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EVENTS AND NEWS

 

New Tai Chi Beginners Course

Starts Saturday, January 20th!

 

Aikido seminar with Josh Drachman sensei

Location: Abundant Peace Dojo
February 23-25th, 2018
Full Seminar - $150 or $45 per Session

Friday Registration 6:15pm to 7:00pm / keiko 7:00pm to 9:00pm*
Saturday keiko 1:30pm to 3:30pm* & 6:30pm to 8:30pm*
Sunday keiko 10:00am to 12:00pm* & 1:30pm to 3:30pm*
*(Please bring Bokken & Jo to all sessions)

Josh Drachman at Abundant Peace Aikido Dojo in Edmonton AlbertaJosh Drachman Sensei began his Aikido studies in 1982 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome and currently holds the rank of 6th Dan in Aikido. Sensei is the assistant chief instructor at Aikido Eastside in Seattle Washington.

Drachman Sensei is a member of Saotome Sensei's Ueshiba Juke. This connotes a direct line of "transmission" to the Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, through Saotome Sensei to his personally trained students. Sensei also trained at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo from, 1985 to 1991.

In addition to his study of Aikido, Drachman Sensei holds the rank of Yudansha in both Shindo Ryu and Shotokan Karate and Yudansha in Daito Ryu Aikijujitsu. He is also a student of classical Japanese sword and studies internal power training under Dan Harden.

The theme of the seminar will be "Internal principles applied to empty-hand techniques and weapons".

I hope you can join us for what will surely be a most interesting and valuable training opportunity!


Abundant Peace Workshops

Take Charge of Your Health and Optimize Your Energy with these Life-Enhancing Workshops!

Acquire the tools to take charge of your health --- We will show you how!

All of our workshops require no previous experience with Meditation or Chi Gong.

This year marks our school‛s 22nd Year offering life-enhancing courses and classes that provide practical, effective techniques and strategies to improve and support your health and well-being. In celebration, we are presenting an ‘Anniversary Special‛ that allows you to receive a full 22% off the regular workshop fees! But you must register by Feb. 28th (deadline) to take advantage of this special offer. Call now at 780-908-1115 and mention theAnniversary Special to ensure your place.

Chi Gong (Qigong), a predecessor of Tai Chi, is an ancient system of healing and rejuvenation. It can be translated to mean: ‘skillfully working with your vital energy’. Learn to direct your mind, breath and body together as a unified force to alleviate chronic conditions or simply to build your energy levels, strength and vitality. These healthful, stress-reducing techniques can be easily learned and practiced anywhere, requiring only a few minutes a day for a direct and positive influence on your mental, emotional and physical well-being.

 

"1 - Hour to Health" - An Introductory Class in Chi Gong (Qigong)

Sunday, Feb. 11th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost $20/person

This 1-hour intro experience will provide you with the opportunity to cultivate a keen awareness of your energy, chi, and the ability to develop it. Through discussion, coaching and direct experience, you will gain insight into the energetic model of Health and how to cultivate a clear, positive energy flow and an abundance of energy reserves. This intro will allow you to experience the immediate and positive impact you can have on your own physical, mental and emotional well-being. Rejuvenate from the inside-out with this nurturing and nourishing internal art, called Chi Gong. Come join us for an hour of relaxation, breathing, gentle movement and experience what Chi Gong can do for you. Call to register.

 

5-Element Chi Gong

Sunday, March 4th
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost $97 ($75 w/ Ann. Special)

Chi Gong (Qigong) means working with your life energy. The 5-Element Chi Gong is an ancient Chinese routine that includes holding postures with gentle, soothing movements. It is very healing and meditative and restores strength and balance between the 5 major organs in the body. It is very effective for developing greater relaxation, mental clarity and cultivating chi or the ‘life-force’.

Learn to direct your mind, breath and body together as unified force to alleviate chronic conditions or simply to build your energy levels, strength and vitality. The ‘5-Elements’ offers a wonderful way to start or end your day with a sense of calm and well-being that will permeate your entire being!

 

Awareness and Intention - Weekend Meditation/Chi Gong Retreat

Sat. & Sun. April 21 & 22, 2018
Cost $340 ($265 w/ Anniversary Special)

Awareness and Intention are the Yin and Yang of our consciousness. We can develop and use these natural forces to make changes in our lives, to improve health, to set and attain goals, to change and improve any and every aspect of our life.

The Internal Arts teach us how to become aware of and then harness our inner resources and then direct that inner power to any endeavour we choose.

Awareness - Awareness is our gift of consciousness. Our ability to change, develop or grow is dependent upon our level of awareness. If we are not aware of our present state or situation, we cannot form the intention or have the desire to change or improve it. So everything is really based on awareness, and further refining it. This affords you the luxury of deeper knowing and deeper participation in a situation. Once inside a situation or state, your very presence or intention can now change it from the inside.

