Here is a recent 6-page article, originally published in Stavanger Aftenblad’s saturday magazine about JuShinKan and Aikido
(NB: in Norwegian and you have to be a subsciber to be able to access it).
As a good introduction, there is an interview of the first Jūshinkan instructors, Andrea Raviglione and Bob Johnson, about Aikido in Stavanger, past and present. Thanks to Erlend Lillebø for sumbmitting the article to Aikido.no.
Stavanger JūShinKan Aikido’s organization:
Stavanger JūShinKan Aikido had its first practice on Tuesday 19. august, 2008, at the Stavanger MMA Center. JūShinKan moved to Personal Trener Service from january 2010, then to the Coloseum Building from April 2012, and finally to its present location at Hillevågssenteret in March 2014.
Stavanger JūShinKan Aikido was formally established and baptized on Friday 5. september, 2008, with Andrea Raviglione (2. dan Aikikai) as Head Instructor. After Andrea moved to China in April 2010, Bob Johnson took over as Head Instructor. Bob has more than 45 years’ budo experience from England and Norway and his broad experience includes a.o. 1. dan Aikikai, 3. dan Tomiki, 2. dan Jodo, 2. dan Iaido. The baton was passed to Jacqueline von Arb as new Head Instructor from March 2016, with Bob Johnson as Senior Instructor and the other instructors and assistant instructors joining in the instructors group.
We are an Aikikai dojo with a preference for the “Yamaguchi-dialect” of aikido, through the teachings of Yamaguchi Shihan’s students Seishiro Endo Shihan and Christian Tissier Shihan and their respective students Kaname Ariga (Endo), Roberto Martucci (Endo) and Marc Bachraty (Tissier), as well as a predilection for the so-called Swedish Aikido with Jan Nevelius Shihan and Jorma Lyly Sensei.
Stavanger JūShinKan Aikido is a member of the Norwegian Aikido Federation (NAF).
Additionnally, as of 20. February 2009, JūShinKan is formally member of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (Norges idrettsforbund – NIF), the Norwegian Martial Arts Federation (Norges kampsportforbund – NKF), the Rogaland Regional Confederation (Rogaland idrettskrets) and the Stavanger Sports Council (Idrettsrådet Stavanger).
All members with up to date membership dues are now insured through the NKF.
Stavanger JūShinKan Aikido is registered as an organization in Brønnøysund (enhetsregisteret, frivillighetsregisteret & lotteriregisteret) with organization number: 993 938 971.
Stavanger JūShinKan Aikido is also eligible for support via Grasrotandelen.
At the last General Assembly (23. February 2017), the following were elected until next gen.ass.:
Board of Stavanger JuShinKan Aikido (pr 23. February 2017)
Pascal Löhr (Chair)
Jacqueline von Arb (Vice-Chair & Secretary)
Bob Johnson (Board Member – membership / dojo maintenance / material)
Hallvard Ihle (Board Member)
Silje Nåstad Svennevig (Board Member – children&youth representative)
Aleksandrs Staprens (Deputy Board Member)
Instructors Group: Jacqueline von Arb (Head Instructor), Bob Johnson (Senior Instructor), assistant instructors Trond Gjerding, Stig Nilsen, Christophe Blondeau,
Pascal Löhr & Donatas Vilimas (jr), Silje Naastad Svennevig (mini)
Seminars/Events: Jacqueline von Arb + ad hoc committee pr seminar/event
Social/Events: Stancho Batovski
Membership: Bob Johnson (Aikido), David/Anna (QwanKiDo), Renata (Capoeira)
Web Presence: Jacqueline von Arb
Equipment & Material: Bob Johnson
Dojo Maintenance (cleaning & building): Bob Johnson & Stancho Batovski
Financial Group: Jacqueline von Arb (Head), Deirdre Duggan (treasurer), Kristine Dievutyte (auditor)
Auditors: Kristine Dievutyte [& Deirdre Duggan (went over to being treasurer)]
Election Committee for 2017 election: Magdalena Pakoca (Chair), Donatas Vilimas, Trond Gjerding (members), Stine Løvdahl (Deputy member).
Club representation: Jacqueline von Arb