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DH
01-12-2011, 08:54 PM
It looks like this Seminar is already full, but payment is required to finalize registration. Thus there is still time to get in under the wire.
I am using Paypal to handle the the conversion from Euro to Dollars. The instructions are at the bottom.
Hope to see you there
Dan

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Date: May 7-8th 2011
Location: Seikokan Dojo
Basisschool De Klokbeker
IJsselcentraleweg 65
8014 BK Zwolle

This seminar is a continuation of the workshops already taking place with Dan with advance level students and teachers. This will be the second time Dan is making his research into the Japanese arts and the resultant training practices of his private dojo available to students instead of teachers. Dan has been focusing his efforts on teachers. This is event is an opportunity for students to begin training. The goal is to offer a workshop in a neutral environment, with an emphasis on learning and understanding internal power and aiki in a global sense, while undertaking the difficult task of taking that first step into personal training and integration of the concepts into your own art.

The work shop will cover introductory basics of the system Dan has developed and used successfully with hundreds of practitioners from a wide range of martial arts. Dan will outline the training in such a way as to make the relevancy to martial movement immediate, clear and accessible. Included will be:
* A presentation of how the martial arts take advantage of natural and common postural failures and methods Dan has been taught and developed for building a bujutsu body that moves antithetical to the "principles" most martial arts use as their foundation for defeating the common body frame.
* How the trained body can begin to take care of itself automatically while delivery non-dedicated force to create openings in a live environment.
* An emphasis on specific training tools (solo and paired) to develop internal power, and specifically how it relates to aiki connections in a martial context.
* Creating and maintaining a structure supported on all sides and how to strengthen it with breath training exercises.
The material covered; while benefiting aikido greatly, will not be "specific" to the aiki arts, like Aikido and Daito ryu, but to many grappling or striking arts and Koryu as well, so teachers from other disciplines are welcome.

This will be a closed seminar with no pictures, video, or visitors allowed. Participants are required to fill out an application available by e-mailing Dan at homeoffice@charter.net for further details and to be considered for a spot. People may or may not be accepted by Dan's sole discretion.
Seminar fee is 135 euro for both days (no partial attendance or single days).
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Payment in full is required and due on or before Feb. 15th to register and reserve a place for the event. There is no registration at the door. I am using Paypal for the payments. Paypal account is homeoffice@charter.net

Nicholas Eschenbruch
01-13-2011, 01:57 AM
- mistaken post -

woudew
01-13-2011, 10:41 AM
Looking forward to the seminar

DH
01-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Hello Walter
I've never been to Europe and I am looking forward to it. Enough people started signing up today to assure me it's going to happen. .
Apparently it's going to be a mix of Aikido and Internal Chinese Martial arts.folks, who have either been following these discussions here or on RSF and already have met/trained with Mike and Ark or an assorted mix of professional ICMA teachers.
I am going to see if we can do some informal training Friday and Monday as well for those interested. Keep checking back here or on RSF and I will update ya'll.
Looking forward to meeting you
Dan

DH
04-28-2011, 07:22 AM
Okay, so we are going to organize a friday training time.
We are thinking of 6-9pm
Thoughts?
Ernesto will be sending out emails over the next few days when it is finalized, If you are missed send me something here.
See you soon
Dan

woudew
04-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Ill be there.

Sacha Cloetens
04-28-2011, 12:32 PM
Looking forward to it.
C U soon

Sacha Cloetens

Ernesto Lemke
04-30-2011, 04:18 AM
Hi all,

I just send an email to you all with a blank title (hit the send button too quick:cool: ) but anyway it's in everyone's inbox. Everyone? No not everyone...There where about four folks whose emails where missing on my list. So if you didn't receive my message, please send me a PM
See you all next week!
Best

Ernesto

Pauliina Lievonen
05-08-2011, 02:50 PM
Just back from Zwolle, what a great weekend!

We were a bit worried we'd have some trouble with the sven, but in the end that was all just fine.

Oh, and today Dan made a big, tough mmaer cry...

kvaak
Pauliina

Dave de Vos
05-08-2011, 03:41 PM
Just back from Zwolle, what a great weekend!

We were a bit worried we'd have some trouble with the sven, but in the end that was all just fine.

Oh, and today Dan made a big, tough mmaer cry...

kvaak
Pauliina

It was excellent indeed! It's a pity that I had to leave so quickly when the seminar was over, no time to say goodbye to everyone, like you and The Sven!

