Training at home during quarantine

During the quarantine because of COVID-19, Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht gives its students ome time per week homework. Additionally, three times per week an online training to participate from home is being offered via video conference with Jitsi Meet. These are well received, hence are here some pointers for other dojos that had to close.

  1. Position your camera at a high point, this way the feet of the instructor are clearly visible. Also make sure teh microphone is not covered.
  2. Put your laptop or phone in a non-disturb mode to prevent disturbing notifications.
  3. Everybody – except the instructor – switches his or her microphone and camera off. The quality of video and audio depends mainly on everybody’s internet connection. Sometimes it is also better to switch to a less fast wifi connection which has a stronger signal.
  4. Divide the training in pieces of 15 to 20 minutes and make the entire training not longer than one hour or one hour and 15 minutes. After each part, take a break of one or two minutes so that everybody can switch on his or her microphone and can give short feedback, for example to talk louder. A watch or timer is handy if you are using your smartphone for the video connection.
  5. Prepare your trainings. Opposite to a normal training, it is harder to work with challenges you observe in the group. Share in advance some movies, images or short description of what you would like to practice. Good sources are Darebee and YouTube
  6. Training online individually als has an important social element in these times of social isolation. Take a few minutes before and after the training for this, so that everybody can great one another or can make some jokes. For the rest good to start and stop punctually.
  7. When needed, reiterate to all participants at the beginning of the training that the live images are only for this closed circle of students and must not be recorded or shared.
  8. Experiment with the technical and didactical possibilities and discover which work for your dojo. Do not believe blindly what video services claim to be, but test it yourself and read comparing analyses. Video conferencing is also a possibility to organize some drinks or to catch up with individual students.

(Nederlands) Update: dojo gesloten t/m 6 april

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Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht volgt de nieuwe maatregelen van de overheid op. Daarom worden alle trainingen en activiteiten tot en met in ieder geval 6 april afgelast. We stimuleren iedereen zoveel mogelijk thuis te blijven trainen.

(Nederlands) Alle trainingen in maart afgelast in verband met Corona-virus

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Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht volgt het advies van het NOC*NSF op en sluit de dojo in ieder geval tot en met eind maart. Alle trainingen zijn in deze periode afgelast.

Meer informatie lees je op de website van het NOC*NSC. Kijk ook op de website van het RIVM voor het laatste nieuws omtrent het Corona-virus.

(Nederlands) Aikido en het Corona-virus

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Let op: zie onze recentere berichtgeving over het Corona-virus!

Tijdens aikidotrainingen is er veel lichaamscontact. Samen zorgen we ervoor dat de kans op besmetting met het Corona-virus zo klein mogelijk blijft. Volg daarvoor de algemene richtlijnen zoals deze via het RIVM en de GGD’s worden verspreid.

Daarnaast adviseren we voor onze aikidotrainingen het volgende:

  • Zorg voor extra hygiëne voor én na de training. Was uitgebreid je handen met zeep (ongeveer 30 seconden), voor én na de training en droog ze af met tissues. (Zeep vernietigt het vetlaagje rondom de kern van een virus, daarmee help je dus het virus heel doeltreffend ‘om zeep’.
  • Moet je hoesten of niezen tijdens de training? Als je dat voelt aankomen: loop dan even van de mat en gebruik tissues (eventueel klaarleggen van te voren). Als je er door overvallen wordt dan hoest of nies je aan de binnenkant van je elleboog.
  • Verkouden, koorts, grieperig? Sla dan de training over. Ook bij twijfel kun je beter thuis blijven.
  • Op zoek naar actuele informatie over het Corona-virus? Kijk dan op https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus

Tot ziens op de mat!

Training with Jelena Vrzić, 27 February

Jelena Vrzić sensei will be giving 13 guest trainings in the Netherlands from February 27th until the 7th of March. The first training on the Thursday will be at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht. Vrzić is from Serbia and holds the rank of 6th dan and is a student of Tada shihan, 9th dan. Her trainings are exceptionally inspiring, with returning focus on flow, placement and relaxation. The theme is metsuke; looking at nothing and seeing everything.

Her training at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht is scheduled on Thursday, February 27th and admission is open for everybody. The trainings start at 19:30 and last until 21:30. Admission is € 12.50 for a single training. Please pay at the door (cash only) and arrive in time at 19.15.

For a complete overview of Jelena’s trainings in the Netherlands, discounts and a combination ticket, please see the poster in JPG and Facebook. Our dojo has free parking on the grounds at Tamboersdijk 9 and is also quite easily reached by public transport.