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Mitch Fernandez, President of Florida International University's Panther Aikido Club, Clyde Takeguchi Shihan of Capitol Aikikai, Juan R. Alberto Sensei
Seminar hosted by Miami Aikikai
January 21st, 2012
Henry Kono Seminar at Shindai Dojo in Orlando February 3,4,5, 2012
Tony Rosquete Sensei, Henry Kono Sensei, Juan R. Alberto Sensei
February 4th, 2012
48th Annual All Japan Aikido Demonstration
Tony Rosquete, Alex Ramirez & Cedric Capestany
Todd Jones Seminar at Tampa Judo and Aikido Dojo
December 1, 2007
I attended this seminar as a guest to my good friend Russell Davis. I am happy to say that I had
a great time and enjoyed the class taught by Jones, Sensei. I also had the pleasure of putting faces to the
names I had heard so much about. I am looking forward to training with this group agian.
Oh yeah, almost forgot CONGRATULATIONS! Russ on your promotion to Go Dan (5th Dan Black Belt)
Moreno Sensei Seminar at Sand Drift Aikido, Cocoa, Fl.
March 24, 2007
Sensei Juan, Chris, Sensei Michael Moreno, Enrique, Saul
4th Annual Friendship Gathering
Sand Drift Aikido Dojo, Cocoa, Florida
Fort Lauderdale Schools of Aikido
Fort Myers School of Aikido
Aikido Center of Miami
We had a great time with our friends from these dojos and are looking forward
to continuing to share our Aikido with our friends in the future.
We hope to see more dojos participate in next years
Michael Moreno, Sensei
6th Dan Aikikai
United States Aikido Association
AIKIDO CENTER OF MIAMI
November 18, 2006
It was a pleasure to be able to train with such a diverse group of Aikidoka. Moreno, Sensei was very informative and went around the dojo to each and everyone participating and offered assistance. Moreno, Sensei was very energetic and provided the participants with an energetic and well paced training session.
We had participants from as far away as Deland, Florida and as close by as Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am certainly looking forward to next year's seminar with Michael Moreno, Sensei and having even more local dojos participating
Henry Kono, Sensei
AIKIDO CENTER OF MIAMI
March 10 -12, 2006
Check back soon for more seminar pictures.
Gabriel Fernandez is one of our students that is currently serving in the U.S. Navy.
We all miss him on the mat and wish him the best of luck during his service in the navy.
For me to say that I was impressed by what Kono, Sensei demonstrated would be an insult. First Kono, Sensei would not allow anyone to call him Kono, Sensei or Sensei for that matter. As he said to me when I first approached him to tell him of my delight to have been able to be at the seminar (or teachings) as Palm Beach Aikikai called it and called him Kono, Sensei, he replied "My mother named me Henry and that is what you can call me".
I have never met any high ranking Sensei at a seminar that was as open and informal in his manner as "Henry" I must admit that at first I was taken a-back by his easy going demeanor and was quickly made to feel as an equal simply because I had a determined look about me. "Henry" as I have become accustomed to calling him is truly a "GEM" I have been to many seminars taught by different styles or schools of Aikido and have yet to experience anything like I did while I was in the presence of "Henry".
I have always wondered how O'Sensei managed to control uke with an almost magical touch and at times wondered if it was just uke giving in, until I felt "Henry's" techniques or I should say "didn't feel". "Henry is definitely a Sensei that I will continue to follow and admire. He candidly shared some of his experiences while a student at Hombu Dojo under the guidance of O'Sensei from 1964 to 1969. I can only say that I feel that "Henry" is the closest thing to taking a class from O'Sensei that I can imagine. I even played several video clips of O'Sensei and can see that "Henry" truly has figured out O'Sensei's connection that made his Aikido so much more superior than others.
THANK YOU! Henry for sharing your Aikido with me.
Put the body in motion......Let's start the commotion.
David as Uke, Chris as Uke and Vivianna with Sensei Juan as Uke
Sifu John Bracy visits our dojo
Juan R. Alberto, John Bracy, Sergio Verdeza
I would like to thank my former student Sergio Verdeza for introducing me to Sifu Bracy. I can honestly say that Sifu Bracy is a wonderful instructor and a powerful martial artist. He was very approachable and everyone enjoyed the workshop he presented. I was fortunate enough to personally experience Sifu Bracy's healing touch after having been injured while training. I went to Sifu Bracy for treatment and he was able to relieve my pain immediately. Thank you Sifu.
Bracy is the founder of Hsing Chen Internal Arts, a combination of
art and science that investigates the most advanced approaches to
teaching the traditional Chinese internal arts. Through this method
dedicated and sincere students are taught the secrets of the nearly
lost keys to the arts of Hsing I, Ba Gua (Pa Kua), Tai Chi, Internal
Shaolin, and Chi Kung (qi gong). Through these keys students are
taught to critically examine, understand and learn to apply internal
energy, internal power and advanced mechanics.
