Multidojo online class with Ariga Sensei – okt2021

Kaname Ariga Sensei

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October usually brings Ariga Sensei’s yearly Tour to Germany, Austria, as well as Hungary or Slovakia. The physical seminars cannot be held this year either – so we thought to offer an international multi-dojo online seminar instead – also open for home-attendance!

This event is a cooperative effort between Stavanger JuShinKan Aikido in Norway, and Saku Dojo in Japan.

Until now the multi-dojo events have been adapted for distanced and no-touch practice, but this time, as dojos slowly are going back to practice with contact, this class will be aimed at practice with contact.

When?

Saturday 16 October
= 20.00-21.30 (Japan time)
= 13.00-14.30 (Norway/CEST)
= 14.00-15.30 (Finland)
find class time in YOUR location here

How do I join the online class?

  • Klikk on the registration button, a zoom link will be sent to you by email.
  • For best results, download/sign up for zoom or check that you have the latest version of zoom.

How can I donate to support Saku Dojo:

Saku Dojo, Japan
on the “Endo Way” to Saku Dojo!

Note: to minimize transaction fees as much as possible, Jacqueline (Aikimama) was asked to collect donation outside of Japan (for Japan, see box below). Collecting and sending one sum for each dojo or household also helps. We added several ways to donate, as one may be easier than another depending on which country you send from.

  • Suggestion of 50-200 NOK (5-20 EUR) per person for the class, but you can choose a sum of your own choice.
  • Click one of the donate button to contribute (you may have to create an account either way).
  • If you don’t have Paypal, try anyway, sometimes there is an option to “pay as guest” with debit/credit card
  • or by bank transfer (best for EU) or Transferwise (now called Wise) to:
    aikimama@gmail.com – Jacqueline von Arb
    address: Ormoyveien 111 / 4085 Hundvag / Norway
    IBAN-Kontonummer : NO1691001435847    
    BIC-kode : STFBNOKK
       
  • Vipps to 98250628 (for Norwegian residents only)

Can I help more? Yes, help us spread the news:

Help us reach the aikido community with this event. This is how:

  • click ‘attend’ or ‘Interested’ in the Facebook event
  • share the event on your FB-feed, and to your dojo’s FB-page/group
  • Do you have non-FB aikido friends? send them the link to this info-page!

About:

Ariga Sensei is one of the deshi (students) of Endo Shihan, figuring as his uke in many demonstrations and instructional DVDs. He started Aikido in 1989 at the age of 15, and now teaches at and runs Saku Dojo in Japan. He also teaches international seminars in Finland, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and Russia. 

He teaches a simple, elegant, soft and contact-based, yet effective aikido style, and is a very friendly, generous and inspiring teacher.

Contact:

有賀先生 国際オンライン稽古のお知らせ (日時:2021/10/16)

有賀要先生

Click here for English

毎年10月は有賀先生のドイツ、オーストリア、そしてハンガリー、スロバキアのセミナーツアーの時期でした。通常のセミナーは今年も開催することができませんが、 この機会に国際オンライン稽古を開催致します。ご自宅からの個人の参加も大歓迎です!

このイベントは、ノルウェーの、スタバンガーJuShinKan Aikido 合気道道場と佐久道場の協同主催になります。

前回までは、非接触の前提で稽古を行っておりましたが、今回は接触前提の稽古となります。また、英語を主に使用して稽古を進行します。

開催日時

令和3年10月16日(土曜日)午後8時~9時半(日本時間)

オンラインクラスの参加方法

参加には登録が必要です。

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ご寄付の仕方

日本国内から、佐久道場への寄付の流れ(銀行振込またはPayPal)

Saku Dojo, Japan
写真:佐久道場

寄付:500−2000円

1:銀行振込  
銀行  : みずほ銀行
支店名 : 長野支店
支店番号: 426  
口座  : 普通口座
口座番号: 2092025
振込先 : 有賀要(アリガカナメ)

2:PayPal  
送金先メールアドレス : arigakaname@gmail.com

お預かりしたご寄付は海外分と合わせて後日、佐久道場に入金いたします。

共有のお願い

このオンライン稽古の情報をお知り合いの方にご共有いただけますと幸いです。

  • Facebookアカウントをお持ちの方は、当セミナーのイベントページ上で、 「参加」または「興味がある」のクリックにご協力をお願いします。
  • ご自身のFacebook や、道場のFacebookページ・グループ上で、イベント情報の共有をお願いします。

プロフィール:有賀先生

有賀先生は、遠藤征四郎師範の弟子の一人で、師範の受けとして、たくさんの演武や、師範のDVDに出られています。1989年、15歳の時に合気道を始められ、現在、佐久道場で常任として指導されておられます。また、フィンランド、スペイン、オーストリア、ハンガリー、スロバキア、ドイツ、ロシアなどの海外でセミナーを毎年行っております。

お問い合わせ

Fall prevention – Fall training for Seniors

(for English version, scroll down to: “Fall prevention & Safe Falling”)

Nytt parti på dagtid: Fall forebygging & Fall trening for eldre

Vid1-rulle-ulikhoyder_MomentPå Helsenorge står det at “en av tre eldre over 65 år faller hvert år”, det medfører ulike men fra skrubbsår til alvorlige brudd, samt redsel for å falle på nytt.
“God fysisk funksjon er av det viktigste for å hindre fall”, det bør trenes minst en gang i uken med styrking av leddmuskulatur, koordinasjon og balanse.

Aikido er en kampkunst som egner seg for alle aldre og alle kroppsferdigheter, og vil medvirke i mer motivasjon å komme i gang med regelmessig fysisk aktivitet enn tradisjonell “tøy og bøy”. Når vi legger til QiGong inspirert trening for å bygge opp kjernemuskulatur, balanse og koordinasjon – og en sosial ramme med medbrakt lunsj over en kaffe/te etter trening,  da får vi et helhetlig tilbud for denne aldersgruppen. 

