# Senseis eugene

Manhattan distance is a measure of the distance between two vertices used in computer go. It is determined as the number of horizontal and vertical steps one has to take to go from one stone to another. For example, the diagram shows the path from to. A Manhattan resident has to make 4 steps to get from one stone to another. The underlying geometry is called taxicab geometry. For more information read the book Taxicab Geometry by Eugene F. Krause, published by Dover in ISBN An additional requirement can be set, demanding that the opponent's stones are never touched along the path.

Sebastian : But this would not be Manhattan distance anymore. Maybe Bronx distance? A "circle" is defined as the set of all points that have the same distance from a given point. Fhayashi : Presumably, the name reflects the fact that in modern urban cities with orthogonal streets, regardless of the straight-line distance between two points, the practical distance is the number of block-sides you must transit to get to your destination The Manhattan distance is between 2 stone on an empty board, but what is when the board is filled with enemy stones?

Manhattan distance could be argued to be a natural measure of distance between stones the following way solid connections all the way isn't very natural in Go : Let's say that stones connected solidly, diagonally, or by one point jump are all practically uncuttably connected to each other. Keima is not, because it is far more commonly cut than one point jumps. The distance between two points would be the minimum number of these moves required to connect one to the other.

This results in "circles" like this:. Since C dx, dy can be obtained from Manhattan distance by halving it and rounding up, the Manhattan distance contains strictly more information than it does. Manhattan distance. Keywords : TheoryGo term. Manhattan path. A Circle with Radius 9 in Taxicab Geometry. Distance 9 with a White wall. You can connect any of the marked points to the center stone with 3 solid, diagonal or one point jump moves, and no less.

Manhattan distance last edited by Edit page Discuss page.She is an elite athlete, 6th Dan, a Podiatrist, devoted about helping and healing people, a perfectionist and passionate about her karate. Her focus was plyometric drills, strength, endurance, muscle fatigue, legs and speed. Muscle fatigue is mostly our enemy. She focused on low stances and how to overcome weaknesses and replace it with endurance. Her philosophy is not to give up when your legs are tired but to overcome it with endurance and built strength into your legs.

She cleverly combined plyometric and kata training to build strength and speed. Most of her techniques were built around Empi.

Because her passion resides more to kata, she especially helped the older generation to improve their way of applying their kata with more meaning. She indicated that if you are not fast, at least do your kata with feeling….

Her patient, methodical, helpful way of teaching was an inspiration to improve ourselves in our karate journey. Class was hard and we definitely received a full body workout. She admired Sensei Eugene as a top athlete and as an enthusiastic instructor; and complemented Solis Ortus as a well-organised dojo with good vibes. Thank you to Sensei Eugene for the opportunity to train with such incredible senseis.

She also had the honour and privilege to grade in Japan. Solis Ortus had the pleasure to train with Sensei Marina in the beginning of August. Written by: Heilethe Calitz.When you register, just remove the item you don't want. It'll be obvious! On top of your ever-stronger understanding of basics, you will add more-and-more sophisticated principles.

At this seminar, you will explore not only basic principles, but advanced concepts which will dramatically improve your understanding of how and why to practice aikido. How to truly open up — becoming vulnerable — so that you create the opportunity for efficient, effective technique. Chuck Hauk, 6th Dan, is the dojo-cho chief instructor of Aikido of Eugene. Daryl Berlie Sensei, 6th Dan, is an unheralded genius of aikido.

Far few people are familiar with Berlie Sensei's teaching. When he taught a class at Aiki Summer Retreathe was the talk of the Retreat. His power, kindness, and vulnerability were on full display. To Berlie Sensei, aikido training is the study of vulnerability and its relationship to love and fear-based behavior patterns. Be prepared to work on some of the most interesting, moving, and advanced aikido concepts you will ever encounter.

Applying Principles to Technique. Register Now. You are in for a treat. Hauk and Berlie Senseis are two of the finest instructors around, along with being absolutely first-rate people.

You will enjoy yourself and learn a tremendous amount at this seminar. Please join us! What We'll Be Working On:. Understanding and applying the magic of the rear quadrants.The school has grades from kindergarten to 12th. There are two kindergarten levels, both aimed at preparing the girls for school, the first being similar to a playschool rather than emphasising intellectual achievement.

Students are admitted at the beginning of the school year, in mid-March. Computer science is taught as a compulsory subject until grade nine, where students can choose to continue with it or to choose another stream of subjects.

The school is equipped with a lab for computer literacy and programming courses. The standard ChemistryPhysics and Biology courses are offered as part of the science curriculum. As students move from 9th grade to 12th grade, they are allowed more freedom in choosing their classes; they typically opt for a science or commerce related curriculum to facilitate their entrance into college.

Many students struggle with the I. This is a program that allows weaker students to prepare for their examination and thus increases their chances of success. Boys and girls of Jamshedpur and other districts have registered for the examination through this school.

Track sports include mmmm4X m Relay and m hurdles and the field events are discus throwjavelin throwand shot put. Most of the students take part in track and field — it is one of the most popular sports at the school.

