Internal Power, Weapons and Aiki seminar with Matei Ionescu

March 5-8 - Oslo, Norway

It's time for another inspiring seminar - this time with Matei Ionescu.
Dan Harden needed to switch dates because of scheduling conflicts, but we decided to keep the original dates – Matei Ionescu will conduct the seminar using the same format as Dan. This is a perfect opportunity to train Dan's material before he comes back April 16-19 this year.

This is the information for Matei's seminar:

500 NOK pr day
200 NOK for renting of Aikikan dojo

Payment via Paypal (, make a note of what the payment is for. Cash is fine too.

IMPORTANT: In case you have paid Dan for the seminar, you will have to pay for Matei's as well. What you paid for Dan's seminar will be used at his next one. If you would like a refund, please contact Dan directly as he manages the payment directly.


Aikikan Oslo


Kongehellegata 3, Oslo

How to get there

Catch bus no. 31 or tram no. 17 to "Rosenhoff" station.

Practical information

    This seminar will be informal and casual. Clothing will be sweats or shorts and T-shirts. No GIs (uniform), no budo affiliated T-shirts. This is a closed seminar with no pictures, video, or visitors allowed. You are strongly encouraged to bring a notebook. The seminar fee does not include any meals.


  • Thursday 5th (AIKI WEAPONS): 10.00-13.00 / Lunch / 14:00-16.30. NOTE: Previous attendees only!
  • Friday 6th (AIKI WEAPONS): 10.00-13.00 / Lunch / 14:00-16.30. NOTE: Previous attendees only!
  • Saturday 7th (INTERNALS): 10.00-13.00 / Lunch / 14:30-18.00.
  • Sunday 8th (INTERNALS): 10.00-13.00 / Lunch / 14:30-18.00


Dinner Saturday night

We will organize a dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday evening.

Arriving by flight to Oslo

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 ( Stop is Carl Berners plass, which is close to the dojo.

Seminar content

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. Matei 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.

Aiki weapons (previous attendees only)

In addition to internals, Matei will teach two days of weapons. This is Dan Harden's 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.

More info about the Sangenkai method can be found on Dan Harden's bodywork seminars site.

Looking forward to seeing you this seminar in Oslo!


Matei Ionescu and Kristoffer Sandven

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