Dette nye partiet er siktet for eldre (55+), eller personer som ønsker å trene fallprevensjon og fallteknikk. 
Treningen vil bestå av øvelser og teknikker inspirert fra Aikido og QiGong, som ivaretar de anbefalte treningsmål i en artige ramme. Kampkunsten aikido er dessuten spesielt kjent for å utvikle fallferdighetene til utøverne.

Hvordan trener vi?Vid8-QiGong2_qigongPic
Vi begynner med QiGong inspirerte øvelser som er med å bygge den indre muskulaturen og strukturen i kroppen. Gjennom pust og god holdning utvikler vi balanse, forflytning, oppmerksomhet i omgivelse – byggesteinene i forebygging mot fall. Ingen hopp og sprett eller akrobatiske strekk – men vi blir nok litt andpusten og varme, og mer fleksible etterhvert.  

Andre delen består i å bli trygg på det å falle. Når man vet at man kan falle, så slapper man av og reduserer både fallhyppighet, samt skade ved fall. Vi bygger ferdighetene litt om litt, ved hjelp av tykkas og matter i ulike høyder, og lærer å komme oss trygt ned på mattene og etterhvert på bakken. Vi lærer også teknikker på å kommer seg opp igjen med minst mulig strev. 

IMG_2822Så nå har vi en oppskrift der treningen både kan fungerer som forebygging, rehabilitering etter
fall (i tillegg til tradisjonell rehabilitering), lære å falle trygt i tilfelle musefelle, samt tilby en sosial ramme som motiverer våre seniorer av godstolen, ut å trene og være mer aktiv og glad.

Nytt kull begynner  2. september! 
Vi starter da et nytt kull torsdag 2. september, kl 11-12.30.
Det blir ukentlige treff med treninger på 1 time, etterfulgt av en kaffe/te halvtime (ta med en liten lunsj!). Vi tar imot nye fortløpende. 

Ta kontakt!
Det er mulig å endre tidspunkt etter det som passer de fleste. Det er også mulig at vi setter opp 2 treff pr uke, f.eks. en på dagtid, og den andre på fredag ettermiddag kl 16.30 eller 17 om det er mange som ikke kan på dagtid. Ta uansett kontakt med Jacqueline: 98250628, aikimama@gmail.com eller Jacqueline Aikimama på Facebook

Treningshallen er en “dojo” med japansk dekor, mattebelagt, noe som utfordrer og trener de små leddmusklene og dermed også balansen. Det er mange speil for å sjekke holdning og struktur, og andre hjelpemidler i treningen (balansebrett, soppstol, hoolahoop, osv.). 

Instruktørene er Jacqueline von Arb, hovedinstruktør i Aikidoklubben, som har holdt på lenge med personer med ulik funksjonsnivå og ekspert på å tilpasse treningen individuelt. Hun har studert/trent  Qigong intensivt under pandemien. 
Bob Johnson (72) har drevet med Aikido og andre kampsporter i nærmere 50 år, er ennå aktiv i aikidoklubben som instruktør og utøver. Han har også trent QiGong og TaiChi. 

MVI_2820_NuriErina-MomentHva skal jeg ha på meg?  Joggebukse og langermet T-skjorte, har du en kampsportuniform, bruk gjerne den. Vi trener barfot. Vi har omkledningsrom med dusj, og uniformer finnes til salgs, om man vil ha det.
Ta med en vannflaske med navn på. 

Hva koster det?  
Da dette tilbudet er støttet av midler fra Gjensidige, og dere er med å utvikle tilbudet, blir det en rabatt til halvpris på trening så lenge prosjektet varer (1 år). Dvs ca kr 225 pr måned, plus en årlig årskontingent på kr 220 som dekker obligatorisk forsikring). 
TILBUD:  halvpris hele høsten  (inkludert årsforsikring!) 

Hvor? Adressen er Hillevågsveien 31-33, rett over Elixia (men ikke samme inngang, vår inngang er rundt hjørnet, den samme som til Idrettsklinikken, vår nabo).
Buss: nr 1-2-3 stop nesten rett utforbi (stoppeplass Hillevåg), gå gjennom Esso stasjonen til baksiden av bygningen, eller opp trappene på forsiden av bygningen.
Parkering: Adgang til parkering bak bygget er via Esso stasjonen (husk parkeringsregistrering!). 

Takk til:
Gjensidige som støtter JuShinKan  i å komme i gang med tilbudet! 

*     *     *    ENGLISH   *    *    *

New daytime class: Fall Prevention and Safe Falling 

Vid1-rulle-ulikhoyder_Moment “One in three elderly over the age of 65 falls every year”, it causes various but from abrasions to serious fractures, as well as fear of falling again (Helsenorge).
“Good physical function is one of the most important things to prevent falls”, it should be trained at least once a week with strengthening of muscular muscles, coordination and balance.

Aikido is a martial art that is suitable for all ages and all body skills, and will help in more motivation to get started with regular physical activity than traditional “stretch and bend”. When we add QiGong-inspired training to build core muscle, balance and coordination – and a social setting with lunch over a coffee / tea after training, then we get a comprehensive offer for this age group.

This new group is aimed at elders (55+), or people who want to practice fall prevention and fall technique.
The training will consist of exercises and techniques inspired by Aikido and QiGong,
which meets the recommended training goals, but in a much more amusing framework within the martial arts aikido, which in addition is especially known for developing the fall skills of the athletes.

How do we practice?Vid8-QiGong2_qigongPic
We begin with QiGong inspired exercises that help build the inner muscles and structure of the body. Through breathing and good posture, we develop balance, movement, attention in the environment – the building blocks in prevention against falls. No jumps and bounces or acrobatic stretches – but we will get a little breathless and warm, and more eventually become more flexible! 

