Seminar spirit at JuShinKan Aikido!

•October 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Stavanger and Sandnes cooperate for a great summer schedule!

•June 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Aikido on the Pulpit RockJuShinKan Stavanger and Sunyata Sandnes Aikidoklubb are cooperating to offer as much training as possible during the summer holidays for all of our members and aikido-guests that may be travelling through the region!  Members can train at each other’s dojo for free and aiki-travellers are super-welcome!! From the end of school (June 20) until the end of July, you can train aikido here:

Monday:  19.00-20.30    Sunyata Sandnes**
Tuesday:  18.30-20.00    JuShinKan Stavanger*
Wednesday:  20.00-21.30    Sunyata Sandnes**
Thursday:  18.30-20.00    JuShinKan Stavanger*

Saturday: 18.00-19.30  JuShinKan Stavanger* (free training)
Sunday: 11.00-12.30  JuShinKan Stavanger* (free training)

NB: the schedules may sometimes be adjusted a bit, please double-check for latest news on the Facebook pages: !!! Info and contact here:

*  Stavanger JuShinKan:  how to get there / Facebook / Website / email
**  Sandnes Sunyatahow to get there / Facebook / Website / email

Both JuShinKan  and Sunyata are back to full training schedule from the first full week of August (from 4. august). Have a great Aiki-Summer!

Extra: Self-Defence for Women, introduction course

•April 19, 2014 • 2 Comments

IMG_9106-GROUPJuShinKan invites all the ladies in the club together with a guest group from Conoco Phillips and others who would like to try some self-defence, aikido-style!
(Guys are welcome of course – and they get to be the “bad boys”!!!)

It is a two-part course:

I. Thursday 24.4 – 18.30-20.30: Introduction, Techniques and Application
II. Sunday 27.4 – 12.00-14.00: Repetition, Practice and more

It is possible to attend just one of the days.

The instructor, Tomek Gaertner, has studied aikido at the special intensive one-year course for the Tokyo Riot Police in Japan – he will show effective techniques aimed at defending oneself with neutralizing the attacker.

Open for all women (15 yr-old minimum), with previous martial arts experience or without.

Price: free for members of JuShinKan – 50 kr/day for others.
Sign-up/more info: on the Facebook Event  or call 98250628 (Jacqueline) or 95708408 (Bob)


Great Season at JuShinKan

•March 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Not only does JuShinKan have a brand new and spacious dojo, we also have a great aikido season lined up year – do mark your calendars!

West Coast Aikido Festival (14-16 March, 2014) details:  poster in english  – or FB event here


This year’s edition of the “West Coast Aikido Festival” (Vestlandet Aikido Festival or VAF) is hosted by Bergen Aikidoklubb and BSI Aikido. JuShinkan is co-organizing, and we will travel to Bergen as a club-event.

One instructor from each of the 5 dojos will each be teaching one session, and Erik Vanem (3. dan, Oslo Aikidoklubb) and from the NAF technical committee will both teach one session and preside over the grading (6th through 1st kyu) for the NAF candidates.

The aim of the event is to “know each other better, train with others than we are used to, learn from each other, and so that it will be easier to stop by in each other dojos and open our horizon”. You can count on some great socializing there!

Transportation to Bergen is sponsored by VAF and by JuShinKan and will therefore be free for members – so far we’ve almost filled up 3 cars, and have room for more!

- Mid-week workshop with Antony Pinchbeck, 4th dan (26-27 March 2014) poster in English or see Facebook event here

TonyPic-croppedStavanger JuShinKan Aikido welcomes you to a mid-week workshop with focus on grading preparations, with guest instructor Antony Pinchbeck (4th dan Aikikai) from England, who is dropping by JuShinKan on his way to the weekend seminar in Trondheim.
Tony’s effortless and precise form is transmitted very supportively and with great humour. He runs his own club just outside of London: Kamo Aikido Club in Aylesbury

Seminar with Roberto Martucci, 6th dan (23-25 may 2014) poster in English
Roberto Martucci, 6th Danor see Facebook event here

Roberto Martucci  is coming back to hold his 2nd seminar in Stavanger! It is very much a pleasure to practice with such a jovial, warm and generous sensei, who is able to amalgamate the teachings of Tissier and Endo sensei into his own beautiful contact-based, yet sharp, aikido.

This year Roberto Martucci is bringing some of his students, and already 6 aikidoka from Trondheim have bought their tickets! – This augurs well for good practice!!!


- Fjords’n’Aikido Marc Bachraty, 5th dan (28-31 May. 2014), see info poster in English and Facebook event 

2010-Marc&Henryk-cutoutFor the 6th seminar with Marc Bachraty – we’re going to the Pulpit Rock again! and Marc is offering an extra class on thursday evening!

