JuShinKan is grateful to the Kampsportforbundet (Martial Arts Federation) for bringing Mouliko Halén to Stavanger for a Massage course aimed at martial artists. Mouliko Sensei graciously accepted to teach a few aikido classes as well, since he was here already. It’s going to be a GREAT weekend! We’ve created a Facebook event - do sign up
*Offer A: Massage Course med Mouliko Halén (with 30 years of experience in massage): includes sports massage combined with acupressure & shiatsu for martial arts & for life
Price: for only kr 250,- pr person for 4 hours! Great offer subsedized heavily by the Martial Arts Federation (NKF)
Bring your better half, a good friend or a training partner!
*Offer B: Aikido Practice with Mouliko Halén (6. dan)
Sat afternoon (1 class) and sunday (2 classes)
Price: kr 100 pr class
Special offer for JuShinKan members only: kr 250 for all 3 classes
Sign up ASAP! To Jacqueline 98250628 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook event !
Place: JuShinKan dojo, Lagårdsveien 91, Stavanger
SATURDAY 23. nov.
A: 12.00-16.00 massage course (kr 250,-)
B1: 17.30-19.00 aikido (kr 100,-)
SUNDAY 24. nov
B2: 10.00-11.00 aikido (kr 100,-)
B3: 11.10-12.10 aikido (kr 100,-)
Some of your bettings go automatically to sports in Norway – but here YOU can decide WHO gets 5% of your betting money – so why not make sure that JuShinKan gets it?
Note that your betting amount is in no way diminished, nor is whatever prize you might win any smaller. In other words, it costs you NOTHING to support your favourite club – Stavanger JuShinkan Aikido! You don’t even have to practice actively, nor do you have to be in Stavanger to do so!!!
Here’s how: register your tipping card to JuShinKan, and the rest will go automatically from then on! There are 4 ways to do so really easily:
1.By text message (SMS): send GRASROTANDELEN 993938971 to 2020
(easiest and it’s free to do so!)
2. At any playing booth – print* and take along the barcode and your playing card.
3. Internett: go to grasrotandelen.no, search JuShinKan, then klick “tilknytt”
4. Norsk Tipping’s Mobilspill
*To print the barcode and/or to see this text in Norwegian: click here - then do a search on ‘JuShinKan’ – then click ‘Strekkode’ (for the barcode only) or ‘Vervebrev’ (barcode + this text in Norwegian)- then print the pdf
**For å se dette på norsk klikk her - så søk på ‘JuShinKan’ – klikk deretter ‘Vervebrev’ (for denne teksten på norsk+ stekkode) – print gjerne pdf’en og ta med der du spiller)
Thank you for supporting JuShinKan via “Grasrotandelen” – it all helps!
This September, JuShinKan Aikido celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary and we are tickled pink that the Seminar with Marc Bachraty coincides with this joyous event!
A few changes!
Be aware that there has been a change of venue to Tastarustå Idrettshall, right next to Tastarustå school, as well as an adjustment of the schedule (half an hour earlier on the saturday). Please see the updated poster for details and do visit our Facebook Event for the latest news and to see who’s coming and click “see more” for all the details”!
Do sign up yourself if you haven’t already, that will help with the organization!
Statistcs so far: there are about 40+ participants (that we know of), whereof a dozen from abroad and another dozen travelling from outside this region, and half the participants are 1. kyu and above – this looks quite promising!!!
Welcome to Stavanger!
Weapons: there will be bokken classes!
If you are local or drive: please bring your bokken (if possible more than one)
If you fly: we’ll have bokken for loan
You can stay overnight at the dojo for free, bring a sleeping bag and a sleeping pad, there will be extra covers there. There is a fridge, a microwave, a water cooker, coffee machine, plates and cups – and food shops nearby. If you stay there, please keep the place very tidy as we share the common areas with our neighbours. How to get to the dojo by foot/bus/train/airporter : see this page
For hotel suggestions, see this page (and scroll to below the picture).
Tastaruståhallen (see B on the map link below)
address: Gjerdeveien 32, next to Tastarustå school.
GPS coordinates: 58.985561, 5.692377
To get there by bus: Take Bus nr 2, goes every 10-15 mn (mon-fri) and every half hour (sat/sun) and get off at stop “Froastølveien” right outside the hall
From dojo to hall : take the bus nr 2 from across the street (towards city centre)
From city centre to hall: Bus nr 2 leaves from bus stop nr 25 (direction Tasta)
Bus information will be posted at the dojo for the people sleeping there or check the online bus routes (enter from: “Statens Vegvesen” (for dojo start) or “Stavanger Sentrum” (for city start) and enter to: Froastølveien (the stop by the Hall).
