Piracicaba - SP - Brazil
Ricardo Lopez Sensei, from Argentina - 5th. Dan
July 6th and 7th., 2012

On July 6th. and 7th., 2012,  Ricardo López Sensei, 5º Dan, Director of  Shimbukan Argentina, was present for the fourth consecutive year in the city of Piracicaba (São Paulo), specially invited by the Sensei Roney Rodrigues, Chief Instructor of the Aiki Kaizen Dojo to dictate a Seminar,  and a Special Class of 2.30 hours, of Buki Waza, this time directed to the management of the stick (Jo).

Aiki Kaizen Dojo also is member of Sansuikai International, organization under the presidence of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, direct student of the founder Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei.

A very important amount of students and instructors, more than 80 this time, not only of Piracicaba, were present to enjoy this event, coming from different cities in the State of São Paulo

Among them we can highlight the following teachers:

Fabricio Sensei - Aiki Kaizen Dojo of Rio Claro.
Simão Sensei – Shobu Aiki Dojo of Ribeirão Preto.
Alessandro Sensei – Shobu Aiki Dojo of Ribeirão Preto.
Ivan Sensei - Kitao Dojo of Americana.
Paulo Sensei – Mokuso Budo Kyokai Dojo of São Jose de Rio Preto.
Brasil Sensei – Lenshinkan Dojo of Osasco.

Roney Sensei, Ricardo Sensei and Luciano Sensei

Also Roney Sensei and Luciano Sensei, organizers, Sady, Paulo, Rafael, Dionisio, Alice, Justino, Flavio, Andre, Mauro, among others, all of them of the Aiki Kaizen Dojo.

Completed the seminar were submitted to tests, for Shodan, Cesar Rodrigues (Piracicaba) and Rodrigo Deienno (Rio Claro), resulting in successful graduates.

As in others opportunities there was joy and companionship, inside and outside the tatami.
Really a meeting of friends.
Ricardo López Sensei, as always, appreciated all the attention received during his stay in Piracicaba, and sends everyone a big hug, hoping to find them again next year.


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