After many years of good service, the old canvas mats at Oslo Aikidoklubb that once came from Germany, started to fall apart… Many solutions were discussed but the prices were found to be too stiff.
JuShinKan heard of their predicament and thought that this was just the opportunity to give its sail canvas a new life, as well as prolonging the life of the existing mats at the Oslo club.
The canvas needed to be stretched over the old tatami, sewn around the columns, and attached to the frame, and DNV sponsored this job!
Thanks are also due to Kjell Carlsen for transporting the canvas to Oslo for free.
And now Oslo Aikidoklubb is rolling on, on brand “new” mats, just in time for an inauguration with the seminar with Matti Joensuu, on 14 – 16 December.
(See also article in Norwegian on the OAK webpage).