Bart Verweijen
05-08-2011, 04:02 PM
Same feelings here.
Really enjoyed the whole weekend.

Just bit awkward that Dan worked that big man till he cried. Never seen something like that on a seminar...

Gary David
05-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Oh no......holy moly......the beginning of another urban legend..........

woudew
05-09-2011, 12:39 AM
Urban legend?
Hell no,

i was really, really surprised to see it.

Demetrio Cereijo
05-09-2011, 07:15 AM
Wait and see how the thing will grow when people starts to fill the holes in the story?

DH
05-10-2011, 10:45 AM
Hello all
One of the best times I have ever had at a seminar.
There were dire warnings of the onset of the Sven; ground shaking, an ill wind, but all it took was a lot of water to reduce the effect of the Sven.
I have heard of people who will no longer travel to europe until the Sven quiets down. Having once encountered a Sven It is an understandable fear. Me? I took another route.:D
Just as I was told....these dutch people are so dour...and reserved! Good grief! Whats a boy gotta do to get some laughs!;)
Still training, on to our fourth ten hour day!!
Cheers
Dan

DH
05-11-2011, 11:14 AM
I will be arriving in Gatwick airport, thursday, 5;30pm. Anyone want to hook up?
I am staring at bottles of Westmalle, Duval, and Leffe, then going to train tonight till ten!!

See ya'll soon
Dan

Patrick Hutchinson
05-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Paging Tony Wagstaffe.
Paging Tony Wagstaffe.
Pick him up at the airport in your taxi and you'll see what a sweetheart he really is.

Howard Popkin
05-11-2011, 12:31 PM
Patrick,

You didn't type that with your English accent. Tony thinks you are a yankee.

:)

Marc Abrams
05-11-2011, 12:37 PM
Paging Tony Wagstaffe.
Paging Tony Wagstaffe.
Pick him up at the airport in your taxi and you'll see what a sweetheart he really is.

Dan does not need a taxi. He can hop there all on his own......

Marc

Ernesto Lemke
05-11-2011, 02:23 PM
“What don’t cha know?”

Well, what DID I know? I knew IP in theory, I think I had a conceptual framework of the thing but that’s about it. And all it took was hands on time and all debate, doubt and scepticism ended (say Mark, don’t that sound familiar?). I have good hope for the future and a LOT of work ahead.

And that’s about all I’ll give ya’ll about IP and me. Now let’s talk about Dan…

What a funny guy!
This seminar, among with the first seminar of my teacher, was the most significant and profound event in my almost 20 years of doing MA’s. Dan is a caring and giving teacher with a wonderful sense of humour. It took all of my intent to just shut the guy up so we could take a breather from laughing!
And here he was, nervous because ‘certain’ people had told him the Dutch where “too sophisticated” and “reserved” to be outspoken. All it took was The Sven to give Dan the kind of feedback he was looking for…

Well, maybe not just The Sven. My baby girl totally dominated Dan with her IP :)
“What do you know?”

Howard Popkin
05-11-2011, 02:51 PM
Dan, sense of humor ?????

Are we talking about the same Dan here ???

:) :D

Don't know about humor, but he is one HELL of a fisherman !!!

Ernesto Lemke
05-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Well, he did mention his brothers being way funnier. Not sure if he said similair things about you though Howard. :rolleyes:

Chris Li
05-11-2011, 03:10 PM
Dan, sense of humor ?????

Are we talking about the same Dan here ???


Must not be. Real men never smile.

Best,

Chris

Marc Abrams
05-11-2011, 03:21 PM
Dan with a sense of humor?

Okay, who took Dan to the coffee shops in Amsterdam? Somebody fess up! I can see the movie now..... A cross between IP Man and Cheech and Chong......:eek:

Marc

Ernesto Lemke
05-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Well actually more a mixture of Wolverine and Barbapapa (confused? try youtube if you dare..)

Oh and we're only taking him to Amsterdam tommorow....so far it's been country style solely. Yeeehaa!!!

Patrick Hutchinson
05-11-2011, 04:03 PM
Ernesto,
please remind Dan he's supposed to bring me some nettle cheese.
I had to explain what nettles were... sheesh, the guy's so unsophisticated.
Thanks.

