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Thomas Domroess
07-12-2004, 09:50 AM
Hello Everyone,

as the person who is responsible for public relations of the Aikikai Germany I'm proud to inform you about a very important event in Germany in 2005.

From 14th to 24th of july 2005 the World Games will take place in Duisburg (Germany).

At the same time Katsuaki Asai Sensei is reaching his 40. annniversary of staying in Germany and his 50. anniversary of practising Aikido.

If you want to know more about the World Games visit http://www.worldgames2005.org

The Aikikai Germany organize this event for the part of Aikido.

Best wishes

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

akiy
07-12-2004, 10:45 AM
Hi Thomas,

Sounds like a great event! I hope you'll keep us informed of any news between now and the event next year!

-- Jun

Thomas Domroess
07-13-2004, 03:03 AM
Hello Jun,
hello everyone,

it is a great and important event.

Now I have more informations:

The Aikido seminars, demonstrations and ceremonies at the World Games 2005 in Duisburg will take place from July 22nd to July 24th.
There will be a seminar at July 22nd (afternoon), July 23rd (morning) and July 24th (morning).
The official World Games Aikido demonstration will start in the evening of July 23rd. After the demonstration there will be organized a big anniversaryparty of the Aikikai Germany and K. Asai Shihan.

The World Games 2005 will finish with a closing ceremonie at July 24th (evening).

For the people who want to stay overnight it is possible to sleep on the mat or in a tent, caravan or motorcaravan in a nearly area of the seminarplaces.
A discription of the path to the locations and a list of hotels or hostels will be posted later.

All countries will get more information about the World Games timetable at the IAF Congress in September 2005 in Tokyo.

Kind Regards to all

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
09-21-2004, 05:10 AM
Hello everyone,

now I have some news.

We are pleased to announce that the Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba will be joining World Games 2005 in Germany.
In addition to that there will attend many more very important Shihan and Sensei who will be named at later times.

Best regards

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

akiy
09-21-2004, 11:19 AM
Hi Thomas,

Great news! Please keep us apprised of what will be going on at the World Games next year.

-- Jun

Thomas Domroess
10-01-2004, 03:09 AM
Hi Jun,

no problem.
I will apprise you.

Thomas Domroeß
Public Relations / Aikikai Deutschland e.V.
Aikido-Schule Charlottenstraße
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

anyman
10-18-2004, 06:38 PM
Is this in association with the World Games in Rosenheim on July 15 th to the 17th?

Thomas Domroess
10-25-2004, 04:26 AM
Hi Al,

I don't know something about an event in Rosenheim called World Games.

I think it is critical to use this name without any permission.

Here is the history of the World Games:
"In 1980 a group of 12 International Sports Federations decided to join forces by forming the World Games Council, later to be renamed the International World Games Association (IWGA). The founding meeting was chaired by IOC Executive Board Member Dr. Un Youg Kim, who is also the President of the International Taekwondo Federation. The purpose of the new organization was to create a multisport event for sports (and/or disciplines of sports) not included in the programme of the Olympic Games. This aimed at, among other things, creating more exposure in the media and increased interest from spectators, which would assist the Federations in developing their sports. This initiative came during an era when international sports, including the Olympic Games, were yet to become the great television success - and thus the sponsoring venture - they are today."

Thomas Domroeß
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
Aikido-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
11-11-2004, 08:47 AM
Hello everyone again,

there are more news about the World Games 2005 in Germany.

The Aikido seminars, demonstrations and ceremonies at the World Games 2005 will take place from July 22nd to July 24th at the
Ruhrsporthalle
Mülheim an der Ruhr
An der Sportstätte 6
Germany.

The timetabale is as shown below:

friday, July 22nd 2005
06:00p.m -- 08:30p.m. seminar

saturday, July 23rd 2005
10:00a.m. - 00:30p.m. seminar
03:00p.m. - 05:00p.m. Embukai (official World Games Aikido demonstration)
07:00p.m - 00:00 a.m. anniversaryparty

sunday, July 24th 2005
10:00a.m. - 00:30p.m. seminar

The World Games 2005 will finish with a closing ceremonie at July 24th (evening).

For the people who want to stay overnight it is possible to sleep on the mat or in a tent, caravan or motorcaravan in the nearly area of the seminarplaces.
This places will be observed by securityguards.

A discription of the path to the locations and a list of hotels or hostels will be posted later.

More information about the World Games 2005 under http://www.worldgames2005.org
or
http://www.aikikai.de (only german language)

Kind Regards to all

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Henning Ulseth
11-11-2004, 09:58 AM
Hello Thomas

I am wondering if any of the Aikido stuff will be televised?