The second part is to build confidence in falling. When you know that you can fall, you relax and reduce both falls, as well as lessen injuries in the event of a fall. We build our skills little by little, using soft mats at different heights, and learn to get down safely, first on the mats and eventually on the ground. We also learn techniques to get back up with the least amount of effort.

IMG_2822So now we have a recipe where the training can both work as prevention, rehabilitation after a fall (in addition or in continuation  to traditional rehabilitation), learn to fall safely just in case , as well as offer a social framework that motivates our seniors to be more active and happy.

New class starts on 2. Septembre! 
We will then start a new class on Thursday 2 September, at 11-12.30.
There will be weekly practices with training of 1 hour, followed by a coffee / tea half an hour (bring a small lunch!). If there is enough interest we might add a second class. We take in new people as we go!

Contact us! 
The time can be adjusted to what suits most people. It is also possible that we set up 2 meetings per week, e.g. one during the day, and the other on Friday afternoon at 16.30 or 17 if there are many who can not during the day. Contact Jacqueline anyway: 98250628, aikimama@gmail.com or Jacqueline Aikimama on Facebook

The training hall is a “dojo” with Japanese decor, matted floor, which challenges and trains the small joint muscles and thus also trains your balance and provides a safe falling surface. There are many mirrors to check posture and structure, and other aids in the training (balance board, mushroom chair, hoolahoop, etc.).

The instructors are Jacqueline von Arb, head instructor in the Aikido Club, who has worked for a long time with people with different levels of function and skilled at adapting the training individually. She has studied / trained Qigong intensively during the pandemic.
Bob Johnson (72) has practiced Aikido and other martial arts for almost 50 years, is still active in the aikido club as an instructor. He has also trained QiGong and TaiChi.

MVI_2820_NuriErina-MomentWhat should I wear? Sweatpants and a long-sleeved T-shirt, if you have a martial arts uniform, feel free to wear it. We train barefoot. We have changing rooms with showers. 
Bring a water bottle with your name on it.

Cost?
As this offer is supported by funding from Gjensidige, and you are involved in developing the concept, there will be a discount to half price on training as long as the project lasts (1 year). That is about 225 per month, plus an annual annual fee of NOK 220 which covers compulsory insurance.
OFFER: half price this Autumn, including insurance! 

Where? you’ll find us at Hillevågsveien 31-33, just above Sats (but not the same entrance, our entrance is around the corner, the same as to Idrettsklinikken, our neighbour).
Bus: no. 1-2-3 stop almost straight past (stop Hillevåg), go through the Esso station to the back of the building, or up the stairs at the front of the building.
Parking: Access to parking behind the building is via the Esso station (remember parking registration!).

Thanks to:
Gjensidige who support JuShinKan in getting started with the offer!

Multidojo online class with Ariga Sensei

Kaname Ariga Sensei

June usually brings Ariga Sensei’s yearly Scandinavian Tour, with visits in Oslo/Stavanger in Norway and Helsinki/Vantaa in Finland. The physical seminars had to be cancelled this year again – but the organizers are getting together to offer an international multi-dojo online seminar instead – also open for home-attendance!

This event is organised by Stavanger JuShinKan Aikido in Norway, the Finnish clubs Vantaan Jukara and Akari and Saku Dojo, with the assistance of Sentrum Aikido and Sunyata Aikido dojos in Norway, Meido-Kan and Jigotai in Finland.

Ariga Sensei is one of the closest Japanese deshi (students) of Endo Shihan, figuring as his uke in many demonstrations and instructional DVDs. He started Aikido in 1989 at the age of 15, and now teaches at and runs Saku Dojo in Japan. He also teaches international seminars in Finland, Spain, England, Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Russia. 

He teaches a simple, elegant, soft and contact-based, yet effective aikido style, and is a very friendly, generous and inspiring teacher.

New for this event: Donation based participation

Even though many attendees of previous event wished to contribute to the event, Ariga Sensei felt it was important first and foremost to keep practicing and keep in contact with the aikido community. He has until now declined to accept donations. However, due to the precarious situation of Saku Dojo, especially after also having had to cancel the May event, both Ariga Sensei and the organizers wish to dedicate this event to support Saku Dojo in these difficult times. Here are Ariga Sensei’s own words on the subject (in English and 日本語). The proceeds will go to Saku Dojo and Ariga Sensei, hoping that we can ease the hardship somewhat and help keep organizing such events as this.

有料化について
これまで無料で開催してきたオンラインの講習会ですが今回から有料とすること
にしました。これまでコロナ禍により稽古の継続がままならない方達の為、少し
でも合氣道と触れ合うことができるようにとの想いがあり無料で開催してきまし
たが昨年より佐久道場も私自身も講習会が開催できない状態が続いており道場の
維持存続が危ぶまれる状態が近づいて参りました。有料化にあたって合氣道への
接触が難しくなる方が出ることは本意ではありません。どうぞ無理がない範囲で
寄付にご協力がいただければと思います。
皆さんと共に合氣道を通じ、世界がほんの少しでも良い方向に向かっていくこと
を願っています。
– 2021 年 5 月 20 日
合氣道佐久道場 有賀要

Saku Dojo, Japan
on the “Endo Way” to Saku Dojo!

When?

Saturday 19 June
= 20.00-21.30 (Japan time)
= 13.00-14.30 (Norway/CEST)
= 14.00-15.30 (Finland)
not in JAP/NOR/FIN? find class time in YOUR location here

How can I donate to support Saku Dojo:

Note: to minimize transaction fees as much as possible, Jacqueline (Aikimama) was asked to collect donation outside of Japan (for Japan, see box below). Collecting and sending one sum for each dojo or household also helps. We added several ways to donate, as one may be easier than another depending on which country you send from.