Pauliina Lievonen
05-11-2011, 04:53 PM
I had to explain what nettles were... sheesh, the guy's so unsophisticated.Well hey, the guy's just a meathead wrestler after all...

kuakua*
Pauliina

*what Finnish aikiduckies say after doing some winding...

sakumeikan
05-11-2011, 05:53 PM
Ernesto,
please remind Dan he's supposed to bring me some nettle cheese.
I had to explain what nettles were... sheesh, the guy's so unsophisticated.
Thanks.
Dear Patrick,
Is the Ernesto you refer to an ex colleauge of the late Peter Baccus Sensei?Do you knowRob De Wolff Sensei ?Cheers, Joe

sakumeikan
05-11-2011, 05:56 PM
Well hey, the guy's just a meathead wrestler after all...

kuakua*
Pauliina

*what Finnish aikiduckies say after doing some winding...
Hi [again],
Do you train with a Mr Charles?Is your dojo near Anton Geesink street?I visited Holland a few times to Eindhoven and Judo in Utrecht.
Cheers, Joe

thisisnotreal
05-11-2011, 06:32 PM
.. more a mixture of Wolverine and Barbapapa
Ernesto that is hilarious.

Allen Beebe
05-11-2011, 11:39 PM
"The Dutch are "too sophisticated" and "reserved" to be outspoken."

Now THAT'S funny! :p (Or is it just the Dutch that I know that seem to excel at, and perhaps take pride in, being outspoken? :D )

Glad to hear a good time was had by all: The good, The bad, and The Sven.

Isn't it nice to, at once, raise the bar, have a long way to go, AND have a Way (:do:) to get there helped along by someone willing, able and skilled at sharing . . . who also happens to be a heck of a nice guy?!?!

"How could it be so? It came without ribbons!... it came without tags!... it came without packages, boxes, or bags!" :)

DH
05-12-2011, 01:47 AM
Well, all I will say is that by the time I left, Ernesto is the new
Bobbyparpa.:D
And I really was totally undone by his little girl...she just had to smile!
The English wiith that Dutch accent can still get me confused, I could have sworn this beautiful lady looked me in the eye and with a smile said `Talk trash.``
So I did....
In a low voice I said `Baby you look so good in that black outfit, so slinky....when she was startled she had said ``Àll I said was `Tot straks`` see you in a minute`` in dutch!! :o
Nederland rocks!!

England next!!!
I will write more about the dutch seminar later.
Cheers
Dan

Nicholas Eschenbruch
05-12-2011, 01:47 AM
Bunny particularly liked breathing through the hands and feet, it gave my fur that nice extra fluffy feeling that a rabbit loves in summer.

The low kick cant have been aiki though: it still hurts and we all know aiki is about love and peace, not pain! So Bunny got a little shy, but the Dutch hosts gave me a carrott and I continued training.

DH
05-12-2011, 02:11 AM
"The Dutch are "too sophisticated" and "reserved" to be outspoken."

Now THAT'S funny! :p (Or is it just the Dutch that I know that seem to excel at, and perhaps take pride in, being outspoken? :D )

Glad to hear a good time was had by all: The good, The bad, and The Sven.

Isn't it nice to, at once, raise the bar, have a long way to go, AND have a Way (:do:) to get there helped along by someone willing, able and skilled at sharing . . . who also happens to be a heck of a nice guy?!?!

"How could it be so? It came without ribbons!... it came without tags!... it came without packages, boxes, or bags!" :)

Well I don´t know about anyone else but I am only coming back if there is another Sven. I´ve always loved forces of nature like tornados, hurricanes, natural disasters......like the Sven.
See Ya
Dan

woudew
05-12-2011, 02:23 AM
I have heard already rumours that The Sven will turn up at Allen's training (end of july) in our dojo.

Plenty of time to prepare ourselves.

