A blog with some news, reports and articles from the Aikido community around the world.
Edited by Lawrence Warry & Ze'ev Erlich

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 2013

1. Happy Birthday Leisinger Sensei!!
Still such a great inspiration to many young Aikido practitioners, Karl Friedrich Leisinger sensei, 6th dan Aikikai became the respectable age of 84 on the 13th of August. Leisinger sensei was one of the first people on the mat when K. Asai sensei arrived in Germany in the 1960s and, since that time, Leisinger sensei undertook the Aikido practices of in Aikikai Deutschland and went on to become chairman of the organisation as well as being chairman of the European Aikido Federation for a number of years. For the past almost 20 years, Leisinger sensei has been visiting the Netherlands, teaching Aikido and the Bokken and Jo practice of Asai sensei. We wish Leisinger sensei many more happy years of Aikido!

2. Yamashima Sensei in The Netherlands in September 2013
It has been confirmed that groups in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands shall receive Yamashima sensei this September for courses. This will take place between the 13th and 23rd of September. More information about these events will be coming soon.

3. Awaken Your Inner Peace Warrior! Samurai Game(tm) in The Hague This October 12th and 13th.

When's the last time you stopped to ask yourself what is going on in your and others' inner and outer lives?!! Is your inner Peace Warrior still sleeping?
After a successful Samurai Game (tm) workshop took place in The Hague in March this year, it is time to repeat the rewarding experience with a new group of people. Maybe some from the last game will join. For those who think to join again, the structure will be familiar but the experience that you will have will most probably be fundamentally different. Those who are curious to try the Samurai Game (tm) for the first time, you will most probably gain new insights in your life.
The workshop runs over two days.
On Saturday, we will warm up our bodies and minds and connections to others. Later in the day, we will play the Samurai Game (tm). On Sunday we will reconnect to our inner selves with energy exercises and you'll have the opportunity to share any inner awakenings gained.
Exact times, location and prices coming soon.
The Samurai Game (tm) is a fun and educational tool, invented by the late modern thinker and Aikido teacher George Leonard, based on Aikido principles to bring awareness to our life patterns and possibly to allow long sought life changes to take place.
Let's awaken to the challenge!
(Early Bird Registration before end of August gets a discount).

Registration details coming soon.
See the facebook event for more details:

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