1. A fine time in Ameland.
They were five cold days in the northern island of Ameland but the nice keiko and friendly personalities warmed us up as did the sauna and heated bungalows. In all the seminar in Ameland passed gracefully and joyously concluding as another memorable lent event. Yamashima sensei gave daily morning and afternoon classes and about 100 people attended on the weekend with half leaving for work on Monday.
Still the final two days were a valuable aikido experience and together with the stretching and meditation and shiatsu, the weekend was complete and left everybody content.
On this occassion, Ernesto Ladavas sensei was presented his 6th dan by Leisinger Sensei.
3. A seminar with Kobayashi Shihan in The Netherlands (March 24).
Kobayashi shihan of the hombu dojo will come to The Netherlands again this year to give a seminar at the Anthon Geesink dojo in Utrecht, hosted by the CABN (Culturele Aikido Bond Nederland). For more information, click the following: http://www.shudokan.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Kobayashi_24maart2011-opt.pdf
There will be a further course later that week with the shihan in Papendaal, The Netherlands. The information for this course is not yet known. You are advised to check this site regularly for updates: http://www.aikido-arnhem-jsk.nl/jiki-shin-kan/kalender-2011
4. A seminar with Shimamoto Shihan in Israel (April 1 - 3).
The Israeli Aikido Association is inviting again Shimamoto Shihan to give a seminar in Rehovot, Israel (from the 1st to the 3rd of April) hosted by the Masatake Dojo. For more information, contact Ze'ev Erlich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. A trip to Japan in the end of May/June
The EPO Aikikai Aikido Club is again organising a trip to Japan this year (from the 26th of May to the 5th of June). For more information, click here: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AWWLAaZbddcMZGM3djhicDRfNzU5NGRoZHpkdA&hl=en