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Old 01-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:57 AM   #2
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Looking forward to the seminar
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:22 AM   #5
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Ill be there.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:32 PM   #7
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Looking forward to it.
C U soon

Sacha Cloetens
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:18 AM   #8
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Hi all,

I just send an email to you all with a blank title (hit the send button too quick ) 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
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #9
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #10
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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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!
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #11
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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...
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:19 PM   #12
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Oh no......holy moly......the beginning of another urban legend..........
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:39 AM   #13
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Urban legend?
Hell no,

i was really, really surprised to see it.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:15 AM   #14
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Wait and see how the thing will grow when people starts to fill the holes in the story?

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Old 05-10-2011, 10:45 AM   #15
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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.
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
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:14 AM   #16
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:32 AM   #17
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #18
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Patrick,

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

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Old 05-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #19
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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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
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #20
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

"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?"
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:51 PM   #21
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Dan, sense of humor ?????

Are we talking about the same Dan here ???



Don't know about humor, but he is one HELL of a fisherman !!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #22
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

Well, he did mention his brothers being way funnier. Not sure if he said similair things about you though Howard.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #23
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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Dan, sense of humor ?????

Are we talking about the same Dan here ???
Must not be. Real men never smile.

Best,

Chris

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #24
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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......

Marc
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #25
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Re: Dan Harden-Zwolle, Netherlands May 7-8

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!!!
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