Training with Jelena Vrzić, 7 and 8 June

As of Saturday June 3rd up and until Sunday June 11th, Jelena Vrzić sensei will be hosting again 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 theme is this time kaeshi waza.

The training sessions at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht are scheduled on Wednesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 8th and admission is open for everybody. The trainings start at 19:30 and last until 21:15 on both Monday and Thursday. Admission is € 12.50 for a single training and € 20.00 for two trainings. For a complete overview of Jelena’s trainings in the Netherlands, discounts and a combination ticket, please look at the (on 30st of May updated) 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.

Sander promoted to aikido teacher level 3

On May 13th 2017, Sander has completed his education at Aikido Nederland for aikido teacher with a practical exam. He is now a by the NOC*NSF governmental recognised aikido teacher level 3. During his education he followed many practical and theoretical lessons at Sportcentrum Papendal, gave trainings in Amsterdam in the Sho Shin Aikido Dojo of Paul Jansen and in his own dojo he organised several activities such as seminars, kyu exams, guest trainings and development for assistants. Sander, congratulations!

Jan passes practical exam aikido teacher level 2

On March 11th 2017, Jan finished his training at Aikido Nederland by passing his practical exam. He is now a by the NOC*NSF governmental recognised assistant aikido teacher level 2. During this training at Sportcentrum Papendal he followed many practical and theoretical lessons, e.g. didactic, anatomy & physiology, aikido history, injury prevention, kyu degrees, First Aid for Sports and children and youth aikido. Furthermore he got lessons in: How to make a teaching plan? What are the different learning styles? How to give and receive feedback? And, more important, how do you as a teacher make sure the training is safe? Jan, congratulations!

Photograph: Jacob Uythoven

Seminar Eric Graf, 21-23 April

Eric Graf sensei holds 5th 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 seventh time at Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht on 21-23 April 2017. The poster can be downloaded as PDF and PNG. See also Facebook and register now.