Report from the dojo on March 28
Greetings from the Dojo by Ulli.
Report from the dojo on March 20
we are completely closed by order of the authorities due to Corona pandemic until 19th of April.
The Senate Ordinance was supplemented on Tuesday, March 17. Thereafter, the public traffic in educational institutions, sports clubs etc. is prohibited.
The dojo is now completely closed and there is no meditation.
As long as there is no general curfew, Ulli and I will of course still be in the dojo regularly, practice for ourselves, make sure that everything is in order and repair one or the other.
We will endeavor to keep in touch with you and to report from the dojo every now and then.
Suspending Aikido practice until 19th of April
According to the Senate Ordinance, we will suspend Aikido classes until April the 19th.
Instead we offer the possibility to meet each evening for meditation in the dojo. We will make sure that the recommended minimum distance is maintained at all times. For those who want to take advantage of this offer, the now known hygiene requirements apply.
Every evening there will be a list of participants in which you must sign in with your name and address.
In the near future, the dojo will be a space for quiet encounters and mindful gathering.
Please check the website daily for the latest information as the situation can change from day to day.
Anyone who travels unabated in their everyday life and does not want or cannot limit their social contacts, should stop coming to the dojo for the next few weeks.
How to proceed in the Dojo under current circumstances.
Dear Dojo members,
Corona ante Portas – how do we continue?
Now it is the time when we have to consider whether and how we can continue our program in the dojo.
As the dojo leader, we initially decided on the following procedure:
The children’s classes will be canceled from next week, initially until the end of the Easter vacation.
For the other trainings in the morning and evening:
Please only come into training if, based on the current state of knowledge, you are sure not to expose yourself and others to the risk of infection. There can be no 100% security, but in the dojo we do not want to help speed up the transmission of the virus out of carelessness on the part of some of our members or even the trainers.
For those who want to continue training, the highest hygiene requirements apply now, which includes thorough hand washing before and after each training session and the requirement to wear a freshly washed Keiko Gi in every training session.
As we all know today, we cannot avert the spread of the virus, but we can do a lot to slow it down, and that’s a win.
So once again: everyone who wants to continue training will do so at their own risk.
And we ask all those who travel unabated in their everyday life and who do not want or cannot limit their social contacts to suspend training in the dojo for a while.
If someone no longer wants to hold their classes or does not want to train, we have full understanding.
From next week and until further notice, we may only offer daily stick and sword classes to avoid direct physical contact.
Please check our homepage daily, as the situation can change from day to day.
We hope for your cooperation and understanding and ask you to be mindful in everyday life and in social interaction.
Until further notice and stays healthy.
Max and Ulli
Two weeks later, on February 22nd and 23rd, Ulli and Max are teaching a seminar, focusing on techniques of the 5th to 1st Kyu program. Afterwards, Kyu exams can be taken on Sunday.
The regular Saturday morning classes is canceled on these two weekends.
One week of early practice. Kangeiko in February.
Next Monday we start our annually Kangeiko week. Early bird Za Zen at 6 am and Aikido from 6.30 am. For the brave attendees we have the best Japanese breakfast in town as a reward.
We are looking forward to a motivated crowd and hopefully we get some cold temperature to make an even more intense experience. 😉
And right after the Kangeiko week we have Bruno Gonzalez Sensei for a weekend seminar in Berlin. What a coincidence….
New classes for Za Zen and Aikido during lunch time
Starting next week Thursday, January 16th, there will be a lunch class for Za Zen and for Aikido in the dojo.
Ullrike has shifted her morning classes from Tuesday to Thursday noon.
Za Zen for everyone from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Aikido for everyone from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
up coming events at the Dojo
Happy new year.
We hope you got in well and had the opportunity to recharge and relax between the years.
We had a great winter course and last Saturday the dojo was cleared of the dust of the previous year thanks to many hard-working hands in all corners. 😉
In the new year, things will start again right away.
The first course is like every year with Phlippe Orban this weekend.
Two weeks later there is our traditional Kangeiko with Japanese breakfast again.
And immediately afterwards we have Bruno Gonzalez as a guest teacher in Berlin.
Ulli and I look forward to seeing you all again on the mat.