Aiki Connections VII – POSTPONED

**** Due to Covid 19, this event has been postponed until further notice.  We will reschedule for a future date, which we will announce when we know more.  We thank you for your patience.


Aiki Connections VII – with Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna
Course date : Saturday 30th May & Sunday 31st May 2020

Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna return to the UK in May 2020 for the 7th annual Aiki Connections weekend, in Ashford, Kent.

Those who have attended any of the previous six UK seminars will agree it is always a fantastic weekend, with all participants enjoying the great humour and sublime skills that are on offer.

With Howard and Joe’s Daito-ryu, seeing is not believing. In classic IHTBF (It has to be felt) fashion, most people’s reaction to seeing Howard and Joe in action is, quite naturally, doubt. In what we have seen countless times over the previous Aiki Connections weekends, the new participant grabs the teacher, loses their balance, looks confused and smiles from ear to ear. This is usually followed by the question “how do you do that?”.

If you have ever wanted to know the essence of famous saying attributed to Judo founder Kanō Jigorō, seiryoku zen’yō (Minimum effort, maximum effect), this is the ideal opportunity to experience it for yourself.

Read reviews of our previous Aiki Connections seminars here

Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna, long time students of Okamoto Seigo, the founder of Roppokai Daitō-ryū and a student of Horikawa Kodo Sensei (longest serving student of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu founder Takeda Sōkaku).


Howard and Joe are teachers of rare quality, profound, light-touch kuzushi, extensive technical knowledge and fine humour. Their lessons and technical insights into the practice of aiki are true treasures for any serious student of aikido, judo and many other arts.

Book your weekend ticket here via PayPal now, or leave a deposit to secure your place (non-refundable).
Saturday 30th May: 10am – 4pm
Sunday 31st May: 10am – 4pm

Aiki Connections Tickets

Location: Swan Centre, Turner Close, Ashford TN24 0PQ

(Despite what Sat Nav might say, the Swan Centre is only accessible by car via Turner Close, not Cudworth Rd)

If you need assistance with transport, accommodation or anything else that will enable you to attend or simply for more information, please email Phil Eyers. We very much look forward to training with all the participants, to catching up with old friends, and making new ones.

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