2014 Fjords’n’Aikido Seminar with Marc Bachraty!

What a way to start the season!  This will be the 7th Seminar with Marc Bachraty Sensei (5th dan Aikikai) and it will again include a Fjords trip to the Pulpit Rock.
So far, over 45 people have registered, half are visitors from abroad, and 50% are yudansha (black belts) up to 5th dan. Quite the event!

Please see the  info poster for details and do visit our Facebook Event for the latest news and to see who’s coming.
Do sign up on Facebook or send an email if you’re intending to come – it helps tremendously with a smooth planning.


BachratyStavanger28-31aug2014Welcome to Stavanger and to JuShinKan Aikido!

A bit of news: in March of 2014 our dojo moved! On the same road, but 500 m more South. We are now located above the Elixia sports centre, neighbour with the Idrettsklinikken, and the entrance is in the back of the building (access through the Esso station).

Find more info and a map here.

Practical Info (preliminary – updated info will be sent one week before in pdf)

Weapons: yes, there will be bokken classes!
If you are local or come by car/train/bus: please bring your bokken (if possible more than one)
If you fly: we’ll have bokken for loan

Accomodation: 
1. Dojo:
You can stay overnight at the dojo for free,  bring a sleeping bag, a sheet and a pillowcase. There are mattresses and pillows there.
There is a kitchenette there with 1 cooking plate, oven, microwave, coffee machine, water cooker, plates/cutlery/cups, a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.
There are several grocery shops nearby (see info in dojo for opening times and location), also a bakery and take-away’s.
There is a washing machine and dryer there, but as there will be many people staying at the dojo, try to bring enough keikogis to last the seminar, so priority goes to people staying at the dojo 3 nights or more.
If you stay at the dojo, please keep the place very tidy in the common areas as we have a tenant who has clients coming through.

How to get to the JuShinKan dojo by foot/bus/train/airport shuttle :  see this page (scroll to under the map)

2. Hotels: these are filling up very fast as there is a huge international petroleum congress in town that week –
tip 1: even if the hotel website says it’s full, try a search through www.booking.com, you might get lucky. Closest hotels are: St. Svithun and Park Inn.
tip 2: if it’s still full, try searching for a friday-sunday stay (and stay thursday night at the dojo for free).

3. Private: There are a few private accomodation available with one or other of our aikidoka. Pretty filled up already, but your have any medical or other good reason to have a private room, we’ll try hard to accomodate.

Seminar Location: 

Thursday: At the JuShinKan dojo
Friday-Sunday: Tastarustå Idrettshall, (or see B on the map link below)
address: Gjerdeveien 32, next to Tastarustå school.
GPS coordinates: 58.985561, 5.692377
To get there by bus: Take Bus nr 2, goes every 10-15 mn (mon-fri) and every half hour (sat/sun) and get off at stop “Froastølveien” right outside the hall
From dojo to hall : take the bus nr 2, across the street from the Pharmacy/Bakery (towards city centre)
From city centre to hall: Bus nr 2 leaves from bus stop nr 25  (direction Tasta)
Bus information will be posted at the dojo for the people sleeping there or check the online bus routes (enter from: “Hillevåg” (for dojo start) or “Stavanger Sentrum” (for city start)  and for destination, enter: Froastølveien (the stop by the Hall).

Map of dojo / hall / BBQ-place:
Map: http://tinyurl.com/hall-dojo-BBQ
– JuShinKan dojo (bottom destination)
– Tastaruståhallen (upper left destination)
– Snake Island (Barbeque saturday night, upper right)

Social events:

-Mon-Wed: much activities at the harbour, with the ONS (petroleum congress) festival – many boats, booths, music, etc. Most of it free to all.
(NB: wednesday evening, concert and fireworks!)
-Thursday evening: Pint at a Pub, Nightwalk on the harbour
-Friday: Fjords’n’Mountain hike to the Pulpit Rock (separate info will be provided). Cost: price of fuel, ferry, parking and food/water will be shared among participants,
estimate: NOK 300
-Saturday:  BBQ at the “Snake Island Aiki Inn”. Cost: NOK 100
(will organize transportation from dojo or downtown)

Schedule:

Thursday 28th:  NB: at the JuShinKan dojo!
– 19.30-21  Extra practice with Marc Bachraty

Friday 29th evening:
-09.00-16-ish  Fjords’n’Mountain hike to the Pulpit Rock (separate info will be provided)
– 19.30 – 21.00
Saturday 30th:
– 10.00 – 11.30 (NB this is a new time!)
– 16.00-17.30 (NB we have to be out of the hall by 18 sharp!)
– 20-ish – BBQ at the “Snake Island Aiki Inn” (will organize transportation from dojo or downtown)
Sunday 31st:
– 11.00-13.30 (with a short break, bring snack)

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