Aikido Orientation This Sat @ CSA-B by James U. Sy Jr.
Maxwell “Max” J. Maun Sensei, Founder/Chief Instructor of Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE), applying an Aikido Technique on James U. Sy Jr. Sensei, Founder/Chief Instructor of Ryu Aikidokan, in the exhibition segment of the Project CARES Senior Citizens Day, which was a part of the 65th Negros Island Liberation Day, at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), aguinaldo St., Bacolod City (Maxwell J. Maun photo).
An Aikido Orientation is being organized by the CSA-B ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Unit for its 80 cadets this coming August 18, 2012 at the university grounds, Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B), B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City.
Mr. Kurt Guimela, IT Head and ROTC In-Charge, initiated the project by inviting Maxwell “Max” J. Maun Sensei, Founder/Chief Instructor of Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE), to conduct the orientation/exhibition.
Maun Sensei will be assisted by Bryan Baylon Sensei, Chief Instructor of Musubi Aikido Dojo, and James U. Sy Jr. Sensei, Founder/Chief Instructor of Ryu Aikidokan and Founder/Master of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc.
Maun Sensei was one of the pioneering teachers of Aikido in Bacolod City, having taught since the last 1980’s. He traces his lineage to Lydio Copino Sensei of the Philippine Aikido and Sports Association Inc. (PASAI). Baylon Sensei studied under Maun Sensei and Dr. Nilo del Carmen Sensei, Founder of Musubi Aikido Dojo. Sy Sensei had studied under Patricio P. Prolog Sensei (1936 -2010), Maun Sensei, and Rolando “Bong” Achas Sensei, as well as workshops with R. Jun Batobalani Shihan and Judy Ginther.
Aikido “Way of the Harmonious Spirit (Nihonggo)” is a mid 20th Century evolution of the older Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu system of Headmaster Takeda, Sokaku by his student Ueshiba, Morehei O’Sensei in Japan with the aim of utilizing an attacker’s force against him by sticking to him, leading him, and making him fall where he wants to fall. Its repertoire is primarily nage waza “throwing techniques” and osae waza “jointlocking techniques” and in some systems of Aikido, buki waza “weapons techniques.”