by Marcus Titze
After a three-year break, a seminar finally took place again in Kannon Onsen, but with a few small changes. This time, the journey was self-organised and there was more time for bathing and conversation between the five training sessions. Techniques were assigned by lot to each room, which were then prepared by the group and presented in a small demonstration at the end, with Kensho-kun and Wakasensei as the highlight.
This year we will be going to Kannon Onsen again.
Three days and two nights filled with training, exchange of ideas, good food and bathing in hot springs. A trip to Japan is still subject to certain restrictions (for details contact the Japanese Embassy or travel agency), but whoever wants to risk it is very welcome.
Information and registration: Tendokan [email protected]
After a long break there was a reunion with Dojocho Kenta Shimizu in June/July. This time the still ongoing pandemic demanded a lot of improvisation talent from the organizers, but both courses could be held successfully.
Congratulations to the new graduates :
Ambrož Karlovšek, Sevnica / Slovenia
While watching the war atrocities I remembered a saying that I came across somewhere a long time ago.
Morihei Ueshiba apparently once stated: »If everyone practiced aikido, the world would be a better place.«
I was not fully aware of the meaning of these words back then. Sometimes, when we hear something in our youth, this content is written deep into one's heart. It maybe resurfaces when a certain event occurs, many years later.
by Christian Ruess
"Aikidoka need flexibility and strength" said Marco Gutmann at the first Tendoryu Aikido course 2022 in Munich. "Both in the right balance to each other is absolutely essential to avoid injuries." Numerous Aikidoka made their way to Munich-Sendling to then experience under Marco's guidance a, to the surprise, Hakama free start of the course.
by Juan Carlos Peña
“Herzogenhorn” Hearing this name immediately leads me to smile internally. One of the best trips in my life, despite I was’t very enthusiastic about it. The economic impact of the Covid pandemic made me have serious doubts about the convenience of having this trip. Lorena insisted and convinced me to participate in the Herzogenhorn seminar. How I appreciate she did it!
by Lorena Fortolis
In Mexico, there is a saying, "You know who people are when times are tough." The Herzogenhorn seminar took place in challenging conditions for everyone, especially the organizers. They were always an example of commitment to continue, keeping the flame alive, and above all, an example of kindness and generosity. Marco and Christiane, thank you for opening your houses to us and showing us how beautiful your country and its people can be.
A Completely Different Herzogenhorn-Seminar 2021
First things first: In spite of high corona incident rates in Europe none of the 40 brave participants from 6 countries got infected. Maybe they had thoughts like these driving to the 2021 Herzogenhorn-surrogate-seminar without Sensei: Will I get infected or infect others? Will I find my car after the snowstorm? How do I get downhill in deep snow? How will it be, this winter-Horn and will we all get warehouse-fever? Yes – it was completely different to what we have been used to – but great in its own way – have a look:
twice, in the years 2020 and 2021, the traditional seminar on the Herzogenhorn had to be cancelled due to corona. Although the pandemic situation is still present, we are planning the 2022 Herzogenhorn seminar.
The first week will be from 25th of june until the 2nd of july, the second week from the 2nd until the 9th of july - please note, that both weeks are saturday to saturday. The official invitation will follow shortly.
Due the corona-situation the Herzogenhorn-Crew made some concessions about the deadlines, but we are also very late. Therefore the period to register will end in the middle of february. We would like to ask you to promote the seminar in your groups - only if we can fill both weeks the Herzogenhorn 2022 will take place.
Best regards from the Herzogenhorn-Orgateam
The corona virus is stilll having a big influence on our lives. But we hope that all of you have found a way to continue practicing or at least stay mentally in touch with aikido.
Just recently the members of the Seiunkan Dojo in Novi Sad (Serbia) have gathered to celebrate an anniversary. The Seiunkan was founded 18 years ago by Milan Velickovic and inspite of various obstacles they have not given up, but have kept going on with their training. Congratulations.
We wish for all Tendoyu members perseverance to continue on the path you have chosen.
With best regards from the Tendokan Birgit