IX FAR EAST AIKIDO CONGRESS
Far East Aiki Congress became traditional
event for aikidokas from Khabarovsk, Sakhalin, Komsomolsk
on Amur, Blagoveschensk and Vladivostok. Annually,
during New Year holidays Khabarovsk Regional Aikido
Federation hosts participants of the Congress in their
This year the dates of event were
January 04 - 07, Congress consisted of 13 practical
classes for children and adults led by Valery Bastrakov
(4 dan, Khabarovsk), Michail Gorshkov (4 dan, Blagoveschensk),
Yuri Misaylov (4 dan, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), Alexei Rezepov
(4 dan, Komsomolsk on Amur), Viktor Misaylov (3 dan,
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), Sergey Pristavkin (2 dan, Khabarovsk),
Evgeny Zotin (3 dan, Vladivostok).
Congress during three days gave
participants an opportunity to practice basic aikido
techniques at classes given by aiki instructors of
various styles: aikikai, iwama, sin-sin toitsu.
The participants could look at technical
actions, they used to do in their routine practice,
from diferent point of view.