Thursday, 27 December 2007

Photos of the Christmas Seminar

[ESMAE, December 2007
Luc Deweys Sensei, 5th Dan]

The International Aikido Seminar conducted by the president of APARN's Technical Commission - Sensei Luc Deweys - took place in the past 15th and 16th of December. The photos are a Christmas present to remind us some of the moments lived in this festive atmosphere.

AIKI Greatings

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Ten Chi Seminar - Porto

[Hanshi Georges Stobbaerts 8th Dan
January 12th 2008
Faculty of Sport of the University of Porto
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fees: €35]

Hanshi Georges Stobbaerts 8th Dan
Ten Chi International
Aikido Seminar
January 12th 2008, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Faculty of Sport of the University of Porto.
Contact: 917 706 170

Saturday, 22 December 2007


[APARN wishes a Merry Aiki-Christmas to all
Photo taken at a technical meeting with Santa Claus Sensei]

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Christmas humour

Happy Falls for 2008]

Some aikido practitioners woke up today with a magnificent present in their e-mail boxes
After asking permission to its author we share this present with all readers of this blog wishing them a very Merry Christmas.

"Dear tatami colleagues:

Santa Claus himself told me (in the presence of Baby Jesus, so I believe him, and also because there was no sake in front of him) that the famous shout (he called kiai)Ho-ho-ho! heard on Christmas night when Santa is distributing the presents is actually derived from the word AIKIDO. Amazing isn't it?!

Once upon a time, Santa, in the presence of O-Sensei, was called to carry out his Dan exam. Santa Claus, already an old man, had forgotten his Gi and was wearing a red kimono. Even so, Sensei Ueshiba allowed him to take the exam and Santa passed (there must have really been some sake here). Santa was all happy and cheerful, constantly repeating "Aikido-ho-ho-ho!". O-Sensei awarded him the black belt, he never took off again, as one can see in his every photo. Some say that even 0-Sensei changed his fearful kiai to "Ho-ho-ho!" afterwards, but that is speculation (although Aiki News says they have it recorded).

So, you didn't know about this story did you? But I thought it was time to spread it out and this is my Christmas present to you all, with friendship!!!
Rogério Silva”

Another one of those moments much like Sensei Rogério. Thank you for the present and all patience demonstrated.
Thank you also for the work developed on the tatami, sharing knowledge and spreading the good mood so characteristic of him, as well as his extremely refined sense of humour.
AIKI greatings,
Camilo Carneiro

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Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Thank you note

Aikido seminar conducted by Luc Deweys Sensei (5th Dan) at ESMAE in Oporto, gathering aikido practitioners belonging to APARN - Portuguese Association of Aikido - Northern Area, as well as participants from other associations/ dojos.

APARN thanks herein the presence and dedication of all practitioners. This Association also wishes to express its gratitude to Luc Deweys Sensei for his commitment and attention.

AIKI Greetings

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Aikido Seminar December 15 - 16

International AIKIDO seminar, December 15th/16th 2007.

ESMAE – Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo
Rua da Alegria, 503
400-199 Porto

- Saturday Dec 15th 2007
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - 1st Session
- Sunday Dec 16th 2007
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 2nd Session

- All participants MUST be gathered at the tatami 15 minutes before session start.
- Any change in the above conditions will be duely published in the Blog.

For any further informations please contact:
- António Barbosa: 965 384 620 / 916 967 934
- Camilo Carneiro: 962 335 380

Thursday, 6 December 2007

5th Kyu

Congratulations to the aikido practitioners Tiago and Pedro Henriques of the Aikido Dojo - Korpus Healthclub, Matosinhos for their excellent 5th kyu exam! Keep up the good work since graduating means taking on new and bigger responsibilities.

Aiki Greetings!

Friday, 30 November 2007

Aikido Dojo - Braga

Dojo in Braga
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Rua Campo das Parretas, 29
4700 BRAGA

Bruno, 253 615 000

Latitude - 41°33'13.98"N
Longitude - 8°25'53.75"W


Thursday, 29 November 2007

Aikido Dojo - Bragança

Dojo in Bragança
Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sports Area - Bragança
Clube Académico de Bragança
Avenida Dom Sancho I

Orlando Santos

Latitude - 41°48'19.27"N
Longitude - 6°46'12.86"W


Saturday, 24 November 2007

Aikido Dojo - Alves Redol

[Come practice Aikido
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
an activity accessible to all, no matter what age, weight or physical condition.
Come and try it!
Cultural and Sports Center of the Municipal Council Employees
Rua Alves Redol, 292 - Porto
(Side street of Rua Damião de Góis: Train – Lapa; Busses – 203, 302 e 402.)
telephone number: 228 318 210
Instructor with Teaching Permit by FPA - Portuguese Aikido Federation: Rogério Silva - phone number: 936 988 748 -]

Dojo in Alves Redol
Rogério Silva Sensei
Centro Cultural e Desportivo dos Trabalhadores da Câmara Municipal do Porto

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Rua Alves Redol, 292 – PORTO
(Side street of Rua Damião de Góis)

Means of Transportation:
Train – Lapa;
Busses – 203, 302 e 402.