In 1976 Master Bracy founded what was to become the Hsing Chen School. The school served as southern California headquarters for his unique method of teaching the internal arts until the fall of 2002.
Some of Johnís credentials: Licensed Instructor and Counselor rank from the Taiwan Pa Kua Gate Association (1981), eighth degree instructor level from the same association (1994), Licensed Coach certification from the Beijing Government Full Contact Fighting Association (1989), he is also a lineage disciple * of the Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang) martial art (1988), a distinction that only a handful of non-Chinese can claim.
Non-martial art but related information: B.A., Psychology (1981), trained in acupuncture in Taiwan while a graduate exchange student and researched the psycho-therapeutic applications of acupuncture. Mr. Bracy was one of the first acupuncturists working directly with a M.D. in Orange County, California where he assisted in the treatment of chronic pain patients. At present he also works with physicians where he helps patients find self healing alternatives to medical drugs and surgery.
January 22, 2005
Machado Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Marcos Santos during a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Workshop
Juan R. Alberto, Sensei
AIKIDO CENTER OF MIAMI
February 5th, 2005
I would like to THANK everyone that supported AIKIDO CENTER OF MIAMI's 2nd Annual Friendship Gathering. Special Thanks to Cliff Williams, Sensei of Ft. Myers School of Aikido, Mark Williams, Sensei of Ft. Lauderdale Schools of Aikido, John Fonseca, Sensei of Mushin Dojo, Deland, Florida and Russell Davis, Sensei of Sand Drift Aikikai, Vero Beach, Florida for letting me share my Aikido with you and your students. I look forward to continue to work closely with all of you in the future.
Miyama Ryu Ju-Jutsu of Miami
9600 SW 8 St. Suite #51 Miami, FL. 33174
5th Anniversary Event
Dai Shihan Duke, Dominican Republic., Dai Shihan Rahming, Bahamas,
Joe Scarlato, Sensei, New York Yoshinkan Aikido / Miyama Ryu Ju-Jutsu
Juan R. Alberto, Sensei, Aikido Center of Miami
January 22, 2005
It was an honor to be invited again to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Miyama Ryu Ju-Jutsu of Miami. In attendance were Dai-Shihan Duke of the Dominican Republic and Dai-Shihan Rahming of the Bahamas and Sensei Joe Scarlato of New York Yoshinkan Aikido. As always the kids had a great time showing off their Aikido skills and everyone was impressed with the high quality of their techniques. I am honored to have had the pleasure of presenting my kids demonstration before such notable martial artists as Dai-Shihans Rahming and Duke. It was also an honor to have been invited to attend Ismelly's Shodan presentation. Congratulations Sensei Ismelly.
624 W. New York Street (S.R. 44), Deland, Florida 32720-5275
Jim Saba, Sensei & John Fonseca, Sensei
January 9th, 2005
It was a pleasure to be able to visit with my friends Jim Saba, Sensei and John Fonseca, Sensei of Mushin Dojo in Deland, Florida. I was fortunate enough to be able to teach class for over and hour and then uke for Saba Sensei. The students received me with open arms and were very motivated in their training. If you ever find yourself in the Deland area I suggest you drop in and visit the folks at Mushin Dojo.
Troy Ferguson, Sensei
On Your Toes Gymnastics Center, 2721 SW 137th Avenue, Miami Florida
October 18, 2004
It was a great pleasure to be invited to teach at Ferguson, Sensei's dojo. His students were very receptive to my instruction and made my students and I feel very welcome. We are looking forward to Ferguson, Sensei coming to our dojo to teach.
Dr. Alan Drysdale, 5th Dan, Enmei Dojo
September 18th & 19th, 2004
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
It was a pleasure having Drysdale, Sensei all to ourselves. Although attendance for this seminar was low (due to 2 Hurricanes) Drysdale, Sensei taught as if there were over 100 people in attendance. I am looking forward to hosting Drysdale, Sensei again next year.
We were honored by the turnout of participants from North and Central Florida, as well as the support of local Aikidoka.
Please look forward to our hosting Donovan Waite Sensei again next year and working closely with him in the near future.
April 23,24,25, 2004
Dr. Alan Drysdale, Sensei & Juan R. Alberto, Sensei
Dr. Drysdale has been practicing martial arts for over 40 years and Aikido 30 years.
He is the chief instructor of Enmei Dojo and author of "Doing Aikido" and "Aikido - Moving On".
Anita, during her Nidan test (GREAT JOB)
Sensei Juan & Sensei Kelly
Orlando Police Department Dojo
Sensei Juan demonstrates a technique.
Amed practicing a technique
Tony, Sensei Anita, Sensei Alan Drysdale, Sensei Juan, Amed
Keep checking this page for information regarding a Miami Seminar with Dr. Drysdale in the near future.
