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!