Ernesto Lemke
05-12-2011, 03:08 AM
Dear Patrick,
Is the Ernesto you refer to an ex colleauge of the late Peter Baccus Sensei?Do you knowRob De Wolff Sensei ?Cheers, Joe

Hellohooo? I'm right here. Just ask :cool:

No I'm not, I'm Bobbypapa...:(

Ernesto Lemke
05-12-2011, 03:12 AM
`Talk trash.``

Can you imagine standing there next to him and he's talking this way to my wife!!! :grr:
:D

Pauliina Lievonen
05-12-2011, 04:58 AM
Can you imagine standing there next to him and he's talking this way to my wife!!! :grr:
:DWell I can... :p :D

Oh, and I thought it was the Finnish who are sophisticated and reserved. You know, like me?
...
Joe, I happen to live just a couple blocks away from the Anton Geesink dojo! I've trained there in the past, but a long time ago, now I train somewhere else.

kvaak
Pauliina

Ernesto Lemke
05-12-2011, 05:12 AM
Well I can... :p

Oh, and I thought it was the Finnish who are sophisticated and reserved. You know, like me?

Well, maybe you're right. At least we're not like the Germans as they seem to be lacking any kind of sense of humor. I mean c'mon, Nicholas? No fun at all to hang with that guy. :yuck:

:D

Geez, I'm kinda hanging in here as if I desperately don't want the feel of this seminar to end....:(

Pauliina Lievonen
05-12-2011, 05:55 AM
Geez, I'm kinda hanging in here as if I desperately don't want the feel of this seminar to end....:(I know...let's go and quietly cry in our beers shall we?

Pauliina

Ernesto Lemke
05-12-2011, 06:04 AM
I would, but Dan took them all when he left for England. :mad: Apparently they have to import the decent stuff. :p

Pauliina Lievonen
05-12-2011, 06:31 AM
Lol, good that I had just finished my tea, otherwise it would have been all over the keyboard....

Pauliina
off to do something useful...

thisisnotreal
05-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Apparently they have to import the decent stuff. :p
you mean from the czech republic?

Howard Popkin
05-12-2011, 09:55 AM
The English wiith that Dutch accent can still get me confused

Cheers
Dan

HAHAHAHAHA, You should try listening to BAASTON

Cheers back at ya !

Sounds like an AWESOME seminar !

Now its fishing season !

:)

Howie

Henk
05-12-2011, 12:59 PM
Well actually more a mixture of Wolverine and Barbapapa (confused? try youtube if you dare..)

Oh and we're only taking him to Amsterdam tommorow....so far it's been country style solely. Yeeehaa!!!

I think it's more a mixture of Wolverine and a far descendent of Barbapappa: bubblepappa :p :rolleyes:
Regs, Henk

gregstec
05-12-2011, 01:21 PM
Can you imagine standing there next to him and he's talking this way to my wife!!! :grr:
:D

Well, he did with my wife - she paid extra for it, and loved it :D

Greg

Ernesto Lemke
05-13-2011, 03:12 AM
She might have but did you? Don't answer that...
Greg, I'm not really into all that kinky stuff. All this talk of connecting, sinking, rising, penetrating, pole shaking I dunno. After Dan's stay it all took on new meanings...

:D

woudew
05-13-2011, 04:17 AM
She might have but did you? Don't answer that...
Greg, I'm not really into all that kinky stuff. All this talk of connecting, sinking, rising, penetrating, pole shaking I dunno. After Dan's stay it all took on new meanings...

:D

you forgot to mention internal power ;)

Ernesto Lemke
05-13-2011, 05:25 AM
That's the pole shaking....

gregstec
05-13-2011, 07:01 AM
She might have but did you? Don't answer that...
Greg, I'm not really into all that kinky stuff. All this talk of connecting, sinking, rising, penetrating, pole shaking I dunno. After Dan's stay it all took on new meanings...

:D

Yes, Dan can certainly bring new perspectives to many common things :)

Greg

hmeppelink
05-17-2011, 06:13 AM
I have heard already rumours that The Sven will turn up at Allen's training (end of july) in our dojo.

Plenty of time to prepare ourselves.

The Sven sends his regards, if he's free he will come along.
first I have to get a bigger car to put The Sven in. :eek:

Allen Beebe
05-17-2011, 01:58 PM
The Sven sends his regards, if he's free he will come along.
first I have to get a bigger car to put The Sven in. :eek:

Cool. I hope The Sven can make it . . . all the MORE :eek: to look forward to :cool: !

(:disgust: Wonderful! Dan make's The Sven cry and now I get a leading roll in "The Sven II, This time it's personal!" :hypno: )

woudew
05-17-2011, 03:29 PM
We'll cool him down.

Some Vla does miracles

Allen Beebe
05-17-2011, 04:32 PM
We'll cool him down.

Some Vla does miracles

Thanks. :(