CATEGORY: Category 1 Continuing Education Course
PROVIDER #436: AIMC Berkeley 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA ● 510.666.8248
CEU HOURS: This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 436, for 16 hours of Continuing Education.
Course Info: Seifukujitsu is a Japanese healing method that is over 1200 years old. It emphasizes the restoration of the body to a state known in China as “Fusheng” or normal state. This is achieved by balancing the body’s energy, and by breaking down soft tissue in areas that have been injured which allows them to properly heal. This course will provide attendees with foundational knowledge and perspective, and help them develop basic physical skills to treat patients with increased efficacy in a relatively short time.
The two-day seminar will cover theoretical, therapeutic, and application principles. Attendees will get an opportunity to learn and practice the basic bodywork form (kata), and specific protocols as stand-alone treatments and in combination with other Asian modalities (acupuncture, guasha, cupping). The course also covers the use of topical liniments and herbal medicine in context of Seifukujitsu. Click for additional course info.
This is the first of 2 courses in the series.
About the Instructor:
Robert Hudson, L.Ac went to the SF Acupuncture school and received wonderful training from Dr. Misha Cohen, Dr. Tseng (acupuncture), Dr. Chen, Dr. Steven Chen (Zheng Gu Tuina), Dr. Miriam Lee (Master Tung acupuncture), Efram Korngold, Dr. Richard Tan, and others. He holds a great love for all aspects of Asian medicine, especially
acupuncture, physical applications, and herbology.
After starting his private practice in 1991, he became a faculty member at ASAOM of Arizona in 2010. He has taught many aspects of Asian medicine, including herbology with a special focus on topicals and herbal preparation (Pao Zhi). This knowledge is incorporated into the Seifukujitsu curriculum, covering treatments for a wide range of conditions including dermatological conditions, all phases of recovery from traumatic injury, internal disease, etc. Many aspects of this knowledge will be taught in this seminar. He founded the AJJF Okazaki Restorative Massage Program (now known as the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute), and has taught in the program since its inception in 1983.
Robert is also a 9th degree black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, and holds the title of Dai Shihan. He studied jujitsu with Prof. Bud Estes and Prof. Sig Kufferath, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong with Sifu Fong Ha, and Qigong with Sifu Choi. He also studied Wing Chun Gung Fu with Sifu Joe Serabia, who was an extraordinary practitioner. Robert has learned of the inner mysteries of Asian martial arts, including the use of empty force for both martial and healing purposes.
About the Assistant Instructor:
Dr. Daniel Linder is an alumnus of AIMC’s masters and doctoral programs. He has studied qigong with lineage holder Eva Wong, and is certified in medical qigong with Dr. Suzanne Friedman. Dan has practiced Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Seifukujitsu for over 30 years, training with several advanced practitioners including Robert Hudson. Dan is an instructor with the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute.
Early Bird Rates end 8/24
COVID Information: As of July 2022, masks are required for all people on AIMC Berkeley’s campus. In addition to masking, attendees of this class will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 3 days of the class beginning. It’s recommended that students show up 15 minutes early on the first day. This policy is subject to change should local public health guidance be updated.