  • Suggestion of 50-200 NOK (5-20 EUR) per person for the class, but you can choose a sum of your own choice.
  • Click one of the donate button to contribute (you may have to create an account either way).
  • If you don’t have Paypal, try anyway, sometimes there is an option to “pay as guest” with debit/credit card
  • or by bank transfer or Transferwise (now called Wise) to:
    aikimama@gmail.com – Jacqueline von Arb
    address: Ormoyveien 111 / 4085 Hundvag / Norway
    IBAN-Kontonummer : NO1691001435847    
    BIC-kode : STFBNOKK
       
  • Vipps to 98250628 (for Norwegian residents only)
For residents of Japan only:

日本国内から佐久道場への寄付の流れ(銀行振込またはPayPal)

寄付:500-2000円
1. 銀行振込
銀行:みずほ銀行
支店名:長野支店
支店番号:426
口座:普通口座
口座番号:2092025
振込先:有賀要(アリガ カナメ)   
2. PayPal 送金先メールアドレス: arigakaname@gmail.com

お預かりしたご寄付は海外分と合わせて後日、佐久道場に入金いたします。

How do I join the online class?

  • Klikk on the registration button, a zoom link will be sent to you by email.
  • For best results, download/sign up for zoom or check that you have the latest version of zoom.
  • 参加には登録が必要です。下の登録ボタンより登録をお願いします。ズームのリンクをメールにてお送りします。

Can I help more? Yes, help us spread the news:

Help us reach the aikido community with this event. This is how:

  • click ‘attend’ or ‘Interested’ in the Facebook event
  • share the event on your FB-feed, and to your dojo’s FB-page/group
  • Do you have non-FB aikido friends? send them the link to this info-page!

Contact:

Samurai Summer Camps – 2021

Aikido Juniors practicing the wooden staff in the park (june 2020)

(for norsk, se under)

Interested in Japanese culture? Here you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Samurai world for a whole week!

What we will do:
In addition to the training (wooden sword, wooden stick and aikido), you’ll be introduced to Japanese culture with Japanese language, origami, calligraphy, food, anime / manga and more. You get to borrow a uniform and a weapons bag with a sword & a stick that you must take care of all week. And we will learn and practice the philosophy of aikido which is that everyone helps out so that everyone in the group thrives and learns. Electronics free week. We’ll be out a bit if the weather is good.

Age: 9-14 years / year-old (max 20 kids)
When: Week 30 (26-30 July) FULL! Week 31 (2-6 august) FULL!
Day / Time: every day of the week from 9-16
Price: Free, breakfast and lunch included (made possible by support from the Municipality)

Insurance: The child will be registered in JuShinKan Aikido club because we get mandatory martial arts insurance through our membership with the Martial Arts Federation – without any cost or obligation after the camp.

Application/Registration:
The camps are full and we have a long waiting list. We are therefore not accepting new applications.
You can still follow us through the FB-event.

NOTE: up to half of the sports are reserved for non-members, some places are reserved for children from low-income families and differently-abled kids.

Notification of acceptance will come no earlier than mid-June. If you do not get a place, you may chose to be on a waiting list.

Supported by Barnas Sommer / Stavanger Municipality

———-Norsk————

Aikido Juniors practicing the wooden staff in the park (june 2020)

Liker du japansk kultur? Her har du en anledning å fordype deg i samurai-verdenen i en hel uke! 

Hva vi gjør?
Vi får trening (aikido, tresverd og trestokk), japansk kultur med språk, origami, kalligrafi, mat, anime/manga med mer. Du får låne våpenbag med sverd & stokk og en uniform som må passes på hele uken. Og vi får lære og øve på aikido’ens filosofi som går på at alle hjelper til for at alle i gruppen skal trives og lære. Elektronikk-fri uke! Ved fint vær er vi også litt ute!

Alder: 9-14 år (max 20 stykk)

Når: Uke 30 (26-30 July) FULLT! Uke 31 (2-6 august): FULLT
! 
Dag/Tid: hver ukedag fra 9-16
Pris: Gratis, frokost og lunsj inngår
Forsikring: Barnet blir meldt inn i JuShinKan aikidoklubben fordi vi får obligatorisk kampsport forsikring gjennom vårt medlemskap i Kampsportforbundet (uten kostnad eller forpliktelse etter leiren).

Registrering:
Nå er sommerleirene fulle og vi opererer allerede med en lang venteliste, derfor tar vi ikke imot flere søknader.
Men man kan følge med arrangementet i FB-event’en
.

OBS: halvparten av plassene er forbeholdt ikke-medlemmer, noen plasser er forbeholdt barn fra lavinntektsfamilier og barn med funksjonsutfordringer.

Svar om du har fått plass kommer tidligst i midten av juni. Om du ikke får plass er du på venteliste.

Støttet av Barnas Sommer / Stavanger Kommune

Thoughts on Keiko (2)- by Ariga Sensei

Ariga Sensei’s 2020 European Autumn Tour of Slovakia, Austria and Germany was also cancelled due to the Pandemic. JuShinKan Aikido took the initiative to instead organize another multidojo online event with Ariga Sensei… over 100 joined from all over the world! One of the questions during the event provoqued some thoughts that Ariga Sensei wanted to shared with us.

Again, about words and practice… it is a balancing act to know how much, or even which words to use when trying to convey a feeling when explaining something during practice… sometimes even the sound of the words have clues, like Uki Uki Yaru (うきうきやる) which google says means ‘exciting’ but is meant as ‘do cheerfully’. Here are Ariga Sensei’s thoughts about the subject, do keep this in mind for future online pratice, packed in a layer of inner cheerfulness! Enjoy! – Jacqueline von Arb

Kokyu

—-written by: Ariga Sensei, Saku Dojo, 22 October 2020—-

There are many expressions using the words “Kokyu”.

Su-u (breathe in), Haku (breathe out), Awaseru (synchronize), Yomu (read), Matomeru (collect), etc.  In Aikido, we also use the words Kokyu-ryoku.

