Adrian Iliescu

Adrian Iliescu, 4th Dan – Assistant Instructor for the JCCC Aikikai

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

Sep
15
Sat
all-day Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM
Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM | Montréal | Québec | Canada
Save the date – Please find see below for the link to a seminar to be held in Montreal, with Waka sensei, Honbu dojo Tokyo, [...]
Oct
14
Sun
1:00 pm Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr
Celebration Party for Obata-sens… @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC  ( consult with Marina, organizer)
Oct
19
Fri
all-day Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York Univ. @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre
Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York U… @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York Univ. @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Fri. Oct. 19 to Sun. Oct. 21.  Hosted by J.C.C.C. Aikikai, Aikido Hokuryukai and Aikido Tendokai.  This seminar will be held at the York Univ., Keele  Campus, [...]

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