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Welcome at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht. We are an aikido club with a diverse and exciting training programme. Aikido is suitable for everyone: men and women, young and old, with or without sporting experience. Not winning, but harmony is at the heart of aikido practice: harmony within yourself, with others and with your surroundings. Additionally, aikido makes you more (body) confident and aware of your own abilities. You increase your flexibility, develop your trust and understanding of your body and, even better, get fitter and feel great. Want to know more about aikido? Please see here for more information.

Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht is known for its open and safe environment. Our trainings are conducted in a positive and constructive atmosphere. Curious about our members? Meet some of us here (Dutch only) or come and meet us in person! Interested? Please contact us and discover aikido during a free trial lesson!

(Nederlands) Seminar aikijo Sander, 23 juli

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Sander geeft op zaterdag 23 juli van 10.00 – 15.00 uur een seminar met als thema aikijo (aikido met een houten stok). Dit is er een uit een reeks van wapenseminars. In twee intensieve trainingen verbreed en verdiep je je kennis en vaardigheden van de vier jo kata van Ikeda sensei. Op verschillende niveaus oefenen we solo, met partner en met vier aanvallers tegelijkertijd. De poster is te downloaden als PDF en PNG. Zie ook Facebook en Google+. Reserveren is verplicht.

Sander fourth dan and shidoin

After an intensive preparation, our main teacher Sander has passed the examn for fourth dan on May 21st in Geneva. The examinator was Michele Quaranta shihan, assisted by Francesco Marralla sensei, both sixth dan. With compliments, Sander has also been promoted to shidoin and is now qualified to promote aikidoka up to and until the second dan. See Facebook for an impression of the examination.

Seminar Eric Graf, 27-29 May

Eric Graf sensei holds 4th dan aikikai aikido and is a student of Michele Quaranta sensei and Masatomi Ikeda sensei. He currently practices aikido full-time, manages three dojo in Switzerland, writes books on aikido and gives seminars in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Serbia and the Netherlands. Eric will be giving a seminar for the fifth time at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht on 27-29 Mai 2016. The poster can be downloaded as PDF and PNG. See also Facebook and Google+ and reservere now.

Training met Jelena Vrzić, 24 March

The Serbian aikidoka Jelena Vrzić sensei, 6th dan, will give another guest lecture at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht. She decided to return to the Netherlands with Easter for meeting old friend Domenico Zucco, 7th dan. During her stay in our country she will give guest lectures in several dojos. Feel welcome at these trainings and discover the interaction between uke and tori under supervision of this special aikidoka.

The training at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht is accessible for everyone. Free parking on the premises is possible and there is a good connection with public transport. Admission fee is € 6,-. Please pay in cash at the door and be on time. Duration is 19:30 – 21:30, see also Facebook.

Training with Jelena Vrzić, 15 and 18 Feb.

201602-jelena (1) On 15 and 18 February, 19:30 – 21:30, we organise a training with Jelena Vrzić sensei, 6th dan, the first woman to receive shodan in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Her classes in February will be characterised by a strong emphasis on the dialogue between uke and tori. She will look for input from all to inspire her own aikido and to work towards technical improvement of all attendees. With her experience of over 30 years of aikido, her focus on technical souplesse and her kind and inspirational words for everyone, from beginner to advanced, she is a cherished and welcome guest.

The training with Jelena Vrzić sensei is open to all. Admission fee at the door: € 7.50 cash only. Please arrive in time. Please note that Jelena will be visiting various dojos in the Netherlands; for more information, please check the attached poster.