I've trained Aikido for nearly three years now and so am, of course, only just beginning. This summer I travelled from the Twin Cities to practice Aikido in the south of France with Swiss Aikidoka Christian Egger and Samuel Hess sensei. A writer, I felt compelled to write a piece about the great experiences I had there. Herr Egger arranged an outdoor stage on an estate called the Bedejus, which I've nicknamed the Plum Dojo -- why it's called this can be gleaned from the piece "Recollections of the Plum Dojo" here
. I encourage people to discover more about Swiss Aikido, Christian Egger, and the soon-to-be second annual camp at the Plum Dojo!
Kevin Anthony Kautzman