Training with Jelena Vrzić, 6 and 9 February

As of Saturday February 4th up and until Saturday Februry 11th, Jelena Vrzić sensei will be hosting several guest trainings in the Netherlands, amongst others also at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht. Vrzić is from Serbia and holds the rank of 6th dan and is a student of Tada sensei, 9th dan. Her trainings are exceptionally inspiring, with returning focus on flow, placement and relaxation.

The training sessions at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht are scheduled on Monday, February 6th and Thursday, February 9th and admission is open for everybody. The trainings start at 19:30 and last until 21:15 on both Monday and Thursday. Admission is € 7,50 for a single training. For a complete overview of Jelena’s trainings in the Netherlands and a combination ticket, please look at the poster below.

Free parking on the grounds at Tamboersdijk 9 and the dojo is also quite easily reached by public transport. Kindly pay your trainings cash on arrival at the desk, and make sure to arrive well in advance.

Eric Graf sensei receives fifth dan

Eric Graf sensei has received his fifth dan in Aikikai Aikido. The Swiss national (39) is a student of Michele Quaranta sensei and Masatomi Ikeda sensei. Graf is a full-time aikido teacher, manages two dojo, writes books on aikido and gives seminars in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Netherlands and other countries. Hereby, Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht congratulates him!

Also we would like to congratulate Paul Janssen sensei (Sho Shin Aikido Dojo, Amsterdam), Niek Remkes (Amsterdam) and Joe McHugh sensei (Ireland) for receiving their fifth dan. the promotions were announced during the Kagami Biraki ceremony on the 8th of January 2017 in the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. The picture above is from the Aikikai Foundation. Their article with the complete list of promotions in 2016 can be found here.

Annemiek passed shodan exam

On Saturday 10th of December 2016, Annemiek has recieved her shodan rank after an intensive preparation period. The exam took place during the winter seminar in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The seminar and exam were led by Eric Graf and Sander van Geloven. Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht congratulates Annemiek and wishes her lots of joy in the further practice of aikido.

Seminar Eric Graf, 18-20 November

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 sixth time at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht on 18-20 November 2016. The poster can be downloaded as PDF and PNG. See also Facebook and reservere now.

More trainings from September onwards

Starting September 1st, Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht offers five trainings per week. The last couple of years we had each week two normal trainings and one training for advanced. Good news is that two trainings have been added and training is now possible on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening and Saturday morning. All aikido trainings have small changes to their times. Please, see our training schedule for details.

Try aikido for free

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 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.