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!
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!
Stavanger 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
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!!!
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!)