Shobu Aikido of Boston has sword classes on Sunday as part of their regular Aikido program. This weekend, Gleason sensei gave a sword seminar which was open to all. Most of the time Gleason sensei demonstrates, discusses, and dissects the different kata. This weekend Gleason sensei extended the class to Sunday.
He started at the very beginning (how to hold the sword, how to cut, etc...) and one day was just not enough. This was a rare seminar as Gleason sensei does not start from scratch too often. The info on the site only listed a Saturday class. Sunday was not listed because the Sat class is a prereq for the Sunday one.
We changed our weekend plans so we could attend and we are definitely glad we did. If you are even remotely interested in sword, we highly recommend coming to Boston and attending one of Gleason Sensei's sword seminar. You may also want to check his travel calendar to see if one will be coming to a town near you. [Permalink]- Aikido Sword