Generally, I think the words “breathe in” and “breathe out” are the expressions for our movements . We also use the words Kokyu wo awaseru in our daily life, and it expresses our movements and intensions with our partners. In Budo , we use the words “read Kokyu”.

In my keiko, I use the words “breathing off”, Hotobiraseru (let it melt and expand), Hodoku (unwind or release) or Tokasu (let it melt). These words also came from my internal sense, like other words, and you may not be able to find clear meanings even if you use a dictionary. Some words are not described anyway.

As a way of Kokyu, I think it is not only doing “inhale” or “exhale”, but also it is “circulating” the breath through the body. When I am moving, I perceive that I am not breathing in or out, but circulating the collected breath through my body and using it. When I heard the story of  women divers that they try to circulate their retained breath through their body during their dive, I was certain that “circulating the breath” was real.

From here, I will try my best to explain these sense words and would like to share with you. I will use “Water” as an example.

Kokyu wo matomeru (collect Kokyu)  Solid –> Ice  

The state of collected breath in Tanden.   Breathe in  <Step1>

Hara (Tanden) will rise, like a ball full of air.

 Kokyu wo Hodoku (unwind or release the breath), Hotobiraseru (let the breath melt and expand), Tokasu (let the breath melt)  Liquid –> Water. The process of circulating the collected breath.  Breathing off   <Step2>

(In Japan, the word “off” is sometimes used when one is at ease. Here the word “off” comes from this feeling).

If you let this melted breath explode, it will become a gas and Kokyu-nage, and if you wrap up your partner in, the gas will become a “Spring sunlight” and it will  not  be “he or I” but a sense of unity, I believe that it is the state of Aiki <Step3>

I think it is important to explode the Kokyu just a little before the Spring sunlight (still your partner’s core exists) when thinking about the timing for applying the technique. When you reach the state of Spring sunlight, you will be able to build a peaceful and comfortable relationship with your partner, and the border between you and your partner will be blurry and become one, then it will not be necessary to do Kata any more. The important thing here is that either Explosion or Spring sunlight, they don’t have a certain direction. They will expand toward all directions. If they just expand toward a specific direction, this will cause a tension or stiffness.

Take a breath in and collect it in Tanden (Step1), circulate the collected breath through the body. (The things occur between Step1 and Step2, how to use Step1) Unwind and release the circulated breath, and let it melt (Step2). For Step2, if you let it explode and apply technique, it will become a gas. It will change from Ice (solid) to Water (liquid), and become the state of Spring sunlight (gas), that is Step3. The state of Step 3 is just to exist as it is. There is no intention toward your partner, or attachment or need toward the techniques, it is a unity of a harmonious world.

There is a clear border between Step1 and 2, but not  between Step 2 and 3, because some of them become a gas in the process of melting. When you use a melted breath to apply technique, it will become a “gas”, but if you don’t use it, then it will become a “Spring sunlight”.

For example, the movement from Gyaku-hanmi Katatedori.

  1. Do tenkan and position yourself next to your partner, collect kokyu. ( Step1)
  2. Melt the collected breath (unwind or release, and melt and expand), try to be the state that you are connected to your partner. (Step2)
  3. If you explode your breath in a early stage of melting ( still your partner’s core exists), it will become Kokyu-nage.
  4. If you expand the melted breath and wrap up your partner in, it will become the state of Spring sunlight and your partner will be empty.  *  This is a state of a unity, no border between others.

If you write it down, it looks like a long period of time but please try to think that 2,3 and 4 will happen within a second.

My study for now is, to have this state of Spring sunlight always. This is “Doing myself”

We tend to be aware of outward things, like your partner or the outcome.  I feel the importance of the words that Endo sensei sometimes uses during keiko “Recognize yourself, do you know what you are doing right now?”. For those who can’t do contact Aikido because of COVID, or those who are doing online-keiko, I think there are many things that we can’t do right now, but it is a big chance that we can bring our awareness inward.  Now, it may be the time to work by being aware of “Kokyu” and “Being comfortable”.

October 22, 2020    Saku dojo    Ariga Kaname

Thoughts on Keiko (1)- by Ariga Sensei

Ariga Sensei’s 2020 Scandinavian Tour of Norway and Finland had to be cancelled due to the Pandemic. Instead, JuShinKan Aikido took the initiative to organize an online event with Ariga Sensei, wherein the class would be held in Saku Dojo in Japan, while being projected on the dojo wall in Stavanger. We decided to open the event to all interested and had attendees from around the world. (see album from the 20. june zoom practice). After the event, Ariga Sensei shared his thoughts.

About words and practice… it is a balancing act to know how much, or even which words to use when trying to convey a feeling when explaining something during practice… sometimes even the sound of the words have clues, like Uki Uki Yaru (うきうきやる) which google says means ‘exciting’ but is meant as ‘do cheerfully’. Here are Ariga Sensei’s thoughts about the subject, do keep this in mind for future online pratice, packed in a layer of inner cheerfulness! Enjoy! – Jacqueline von Arb

Doing myself!

—-written by: Ariga Sensei, Saku Dojo, 10 July 2020—-

Due to the effect of Covid 19, there are many changes to our keiko  and also to our life. I appreciate all medical workers for their efforts to protect our health. Also I am hoping that the situation for all people who are suffering from Covid19 will go better direction.

Comparing the situation before the Covid19, we don’t have much time to spend together with other dojo’s friends, or to do contact keiko.

After resuming the classes, we do keiko using a Jo more often. This keiko is not doing “ weapons techniques “ but rather, to reconsider the basic of “unarmed techniques“. From this keiko, we can recognize how much our movements had been relying on “Strength“ or “Cheating“. By having even a small intention of the effect on our partner or the outcome, your fingers, or to the place where you are being grabbed, this can cause such a big bad influence on your situation.

The phrases from my respectful seniors reach my core.