Latitude - 41° 9'35.25"N
Longitude - 8°36'58.47"W


Aikido Dojo - Matosinhos

Dojo in Matosinhos - Korpus Health Club


Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Korpus Health Club
Rua D. Nuno Álvares Pereira, 433
4450-216 Matosinhos


António Barbosa: 96 538 46 20,

Means of Transportation:
Train (Metro do Porto)
– Parque de Real;

Latitude - 41°10'35.67"N
Longitude - 8°40'35.70"W


photo: António Barbosa and Mª Teresa Guerreiro | Design: copyright APARN, 2007

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Venue: ESMAE

School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE)
ESMAE – Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo
Rua da Alegria, 503
400-199 Porto
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41° 9'15.29"N
Longitude: 8°36'12.39"W
Website ViaMichelin :

Thursday, 8 November 2007

"The Free Hand"

This Saturday, November 10th, the ESMAE – Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (School of Music and Performing Arts) will receive Rogério Silva Sensei, at 10:00 A.M. for another technical meeting regarding “The Free Hand” (of the Uke).
The goal is to study and discuss less obvious dangers by dealing with control strategies such as the atemi, distance and body shifting, among others.
An unusual subject approached under the unique vision of Rogério Silva Sensei.

Aiki Greetings

António Barbosa: 965 384 620 | 916 967 934
Camilo Carneiro: 962 335 380

Rogério Silva at Korpus

On Friday, October 31st, Korpus Health Club - Matosinhos has been honoured with the personal visit of Rogério Silva Sensei, member of APARN’s Technical Commission.

To all practitioners, these are opportunities not to be lost...

Aiki Greetings


To all interested, another cycle of weekly technical meetings has begun Saturday, October 27th, at ESMAE – Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (School of Music and Performing Arts).

These meetings will take place within the same framework as last year’s and will have the symbolic cost of € 2.00 per lesson/person.

For any further informations please contact:

António Barbosa: 965 384 620 | 916 967 934
Camilo Carneiro: 962 335 380

Monday, 15 October 2007

AIKIDO - Matosinhos


A noble japanese martial art, a contemporary interpretation of samurai culture.
Come watch or try a free lesson, at the Korpus Health Club.
Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m..

Korpus Health Club has begun the sports season with new schedules! Aikido lessons will take place Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. under the guidance of sempai António Barbosa and technical supervision by A.P.A.R.N..

Infos: Korpus Health Club
Rua D. Nuno Álvares Pereira, 433 4450-216 Matosinhos
Tel: 229 350 451 Antonio Barbosa: 965 384 620 |

AIKIDO - Fermil

Escola Profissional de Fermil - Celorico de Basto (Vocational School of Fermil – Celorico de Basto)

Pre-registrations open at the Vocational School of Fermil, Celorico de Basto.

The creation of two classes is intended: one for the school’s students, another one for adults.

At the school’s Central Telephone Service (PBX) students can find a list where they may register and indicate their availability.

Instructor: Camilo Carneiro

PBX of the Vocational School of Fermil

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

There is but one Aikido!

We have made a huge effort to grow with strong credibility and solid foundations, but the only way to assess ourselves is through the participation of aikido practitioners. Therefore it was with great pleasure the we welcomed practitioners from other associations. We speak of Francisco Queiroga, José Alberto e José Manuel Silva, to whom we thank the availability and friendship expressed hoping to see them again sometime soon. Aikido, far from the different schools and styles, is but one...the one from O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. We therefore believe we follow the desires of our Master by gathering such diverse intelects in our aikido sessions.

Thanks and apologies

It wouldn’t be fair to mention the Lamego seminar without referring to the person responsible by its organization. We speak of Camilo Carneiro that deserves all recognition and respect for his effort in making everyone feel “at home”.
However blameless, he had to deal with a few vexing situations that occurred due to the lack of civility and/or maturity of some karate athlets also present at the sports complex. After acknowledging such disrespectful behaviour, those accountable for the Shotokan Karate attendants promptly took the responsibility for the incident reprehending all involved and warning them of the consequences of such acts.
Nevertheless, APARN would like to present its most sincere apologies to Luis Miguel Costa for the situation he was a victim of.

Snapshots – Part 1

The APARN activities calendar for this season ended on high note with the Lamego seminar last July. Here are a few pictures we believe are representative of the spirit lived during the event.

Snapshots – Part 2

Snapshots – Part 3

Monday, 30 July 2007

Lamego seminar

As previously announced here, the city of Lamego welcomed, this past weekend, the aikido seminar organized by APARN to end the sports season. The event counted with the participation of aikido practitioners from the Porto, Bragança and Lamego poles, as well as with non-associates to whom APARN would like to thank the interest taken. Once again all those present where able to acknowledge the talent, graciousness, harmony and friendliness of Sensei Luc Deweys that doesn't cease to surprise us some more. To Sensei Luc Deweys this Association also wishes to send its most sincere thanks.