It's time for another inspiring seminar with Dan Harden in Oslo, Norway.
This will be Dan’s elleventh seminar in Norway and we’re excited to further explore his body work method with fellow martial artists. Please see at the bottom of this page for information about the actual seminar content.
In order to reserve your spot for the seminar, transfer the payment as soon as you can, in case it gets overbooked.
The cost for the seminar is $100 per day (yoga not included), payable through PayPal to the address:
The expenses for renting the Aikikan Dojo will be divided among the participants. Please transfer 200 NOK via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kongehellegata 3, Oslo.
Catch bus no. 31 or tram no. 17 to "Rosenhoff" station.
We will organize a dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday evening.
Travel to Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen (OSL). The fastest way to get to downtown Oslo is by using the Airport Express Train / Flytoget (20 mins), or the Airport Express Bus (www.flybussen.no). Stop is Carl Berners plass, which is close to the dojo.
The seminar is offered in a friendly, neutral environment, with an emphasis on learning and understanding internal power and aiki as a basis for martial movement in a global sense, while undertaking the difficult task of integrating those skills and concepts into your own martial training.
The seminar review and expand the internal martial arts principles that have their roots in ancient Japan and China, but are so often poorly understood. Dan will outline the training in such a way as to make their relevancy to martial movement immediate, clear and accessible.
The material covered, while benefiting Aikido greatly, will not be "specific" to just the aiki arts like Aikido and Daito ryu, but any grappling or striking art, so teachers from other disciplines are welcome.
In addition to internals, Dan will teach two days of weapons. This is his take on using japanese, traditional weapons like the bokken, naginata etc, with aiki.
NOTE: The weapons training is for those who have attended previous seminars with Dan only.
Dan also teaches yoga, in a seminar where he goes to the roots of yoga, to the original asanas and how they were supposed to be performed and how yoga training was really supposed to build inner strength. The seminar will go deeply into the asana practice and pranayama.
NOTE: The yoga seminar is separate from the main seminar and will require a separate payment of $50.
More info about the Sangenkai method Dan teaches can be found on Dan's bodywork seminars site.
Looking forward to seeing you at Dan's elleventh seminar in Oslo!
Matei Ionescu and Kristoffer Sandven