Winter Friendship Seminar with David Goldberg sensei – Jan. 31, 2014

Join us January 31-February 1, 2014 for an incredible weekend of aikido with David Goldberg of Inochi No Nagare Dojo in Philadelphia and Edgar Johansson of Denver Aikikai.

David Goldberg sensei

David Goldberg Sensei has studied Aikido for 30 years and holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt). He was recently honored by Mitsugi Saotome Sensei with the Ueshiba Juku designation, recognizing that he has shown exceptional loyalty and leadership within the art, to transmitting the teachings of O Sensei and is a true inheritor of the teachings of O Sensei.

Edgar Johansson Sensei has been practicing aikido since the summer of 1990. His commitment to studying aikido has afforded him the opportunity to meet and train with some of the world’s finest aikidoka and instructors all across the United States as well as in Japan. Edgar is chief instructor & dojo cho at Denver Aikikai and currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt).

Friday, January 31 6:30 – 8:30p
Saturday, February 1 10:30a – 1p & 3 – 5p


Seminar with Dan Messisco sensei – May 17-19, 2013



We are pleased to welcome Dan Messisco Sensei back to Denver Aikikai!

Dan Messisco Sensei (6th Dan ASU) bas been training in martial arts since 1964. His martial arts background includes extensive training in both Korea and Japan. He earned his Chodan in Tang Soo Do in Korea and studied under Hwang Kwan Jang Nim, son of Grand Master Hwang Kee. In Japan, his training includes time at Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Messisco Sensei studied under Mitsugi Saotome Shihan in Sarasota, Florida where he earned his Shodan (ASU). He also studied under Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in Boulder, Colorado where he received his Nidan and Sandan rank (ASU). He received his Aikikai Yondan in Japan, Godan while studying in Pennsylvania, and Rokudan while in Michigan.

Denver Aikikai
1592 S. Broadway St.
Denver, CO 80208

Friday May 17, 2013 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday May 18 from 10:30 am – 12:30 and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday May 19 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

$120 in advance or $150 at the door (if space is available)
Registration for individual classes ($40 in advance, $50 at the door) will open on May 10 if space is available.
To ensure everyone has room on the mat, this seminar is strictly limited to 30 people. Last year’s seminar SOLD OUT, so register now to guarantee your space!

Register online or mail your check to:

Denver Aikikai
1592 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

For questions, contact Denver Aikikai at: (Edgar) 720-570-3599 or


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