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8th Annual Blue Mountains Aikido Retreat now open!

2013-Blue-Mountains-Aikido-RetreatAikido Sydney City are pleased to announce that registration for the 8th annual Blue Mountains Aikido Retreat is now open!

This is a very special and unique opportunity for Australian Aikidoka to experience a traditional Japanese-style gasshuku where students live, eat and train together over several days in a beautiful native bushland setting. The camp takes place in a secluded retreat centre with its own dedicated dojo space, log fireplace, and a choice of dormitory-style accommodation or converted 1920s train carriages. Indoor and outdoor training in empty-handed and weapons-based Aikido practice is complemented with rejuvenating workshops in Shiatsu Massage and Japanese Oki Yoga. It’s always a magical and uplifting weekend, and students of any level are very welcome!

Spaces are limited to 20 people and the camp fills up quickly so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Dates: 21,22,23 June 2013 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

Prepayment & Registration: to be completed online:

Cost: $220 / $175 concession (includes 2 nights’ accommodation & all meals except banquet)

Waiver & Registration Form: to be downloaded, completed and brought with you to the event

Class Schedule:

1930-2030 – Light welcome keiko (1h)
2030 – Supper around the campfire

0730-0830 – Breakfast (1h)
0830-0900 – fire-lighting & soji
0900-1100 – Keiko (2h)
1100-1130 – Atogeiko (0.5h)
1130-1330 – Lunch & free time (2h)
1330-1530 – Keiko (2h)
1530-1600 – Atogeiko & soji
1600-1700 – Free time (1h)
1700-1900 – Shiatsu Massage Workshop (2h)
1930 – Japanese banquet at ‘Hana’ followed by DVDs beside the log fire

0630-0700 – fire-lighting & soji
0700-0830 – Keiko (1.5h)
0830-0930 – Light breakfast & free time (1h)
0930-1100 – Oki-do Yoga & Meditation (1.5h)
1100-1300 – Lunch & rest or soccer match to the death (2h)
1300-1430 – Final Keiko (1.5h)
1430 – Close of camp, photos, packup & farewells