Oslo Aikido Dojo was very happy to invite Kuribayashi Shihan from Hombu Dojo to Norway for the 7th time this year! It was 4 years since Kuribayashi Shihan was last in Oslo. We are very grateful to Hombu Dojo for giving us the opportunity to hold the seminar, and a big thank you to Kuribayashi Shihan for a great and exciting seminar!
There were more than 100 participants from Norway and abroad during the weekend. We had participants from all the dojo’s in Oslo and several dojo’s in other parts of the country. We had visitors from Canada, England, France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Turkie, Germany and Ukraine.
Heartfelt thanks to you all for contributing to a good atmosphere and a lot of positive energy on the mat. And thank you for helping with the mats after the seminar! A warm thank you to the members of Oslo Aikido Dojo for all their help with organizing the seminar.
Oslo Aikido Dojo could finally arrange the Oslo aikido festival for the 8th time this year. The festival has been arranged every second year since 2004, except 2010. Due to the COVID pandemic, we haven’t been able to arrange the festival since 2018. It was therefore a great pleasure to again invite all the aikido dojos in Oslo to this year’s festival. Since 2004 we have now 6 aikido dojos in Oslo: Oslo aikido dojo, Aikikan, OSI, Skøyen Aikido, Tenshinkan and Sentrum Aikido. Mouliko Halén was invited as a special guest instructor as in previous years.
The festival has been a success with good weather, good attendance and a great atmosphere, both on the mat and socially, with lunch and a pleasant dinner at Hasle Linie Gastropub. On Saturday a demonstration was held outside of Vinslottet in sunshine with all the dojos represented.
Demonstration at the Vinslottet mall
We would like to thank all the participants, all the instructors and not the least thanks to all the members of Oslo Aikido Dojo who made this festival possible. We also would like to thank Spar for sponsoring the festival with fruit.
We also congratulate our members with a successful grading: Marcel Ruijgt – 6. kyu, Bjørn Lindholt, Martyna Kosecka and Idin Samimi Mofakham – 5. kyu, Marianne Heir – 3. kyu and Gaber Rashed Moharem, Tiago Perreira and Peter Petrov – 2. kyu.