Intention - Attention is concentrated awareness; awareness with more energy, more focus behind it. Intention is laser-beam attention applied to a purpose, objective or goal. That goal can be anything you desire. It can be mental, emotional or physical. It can be health or energy-related, or it can be material.

Learning to work with the mind and internal energy, chi or ki, affords you the ability to work with another medium or dimension, previously untapped. The benefits of discovering and then developing your internal energy and strength penetrates into every facet of your life, especially when consciously applied and directed.

Learn to tap into and access the inner-wellspring of strength, health and energy heretofore unavailable to you by developing and refining the most intrinsic essence of yourself: your mind and life-force.

Awareness and Intention are our birthright, our natural gifts, however, for most, they largely lie dormant or are developed haphazardly and unconsciously. Imagine the difference when these natural resources are consciously and methodically nurtured and cultivated. A whole new world can open to you.

However, these two forces need to be in balance and harmony for the manifestation of long-term, stable success. Awareness and Intention must go hand-in-hand in a harmonious, dynamic blend for our wishes and dreams to sprout and take root in 'concrete' reality.

Do you sense within you greater powers and abilities waiting to be tapped and expressed? Do you intuit everything is basically energy, and it is a matter of sensing, developing and working with this inner energy to actualize the potential latent within? Are you quietly aware of the inner rumblings of inherent power trying to find its way to the 'real world'?

Learn to sense, develop and wield your inner-resources; become acquainted with the intrinsic internal power that is lying within you, waiting to be discovered, released and focused towards your goals and values that are deserving of materialization.

Building Personal Power and Internal Strength Through Mind-Body Unification.

Most people tend to squander their forces by having a scattered mind and splintered attention. However, it is possible to bring together all of your resources - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual - to help you meet life’s challenges, manage crisis situations and positively create your life. You can intend and develop:

  • a greater sense of calmness
  • reduced stress
  • increased energy and vitality
  • more balanced emotions
  • your ability to claim your centre and own your space
  • emotional and/or physical healing
  • set inspired goals and achieve them through harmonized power.

This energizing Retreat also includes meals and accommodations(optional). Call for a detailed brochure. This one inspiring Weekend can provide you with effective skills and insights to last a lifetime! Note: Don't miss out. Call Early to Register, as space is limited.

 

Tai Chi Silk Reeling (2 Sundays)

May 27 & June 3
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost $180 ($140 w/ Ann. Special)

Silk Reeling is a foundational Tai Chi exercise that mimics pulling silk from a silk worm's cocoon. The soft, flowing, yet controlled movements yield many benefits for the mind and body. In particular, Tai Chi Silk Reeling will develop leg/hip strength and flexibility, help with releasing stress and tension as, well as, relieve shoulder stiffness and pain.

This system thoroughly, yet gently, activates and energizes your joints, the "Energy Gates" of the body, triggering a strong overall energy flow, as well as, having a cleansing, purging effect on the lymph glands. And because Silk Reeling directly stimulates and mobilizes the spine, it can play a major role in overall health and fitness, including boosting the immune system.

The entire collection of Silk Reeling Exercises can be performed as a thorough mind/body workout, stimulating greater energy flow and building strength. Or individual moves can be practiced for a quick, convenient, stress reliever and energy-boost, re-setting your mind/body system to invigorate the rest of your day.


Martial Arts Quotes: Insparation for the Modern Warrior by Brad S. Schultz Aikido and Tai Chi Instructor in Edmonton Alberta Canada

Find inspiration, motivation and insight with this
Daily Martial Arts Quotes Ebook

 

Outreach Program

Would you like Tai Chi or Chi Gong (Qigong) to come to you?
Our Outreach Program developed as a way to reach as many people as possible, introducing them to the many health benefits that Tai Chi and Chi Gong have to offer.
Brad and several of his senior students are able to deliver weekly Tai Chi/Chi Gong classes on-site, at your Organization or place of work.

Contact Brad for further details.
780-908-1115

 

 

 



Missoula September 2006



Saotome Shihan (centre)
Raso Sensei (right)
Brad Sensei (left)
Missoula Sept 2006



Saotome Shihan (centre)
Brad Sensei (left)
Missoula Sept 2008



Missoula Sept 2009



Missoula Sept 2010



Missoula Sept 2011



Saotome Shihan (centre right)
Brad Sensei (centre left)
Missoula Sept 2011



Imamura Sensei (centre)
Brad Sensei (left)
Missoula May 2012



Imamaura Sensei (left)
Presents 'Aiki' calligraphy
to Brad Sensei (right)
Missoula May 2012



Aiki



Abundant Peace's 15th Birthday

 

 
 
   
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