Aikido Institute had a great time hosting Ryuji Sawa Sensei again this year as part of his TAA workshop series. His insights, perspectives, and personal accounts of training with the founder are amazing, and we were honored to have him on the mat again. Special thanks to Rob Okun Sensei and Jason Yim Sensei from Mill Valley Aikido. Some photos of the event are posted below, taken by the Aikido Institute's Stephen Kilmer Sensei.
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