  • Loosen up your tension.
  • Recognize yourself.
  • The relationship between the Haras.
  • The state of your feeling should be comfortable. (Be comfortable)

All words have their own meanings and they are coming into my core.

“ Doing myself “ is a strange phrase either in Japanese or in English. However, this grammatically wrong phrase is now very important to me.

“ Doing myself “ includes many meanings.

  • Try not to expect anything from your partner.
  • Try not to care about the outcome.
  • Try not to be emotional.
  • Try not to get stressed.
  • Be free and positive while you are in the stress.
  • Try not to be stagnated.

Many phrases are coming out.  If we look for the word, which can integrate all the meanings of these phrases, I believe it will be Aiki.

During my keiko, I tend to use words, which are unclear or vague. For me, that word fits exactly at that moment. That is like onomatopoeia where a word can express a sound. This means that you can use it with different words or you can even interpret it differently.

  • Do it cheerfully.
  • Positive movement, negative movement.
  • Try not to get into the dark side.
  • Pass over the center line.
  • A spell of Atari and Musubi.
  • A sense foot, a switch foot.

I think there are more like these, but these phrases, which my perception and thought at that time came out from inside of me as a sound of the words, many of them may be forgotten.

Right now, “Doing myself“  is the one.

At least 10 years from now, I would like to do keiko with this phrase. I would be grateful if these vague words can be helpful somehow in your Aikido and in your real life.

10/07/2020 Saku dojo       Ariga Kaname

New restrictions? New solutions!

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So… new local restrictions were implemented on 10. November, where all sports for adults over 20 is prohibited until 7. Decembre. It is, however, still allowed to attend non-sports leisure activities (max 10 people) or events (max 20 people) as long as the 1 meter rule can be upheld.

We used the week to get properly informed and brainstorm, and here are our solutions, that cater both for those who want to practice physically (that will be online) and those who’d prefer to meet up in the dojo to learn more *about* aikido (that would be a lecture). All this in a slightly different format than the spring classes.
How to attend online? see the schedule tab, where you will find the necessary link to join the classes + tips about online classes.

  • 1. Monday, 19.30-20.30: Physical class from home (online)!

This class will have a traditional warm-up, some taisabaki, a little ukemi (receiving a technique) and a part of a qigong form used by Jan Nevelius.
After a few weeks, we’ll be putting the form together and hopefully be able to attend one of Nevelius Sensei’s Qigong sessions. Taught by Jac.

  • 2. Thursday, 19-20: in dojo (or online) lecture about aikido

An added plus is that we can meet in person, socialize with the correct distance, and enjoy a deeper look at different aspects of aikido. Bob, assisted by Jac, will dig in his years of experience and share things that we often don’t have the chance or time to delve into in regular classes.
Come to the dojo – or follow the class online, as you prefer.

  • 3: Events: Movie Evening! Let’s enjoy a good Martial Arts movie on the dojo wall!

Another way to be social safely – let’s watch a Samurai movie together!
Most likely a Saturday here and there!

  • Take a piece of the dojo home

The dojo belongs to all the members. If you can’t be at the dojo, take a piece of the dojo home and create your own mini home dojo (max 4 m2, that is 2 big judo mats (2×1 m), or up to 4 small judo mats (1×1 m). Contact Jac (98250628 or aikimama@gmail.com) to have safe access and registration of the loan. Register your loan!

  • Creative membership – financial adaptation

Keep in mind: JuShinKan is a club, as such, all members are responsible for the club, and in these challenging times, we are working overtime to adapt, find solutions and keep the activities going. The club’s expenses however, do stay the same, especially the rent and the administration – so if you are able to, please keep the membership going so we can keep practicing together online and keep the dojo in good order!

That being said, if you are encountering challenges, do contact Jacqueline and we’ll figure out a temporary arrangement until the situation normalizes (in confidence of course), so you can keep practicing with us.

*************** NORSK **************

Nye restriksjoner? Nye løsninger!

Så … nye lokale restriksjoner ble implementert 10. november, der all idrett for voksne over 20 år er forbudt til 7. desember. Det er fortsatt tillatt å delta i fritidsaktiviteter som ikke er sportslige (maks 10 personer) eller arrangementer (maks 20 personer), alt så lenge 1 meter-regelen kan holdes.

Vi brukte uken til å bli ordentlig informert og brainstorme, og her er løsningene våre, som imøtekommer både de som ønsker å trene fysisk (som vil være online) og de som foretrekker å møte opp i dojo for å lære mer * om * aikido. Alt dette i et litt annet format enn vårklassene.
Hvordan delta online? i “schedule” fanen finner man den nødvendige lenken for å delta i online timene + tips om online deltakelse.

  • 1. Mandag, 19.30-20.30: Fysisk trening hjemmefra (på zoom)!

Denne timen vil inneholde en tradisjonell oppvarming, litt taisabaki (kroppsforflytning), litt ukemi (det å motta en teknikk) og en del av en Jan Nevelius’ qigong-form. Etter noen uker vil vi sette sammen formen og forhåpentligvis kunne delta på en av Nevelius Sensei’s Qigong-økter. Undervist av Jac.

  • 2. Torsdag 19-20: foredrag om aikido, i dojo (eller online)

Et pluss er at vi kan møtes og sosialisere litt med riktig avstand, og nyte en dypere dykk i forskjellige aspekter av aikido. Bob, assistert av Jac, vil grave i sine mange års erfaring og dele ting som vi ofte ikke har sjansen eller tid til å fordype oss i vanlige timer. Dette kan du også delta i online.

  • 3: Arrangement: Filmkveld! Hva med en god kampsport eller samurai film på dojo veggen?

En annen måte å være sosial på en trygg måte – la oss se en Samurai-film sammen! Mest sannsynlig en lørdag her og der! Blir annonsert på FB og Whatsapp.

