Winter Seminar with Igarashi Sensei of Japan (7th dan)

Jan 13
Igarashi Kazuo Shihan

Igarashi Kazuo Shihan

Igarashi Sensei Seminar Last Feb, 2009

Igarashi Seminar Last Feb, 2009

Calgary Aikikai is honoured to welcome seventh dan Shihan Igarashi Sensei from Hashimoto, Japan. This annual event will be held on February 12, 13 and 14.

This seminar is open to everyone who wishes to attend. For additional information please see Calgary Aikikai or email info [at] calgaryaikikai [dot] com or phone (403) 243-9880. Billeting is available on request.

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