defense using a myriad of tools available readily in any home or office. It is the most practical class that James Williams teaches. A key aspect of self-defense is the use of available tools that can be accessed easily. Everything from pens to rolled up magazines, when used properly, is very effective for self-protection. This seminar is going to show you how to defend yourself with what is normally available to you in your daily life. How to use them, when to use them, and where they can be placed or found for easy access.
This class would be excellent from women and teens down to about 14 years of age. If you are interested in personal defense, without the use of firearms to protect yourself and your family, this is the course to take. James Williams has over 4 and 1/2 decades of martial arts experience teaching and training. His ability to simplify and transmit this knowledge to the student means that you will learn the most in the shortest period of time. For more information on James go to www.dojoofthefourwinds.com and read the Instructor bio.
Firearms Training Associates highly recommends this class for entire families, single females and males living alone, anyone interested in adding to their knowledge of self defense and practical uses. Tell your friends/co-workers/family/etc. of this class. This class is being offered as a one time special class.
Contact: James Williams, james@bugei.com (760) 753-2060
Online:www.ftatv.com

 


 

Nami Ryu Aiki Ju Jutsu 2 Day seminar
When: September 24-25, 2005
Where:Dojo of the Four Winds (337 Melrose Dr. Encinitas, CA 92024)
Topics: Nami Ryu, Kenjutsu, Aikijujutsu, Iai jutsu
Price: Both Days: $195/person (Save $50.00 if paid by June 20th)
Contact: James Williams at james@bugei.com