On Saturday 26 November, Michele Quaranta declared Sander van Geloven 3rd dan aikikai aikido. The examination was in the system of Ikeda sensei, took place during the summer school beginning of August and has been approved by Aikikai Hombu Dojo in September. Sander has also obtained the title of Fukushidoin.
On Monday 21 November we have an open training from 19.30 until 21.30 at Van Lieflandlaan 117. This free introduction is accessible for everyone who is interested in aikido. Bring long sports trousers, t-shirt, flipflops and a towel. For more information or to register, contact us.
Op maandag 21 november is er een open les van 19.30 tot 21.30 op onze locatie aan de Van Lieflandlaan 117. Deze gratis kennismaking is toegankelĳk voor iedereen die interesse heeft in aikido. Neem lange trainingsbroek, t-shirt, slippers en handdoek mee. Voor meer informatie of om je op te geven, neem contact met ons op.
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October we organise a seminar with Jelena Vrzić sensei, 5th dan. She started practising aikido in 1979 in Belgrade, Serbia. She was the first woman to receive shodan in the former Yugoslavia. Now, after more than 30 years of continuous and dedicated training, she will be giving a seminar for the second time in the Netherlands.
Teachers and colleagues who inspire her are Stanojević sensei, Tada sensei, Fujimoto sensei, Hosokawa sensei, Ikeda sensei, Zucco sensei and Quaranta sensei. Characteristic in her trainings is breathing, jo and aiawase. Reservation is recommended, poster.
On 11th and 15th of August David Tesselaar has led the trainings as guest teacher. He is dojocho of Yuki Mizu Kumo, a befriended group in Amsterdam. He himself trains with Domenico Zucco sensei, 6th dan, and Hiroshi Tada sensei, 9th dan. In the trainings also some basics for the 38 jo kata were practised.
On the 21st and 22nd of May some of us were at the jubilee seminar of Ecole d’Aïkido de Neuchâtel. We are good friends with this group from Switzerland which is guided by Eric Graf. Also our teacher Sander van Geloven was one of the international guest teachers to lead a training.
Like every year, also this year was a members’ day in the month of May. On a sunny Sunday afternoon of the 8th, we practised outdoor the first kata of Ikeda sensei. After having done an intensive training we closed the members’ day with a healthy barbecue.