We are excited to announce a special live-streamed Zoom seminar class taught by Lars Stjernstedt Sensei this Saturday, August 22nd at today at 12 pm CDT (19:00 CET!)

Register to receive the Zoom link for the seminar class.

The seminar is by donation, and all proceeds will go to support Stjernstedt Sensei and NOLA Aikido as we continue to bring this practice into the world.

Suggested donation: $20

Donate via Paypal: paypal.me/nolaaikido

(If that’s too much, pay whatever feels comfortable. If you’re feeling a financial squeeze just come to class.)

Instructor Bio

Lars Stjernstedt Sensei is a long-time student of Seishiro Endo Shihan.  He has also practiced in the lineage of Kobayashi Yasuo Sensei. His focus is on clarity, precision, and sharpness of technique, all while maintaining deep connection with a partner. In his practice and teaching he explores and cultivates relaxed power that never resorts to using force.

Class Description

For me warming up is very important for keeping myself flexible and able to move, and I think it is a necessity for finding a soft and flexible Aikido.

I will show and describe my warm-up and where it comes from.

I have developed these stretching forms over the years from other teachers’ warmups, yoga, shiatsu, do in, maka ho, and other sources.

What to Bring to Class

Please wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing you can practice in.

Beginners are warmly welcome.

We look forward to practicing with you this Saturday!

Please share this email with any and all you think might like to attend.

Thank you!

Brian Levy

Chief Instructor/Dojo Cho
New Orleans, LA, USA