The basketball teams have represented the city and the state at district and national level tournaments. Football is practised for an hour each morning. The school has a Kho Kho team. Volleyball practices are held in the morning, for one hour, in anticipation of the Annual Volleyball Tournament.

Karate in the Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu style is offered by qualified senseis to promote skills in self-defence as well as to increase the self-esteem and physical fitness of the girls. School contests include the nationwide quiz -type competitions, the QUANTAa contest for science, mathematics, astronomy and computer science; the Fountainhead Essay Contest; the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest ; and essay and short story competitions for the Telegraph the local newspaper are offered throughout the year.

The blue pleated skirt with white blouse are the central items, with an optional maroon sweater for winter wear. The white blouse has the school logo emblazoned on the left pocket. Ties are worn from 31 October to 31 March, and black blazers are worn during winter. Among the activities and services provided to the community and school by ASHA are counselling to help students to receive guidance on careers and personal problems; inviting ex-students for career counselling and to share their experiences; conducting the blood drives for cancer patients; raising funds for the cancer hospital and the old age home ; conducting spoken English classes are given for non-native speakers; operating a book store on the school premises; and volunteering at the Samaria Ashram leper colony.

Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Use British English from November Use dmy dates from November Articles with short description All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March All stub articles.He has been the chief instructor of Aikido de la Montagne since it was founded in He is supported by a team of senior instructors including Robert Saad Shihan 7th dan, as well as additional high-ranking students.

Claude Berthiaume is a Board Member of the United States Aikido Federation and a member of its Technical Committee which is comprised of a select number of Shihan who have dedicated their lives to the practice and instruction of Aikido.

He is a highly-respected instructor who is often invited to give seminars internationally. Loyal to the heart of the dojo, he pays special attention to beginners and to their training in aikido and iaido. Each person who is registered in the dojo automatically becomes a member. The dojo has a Board of Directors whose members are elected during an annual General Assembly.

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The Board ensures the good management of the dojo and that it follows its mission to promote aikido. The Board appoints the chief instructor to be responsible for instruction in the dojo. Instructors and Board members are volunteers and not paid.

Membership fees are not used to pay instructors or administrative committee members, who are all volunteers. The dojo posts the names of people whose membership fees are about to expire as well as names of those whose dues are late.

Please consult the bulletin board and pay your dues on time to help keep the dojo running smoothly. The dojo does not have employees, thus clearning is a job for all members.

Specifically, the tatamis should be swept and cleaned after each class. No special training is needed to help with cleaning. To help, watch others and ask instructors or advanced students. Please do your share! Additionally, the chief instructor and dojo administrators count on the good will and talents of all our members to keep our expenses low and thus avoiding having to increase fees. In addition to access to other member dojos, the federation allows access for our members to a world-wide network of dojos that are conntected with Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.

## Aikido Instructors

The USAF guarantees high-quality teaching and a rigorous structure for ranking. In addition, our affiliation helps us host major seminars in Montreal with outstanding instructors as was the case in when we hosted Doshu, the grandson of the Founder of aikido. Claude Berthiaume, as a Board member of the USAF and a member of its Technical Committee, brings to the dojo an international reputation for excellence. Present yourself at the desk near the dojo entrance, ideally 5 minutes before the class starts, take off your shoes, and have a seat.

If you have never seen aikido, the classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm and on Saturday at 11h30am will show you what a class for beginners looks like. Let us know ahead of time or present yourself at the desk near the dojo entrance with your gi and let us know you would like to practice.

For the first visit, there is no mat fee. If you plan to visit with us for longer, please discuss weekly or monthly fees with the chief instructor. See the application form. It was at this time that, in parallel with aikido, he began to practice iaido.

Beginning at that time, strong bonds were formed with Yamada Shihan and particularly with Kanai Shihan, two students of Morehei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido.

Claude Berthiaume became Head Instructor, a position he still holds today. He teaches or practices at the dojo six days a week. Since he has held the rank of 7th degree black belt and the title of Shihan. He has also held a 6th degree black belt in iaido since and is the Technical Director of the Kiyoikaze Iaido Federation.

This federation was was created to maintain the teachings of Kanai Shihan, with whom Claude also studied jo and bokken. As Head Instructor at Aikido de la montagne, Claude relies on Robert Saad Shihan 7th dan and several other instructors who teach regularly at the dojo.

For Claude Berthiaume, it is important to maintain an open mind and to never be afraid to challenge and question oneself. It is for this reason that the students of Aikido de la Montagne are encouraged to participate in a variety of seminars to enrich their experience.

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It is for the same reason that, sincethe dojos that he has directed have organised seminars with many renowned instructors including the following:.The article they published about him can be found here.

Susan Newton is a visiting teacher at Aikido of Eugene. She regularly trains and shares her experience in the Saturday morning classes. Susan Newton Sensei began her aikido training in in California. Great good fortune landed her in Japan inwhere she trained for 10 years as a student of the late Hiroshi KatoShihan 8th dan at his Suginami Aikikai dojo in Tokyo, Japan.

