This is the first piece of a series planned until October, when we will have the 2nd Tendo World Seminar. Each month we would like to give one dojo the chance to introduce itself.
In November 2011 Wakasensei went to Mexico for teaching his first own seminar. He told us about the warm reception and the enthusiasm for Tendoryu Aikido he felt there.
Rodrigo Velazquez tells us about how Tendoryu Mexico has been developing from its start.
The dates of the seminars with Shimizu Sensei at Herzogenhorn 2012 are now public: "Week I":hh1, "Week II":hh2.
The Kannon Onsen hotel is located in the South of the Izu Peninsular. Remote from everyday life, inmidst green mountains and equipped with a spacious dojo.
There - where we already had the 1st Tendo World Seminar 2009 - we want to practice together, savour Japanese food and relax in the hotel owned hot spring.
And to make it as easy as possible we offer you this seminar as a complete package.
Please remember: Don’t forget to fill in the field of reference on the transaction form, when you deposit the yearly fee, also to avoid mistakes:
twa 2012 - your full name – twa membership number
deadline: January 31 2012
NPO tendo world aikido Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.- Filiale Duesseldorf bank code (Sort Code): 300 20 700 account no: 3116033000 IBAN No.: DE93300207003116033000 SWIFT Code: MHCBDEDD
under 18 years: 12 Euro above 18 years kyu grade: 24 Euro above 18 years dan grade: 48 Euro
or if you prefer to pay in Yen
tendo world aikido Mizuho Bank – Setagaya Branch bank code: 0212 account no.: 1207705 Swift code: MHBKJPJT
under 18 years: 1500 Yen above 18 years kyu grade: 3000 Yen above 18 years dan grade: 6000 Yen
thank you for your help Tendokan
After a rainy start the warm autumn sun smiled upon us and we could not only learn more about aikido during the somewhat different than usual training, but also enjoy the nature outside.
On Saturday afternoon we were allowed to use the extensive garden again for a barbecue. Sitting and standing together in the green, far away from the daily routine, having grilled fish, vegetables, meat, yakisoba (fried noodles) and other delicious stuff, one had the leisure to get to know each other better.
This nice atmosphere and the feeling of the soft onsen water (hot spring) on the skin are having a lasting effect.
Due to the overall positive reactions we want to organize a second tendo world aikido seminar next year 2012.
The date is already set. Details will follow later. 19. - 22. October 2012 (Fri - Mon)
It will be a great opportunity to have an exchange with Tendoryu students from various countries. And as many of you already know the food is delicious and the hot spring is one of the best in Japan.
The weather meant it well - blue skies and high temperatures.
In both weeks of Herzogenhorn you had again the opportunity to work on your technique and deepen your understanding of aikido – thanks to Shimizu Sensei’s demonstrations and explanations. Additionally on Tuesday and Thursday morning, before breakfast, everybody could learn from Wakasensei Kenta Shimizu what’s important for a good ukemi. He gave many hints on how to improve your way to take a fall. It was early in the morning, but nevertheless everybody accepted this challenge and participated. And later in the classes that followed with Shimizu Sensei you could try to apply what you have learned before.
Directly after Herzogenhorn there was a weekend seminar in Bad Säckingen, an idyllic little town right next to the Swiss border. The first class on Saturday was taught by Wakasensei Kenta Shimizu, sort of opening the seminar before Shimizu Sensei took over.
The last station in Europe was Milano. It was the first Tendoryu seminar in Italy and for most of the Italian participants the first opportunity to experience Shimizu Sensei in person. Full of concentration and enthusiastically was everybody then during practice on the tatami: beginners and advanced students, members from Italy, Germany, Serbia, Belgium and Slovenia (photo).
Aikido is life that connects mind and body - it is energy that pushes us
[Update] Please register for joining the seminar until 15th of June. There is a new attachment containing information about accomodation in Milano.
Tendoryu Italia invites to a Tendoryu Aikido seminar with Shimizu Sensei in Milano
Schedule: Saturday 16th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 17th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seminar tax: full seminar € 80, one day € 60
[Update] You can still apply to join the seminar. No limit of graduations!
We are very pleased to announce this year's summer seminars with Shimizu Sensei and Waka Sensei Kenta Shimizu at Herzogenhorn. Please find the application forms below. Deadline for applications is 2011-05-19.
1st week: 2011-06-26 - 2011-07-02 2nd week: 2011-07-03 - 2011-07-09
October 15./16./17. 2011 at Kannon Onsen Hotel / Shimoda
Again we will have a few vacancies for applicants from outside the dojo. If you are interested please contact the Tendokan.
Shimizu Sensei and Wakasensei Kenta Shimizu held a seminar in Vladivostok on April 29.-30. 2011.
It was the fourth visit to this Russian city. To make effective use of the short time the organizers arranged a challenging program. Such as a six hours class for adults on Saturday and a one and a half hours class for children. All participants however kept going with concentration and enthusiasm until the very end of the seminar.
In spite of the tight time frame there was some little time left for exploring the vicinity – on horseback.
scheduled for October 2012 – Kannon Onsen Hotel / Shimoda
During this year's spring seminars, Shimizu Sensei gave new Dan grades to the following students. Congratulations on the new ranks!
Dr. Björn-Carsten Schultheis, Tenerife Milan Miletic, Kragujevac Mitar Vujovic, Podgorica
Aleksandar Cocic, Kragujevac Martin Blümel, Ismaning Peter Bielig, München Großhadern
Dr. Peter Buhl, München Großhadern Ulrich Schäfer, München Großhadern Nikola Dumic, Kragujevac Bernd Hörnke, Berlin Eberhard Schmidt, Berlin Ute Finckh-Krämer, Berlin
Without clouds you would feel no gratitude for the sun - People can change themselves by their attitude
This is a call to the members and friends of Tendoryu Aikido to support the people being hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The number of people who have lost their houses or are still missing is incredible high. Many have lost relatives and their homes. We should not only show compassion but offer our dedicated help. Please support the aid projects by your donations.
This is the planned schedule for this years seminars with Shimizu Sensei in summer:
Herzogenhorn 1st week 26.06. - 02.07. Herzogenhorn 2nd week 03.07. - 09.07.
Bad Säckingen: 09.07. - 10.07.
Milano, Italy 16.07. - 17.07. The first Tendoryu Aikido seminar by Shimizu Sensei in Italy!
We are very pleased to announce that Shimizu Sensei has confirmed to come to Europe in spring 2011 to teach Tendoryu Aikido. This is the schedule:
04.3. - 06.3. München Großhadern 07.3. - 08.3. Starnberg 10.3. - 13.3. Kragujevac, Serbia 15.3. - 17.3. Berlin 18.3. - 20.3. Arnhem, Netherlands