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!