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Amy E.

“In Kokikai Aikido, women can throw just as well if not better then men can!“

Kokikai Silicon Valley Photos and Videos

  • image1_1 beginnings construction of the dojo
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    landlord prep

    First visit during construction. Floor removed, future women's dressing room 10/19/11

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    landlord prep

    Internal walls removed, future men's dressing room and shomen 10/19/11

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    landlord prep

    Walls and wood floor removed, restroom, back wall, 10/19/11

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    landlord prep

    Doorway to Lace Museum closed, installing the electrical boxes, 10/19/11

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    landlord prep

    Final visit to check progress and measure. Walls, patched, heater removed, shomen and men's dressing room.10/25/11

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    landlord prep

    Covering lights for painting. 10/25/11

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    landlord prep

    Covering the window for painting. 10/25/11

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    first day

    future shomen 11/2/11

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    first day

    future men's dressing room, restroom, 11/2/11

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    first day

    future women's dressing room, entrance, Amy Sensei and baby Riley, 11/2/11

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    progress

    5 days later, Laying mats, fixing shoji, 11/7/11

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    progress

    Future Women's dressing room, new saw, desk,11/7/11

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    progress

    Entrance, John working late. Fan boxes 11/7/11

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    before the sign

    front of the dojo, old sign removed, new wiring and paint 11/9/11

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    installing fans

    Embert Sensei and Patrick putting up the ceiling fans. 11/11/11.

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    preparing shoji

    John and Edwardo attaching shoji paper

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    progress...

    John cutting the carpet for the entrance. 11/13/11

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    progress...

    fans installed, shoji drying, mats airing. 11/13/11

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    new benches

    John tries the bench built by Taka and Edwardo. 11/13/11

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    progress...

    Men's dressing room up! 11/13/11

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    Late nights

    Embert Sensei, Edwardo and Taka. Time to open the new mat. Riley is sleeping. 11/13/11

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    mats!

    Riley tries out the new mats. Ki banner is up, Men's dressing room and utility closet. 11/17/11

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    mat cover

    Mat cover out, Riley checking it out. Still daylight. 11/17/11

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    almost

    mat cover trimmed, weapons rack up, storage over the restroom. 11/22/11

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    closer

    Mat cover stretched and fastened. 11/26/11

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    Finished!

    Ready for class tomorrow! 12/2/11

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    Opening Seminar

    Seminar with our friends from Oakland and San Francisco.

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  • image3_1 history 2nd generation student
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    History

    First formal portrait with Sensei at Lower Bucks Y, late 80's.

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    History

    Second formal portrait with Sensei at the martial arts house, 90's

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    History

    Third formal portrait with Sensei at Kokikai South Jersey early 00's

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    History

    Formal Portrait with Amy Embert Sensei in the late 00's.

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    History

    Formal Portrait at South Jersey with Embert Sensei and one of his first students Professor Robert Wharton.

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    History

    A photo of Maryuama Sensei applying a finish to Embert Sensei at a Camp, Takashi is the blue belt in the back. 80"s

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    History

    Embert Sensei as uke at Princeton. Amy Embert Sensei is the female blackbelt on the right.

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    History

    Embert Sensei as uke at Princeton, same class, Richard Davidson, Rebecca, and Eric Holback. Late 90's.

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    History

    Maruyama Sensei throwing Embert Sensei at Kokikai South Jersey. Amy Embert Sensei in the background. 00's

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    History

    Embert Sensei demostrating at Kokikai South Jersey 00's

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    History

    Uke for Maryuama Sensei at summer camp. 90's.

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    history

    Uke for sword demonstration at summer camp. 90's

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    history

    Uke for yokomen technique at winter camp. 00's

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    history

    Uke for Maruyama at winter camp. 00's

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    history

    Uke at Kokikai Rochester. 10's

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    history

    Demonstration at winter camp. Late 00's.

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    history

    Group portrait with my students at Winter Camp. 00's

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    History

    Group portrait at Kokikai South Jersey. Maryuama Sensei has visited South Jersey 3 times a year since it's founding.