Thomas Domroess
11-11-2004, 11:19 AM
Hello Henning,

it will be televised next year on Eurosport, I think so.

Three years ago in Lahti (Finnland) the World Games 2001 were televised.

Best wishes

Thomas Domroeß
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
11-24-2004, 07:07 AM
Hello everyone,

the World Games--Organisation in Germany appionted Katsuaki Asai Shihan to be the ambassador of Aikido for the World Games 2005.
At November 19th 2004 the Aikikai Germany took part at an ambassadormeeting with VIP's of sports and politics in Duisburg (Germany).

During that meeting the Aikikai Germany also shows an demonstration of Aikido.
The participants were amazed and enthusiastic about this presentation.

I think it is one more step to spread Aikido in the world and it is very important to find more supporters for our martial art at this event next year.

http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de/downloads/WGB%201.jpg

Under the link above you look at a photo of the evening.
There is shown Dieter Löpke (Aikikai Germany - chief of the Aikido-Organisationteam for the World Games 2005), Julia Cremer (chief editor of the newspaper of Aikikai Germany), Roland Abé (ambassador of Jujutsu), Katsuaki Asai Shihan (ambassador of Aikido), Thomas Domroess (Public Relations / Aikikai Germany)

Best wishes

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany

Thomas Domroess
12-17-2004, 08:56 AM
Hello everyone again,

there are more news about the World Games 2005 in Germany.

At one hand we have more news about the course of events at the World Games 2005 in Duisburg. At the other hand in the past we had posted so many informations that many people maybe get confused. Out of this reason we gathered all actuall information and put it in one letter.

From July 14th till July 24th 2005 the World Games 2005 will be held in Duisburg (Germany).
The events of Aikido at the World Games 2005 will take place from July 22nd to July 24th 2005.


We are very pleased to announce the participation of very famous senseis:

Doshu Ueshiba Moriteru
Tada Hiroshi, 9. Dan Aikikai
Kobayashi Yasuo, 8. Dan Aikikai
Asai Katsuaki, 8. Dan Aikikai
Fujimoto Yoji, 7. Dan Aikikai
Miyamoto Tsuruzo, 7. Dan Aikikai
Hatayama Kengo, 7. Dan Aikiai
Tissier Christian, 7. Dan Aikikai


The timetable is as shown below:

Friday, July 22nd 2005
06:00p.m -- 08:30p.m. seminar

Saturday, July 23rd 2005
10:00a.m. - 00:30p.m. seminar
03:00p.m. - 05:30p.m. embukai (official World Games Aikido demonstration)
07:00p.m. - 00:00a.m. anniversary party (50 years Aikido of Asai Sensei, 40 years Aikido in Germany)

Sunday, July 24th 2005
10:00a.m. - 00:30p.m. seminar

The World Games 2005 will finish with a closing ceremony at July 24th (evening).


Address:

The Aikido seminars, demonstrations and ceremonies of the World Games 2005 will take place in
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Ruhrsporthalle
An der Sportstätte 6
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany


Lodging:

For the people who want to stay overnight it is possible to sleep on the mat (free of charge) or in a tent, caravan or motor caravan in the nearly area of the seminar places (charge of 5 Euro for two nights). This places will be observed by security guards.

For detailed informations about hotels (single room about 40 Euro) please click
http://www.muelheim-ruhr.de/hotelverzeichnis.html .

A description of the path to the locations will be posted later.


Enrollment and charge:

1. Date of enrollment and receipt of charge on our bank account before April 30th 2005
60 Euro by staying overnight in a hotel, on the mat, or private
65 Euro by using the places for tent, caravan or motor caravan

2. Date of enrolment and receipt of charge on our bank account before June 15th 2005
70 Euro by staying overnight in a hotel, on the mat, or private
75 Euro by using the places for tent, caravan or motor caravan

3. Enrollment and pay cash at July 22nd 2005
100 Euro by staying overnight in a hotel, on the mat, or private
105 Euro by using the places for tent, caravan or motor caravan

The charge includes:
- participation on all units of the seminar
- entrée to the embukai
- entrée to the anniversary party

During the seminar it is possible to get a sports massage free of charge.


Catering:

The Aikikai Germany organize a catering service.
Then everyone has the possibility to buy food and drink.


An enrollment formular will be made and translated in Japanese, German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Russian.
The announcement and the enrollment formular will be published in Januar 2005. Then it can be downloaded at http://www.aikikai.de/2005 .

