Summer Intensive featuring Bruce Bookman Sensei - Aug 23-25, 2019

Posted on by Sensei Steve Erickson


BigRock Aikikai along with Aikido Tanren Juku are pleased to announce our summer intensive seminar with Bruce Bookman sensei of Tenzan Aikido in Seattle WA.  This event will be held at our main dojo location - 7004 5th Street SE, Bay G.

Register online here!

Fri Aug 23 ... 6:00 to 8:00 ... $40
Sat Aug 24 ... 10:30 to 12:30 ... $40
Sat Aug 24 ... 2:00 to 4:00 ... $40
Sun Aug 25 ... 10:00 to 1:00 ... $60

All sessions ... $140 (teen discount 50%)

We look forward to having students of all affiliations out to this great event.

Questions?  Please contact sensei here.

Bio of Bruce Bookman Sensei
Bruce Bookman’s career in aikido began in 1970 as a 12 year old at the New York Aikikai, under the direction of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan. Bookman became the youngest aikido blackbelt in America at the age of 15. Upon receiving his black belt, he became a member of the New York Aikikai teaching staff. At age 16, Bookman was dispatched to Mexico City to teach for two months as temporary chief instructor until a permanent teacher arrived from Japan. He moved to Tokyo to apprentice at the International World Headquarters at age 19. There he studied intensively with Kazuo Chiba Shihan and other prominent masters of aikido at the Headquarters dojo, including Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the son of the founder. He studied for two years and was promoted to 3rd degree blackbelt.

In addition to extensive cross training in boxing, tae kwon do, judo, iai-do, Bookman is a black belt professor of Brazilian jiu-jitsu with over 20 years experience.