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Welcome to the 2015 Delta Common Ground Seminar!

This year’s seminar will be held at Aikido Nord du Lac in Mandeville, LA on Saturday, June 13th from 9:00 to 5:00 pm with breaks and a longer lunch break.

Five teachers and five styles will come together in the spirit of Aiki, exploration, and sharing across styles and affiliations, building and strengthening community, and opening ourselves to other ways of practicing and enjoying our shared art.

This year’s teachers will be:

Mike O’Quinn Sensei, Godan, Aikido Nord du Lac
Yordan Yordanov Sensei, Yondan, Aikido of New Orleans
Brian Levy Sensei, Sandan, NOLA Aikido
Weldon Mauney Sensei, Sandan, Gulf Breeze Aikido
Adrian Castillo Sensei, Shodan, Vicksburg Aikikai

Please pre-register here to reserve your spot.

The $15 seminar fee will cover a catered lunch.

The flyer will be available soon with more details and information, and will be posted on this page.

We have also set up a Facebook event page.

And we’ve posted some photos from last year’s Delta Common Ground here.

Aikidoists of all styles and affiliations are most warmly welcome.  And please help us spread the word…

We look forward to seeing everyone on the mats!


NOLA Aikido is excited to be hosting Lars Stjernstedt Sensei from Kenshinkai Aikido Visby in Gotland, Sweden, a long-time student of Endo Shihan (and one of his favorite ukes) who has also practiced in the lineage of Kobayashi Yasuo Sensei. His focus is on clarity, precision, and sharpness of technique while maintaining deep connection with the partner. We will spend the weekend exploring relaxed power which never needs to resort to force.

This will be Lars Sensei’s first spring seminar in New Orleans, and we are excited to get this chance to spend this time with him on the mats and out in the beauty of spring in our city!

The seminar flyer above is now available for download.

And pre-registration is now open.

More information is also availalble on Facebook and you can also ask questions there and communicate with NOLA Aikido Dojo-cho Brian Levy about the seminar as well as via our contact page.

For out-of-town guests, we can provide accommodations at the homes of our students, or suggest hotels, b and b’s, or hostels.  It is also possible to stay in the dojo.  Just email us if you would like help with this.

We look forward welcoming you to a great weekend on and off the mats with Lars Sensei who really embodies the gentle yet powerful nature of our shared art.

Aikidoists of all styles and affiliations are as always very warmly welcome!


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3909 Bienville Street, Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119