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Personal Kiatsu School Seminars

Front entrance of the Personal Kiatsu School
The Personal Kiatsu School facility includes an open area for Kiatsu training, a dining area, a large kitchen, dressing rooms and restrooms.

A weekend seminar generally starts at 9:00am on Saturday and continues until 5:00pm. There are several breaks during the day including an hour for lunch. The schedule is the same on Sunday. There are usually between 30 and 40 attendees.

The classes are taught by Calvin Tabata Sensei, the head instructor of the school as well as the senior Kiatsu instructors.

Seminar Class Schedules
The seminar schedules vary (there are 4 different seminars), but a sample schedule might look something like this:

 Saturday
 9:00am - 10:30amFour basic principles
 10:30am - noonKi meditation and pressing
 noon - 1:00pmLunch
 1:00pm - 3:00pmNeck and shoulders
 3:00pm - 4:30pmLeg, knee, ankle and foot
 4:30pm - 7:00pmDinner
 7:00pm - 8:30pmReview of notes; question and answer

 Sunday
 9:00am - 10:15amOneness Rhythm Exercise
 10:15am - noonHow to press (Ki Sho Ten Ketsu)
 noon - 1:00pmLunch
 1:00pm - 3:00pmUpper shoulder and back
 3:00pm - 4:30pmChest and abdomen


Meals are taken in the school and are a good time to ask questions or socialize. The school orders in a lunch on each day for a nominal cost of $6.00. There are usually 3 or 4 different lunches that can be ordered including a vegetarian option. The school also orders in a dinner on Saturday night, usually from a local Japanese restaurant. Again, there are several options. The cost is $9.00. For breakfast we usually go to a nearby restaurant. There is also a neighborhood Starbucks.

Seminar Class Sessions
The sessions alternate between lectures, demonstrations and practice. Below are a some photos taken during seminar sessions that give a sense of how classes are conducted.


Tabata Sensei teaching how to press the hip joint


Practicing pressing the hip joint


Practicing pressing the neck and shoulders

As you can see in the photos above, the attire during the seminar is generally sweats or loose clothing. We avoid wearing thick materials because this reduces the "feel" during Kiatsu training.

In terms of accommodations, out of town students are welcome to sleep on the mat in the adjacent Aikido dojo. Sleeping mats are provided but no bedding, so a sleeping bag is required. The dojo has separate dressing rooms and showers for men and women. As an alternative, there is a convenient hotel with reasonable rates close to the school. The hotel costs about $35.00 per night per person (double occupancy).

From Orange County the best airline in terms of schedule and service is Alaska Airlines. Reservations made well in advance usually cost between $200.00 and $250.00.

Special items to bring:
  • Kiatsu book
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sweats or loose clothing
If you would like more information on the seminars please ask an instructor.
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