Rocky Mountain Ki Society
invites the Aikido Community to their

Weapons Camp 2015
with Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei
8th Dan, Chief Instructor of
Midland Ki Federation

Friday, October 16 to
Sunday, October 18, 2015

in ESTES PARK, Colorado, close to the
beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park!

Please download the Flyer (pdf) with Registration Form



This year our Fall Seminar with Kashiwaya Sensei will be a Jo-Bokken Camp AGAIN!
We will be staying at the DISCOVERY LODGE, 800 Big Thompson Ave. Hwy 34, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Here's the location map.

Motel rooms for $40 per night (plus $4.22 tax) will be available there, with 1 queensize bed, and up to 4 people sharing the room (mattress and sleeping bag might be needed for more than two). Let us know by email to  if you are looking for a roommate.
Please book early to reserve your place to stay: Call 970-586-3336 and mention “Aikido” to get the reduced rate (not available online).

Estes Park is a tourist town at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, so there are all sorts of eateries, just 10 minutes down the road from the Lodge. E.g. for breakfast and lunch there's Subway, 'The Egg and I', and two Cafes nearby. Speciality Restaurants and Grills are all over the area, as well as a Buckwheat Organic Market, and a Safeway with a gas station for other necessities. On the premises are picnic tables and firepits for grilling and a playground:

Where we are staying and

where we are training.

Schedule:  (Times are tentative and may change slightly due to weather and other circumstances.)
Friday afternoon:
 we’ll arrive, settle into our lodgings, then socialize at the campfire.
   7:30 to 8:00am Breathing and Meditation, then breakfast;
   9:30am to noon: Weapons Training, followed by lunch;
   2:00pm to 4:30pm: Weapons Training
   6:30 evening get-together at the campfire.
   7:30 to 8:00am Breathing and Meditation, then breakfast;
   9:30am to noon: Weapons Training, followed by lunch;
   2:00pm to 4:30pm: Weapons Training, then finish.

The sessions are open to everyone with basic Aikido experience regardless of affiliation or style.

Training Fees are $100 for the full Seminar, or $60 for one day (Saturday or Sunday).
Students and minors pay 50% of the respective fee.
 (Fee does not include lodging and food.)

What to bring:
Of course: your weapons and training outfit (gi);  Comfy and safe shoes and a Waterbottle.
Sunscreen, bug spray, a hat and sunglasses are recommended.
You might bring food to throw on the grill and share, and maybe some firewood.
Weather Forecast: http://www.weather.com/weather/5day/l/USCO0130:1:US

Don't hesitate to let us know if you need help with transportation, equipment, lodging etc.!
For questions e-mail  or call Russ Smith Sensei at 970-222-6482.

And please come back here occasionally for details, schedule and updates.
(Last updated 10/11/2015, today's date is )

Jo-Bokken Camp 2007 at Jack's Gulch Campground

More RMKS Seminar Pictures.

Ki Aikido Bokken -Two direction cut demonstrated by Kashiwaya Sensei:




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