I am returning in Europe this winter for the first time in two years. I will take this opportunity to instruct several classes and seminars in several dojos in France and in the United Kingdom. The details are still being arranged for some of them and I will regularly add the information on this page as it gets confirmed to me. Classes are open to anyone, regardless of style or association. Please do not hesitate to join us!
Christmas course at the Cambridge Aiki Dojo with Guillaume Erard, 4th Dan Aikikai. Open to all practitioners.
This seminar will mark my first return to Cambridge in 10 years. This experience was significant for me as it was my first formal practice in an Aikikai dojo. This seminar will be a nice opportunity to share what I have learned since I left Britain.
The seminar will be co-headed by Glynn Davies (4th Dan Aikikai, 50 years of Aikido) and Guillaume Erard (4th Dan Aikikai) and followed by a Christmas Party.
Private class open to all.
Seminar at the Gonojukan in Besançon. Open to all.
This will be my third time teaching at the Gonojukan, a Dojo affiliated to the FFAAA and founded by Aurore Mamet and Stephane Gaiffe. You can read a report of my first seminar at the Gonojukan back in 2009.
For visitors arriving on the 20th, we can organize a visit of the old city of Beaune and a tasting of some of Burgundy's greatest wines at Maison Patriarche. If interested, please contact me to get the booking.
Seminar open to all.
When considering Aikido in Belgium, a name that often comes up is that of Stéphane Crommelynck. This is due to the hard work that it provides to bring renown Japanese masters over such as Yoshinori Kono and Akira Hino, as well as the young generation of french teachers such as Michael Martin and Leo Tamaki. I have been in contact with Stéphane via our respective blogs for some time and he recently asked me to take the opportunity of one of my trips to Belgium to teach a course in his region. Given the caliber of the people say he usually receives, I was a little intimidated and rather reluctant to accept but the friendliness and openness of Stéphane made me change my mind.