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

Dec
16
Sun
10:00 am End of year class
End of year class
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am
End of year class (open to all members including children) .
12:30 pm JCCC Aikikai Holiday Party
JCCC Aikikai Holiday Party
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
JCCC Aikikai Holiday Party
Dec
20
Thu
6:30 pm Last class of 2018
Last class of 2018
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Last class of 2018 – Thursday, December 20th (7pm – 9pm)
Jan
6
Sun
all-day First class of 2019
First class of 2019
Jan 6 all-day
First class of 2019 – Sunday, January 6th (regular schedule)
Feb
3
Sun
10:00 am Special Kagami Biraki class
Special Kagami Biraki class
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Kagami Biraki class (open to all members including children)
12:30 pm Kagami Biraki
Kagami Biraki
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kagami Biraki

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