A/C. JuShinKan dojo: Lagårdsveien 91
B. Tastaruståhallen (2 routes, one of them through downtown): Gjerdeveien 32, next to Tastarustå school
D. Snake Island Aiki-Inn (for the Barbeque saturday night): Ormøyveien 111
Friday 7th evening:
- 19.00 – 21.00
- 10.00 – 11.30 (NB this is a new time!)
- 16.00-17.30 (NB we have to be out of the hall by 18 sharp!)
- 20-ish – BBQ at the “Snake Island Aiki Inn”
- 11.00-13.30 (with a short break, bring snack)
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 18.30-20.00
Saturday / Sunday 12.00-13.30 (check our Facebook page for possible changes)
Everyone is welcome to these practices: brand new beginner, old-timers, guests from other clubs (no charge!), and our juniors may also train with the adults during the summer.
On other days, members are free to arrange free practices or workshops – contact each other on our Facebook Page!
As O’Sensei said : “Always train in a pleasant and joyful atmosphere”
and JuShinKan wishes you a pleasant and joyful summer full of aikdo!
Classes at the JuShinKan Dojo are cancelled this friday-saturday-sunday (24-26 May), but instead…
we’re all going to the Aikido Seminar in Sandnes (15 mn by car away from our dojo). Come along!
Let Jacqueline know if you need a ride on any of the days (98250628).
See info and sign up on the Facebook event:
Sunyata Sandnes ( Sandnes Aikido Klubb) Invites to a interesting seminar with Kim A. Tinderholt 2.dan Aikikai and Patrick Pettersen 2.dan Aikikai.
Patrick is the founder and leader of Sunyata Sandnes and Kim is the founder and technical leader of Haugesund Aikido Klubb, and also the technical leader of Bergen Aikidoklubb.
Prices: full seminar only! nok 200.-
single session nok nok 100.-
The seminar is open for everyone.
19.00 – 21.00 Aikido
14.15 – 15.15 Aiki-weapons practice
15.30 – 16.30 Aikido
18.00 Party in the Dojo! we order food, everyone chip in!
11.00 – 12.30 Aikido
12.40 – 14.00 Aikido and weapons
Catapulted into a magical and enveloping nature… thus began the adventure, new experiences beyond our imagination.
We were met by an unusual warmth; the burning anticipation to ignite the soul from the very first meeting. It was incredible to be able to touch this feeling inside the dojo with your own hands; the warmth surrounded us, invigorating us in a relaxed and joyous atmosphere.
Classes stretched out with the passing of time in a natural flow of mutual understanding; both teacher and students mixing perceptions and contacts, shaping a technical form onto an energetic substance.
Every opportunity was exploited to meet at a point, then the let oneself go in one’s own expression, amazingly in tune with each other, in full freedom.
Just as many emotions were engendered in meeting an attitude towards a more energetic and vigorous practice, yet at the same time was sincere and loyal. The desire to learn and experiment joyfully what was being proposed was palpable in the many exchanges, as if we’d known each other forever.
Mind, heart and soul were engaged at the same time through the sharing, gifting us all with an intensive and enjoyable practice.
… And it was exciting to get in touch with such vigorous spirits… every day you could see their souls reflected in the depth of their eyes .. just as when, at sunset, the deep blue sea reflects and merges with the sky… until you couldn’t tell aymore where the sky ended and the sea began.
This is the true image of people who are extraordinary in every situation, strong and open in their purity and devotion; a concrete example of how it is possible to live in harmony and freedom through a challenging but serene path, made of assiduous practice, sharing and silence, shedding the need to seek protection from what surrounds them… because they simply are present in the right attitude and real dimension every single day.
Now the heart is still beating strong… and will continue to do so while pulsing out thoughts and reflections that are always new and vibrant … I will always carry inside the feelings imparted by this wonderful experience, the meaning of which still runs deep in me, distilled in the words of our Sensei Roberto …. “He who is truly free needs no protection… does not need to protect himself ….. he who is truly free … just exists!”
Text: Massimiliano Melone Translation by Jacqueline von Arb & photos from the original article ’Con la Norvegia nel cuore’ on the Aikido Kashin Life blog (reposted with permission).