Adrian Iliescu

Adrian Iliescu, 4th Dan – Chief Instructor

Adrian01[1]Adrian Iliescu started Aikido in 1991 in Bucharest, Romania. The style was influenced by Tadashi Abe through one of his students in France – sensei Daniel Andre Brun. Adrian began his practice under the direct instruction of sensei Cris Rusu and received instruction from senseis Dan Ionescu, Serban Derlogea and Ioan Grigorescu. In Romania participated at international seminars led by senseis Daniel Andre Brun and Rolf Brandt. Received his shodan degree in 1995. He started to teach Aikido in Romania in 1993.

In 1998 he came to Canada, where he continued his Aikido practice with Cris Rusu. In 1999 he joined JCCC Aikikai. He received his Aikikai shodan in 1999 from shihan Yukio Kawahara and his nidan in 2004 from shihan Mitsunari Kanai.

He teaches the Monday morning class at JCCC Aikikai. Some of the things that he feels are important for Aikido practice:

  • creating and maintaining the connection between Nage and Uke
  • the role of Uke (the attacker)
  • he/she has to constantly improve the Ukemi skills, deliver sincere attacks and vary their intensity based on Nage level of proficiency
  • practicing awareness and maintaining beginner’s mind

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Thu
8:00 pm JCCC Aikikai AGM
JCCC Aikikai AGM
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JCCC Aikikai AGM – February 21st at 20:00, upstairs at the JCCC, right after the early class.
Feb
23
Sat
11:30 am Guest Instructor – Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo
Guest Instructor – Mr.Kotara Ai…
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo Saturday, Feb 23rd Women’s Class 11:30 to 13:00 and Black Belt [...]
Feb
24
Sun
10:00 am Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai…
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo Sunday Feb 24th General Class 10:00 to 11:30
Mar
2
Sat
11:00 am JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regular Classes Cancelled March 2nd and March 3rd for the JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration. Instead we will have demonstration classes on both days, between 11:00 [...]
Mar
3
Sun
11:00 am JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regular Classes Cancelled March 2nd and March 3rd for the JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration. Instead we will have demonstration classes on both days, between 11:00 [...]

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