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Okinawa 2016 day 2 and 3

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Sven We had a perfect start into our first day of training here on Okinawa. It was the first time ever that we had the opportunity to enjoy our breakfast together at the minshuku. Allmost all of us had bacon and egg

Arrival on Okinawa 2016

Tuesday, 29th March, 2016 by Sven Today was the day of arrival for most of the students including Shihan Jhonny. We all came via different routes with only one goal in mind: OKINAWA All of us moved into the new minshuku which is very nice, modern and comfortable. Those of you

Visit to the local primary school in Hechtel (Belgium)

For the second time I was invited by the PE teacher and the head of the local primary school "De Zandkorrel" in Hechtel to teach Chi Ryu Aiki-Jitsu and Okinawa Kobudo. About 250 kids enjoyed a very special PE class and looking at the pictures

International flair at the Honbu Dojo

It is not common to have two groups from different dojos visiting the Honbu Dojo. Usually every group has its own spot in the busy time schedule. However, the last two visits have been different. In my last post I  let you know about two

Examinations in Okinawa Kobudo

The last weekends have been busy ones. Many students used the opportunity to visit the Honbu Dojo for an intensive seminar. Most of them brought their own students. This gave us some insight in their training at home and how students are educated in Chi

Yawara Ryu Magdeburg at the Honbu Dojo

We had the pleasure to have Sensei Anja and her students from Magdeburg here at the Honbu Dojo. From February 1st to 5th the dojo floor was burning! All of the students were so enthusiastic and inspiring during their training sessions. While Shihan Jhonny was

Chi Ryu Aiki-Jitsu examinations at the Honbu Dojo

The moment of truth for all of our students here at the Honbu Dojo came on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016. This was the day of their examination. For some of them it was a first, others were already experienced in "surviving" an examination. Congratulations to all

Okinawa Kobudo Examen

This week started with the examination of our kids in Okinawa Kobudo on January, 26th 2016. All of them performed excellent techniques and everyone attending the examinations was impressed by the ability of the kids. Congratulations to everyone with attaining the new level.   Robin Cuypers (5th