9th Annual Sugano Shihan Summer Camp

The 9th Annual Sugano Shihan Summer Camp was a great success this year with our special guest, Philip Lee Shihan from Aikido Shinju-Kai. Watch the latest video from the event and read the exclusive interview as Philip Lee Shihan shares his experience with the Aikido community.

From USAToday:

“I was attracted to the gracefulness of Aikido as well as the philosophy of Aikido. The way the movements are executed, the way how a partner can be easily thrown off effortlessly and as well as the effectiveness and practicality of every lock.” – Philip Lee Shihan

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) June 20, 2019

On June 1-2, 2019, Newport Beach Aikido welcomes Philip Lee Shihan, founder and chief instructor of the Aikido Shinju-Kai network of dojos in Singapore as the honorary guest for the 9th Annual Sugano Shihan Summer Camp. During the two day seminar, the students of Newport Beach Aikido were fortunate to experience the highest quality of Aikido training from both Chief Instructors, Gentil Pennewaert Shihan (6th Dan) and Philip Lee Shihan (7th Dan). With over 30 years of Aikido experience, both Shihans carry a strong commonality – they are both passionate about teaching Aikido and have dedicated their lives to furthering the growth of Aikido locally and internationally.

Nestled among the majestic mountains in Big Bear, Newport Beach Aikido students and their families were in for a treat with a full schedule of Aikido training, yudansha (black belt) testing, and weapons training like samurais among the fresh pine trees. Pennewaert Shihan offered an exclusive Shiatsu class during the last session where students learned how to apply Shiatsu onto their partners.

“Our students look forward to this special seminar every year which started as an event to commemorate the late Seichii Sugano Shihan. Every year, we invite top Aikido masters (Shihans) from around the world to join us and bring their unique experience to enlighten our students. We are so thankful that this year that Philip Lee Shihan was able to join us with his son, Aloyseus Lee, also a remarkable Aikido instructor in Shanghai, says Gentil Pennewart Shihan of Newport Beach Aikido.”

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