For more informations about the World Games 2005 please click
http://www.worldgames2005.org
or
http://www.aikikai.de (only in german language)


Kind Regards to all

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

akiy
12-17-2004, 10:01 AM
Hi Thomas,

The event seems to be shaping up to be pretty interesting and exciting! Thank you for keeping us apprised of its details!

-- Jun

Thomas Domroess
01-11-2005, 04:31 AM
Hello again,

the announcement and the enrolment formular is published in English. Now you can download these formulars under http://www.aikikai.de/2005 .

In the next days the enrolment formular will be translated in Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Russian.

For more informations about the World Games 2005 please click
http://www.worldgames2005.org
or
http://www.aikikai.de (only in german language)


Kind Regards to all

Thomas Domroess
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
02-02-2005, 10:02 AM
Hello again,

the discription of the path to the locations (roadmap) can be downloaded at

http://www.aikikai.de/2005/index.htm

Best wishes

Thomas Domroess
Vize President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
03-21-2005, 05:23 AM
Hello everyone again,

if you don´t want to take part at the seminar, but you are interessted to come to the embukai to see the great Senseis, you can buy tickets for the World Games Demonstration under

http://www.worldgames2005.de/en/sportarten/einladungssport/aikido


Best wishes

Thomas Domroess
Vize President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Rod Yabut
04-14-2005, 03:02 PM
Thomas, this promises to be an exciting seminar. One of the posts implied it being televised? Will it be the whole thing? Also, will your organization tape this and would it be available for purchase? I would be very interested in purchasing it.

Thomas Domroess
04-21-2005, 03:25 AM
Rod,
your right. It will be televised, but today I don' t know the conditions. We will check this. Also we organize the production of a dvd.

Regards

Best wishes

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Rod Yabut
04-21-2005, 03:30 PM
Thomas, thanks for the quick reply. How do I order that DVD? I checked out your website, and I am sad to say that my German is terrible. Please help! Congratulations by the way with the new pope, I heard they are celebrating all over Germany.

Thomas Domroess
04-25-2005, 07:57 AM
Rod,

it will be published after the World Games were held.
But then this information will be published in English, too.

Kind regards

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
Aikido-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

dxnguyen
06-03-2005, 06:49 AM
Hi Thomas:

How do I register and pay for the seminar from the USA?
Please advise!
Thank you!

DXN

Thomas Domroess
06-07-2005, 03:32 AM
Hello everyone again,

the countdown goes on.

Only 8 days to the next deadline of enrolment to the World Games 2005 seminar. After that deadline the charge for this very important event will rise up.

!!!Please pay attention!!!
1. Date of enrolment and receipt of charge on our bank account before June 15th 2005
70 Euro by staying overnight in a hotel, on the mat, or privat
75 Euro by using the places for tent, caravan or motorcaravan

After that deadline you can only pay cash at the door.

2. pay cash at July 22nd 2005
100 Euro by staying overnight in a hotel, on the mat, or privat
105 Euro by using the places for tent, caravan or motorcaravan

The charge includes:
- participation on all units of the seminar
- entrance to the embukai
- entrance to the anniversaryparty

The announcement and the enrolment formular can be downloaded in several languages under http://www.aikikai.de/2005

For more informations please click
http://www.worldgames2005.de/en/sportarten/einladungssport/aikido

Best wishes
Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
07-03-2005, 09:24 AM
Hello everyone,

please pay attention!!!

Unfortunately Hiroshi Tada sensei can't take part at the World Games 2005 in Germany.

But we are pleased to announce some more senseis from Japan:
Fujita, Masatake, 8. Dan Aikikai
Arai, Toshiyuki, 7. Dan Aikikai
Kubota Ikuhiro, 7. Dan Aikikai

Best wishes,

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

dxnguyen
07-03-2005, 09:37 AM
Are we allowed to video tape any part of the seminar?

DXN

Thomas Domroess
07-03-2005, 10:52 AM
No, videotapes are prohibited.
We produce a dvd. You can buy it after the World Games. We sent this dvd via post.

Kind regards,

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
Aikido-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

dxnguyen
07-03-2005, 07:07 PM
Are still cameras allowed then?
Thank you for your response.

DXN

Thomas Domroess
07-04-2005, 10:15 AM
Today it is very difficult to distinguish between a digital camera and a digital film camera. It will be to much work for us to control every camera at this event. Further there are copyrights of the TV-industries. Out of this reason we decided to prohibit every kind of camera. Sorry, I can't give you another answer.

Best wishes,

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Thomas Domroess
07-08-2005, 09:45 AM
Hello Everyone,

as the person who is responsible for public relations of the Aikikai Germany, I have to inform you about the production of a DVD at the World Games in Germany this month.

