aikido

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       Aikido, Family Aikido, Zen, Aikido in Business

Aikido

aikido       Aikido is a traditional Japanese Martial Art, created in the beginning of 20th century by O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba ( 1883-1969). Aikido is true Budo - a martial way - rather than just bujutsu (martial technique) or bugei (martial art). True Budo is when martial training is undertaken not simply as a way to win among others, but as a way to refine and perfect the self. The famous motto of O-Sensei - "Masakatsu Agatsu", contains the essence of the spirit of Aikido: "True victory is victory over the self."

      Aikido is an effective way of self-defense. At the same time, the techniques are non-violent reaction towards aggression and their focus is achieving harmony between you and your partner. Aikido is appropriate for different people from all ages. Aikido is a non-competitive, unlike many other martial arts, such as Karate, Kempo, Judo or Tae Kwan Do. Instead of competitions, regional and national seminars are used as a way of bringing Aikido practitioners together to share their expertise and assist in one another's growth and development.

Class Schedule

Monday
18.00 to 19.00 - 6 week course for beginners
19.00 to 20.00 - beginners / 7 and 6 kyu /
20.00 to 21.00 - advanced / 5 kyu and up /

Tuesday
18.30 to 19.30 - Children and family Aikido
19.30 to 20.30 - Black Belts - September 15th and 29th, October 13th and 27th, November 10th and 24th, December 1st and 15th you.
19.30 to 20.30 - a course in self-defense -septemvri 8 and 22 ri.oktomvri 6 and 20 you November 3rd, December 8th.
20.45 to 22.00 - Aikido student

Wednesday
18.00 to 19.00 - 6 week course for beginners
19.00 to 20.00 - beginners / 7 and 6 kyu /
20.00 to 21.00 - advanced / 5 kyu and up /
21.00 to 23.00 - Bob Bradley said.

Thursday
18.30 to 19.30 - Children and family Aikido
19.30 to 20.30 - Working with weapons
20.45 to 22.00 - Aikido student

Friday
18.00 to 19.00 - 6 week course for beginners
19.00 to 20.00 - beginners / 7 and 6 kyu /
20.00 to 21.00 - advanced / 5 kyu and up /
21.00 to 23.00 - Bob Bradley said.

Sunday
Ikebana for Beginners
13.30 to 14.30
October 4th and 18th you
November 1 st and 22 nd
December - 13th and 20th you

Zen school for beginners
15.00 to 17.00
September 6th and 20th you
October 4th and 18th you

Misogi school for beginners
15.00 to 17, 00
November 1 st and 22 nd
December - 13th and 20th you

Ikebana Level 3 with the following dates:
17.30 - 18.45
September - 6th and 20th you
October - 4th and 18 you
November - 1 st and 22 nd
December - 13th and 20th you

Aikido Georgy Penev
19.00 to 21.00 - every Sunday!

Note.
- Training for beginners to be kept a minimum of two instructors, one for 6 week course and the other for 7 and 6 kyu.
- Training weapons must be kept a minimum of two instructors, one for beginners and one for others.
- For beginners workout must contain only basic sword stances, Suburi sword and staff, tai sabaki with Bokken Bokken and kata 1 1 jo kata.
- Training with advanced weapons must contain jo Kumi, Kumi tachi, jo kata 2 Bokken kata 2 Bokken even Joe even Joe nage.
- Course in self-defense with and without weapons - causes of Germanov Sensei and includes keeping the fight at close range on the ground with a weapon against a weapon against an attacker.
- Training for black belts only with a personal invitation from Germanov Sensei. In two absences for the entire period announced new participation is not envisaged.

For questions and registration:
6 week course for beginners workouts 7 6 Kyu and children's group
(Monday and Wednesday) - +359 88 6148008 - Tendokan dojo
Aikido students - +359 89 8584399 - V.Vasilev
Training under Bob Beard (Georgi Penev) - +359 88 6148008 - Tendokan dojo

Instructor

Edward Germanov Sensei       Edward Germanov Sensei (Rokudan - 6th Degree Black Belt, Aikikai) is the first Bulgarian with such a degree in Bulgaria. He has been training different Martial arts (Kyokushin kaikan, Karate, Judo, 5th Degree black belt in grappling, Muso Shinden Iaido) since 1980, but focusing on aikido since 1987. His first Aikido Teacher is Petko Petrov Sensei and afterwards – George Penev Sensei (the founder of Aikido in Bulgaria).
      For many years, Germanov Sensei has been Uchi Deshi (personal student) of one of the Aikido legends worldwide – Fumio Toyoda Shihan, who is O-Sensei’s( the founder of Aikido) direct student . In 1998, Germanov Sensei has been training in Tokyo with the O-Sensei grandson – Ueshiba – Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in Aikikai Hombu Dojo (the world’s greatest aikido center) and with Yasu Kobayashi ( 8th Degree Black Belt, Aikikai) – director of Kobayashi Aikido dojo. In the same year, he successfully completed a challenging Zen training at Cho Zen Ji, Hawai (the biggest Zen monastery out of Japan) and in this way gaining a certificate to teach Zazen, Kihin and Zen Buddhism Theory.
      In 1998 he has participated The 36th National Japanese Aikido Demonstration in front of 60 000 people, conducted in the biggest Martial art dojo in Japan – Budokan, Tokyo. Traditionally, every year there are gatherings of the best aikido instructors worldwide for demonstrating their qualities.

      In 1990, Germanov Sensei has founded The Bulgarian Aikido Association (BAA) and at present is its chief instructor. He is an official Toyoda Shihan representative for Bulgaria.
      Also in 1990, he has organized the first Japanese Shihan visit in Bulgaria. He is a member a of instructors’ committee at the International Aikido Association. He has been its representative for Bulgaria and Chief Instructor for Europe and Middle East (2002-2006).
      Germanov Sensei is trained in Shodo (Zen Calligraphy) under Fumio Toyoda Shihan and Hiroshi Tajiri Sensei. In 2003, Germanov Sensei has become the first Bulgarian with Calligraphy exhibition, organized by the Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria in cooperation with Bulgarian Antlantic Society. In the same year, he traveled to Japan as member of official government delegation leaded by Slomon Isaac Passi (Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, from July 2001 until August 2005).
      Germanov Sensei has founded and at present is the Chief Instructor for Tendokan Aikido International - international organization with over 26 dojos in USA (Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Orange County, California; South Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Arcansas), 4 dojos in Poland (Gdansk, Gdynia, Raciborz), 4 dojos in Greece (Athens and Larissa), and over 15 dojos in Bulgaria. He’s leading seminars in Greece, Poland, Latvia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, UAE (Dubai and Oman), Tunisia and USA.
      Germanov Sensei has created a program for center awareness and work with the center based on Aikido and Zen principles. It is based on experiential learning, revealing ways in which we can be conscious about our center and learn how to use it for our everyday business and personal wellness. From 2009, he is coaching directors and top managers in big business companies in Bulgaria.

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