Christopher Curtis Sensei

Chief Instructor of Hawaii Ki Federation

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HKF Weapons Intensive Seminar – July 2010

The seminar has 2 parts recorded along with 2 transcripts please feel free to post any comments or questions you may have.

Right click to download podcast: HKF Weapons Intensive introduction
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Right click to download podcast: HKF Weapons Intensive Q & C
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On July 17 and 18, 2010 HKF held a weapons intensive seminar at the Lokahi Dojo on Oahu. The seminar revolved around Taka Giri (bamboo cutting) please enjoy the seminar podcasts and transcripts. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question regarding the podcast or transcript as Curtis Sensei will comment on directly.

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2010 Taigi Seminar

Bronze Plaque

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Right click to download podcast: HKF Taigi Seminar Q & C
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On May 28, 29, 30 the Shunshinkan dojo hosted the Hawaii Ki Federation Taigi Seminar along with a banquet honoring Shinichi Suzuki Sensei who had passed away the year prior. Suzuki Sensei family was in attendance wherein a bronze plaque (pictured above) was unveiled in honor of his teachings and training. This plaque can be seen at the entrance of the shunshinkan dojo.

Please enjoy the Q & C that ended the seminar. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question regarding the podcast or transcript as Curtis Sensei will answer it directly.

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July 17, 2010 Public Seminar – Ki in Daily Life

Please join Curtis Sensei for a Public Seminar at the Lokahi Dojo, 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, HI between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. A $10 donation will be collected at the door.

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2010 Holland Questions & Comments

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Curtis Sensei spent much of May in Europe teaching. Please find the following question and comment at the end of the seminar. Much of this discussion has to do with Norito which is a shinto prayer recited by the Osa after Soku Shin No Gyo (bell misogi). Please note that Norito is much more then a prayer but should be considered a celebration of life. The words chanted during bell misogi – To Ho Kami Emi Tame loosely translated means “With the sharp sword of my will, I penetrate the mirror universe, polishing my soul like a beautiful crystal ball.”… sums up the meaning of bell misogi and Norito. If you would like to purchase a cd to learn the Norito please contact us mauikiaikido @ gmail.com.

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2010 Taigi Seminar on Maui

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Dear Students, Head Instructors,

Once again we are looking forward to our annual Taigi Competition.  This year, as you know, it will be held on the island of Maui at the Shunshinkan Dojo.  I greatly hope that all dojo in HKF will give their utmost to participate, including under 18 division, adult, and group taigi. remember, everyone with rank of Yondan or below is eligible to participate.

In addition, this year marks that one year anniversary of Suzuki Sensei’s passing.  Appropriately we will be having a special “mystery unveiling” in the dojo, as well as an opportunity at the banquet for some personal reminiscences, including visits from Suzuki Sensei’s brother and son.

Please click here:  TAIGI SEMINAR FLYER to download the flyer for this seminar, which includes your registration form.

We look forward to seeing everyone this year on Maui!

Sincere Aloha,

Chris Curtis
Chief Instructor

Posted 7 years, 7 months ago at 1:40 pm.


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HKF Shugyo Tassei Kigan Shiki Seminar 2010

Shugyo Tassei Kigan Shiki Q & A Session at Lokahi Dojo

Shugyo Tassei Kigan Shiki Q & A Session at Lokahi Dojo

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Right click to download podcast: HKF STKS Seminar 2010

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On January 29, 30 and 31st the Lokahi Dojo on Oahu hosted the 10 year anniverary of Hawaii Ki Federation along with the Shugyo Tassei Kigan Shiki Seminar. We have combined the first night talk with the Q & A that ended the seminar. Please feel free to leave a comment or question.

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11/2009 Southern California Ki Society Seminar Q & A

Q & A Southern California Seminar

Q & A Southern California Seminar

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On November 21 & 22 Curtis Sensei was invited to lead a seminar in Sourthern California Ki Society. As always Chinn Sensei and his students were great hosts and provided a great opportunity to spread the teachings of the Ki Society. Please enjoy the Q & A that summarized the great weekend of training.

Please feel free to post any questions that you may have regarding this transcript/podcast

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2009 HKF Omiki Seminar – Hilo – Q & A

Curtis Sensei pouring Omiki for Senior Instructor Jeff Baldwin

Curtis Sensei pouring Omiki for Senior Instructor Jeff Baldwin

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Dear Friends, Students and Teachers,

On November 13 – 15 Curtis Sensei led the final HKF seminar of the year. the 2009 Omiki Seminar is a time where Curtis Sensei thanks all the students for their hard training and inspires them to continue on their journey. Some questions arose on what Omiki is and where it comes from. Of course this is a tradition that was passed down from Tohei Sensei to Suzuki Sensei who shared it with many of you as well as Curtis Sensei. This tradition has been a regular ceremony on Maui and now is a regular ceremony with HKF. The origins of Omiki come from Shinto. Omiki means Sacred Rice Wine. This sake is poured by the teacher for each student at the beginning and end of the year. Please enjoy the passionate discussion that Curtis Sensei provides in this seminar podcast.

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Posted 7 years, 10 months ago at 11:55 am.


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March 20 – 21 – HKF Taigi Intensive Seminar in Hilo, Hawaii

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Curtis Sensei will be leading the Taigi Intensive seminar on Hilo, Hawaii on March 20 and 21, 2010.
Completed registration forms with signed waivers and checks are due by March 5th: registration form

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you here in Hilo.

Posted 7 years, 10 months ago at 11:47 am.


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Curtis Sensei 2010 Schedule (updated 7/2010)

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Aloha,

Please find Curtis Sensei 2010 schedule below as well as his Otomo schedule. We hope that you can attend one of the many seminars this year.

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Download schedule here: 2010 schedule

Download Otomo schedule here: Otomo Schedule

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago at 4:10 pm.


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