After her return to the States inshe attended numerous seminars when Kato Shihan visited America and she graciously facilitated Kato Shihan teaching a seminar at BMAI ina truly historic event for our school. In addition to her aikido training, she spent nine of her years in Japan studying Toda-ha buko-ryu naginata-jutsuand is ranked Chuden from Nitta SuzuyoSoke. He is an extremely versatile martial artist with experience in a vast number of martial disciplines ranging from ancient forms to modern tactical systems.

Sensei Kruger holds the rank of 4th Dan in Aikido. Sensei Kruger also trains in the Japanese sword art of iaido. After moving to Eugene he added the study of Muso Shinden Ryu to his practice and currently trains in that style under Stephen Thoms Sensei.

He began training in judo in under Karen Nagai at the University of Washington. To broaden the scope of his understanding and help see the fundamental principles behind the martial arts, he regularly attends seminars in other disciplines. InI entered the Shuwakan Yoshinkan Aikido dojo in Indianapolis, Indiana simply — if somewhat begrudgingly — to satisfy the persistent invitations of an enthusiastic friend who was a member.

I had trained in Karate and Tae Kwon Do in my early twenties but had never developed a true passion or commitment to either art. Aikido, I felt, would surely be just as much of a passing interest. Then I saw the tiny, unassuming class instructor launch her attacker, a heavy-set man more than twice her size, into a throw that sent him flying to the opposite side of the dojo.

He rolled to his feet, turned and ran at her, swinging a vicious front strike at her head.

She drove him into the floor with a thunderous slam. I received my Shodan, first-degree black belt, in In those seven years, aikido had transformed from a mysterious art into a science of body mechanics, timing, and precision. I had become passionate and committed to refining my understanding of it.

My family and I moved to Eugene, Oregon in The style of aikido, Aikikai, was somewhat different than the Yoshinkan style that I had originally learned, but the instructors accepted my differences and encouraged me to explore the similarities. Inthey awarded me Nidan, my second-degree black belt; and in I was honored to receive sandan, my third-degree black belt. Aikido, I have found, is a never-ending pursuit that only becomes more intriguing as time moves forward.

It is a way of self-defense, a way of maintaining physical fitness and flexibility, an activity that promotes friendship, a spiritual path, and most of all, simply a lot of fun. I would encourage anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, to give it a try. It may connect for you in just the same instantaneous and unexpected way it did for me. Aikido is an art that focuses on the psychological and spiritual dimensions of relationship and the resolution of conflict, as well as the physical aspects of self-defense.

My own background in martial arts began as a teenager as I dabbled with taekwondo, shorin ryu karate and judo, followed later with wrestling in high school.I have full confidence that you will do well there. With such a surnameit seems only logical and natural that Kenneth would go on to become a devoted follower and promoter of Shotokan Karate.

He discusses his competitive career, and successes, moving on to talk about FSKA and its development, and sharing information on his technical understanding and insight. I thoroughly enjoyed conducting this interview and truly feel it shares some insightful responses, and gives an important insight into the life and history both of Kenneth Funakoshi and Hawaiian karate.

Sincere thanks to Sensei Funakoshi for allowing me to talk with him and put my questions to him. Banfield After attending regular schools, some of the Japanese students went to Japanese Language schools. Most of the students were children and we enjoyed the wrestling and throwing. I think I attended the Japanese language school so I could train in the Judo classes.

When we had kumite training in the dojo, it was very different from tournament competition. When your opponent was within close range, we started to throw our opponents to the tatami and we grappled until one of us gave up. That was the fun part. One of my favourite techniques is sweeping the foot ashi barai which I learned from Judo. Many strong karate fighters are susceptible to this attack. For readers of our magazine who are not too familiar with Kempo, can you please tell us a little about it and your experiences with it?

It was mostly for street fighting and self-defense which is also important. If you were not strong physically, you would have a hard time to survive the kumite and training which was very intensive. We had to kiai every kick and punch. There was little control during kumite.

A lot of the members had reputations of fighting in the streets. Prior to Sensei Kanazawa arriving in Hawaii, how widely was karate practiced in Hawaii? However, these dojos were for Okinawan people only and were not advertised for students.

The Okinawans, including my parents and my grandparents, were a closer community of people and separate from the Japanese. They had their own language, meetings, groups, festivals, picnics, etc. If so, how did it feel having the Grand Champion being sent to your country as a resident instructor? I thought all karate were one style. He never showed off to any of us.

He was a humble gentleman. Only later did I find out how good he was as a karateka and a fine person. Everybody liked him because he had a good personality. Many of these recollections were not realized until later in my karate life after I compared Kanazawa Sensei to other senseis. He introduced himself to me because I was staring at him all the time.

He asked me if I met him before and I told him this was the first time I had seen him. I kept watching him and ten minutes later, he asked me again if we had met before. I told him no again and left after the class ended. I was puzzled by his humbleness so I came back to watch him teach every night for the next two weeks.