  • Ta hjem et stykke dojo

The dojo belongs to all the members. If you can’t be at the dojo, take a piece of the dojo home and create your own mini home dojo (max 4 m2, that is 2 big judo mats (2×1 m), or up to 4 small judo mats (1×1 m). Contact Jac (98250628 or aikimama@gmail.com) to have safe access and registration of the loan. Register your loan!

  • Creative membership – financial adaptation

Ta i betraktning at JuShinKan er en idrettsklubb og som det er alle medlemmer ansvarlige for klubben. I disse utfordrende tider jobber klubben nå overtid for å tilpasse seg, finne løsninger og holde tilbud og aktiviteter i gang. Klubbens utgifter forblir imidlertid de samme, spesielt husleien og administrasjonen – så hvis du er i stand til det, setter vi enormt pris på solidaritet ved å holde medlemskapet gående, så vi kan fortsette å trene sammen i dojo og online, samt holde dojo i god orden!

Når det er sagt, skulle du møte utfordringer så ønsker klubben å være der for deg. Ta kontakt med Jacqueline, finner vi ut en midlertidig ordning til situasjonen normaliseres (konfidensielt), slik at du kan fortsette å trene sammen med oss.    

Dojo is moving online and other good news!

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[edit 7. July: we had our last online practice before the holiday – and we’ll assess the need for online classes starting August. In the meantime, there will be in dojo classes (with the reigning restrictions, see schedule tab for details) mondays and thursdays with instructor all summer long! ]

[edit 11. May: we are re-opening for in-dojo practice, but also keeping the online classes going – see schedule tab for details]

After one frenetic week of information overload, research, trials and brainstorming, it is so good to be able to present several Good news!!!

  • Good News nr 1: Join online practice from home!
Jac testing sound and light at the Hojo
Jac testing sound and light at the Hojo

We are moving our activities and practice to a digital platform Zoom, streamed from the JuShinKan Hojo (see the pic of the Home Dojo). We did a test class last Thursday and we’ll start with regular classes from Monday 23.3. No need to download any app.

Find all the up-to-date info in one place, namely the JuShinKan Website’s Schedule tab: https://stavangeraikido.wordpress.com/schedule/
You will find the necessary links to join the classes, class info, and possibly even homework to do before or in between classes, or as home study.

Adults: 2 weekly classes (mon/wed at 19.00-20.00), monday with some social time after class
Juniors:  At first we’ll do ONE weekly class on Thursdays, then we’ll see if we do one additional class for juniors.
Check with your teachers, will they accept this as your gym class on your weekly plan?
MiniMaxiMix (kids 5-8 with a parent): We’ll do one weekly class on Wednesdays, during regular practice time.

  • Good news nr 2: Take a piece of the dojo home

The dojo belongs to all the members. If you can’t be at the dojo, take a piece of the dojo home and create your own mini home dojo (max 4 m2, that is 2 judo mats 2×1 m, or up to 4 puzzle mats 1x1m). For Kids, also good to use for home gym!
Contact Jac (98250628 or aikimama@gmail.com) to have safe access and registration of loan.

  • Good news nr 3: We also started outside weapons classes

These are in-person classes, outside, and will not be streamed on zoom. More info on the schedule page.

  • Good news nr 4: Delay of membership increase

This year’s General Assembly decided to increase the membership dues by kr 10 pr month for everyone, effective 1. April. However, the Board decided to delay the increase until the situation normalizes.

  • Good news nr 5: Delay of the yearly insurance dues

Usually, everyone including passive members pay the so-called “årskontingent” in the April invoice. This is a once yearly fee which includes the membership to the Martial Arts Federation (NKF) which in turn provides insurance for the whole year.
The Martial Arts Federation has made it possible to delay this payment to later – and JuShinKan will apply for this delay!

Other financial adaptation

Keep in mind: JuShinKan is a club, as such, all members are responsible for the club, and in these challenging times, we are working overtime to adapt, find solutions and keep the activities going. The club’s expenses however, do stay the same, especially the rent and the administration – so if you are able to, please keep the membership going so we can keep practicing together online and keep the dojo in good order!

That being said, if you are encountering challenges, do contact Jacqueline and we’ll figure out a temporary arrangement until the situation normalizes (in confidence of course), so you can keep practicing with us.

*************** NORSK **************

Dojo’en flytter online og annet godt nytt!

[redigert 7. Juli: Vi hadde vår siste online trening før ferien – og vi vurderer behovet for online trening fra og med August, etter behov. I mellomtiden vil det være i in-dojo treninger (med de regjerende begrensningene, se schedule tab for detaljer) mandager og torsdager med instruktør hele sommeren! ]

[redigert 11. May: vi åpner dojo’en igjen, men beholder online treningene allikevel – se schedule tab for detaljer]

Hei alle JuShinKan’ere!                   
   
Etter en frenetisk uke med informasjonsoverbelastning, forskning, forsøk og idédugnad, er det så bra å kunne presentere flere gode nyheter !!!

  • Good News nr 1: Vær med og tren hjemmefra!
Jac testing sound and light at the Hojo
Jac tester lyd og lys i Hojo’en

Vi flytter aktivitetene våre over til en digital plattform, Zoom, streamet fra JuShinKan Hojo (se bildet av Home-Dojo). Vi gjorde en test trening sist torsdag, og vi starter nå med vanlige treninger fra mandag 23.3. Trenger ikke å laste ned noen app.

Finn all den oppdaterte informasjonen på ett sted, nemlig JuShinKan nettsidens «schedule»: https://stavangeraikido.wordpress.com/schedule/ :
Du vil finne de nødvendige koblingene for å delta i klassene, klasseinfo og muligens til og med lekser å gjøre før eller i mellom klasser, eller som hjemmestudie.