If you like Christian Tissier, this Marc Bachraty seminar is for you! Marc is one of Tissier’s main students, substitute teaches at his dojo in Vincennes for him and serves as uke for Tissier in many demonstrations (see YouTube videos) and seminars, as well as giving many international seminars himself. A down to earth person with a warm personality, a good teacher with a powerful and clean technique! Bachraty Sensei is usually followed by many aikidoka travelling to Stavanger to practice and share a good time – this seminar attracts aikidoka  from Austria, Chile, England, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland (so far…) and from all major cities in Norway – so we have plenty of good practice partners!Welcome to Stavanger!  (also in between seminars, of course!)

New Dojo from March 1st!

•February 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment
It’s Bigger, better and it’s all ours, with great neighbours such as Elixia (biggest training centre in the region) and Idrettsklinikken (a therapy institution for sports injuries). 
For pictures of the new dojo on Facebook

The new Location’s adress: Hillevågsveien 31-33 (click for map). Entrance by foot from Hillevågsveien (look for the stairway in the building between Elixia and Esso)

There is parking behind the building, access via the Esso Station – 2 hours free, but do take a parking ticket!  Use the back entrance.  For direction on how to get there by bus / airport shuttle / train and info on accomodation nearby: click “location” in the menu on the right.

We now have 2 separate dojos: the main dojo is 130 m2 and can be expanded to 160 m2 if the corridor is matted as well (f.ex. when we have seminars). It is matted with judo mats, and a layer of under-mats to soften falls. 

The smaller dojo is a separate room of ca 50 m2 with mirrors on one side. Perfect for non-matted activities such as iaido, tai-chi, chi-gong, yoga, kung fu, etc. We are, in fact, looking for like-minded groups to sub-let time in our dojo.

We are currently building changin rooms, and installing a couple of showers. There is also a spacious area for socializing, complete with a kitchenette (with fridge/freezer, water cooker, coffee machine, microwave, oven (but no cooking plates) and a sink. The corridor will become a gallery as well.

In the back there are two additional rooms with windows from floor to ceiling, for which we would like to welcome like-minded therapists, or groups wanting their own room.

We’re all working hard to get the place up and going, and we will start practicing there the first week of March, after an inauguration party on March 1st.

COME ON DOWN and help get the dojo ready!  There’s more to do!

New dojo is open for more new-dojo-waza!!! Call Bob or Stancho to get access to the dojo if you have some extra time to volunteer. Even if you only have a couple of hours – no job is too small, anything you can contribute gets us closer to enjoying a wonderful new dojo!

We’ve already had one “dugnad” weekend (21-23 February 2014) during which we moved most of the mats/materials/uniforms, dismounted the mirrors, painted the imPossible Purple into Wonderful White, cleaned and redirected the ventilation ducts, and many other odd jobs.

Next weekend (1-2 March) – we will place the undermats and the mats in the new dojo and celebrate our good forturne on Saturday night.

Pictures from Day 1 & 2 & 3:  click here for photostream on Facebook)

Done So far:

Day 1 (fri 21.2): Two shower cabinets were delivered and carried upstairs. Truck and trailed time were donated for shuttle traffic between the dojos – we moved all the mats from storage, the blue mats, the uniforms, weapons, kitchen and other equipment to the new dojo’s little dojo, including the big box with the cherry tree, the pine and the bamboo (70 manhours)

Day 2 (sat 22.2): Kitchen doors, fixings and paint all fixed up. All lights in the dojo are serviced. Painted two coats in the main dojo: the ceiling is no longer black and the imPossible Purple has become peaceful White. Ventilation ducts are cleaned and rotated to maximize head room. Entry hall mirror removed, plastered and painted. Mirrors in the old dojo were dismounted. Thanks to those who came by with hotdogs and coffee!  (70? manhours)

Day 3 (sun 23.2): All painting done in main dojo and entrance. Storage stuff moved from small dojo to back room. Small dojo cleaned. Big dojo tidied and looking great (corridor needs a polish….). All mirrors moved to new dojo (no breaks!).  (50 man hours)

– Undermats are coming thurday or friday – to be carried upstairs
– Mat laying session (cutting old and uneven mats for the uneven walls) -> March 1st
– Party Satuday evening (1st March)
– Plan walls for a changing room
– Install showers and connect washing machine
– Install hooks and benches in the changing rooms

Holiday Practice? Yes!

•December 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Yes! we’ll be training throughout the holiday,
Nisse-ukemi-Jul2012though with a reduced schedule – as follows:

Mon 23                : 18.30-20
Tue-thu 24-26   : Merry Christmas!
Fri 27                     : 18.30-20
Weekend             :  free practice (use FB to agree on time)

Mon 30                : 18.30-20
Tue-wed 31.12-1.1   : Happy New Year!
Thu 2 jan             : First class of the year:
17.15-18.15 Juniors
18.30-20.00 Seniors

Have a merry holiday and a great new year – hope to see you on the tatami in between the great meals!!!

Massage and Aikido with 6. dan Mouliko Halén!

•November 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment


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 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,-)


Support JuShinKan – for free!!!

•September 20, 2013 • Leave a Comment

grasrot_logoDo you like to play Lotto, Tipping and Joker
(or any other games organized by Norsk Tipping)???
(**for norsk – følg anvisning nederst ved **)

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, 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!


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