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    History

    Maryuama Sensei at Kokikai Silicon Valley. November 2013

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    Present

    Maryuama Sensei at Kokikai Silicon Valley. November 2014.

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  • image5_1 children children's class
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    children's class

    Teaching weapons

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    children's class

    individual instruction

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    children's class

    girls are just as effective as boys

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    children's class

    Kids get to throw Embert Sensei!

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    Children's camp

    Seminar at Kokikai South Everett, explaining shomen exercise.

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    Children's camp

    Seminar at Kokikai South Everett, explaining proper distance.

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    Children's class

    Children practice safely together.

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    Children's class

    Warming up at the Silicon Valley Dojo

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    Children's class

    Rolling back and forth.

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    children's class

    Ki exercises teach focus and calmness

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    Children's class

    Children's class at Kokikai South Jersey, we have been teaching children for over 20 years.

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    Children's class

    Achievement is celebrated!

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    Children's Class

    Practicing shomen exercise together.

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    Children's class

    Shomen exercise practice.

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  • image7_1 progress advancing
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    Start

    The frist rank certificate for Patrick Embert

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    Higher ranks

    Alfred Lee receives his shodan (first degree black belt) certificate.

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    Higher Ranks

    Edwardo receives his nidan (2nd degree black belt) certificate

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    Higher ranks

    John receives his nidan (second degree black belt) certificate.

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    Higher Ranks

    Todd receives his shodan (first degree black belt...

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  • image9_1 seminars Embert Sensei Seminars
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    Class

    Class at the College of New Jersey, October 2005

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    Demonstration

    Attack by baseball bat at the Trenton Thunder Stadium, August 2006

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    Seminar

    Seminar at South Everett Washington, December 2007

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    Seminar

    Seminar at the University of Chicago, May 2008

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Voronezh, Russia, June 2008

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Voronezh, Russia, June 2008

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    Seminar

    Week long seminar at Voronezh, Russia, February 2009

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    Seminar

    Week long seminar at Voronezh, Russia, February 2009

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    seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai South Everett, August 2009

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    seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai South Everett, August 2009

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai Eastern Sky, September 2009

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    class

    Class at Kokikai Newtown Pennsylvania, March 2010

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai Eastern Sky, Rochester New York, October 2010.

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai Eastern Sky, Rochester New York, October 2010.

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai Eastern Sky, Rochester New York, October 2011.

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    Seminar

    Seminar at Kokikai South Everett Washington, January 2012.

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  • image11_1 technique kokikai in action
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    Embert Sensei

    Throwing from a choke hold at Silicon Valley Kokikai.

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    Edwardo Sensei

    Throwing Kotogashi at Silicon Valley Kokikai

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    Robert Sensei

    Relaxed and calm ski kokyunage throw at Silicon Valley Kokikai

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    Alferd Sensei

    A close in jab to the face get an appropriate response at Silicon Valley Kokikai

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    John Sensei

    Relaxed and calm throw at Silicon Valley Kokikai

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    Embert Sensei

    Throwing a wrist grab at Kokikai Eastern Sky, Rochester, NY.

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    embert Sensei

    Throwing a choke hold at Kokikai Rochester, NY

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    embert Sensei

    Demonstration during a seminar in Russia.

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    embert sensei

    The result from an wrist grab from behind at Kokikai Rochester NY.

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    embert Sensei

    Throw from wrist grab at Kokikai Eastern Sky, NY.

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  • image13_1 weapons weapons technique
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    Sword Taking

    Correct finish when taking a sword.

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    Ki Test

    Push and see if your sword moves.

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    Enter

    Quickly enter if you opponent lifts their sword.

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    Move

    The result when you invite an attack by lowering your sword then moving off the line and in.

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    move

    Finish when you move invite an attack by moving your sword to the left.

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    heavy

    Unliftable arm.

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    outdoor

    outdoor weapons practice overlooking Silicon Valley.

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    ki testing

    extending ki and moving in

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    demonstration

    Demonstrating technique to the assembled group

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