Voksne: 2 ukentlige treninger (man / ons, kl 19.00-20.00) og mandag har vi litt sosialt etter treningen.
Juniorer (9-13 år): Til å begynne med vil vi gjøre én trening i uken på torsdager, så får vi se om det er behov for en ekstra trening for juniorer.
OBS: Ta kontakt med lærerne dine, vil de godta dette som hjemme-gym i ukeplanen din?
MiniMaxiMix (barn med forelder): en ukentlig trening på onsdager, i vanlig treningstid.

  • Good news nr 2: Ta hjem et stykke dojo

Dojo’en tilhører alle medlemmene. Hvis man ikke kan være i dojo, hvorfor ikke ta et stykke dojo med hjem og lage din egen mini-hjemme-dojo (maks. 4 m2, det vil si 2 judomatter 2 × 1 m, eller opptil 4 puslespillmatter 1x1m). For barn, også bra å bruke til hjemmegym!

Kontakt Jac (98250628 eller aikimama@gmail.com) for å få trygg tilgang og registrering av lån.

  • Good news nr 3: Vi har begynt med utendørs våpen trening

Disse er oppmøte trening, og vil ikke bli å finne på zoom. Mer info på “schedule” siden.

  • Good news nr 4: Utsettelse av økning i medlemskapsavgift

Årets generalforsamling bestemte å øke treningsavgiften med kr 10 per måned for alle, fra 1. april. Styret besluttet imidlertid å utsette økningen til situasjonen normaliseres.

  • Good news nr 5: Utsettelse av årskontingenten/forsikringsavgift

I april kommer vanligvis en “årskontingent for alle aktive og passive medlemmer. Denne årlige avgiften er et medlemskap i Kampsportforbundet (NKF) som igjen gir obligatorisk kampsport­forsikring for hele året. NKF har gjort det mulig å utsette denne avgiften til senere! – og JuShinKan vil søke om denne utsettelsen!

Annen økonomisk tilpasning
Ta i betraktning at JuShinKan er en idrettsklubb og som det er alle medlemmer ansvarlige for klubben. I disse utfordrende tider jobber klubben nå overtid for å tilpasse seg, finne løsninger og holde aktiviteter i gang. Klubbens utgifter forblir imidlertid de samme, spesielt husleien og administrasjonen – så hvis du er i stand til det, vis gjerne solidaritet og hold medlemskapet gående, så vi kan fortsette å trene sammen online, samt holde dojo i god orden!

Når det er sagt, skulle du møte utfordringer så ønsker klubben å være der for deg. Ta kontakt med Jacqueline, finner vi ut en midlertidig ordning til situasjonen normaliseres (konfidensielt), slik at du kan fortsette å trene sammen med oss.     =D

Kaname Ariga Sensei in Oslo 2019

Welcome to Kaname Ariga’s (6.dan) fourth seminar in Norway!

—–pre-payment and pre-registration page: click here—-

The seminar is part of Ariga Sensei’s 2019 Scandinavian Tour of Norway and Finland, organised by JuShinKan Aikido, in cooperation with the Finnish host clubs – with the assistance of Sentrum Aikido and Sunyata Aikido dojos as well as Oslo Aikidoklubb for the venue.
Click on the image, and open a pdf!  —->

Ariga Sensei is one of the closest Japanese deshi (students) of Endo Shihan, figuring as his uke in many demonstrations and instructional DVDs. He started Aikido in 1989 at the age of 15, and now teaches at and runs the Saku Dojo in Japan. He also teaches international seminars in Finland, Spain, England, Austria, Slovakia and Germany. 

He teaches a simple, elegant, soft and contact-based, yet effective aikido style, and is a very friendly, generous and inspiring teacher.

Again in 2019: Pre-registration and Pre-payment

Help keep the registration and payment queues down:
Please Pre-register and Pre-pay – and note that you still have to Sign-in at the seminar and show proof of payment (printout or screenshot on your phone are ok)

Training schedule:

  • Friday 14 june: 19.00 – 21.00
  • Saturday 15 june:
    • 10.30 – 12.30
    • 16.00 – 18.00
    • evening get together TBA
  • Sunday 16 june: 11.00 – 13.00

NEW! Location:

  • Oslo Aikidoklubb – Eikenga 17, 0579 Oslo, Norway
  • Google Maps link here
  • GPS: 59.924992, 10.803667
  • click here for tips on how to get there (from the airport or from downtown) and how to get around cheaper in Oslo:

Price

  • 700 NOK whole camp / 250 NOK per session.
  • Rebates (apply to full seminar only):
    • 100 NOK rebate for travellers >300 km, as well as students and unemployed
    • half price for youth <25

Payment methods

This year again we strongly recommend pre-payment!
Please help keep the registration queues at the seminar small and fast – PLEASE prepay!
Note: Bring a printscreen of the payment as proof payment (pic on the phone is ok).  Options:

  • Vipps: to 98250628  – we love it!  (Norwegians only)
  • Domestic bank transfer to JuShinKan Aikido account nr: 9680 36 20544
  • International Bank transfer:
    • IBAN: NO9196803620544
    • BIC / SWIFT: STFBNOKKXXX
    • NB: state who the payment is for in the comment field!
    • if you have problems to transfer 650 kr in NOK, please transfer EUR 65 for the full seminar (the amounts include bank fees on our side) – or easier: bring cash (NOK or EUR are OK).
  • Credit card payment will be NOT be accepted, sorry!

Accommodation:

  • At the dojo: kr 50 pr night (there is a kitchenette there, with water cooker, coffee machine, oven and fridge – showers).
  • if you have a car: Hotel Thon Linne has still good prices on a double room and great breakfast (7-8 mn away)
  • if you don’t have a car: you can find cheap(er) downtown hotels or hostels, then take subway nr 5 (direction Vestli) to Hasle station (careful of the direction of nr 5, it goes in a loop with 2 different ends…)

For more information, please visit the seminar’s Facebook page, or contact Jacqueline:

We look forwards to seeing you in Oslo!