Editorial: Aiki-summer course ideas ...
Summer time is here again and whilst our normal aikido schedules may be on hold, it gives us an opportunity to broaden our horizons and open our awareness to learn Aikido from different perspectives. All around Europe, summer courses are taking place with various high ranking Aikido teachers. Here, listed in this newsletter, are a few suggetions about courses that might interest you in some sunny places.
Mori Shihan teaching at the last CABN summer school, Castricum, The Netherlands, during the period 10th - 15th of July 2010.
In July, the CABN (Culturele Aikido Bond Nederland) had the pleasure to welcome hombu shihan, Mori, 6th dan Aikikai for a seminar between the 10th and 15th of July this year. Mori shihan gave lessons every day and at the end of the course, a yudansha exam took place. About 80 people attended the seminar.
Lawrence Warry, 4th dan Aikikai
1.0 Barcelona (Caldes D'Estrac) with Stephane Bernadetti, 6th dan Aikikai.
Dates: 31st of July - 15th of August 2010.
Location: From July 31 to August 8 : POLIDEPORTIVO CALDES D'ESTRAC. 653 Carretera de Barcelona/Calle Pau Casals , 2 mns from the station, 50 m to the sea...
August 9 to August 15 : DOJO EUROSTAGE. The dojo (450m2) is covered and opensided, with a large level esplanade for weapons practice. The beach, for early morning practice and a siesta, is 10 minutes walk.
Description: Stephane Bernadetti was a kind of prodigal student of the late Tamura shihan.
Bernadetti sensei's focus is on being as relaxed and efficient as possible in aikido movement
and, to quote him, "laziness is a science so you have to be precise to be lazy". In addition to Aikido, the course offers Iado (sword drawing) and Shodo (calligraphy) lessons. Accommodation
is also available for visiting students from abroad. The location is conveniently situated near the beach.
Javier Galan +34 627 40 32 12Jordi Marcos +34 932 194 552
2.0 Geneva, Yamashima Sensei, 7th dan Aikikai.
Dates: 14th of August - 21st of August 2010.
Mutsuko Minegishi - 7th dan Aikikai, Piero Villaverde - 6th dan Aikikai and Franco Martufi - 6th dan Aikikai.
Dates: 22nd of August - 28th of August 2010.
Location: VIA LAMARMORA, 9, Casella Postale 24, LA MADDALENA OT 07024
Description: La Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2 kilometres from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.
Sebastian Kaiser may be able to help further: