Aikido all summer at JuShinKan!

Summer is supposedly here, but you wouldn’t know it… cause we’re keepin’ it going strong all summer! Come practice and keep summer-fit! (do check the schedule for last minute changes, though… see link in the menu on the right).
Note: we are reducing hours to monday, wednesday and friday from 18.30-20. Welcome!

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NB!!! Comin up soon – please mark the date and don’t go anywhere else!!! (already more than 50 aikidoka have announced their attendance, so JuShinKan needs all the help we can get from club members!)

NEW: Practical information for the Marc Bachraty Seminar!

– Marc Bachraty, 5th dan (Fjords’n’Aikido, 25-28 August, 2011)  seminar poster –  facebook event
After last year’s very successful Fjords’n’Aikido Seminar and a follow up seminar in Mai ’11, Marc Bachraty has pledged to come back  for another 4 days of aiki-pleasure on and off the mats! We got people coming from all over Europe to attend this one, so ‘Marc’ your calendar!

If you like Christian Tissier, this Marc Bachraty seminar is for you! Marc is one of Tissier’s main students, teaches at his dojo in Vincennes and serves as uke for Tissier in many demonstrations (see YouTube videos) and seminars, as well as giving many seminars throughout Europe himself. A down to earth person with a warm personality, a good teacher with a powerful and clean technique!

Bachraty Sensei volunteered an extra practice session on the thursday in the mountains! (for free!) and JuShinKan will be taking Bachraty  and all who are here to the fjords on friday daytime. We will be hosting aikidoka coming from Germany, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, and from all around Norway, etc – so we’ll have plenty of good practice partners!

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Other coming events:

JuShinKan Aikido is also organizing (or co-organizing) several seminars this coming season – keep an eye open for these events!

– West Coast Aikido Festival (27-29 January, 2012) details coming soon
We will also organize a club trip to Haugesund , where the 4th West Coast dojos (Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger and (new!) Sandnes) will get together for the fourth time. The instructors of the 5 dojos will each be teaching one session each. In addition, we’d like to organize a grading (6th – 1st kyu) with a member of the NAF technical committee as special guest. 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”. Read the articles about the 1st festival in Haugesund and the 2nd festival in Stavanger to know more about it. You can count on some great socializing there!

– Fabrice Somers, 5th dan (Fjords’n’Aikido – fri 27 april – tue 1 May 2012) details coming soon
Fabrice Somers is coming back to hold his 3rd seminar in Stavanger! Somers is a close student of Endo Sensei,  whom he often accompanies as uke in his European tours. He also spends a few weeks every year at Hombu to practice with Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba. He has a vibrant and joyful presence and is very generous when sharing his experience, emphasizing the principles that Endo stands for, taking the time to work with everyone present.  He is usually accompanied by many of his students, so there will be some great practice ther!
Read more about Fabrice Somers in this article: (English version) (Norwegian version) and see a video with Fabrice on the Junten Dojo site.

 Welcome to Stavanger!  (also in between seminars, of course!)

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