Few pictures from last Sunday. It was an extraordinary experience. We are looking forward to repeat it. (Unfortunately, many pictures turned out blurred, hence we don’t have a single picture of some participants.)
There will be an international seminar lead by Sensei Takashi Kuroki 6.dan Aikido Aikikai, 5.dan Iaido at the weekend of 2nd -3rd of December 2017 held in Rakovník. Same as the last time, there will be a special training held at our Dojo in Prague at Friday (1st of December 2017). Therefore, pack your training Gi, weapons and good mood and come to our Dojo for a Friday prelude to the weekend seminar. We are so much looking forward to it!
(Link to the seminar page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1941709059439200/permalink/1942533072690132)
The upcoming Saturday (11.11.2017), we will hold in our Dojo a Tameshigiri supervised by Mr. Jakub Zeman, 3rd Dan Tojamaru. Jakub Zeman is prominent euroepan discipe of Nakagava Sensei, an expert on Japanese swords and recently won a Taikai shuriken, hence he is more than qualified.
If you are interested in Tameshigiri or Japanese martial arts in general, pay our Dojo a visit. There will be a short introduction to technics and there might be a possibility to cut some rolled tatami.
We are looking forward to Saturday. If you would like to join us, please let us know. Sunday training is on regular schedule.
On the occasion of weekend seminar of Bernard Caloz 7th dan Aikido Aikikai in Prague, our dojo is happy to host a special training lead by Bernard Caloz 7th dan Aikido Aikikai at Friday 27th October 2017. Therefore, pack bokken, jo, etc. – you know the drill – and join us at tatami!
Do a warm-up for international seminar in Pardubice (4.-5.3. 2017) on training under leadership of Sensei Takashi Kuroki 6th dan Aikido Aikikai, 5th dan Iaido in Prague. The training is going to be held in our dojo at Friday 3rd March 2017 from 18:15.
We are looking forward to meeting you at our tatami or at the following seminar in Pardubice!
We had an opportunity to train under supervision of Sensei Matsuba Kunimasa 6th dan Aikdo (homepage) last month. Sensei is well-known swordsmith which holds many prestigious awards; he is a hodler of “mukansa” (“without judgement”) title. Holders of this title are no longer allowed to enter competitions, their work is exhibited without judge commentary. It is hard to imagine higher level of appreciation.
Sensei is practising Jiki Shinkage Ryu and Tameshigiri besides swordsmithing. This illustrates his interest in Japanese sword from all points of view. From purely aesthetic approach to practical one. Sensei introduced us to some of these aspects in his talk about sword making which was held in Dobra Čajovna at Vaclav square before training.
Training consisted of few less complicated techniques, however the focus was on relaxation and proper execution of technique. This is where Sensei’s requirement of ten students at trainng at maximum (quite unexpected from our side) cami in play. Sensei checked execution of techniques personally. He was playing Uke’s role for each single one of us until he managed to show us a way to improve. Respect!
What is left to do? Show pictures and say big thank you for excelent training! Special thank belong to Jakub Zeman for his educated translation from Japanese.