Juan R. Alberto, Sensei & Lazaro Gregorio, Sensei
AIKIDO CENTER OF MIAMI
February 8th, 2004
If I say that our Seminar was a GREAT success I am lying...
Words can not describe the FANTASTIC time we had and more important the new FRIENDS we made.
Thank You all for your support.
We are definitely looking forward to next years seminar.
An Award of Appreciation was given to Lazaro Gregorio, Sensei by the students of our dojo for his dedication
and contribution to the Art of Aikido. We are very honored to have him in our dojo.
Miyama-Ryu Ju Jutsu
5th Anniversary Celebration
January 24th, 2004
Omar Echavarria, Shihan, Tony Rosquete, Sempai, Juan Alberto, Sensei
Vivianna, Emily, Shihan Echavarria, Sensei Juan, Chris, Carlos, JJ (back row)
Bianca, Tita, Kassandra, Nicola, Alex (middle row)
Sofia & Nicholas (front row)
Shihan Omar Echavarria, Sensei Juan Alberto his daughter Sofia
It was an honor for me to be invited to participate in Miyama-Ryu Ju Jutsu's 5th Anniversary Celebration. We had a great time and where able to see the roots of our own art Aikido in Miyama-Ryu's Ju Jutsu. The kids were very excited and had a wonderful time they performed demonstrations and the guests were very impressed with their abilities. We can not THANK Shihan Omar Echavarria and the students and staff enough for having invited us to share in their celebration. I guess we made a GREAT impression Shihan Echavarria has already extended us an invitation to their next celebration.
We recently attended Shindai Aikikai Dojo (Orlando, FL.)
Seminar featuring HIROSHI IKEDA, SHIHAN
Needless to say we were very impressed with Ikeda, Sensei's techniques. We were also very impressed with the hospitality of Steve Fasen, Sensei (although he like to be called Steve not Sensei) and all the other Aikidoka in attendance. We are definitely looking forward to Shindai Aikikai's next seminar.
We are fortunate to have Sensei Takashi Ishikawa, 6th Dan from Osaka, Japan.
Come visit our Dojo and be our guest Instructor on May 1, 2003
before his Spring Seminar at Barry University.
(more pictures will be posted soon)
(left to right) Humberto, Gene, Juan, Nicolas, Sensei Juan, Willy, Sensei Ichikawa, Ralphy, Sensei Lazaro, Sensei Jeff, Tony, Steve, Michael, Robert, Jeremy (seiza) Rosa, Tony, Chris, Giancarlo, Dalyn, Devon
April 26th, 2003
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami, Fl
THANKS to all the students and parents who made it possible for us to make such a GREAT impression at
MIAMI LAKES ELEMENTARY P.T.A. SPIRIT CARNIVAL
22 MARCH 2003
This was our First Kid's Demonstration and it was a huge success.
Howell Key Seminar
March 21,22,23, 2003
Willy & Nick
Dinner is served
The comforts of home
Willy & Wee Wow Sensei
Willy, Jim Moore Sensei & Nick
Picture courtesy of Jim Moore, Sensei
It is with GREAT pride that I say Willy & Nick represented AIKIDO CENTER OF MIAMI with honor at the Annual Howell Key Seminar hosted by Southernmost Aikikai. They couldn't say enough GREAT things about the Senseis and the Aikidoka they met. It was Willy & Nick's first seminar and they can't wait till the next one to meet more friends. My THANKS to Jim Moore, Sensei for making them feel so at home. I promise I won't miss next years seminar. And to Wee Wow Dumlao, Sensei Willy was very impressed with her fluid and powerful Aikido.
In sincere Aiki spirit,
Juan R. Alberto, Chief Instructor
It's a BOY!!!
Sensei Juan and Ofelia Alberto are honored to announce the birth of Nicholas John Alberto, 6 lbs. 12 oz, 18.5 inches long. he came to us on January 01, 2003 at 10:55 a.m. We expect Nicholas to follow in Daddy's and Sister's footsteps and follow the path to the way of AIKIDO.
First Annual Dojo Toys for Tots Drive
I would like to THANK all the students and parents who participated in our "First Annual Dojo Toys for Tots Drive". As you can see we collected a pretty large box full of toys for those less fortunate. I know that these children had a much better Holiday Season THANKS to all of YOU. Again, THANK YOU for making this Holiday Season better for those kids.
Yes, you read it correctly! I know, you still can't believe it!
Paul Walker at our Dojo! Wait, there's more...
Your own Sensei on the set of a movie.
Paul Walker Star of "The Fast & the Furious" visits our dojo.
Rey Gavilan Sempai, PAUL WALKER, Juan Alberto Sensei
October 30th, 2002, Hollywood Beach, Florida
Juan R. Alberto, Chief Instructor