We have commissioned a camerateam to film the whole event (seminar, embukai and anniversaryparty). With this film material we will produce a wonderful DVD.

If you want to order this DVD you can enroll in a list at the World Games 2005.

The price for this DVD come to Euro 20,- add. shipping & handling rates.

See you at the World Games and

best regards,

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
AIKIDO-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

Rod Yabut
07-08-2005, 02:58 PM
Hi Thomas, please make sure you let us know when this DVD will be available over the internet for purchase. Good luck on your event.

dxnguyen
07-08-2005, 03:43 PM
20 Euros is an amazingly good price for such a video.
Let's hope the shipping cost to the USA is reasonable as well.

DXN

akiy
07-14-2005, 10:00 AM
I see that the World Games starts today. I wish the best of everyone involved and am looking forward to hearing details (especially about aikido!) from the event.

Best,

-- Jun

Aikilove
07-27-2005, 07:01 AM
Yes! Details please! I heard from my instructor that was there that it was insane how much people there were (1500 people at the aikido seminars only!).

dxnguyen
07-31-2005, 11:40 PM
I just came back from the 2005 World Games seminar.

I truly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to train under Doshu, Tessier sensei, Kobayashi sensei, Fujimoto sensei and Asai sensei.

The demonstrations by various Aikido groups from 12 different countries plus Asai sensei's and Doshu's demonstrations were breathtaking.

However, on the negative side, there were simply too many participants and not enough mat space to train. People were bumping into one another all over the place. I got kicked on the side of my head and stepped on several times.

The teachers are top-notched, but the facility is totally inadequate.
I am under the impression that the organizers of the seminar had underestimated the number of participants and came up short in terms of mat space.

I hope the organizers of the 2009 World games will learn from this experience and provide better facilities to accommodate the seminar participants.

DXN

Thomas Domroess
08-05-2005, 11:00 AM
Dear all,
and Dung Nguyen,

there were 1800 participants. We had organized round about 2600 square meter of tatami and we had a place of 800 square meter for practicing jo and bokken. We didn't get more space from the World Games organization. I have to apologize me in the name of the Aikikai Germany, but we had done what we could do.

Dung Nguyen we didn't meet us. But the people I had spoken were amazed about the event and the organization. In the years before this event I was on many seminars like this and it was always the same compression of people. It is a little like a morning class of the Doshu in Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.

By the way:
We will produce a DVD.
The DVD (probably a Double Layer DVD (8.5 Gbyte) with up to 4 hours Video) will contain the following chapters:
- Official Demonstrations with the Doshu and other prominent Aikido Masters
- Jubilee Seminars with the Doshu and Japanese and European Aikido Masters
- Official Celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of Aikido in Germany and 50 years Aikido by Master Asai
- Party with the Big Bonsai Brothers Band.

You can order this DVD and a anniversary T-Shirt under http://www.aikikai.de

Best regards

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
Aikido-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de

akiy
08-05-2005, 11:01 AM
Hi Thomas,

Congratulations on organizing such a great event. 1800 participants is quite a lot!

-- Jun

dxnguyen
08-05-2005, 05:17 PM
Hi Thomas:

Thank you for responding to my feedback and sharing some of the behind-the -scene constraints that you had to work with.

Overall, your organization had done an outstanding job hosting the event. The staff were very friendly and, in my special case, very quick to correct a minor problem concerning my registration for the seminar. I have nothing but praise for them.

I am not sure if this is the right forum to post my feedbacks on the seminar. Should you want to hear more from me in private, please feel free to send me e-mail.

I look forward to purchasing the DVD when it comes out.

May abundant peace be with you always!

Dung "Zung" Nguyen

Dirk Hanss
08-06-2005, 04:21 PM
(...)
I am not sure if this is the right forum to post my feedbacks on the seminar. Should you want to hear more from me in private, please feel free to send me e-mail.
(...)
Dung "Zung" Nguyen

no, Dung "Zung"!
Please let us all know your impressions. The only harm it will make is, that I will get annoyed not having attended, as Duisburg is much closer for me (2 hours ride) than the next place in China (if there is aikido again).

Regards Dirk

Thomas Domroess
08-07-2005, 06:04 AM
Hi Jun,

thank you for your Congratulations!


Hi Dung Nguyen,

you wrote:
(...)
I am not sure if this is the right forum to post my feedbacks on the seminar. Should you want to hear more from me in private, please feel free to send me e-mail.
(...)

But please let us all know your impressions.

Best regards

Thomas Domroess
Vice President
Public Relations / Aikikai Germany
http://www.aikikai.de
Aikido-Schule Charlottenstrasse
http://www.aikido-schule-charlottenstrasse.de