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Sunday, April 13th, 2008
5:18 pm
Successful Seminar with Jarkko in Plymouth
We had a great seminar with Jarkko in Plymouth last Saturday. Accompanied by Krzyszof and Marta, Jarkko came down to Plymouth and gave a very enjoyable introduction to the Aikido methods of Nishio Sensei. Empty handed and weapons techniques were covered, which proved to be quite challenging. A good time was had by all.
We also had great fun at the dinner afterwards, where we were joined by Tiina, as well as my wife Marie, and our two daughters, Zoe and Angel. We look forward to more seminars in the future!

All the best,

Some pictures from the seminar:

Iai kata

Ken tai jo
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
10:25 am
Seminar with Jarkko Lapinlampi 4th Dan Aikikai, 4th Dan Aiki Toho Iai
Seminar with Jarkko Lapinlampi 4th Dan Aikikai
Dates: 12 April 2008, 4:30-7:00 PM
Location: Plymouth, England
Venue: University of Plymouth Aikido Club
Address: Pitts Memorial Hall, Gibbon St, Plymouth
Phone: 07960632278
URL: http://dangayan.livejournal.com/10866.html

E-mail: citom@yahoo.com
Notes: Cost: GBP 4, payable at the door. Please bring bokken and jo. Seminar open to all styles and affiliations provided aged 18 years or over. Please show proof of Insurance.
Picture of Jarrko
About the Featured Instructor:
Jarkko Lapinlampi started his Aikido career north Finland, when he joined a local Aikikai aikido club in 1980. In that time Scandinavia's main teacher was Ichimura Sensei.

When Ichimura Sensei moved back to Japan in 1986, a group of  aikidoka including Jarkko started to train under Nishio Sensei.

For that purpose they founded a club in Helsinki in 1988, where he studied and taught until 2004, when he moved to London:

During that time he visited many other teachers' seminars in Finland and Europe, although Nishio Sensei was his main teacher and Nishio Sensei has accepted all his dan grades (aikido 4th dan, aikido-toho iai 4th dan). They organized annually his and/or his Japanese student's seminars in Helsinki.

Jarrko was involved in the Educational committee of Finland Aikikai as a Chairman, and was a member of the Technical committee as well (to represent Nishio's aikido in Finland):

Map to Seminar Venue
Monday, January 14th, 2008
8:19 pm
Hello to Everyone
Hi! I had a very enjoyable practice together with Jarkko at Kanetsuka Sensei's New Year Course at the Burnt Oak Leisure Centre. Afterwards we had a good chat and made plans for a seminar in Plymouth, tenatively on 12 April 2008. You're all very much welcome to attend.
Monday, January 29th, 2007
5:35 pm
preliminary dates for February
Thurs 15 7.15pm at Finchley Central
Sun 18

Wed 21
Thurs 22 confirmed 7.15pm at Finchley Central
Sun 25 6.30pm
Sunday, January 21st, 2007
9:20 pm
next suggested dates
Dear All,

let's discuss and confirm the following days:

Wed 24
Thurs 25 confirmed 7.15pm Finchley Central

Sun 28 6.30pm Finchley Central

Also, shall we pick up one February weekend for a mini-seminar? Any preferences? Any objections for 17/18?
Friday, January 19th, 2007
3:47 pm
Sunday 21st of January 6.30pm

Suggestions and restrictions for next week?
Friday, December 1st, 2006
4:59 pm
How to get here
The address is

National Institute for Medical Research
The Ridgeway, Mill Hill
London NW7 1AA

(Check at Google Maps)

From Mill Hill East tube station (Northern Line, High Barnet/Mill Hill East branch):
walk uphill on Bittacy Hill which becomes The Ridgeway for 15-20 minutes or
take bus 240 from the tube station towards Edgware (couple of stops). The bus stops right in front of the institute.

From Golders Green tube station (Northern Line, Edgware branch)
take bus 240 which terminates in front of the tube station, journey takes 15-25 minutes. The bus stops right in front of the institute.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
3:56 pm
trainings 27/11-18/12
Suggested dates:

Tue 28/11 7.15 in the institute (confirmed)
Thurs 30/11 7.15 in the institute
Sat 2/12
Sun 10/11

Tue 12

Sat 16 7 pm

Mon 18

Bokkens: if there are no objections, I'll order a pack of 10 bokkens from Ninecircles (http://www.ninecircles.co.uk/product_details.asp?ProdID=264&CatID=77), the cheapest are brown oak £77 incl. delivery and VAT.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
4:47 pm
next dates and miniseminar
Thurs 16 7.15pm Finchley Central
Sun 19

Tue 21 7.15pm Finchley Central
Thur 23 7.15pm Finchley Central
Sun 26 10am

A mini-seminar in Nishio-sensei aikido will be organised on the first or second weekend of December in Mill Hill (North London). If you are interested in attending and we don't know about it yet, leave a comment here! The seminar is not intended to be for complete beginners, although if there is a sufficient number of them wishing to come, we gladly devote couple of hours to them.
More details to follow.
Friday, October 27th, 2006
9:51 am
weeks 30/10-5/11, 6/11-12/11
Tue 31 7.15pm
Thurs 3 7.15pm
Sat 4 6pm

Fri 10 7.15pm
Sun 12 12noon
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
5:55 pm
next week
Tue 24 7pm
Thurs 26 7.15pm
Sun 29 7pm

Let's decide days and times for the weekend, so that more people can make it!
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
8:47 pm
new season!
Dear All, the proposed days for next sessions are

Fri 13 October, 7pm
Sun 15 October, 7pm
Wed, 7.15pm
Fri 20 October, 7.15pm (meet at Finchley Central)

Please, get in touch to find out how to get here, if you haven't been in Mill Hill yet.

We are also planning a special session for beginners, as soon as there are more than 2 of them wanting to start.
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
6:31 pm
Hello from Plymouth
Hello, I'm Cito, from Plymouth, Devon. I have been looking for Nishio style Aikido in the UK, and found this link in the Nishio Sensei Memorial site. I hope you could give more information. Thank you very much!
Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
5:25 pm
next dates
Thurs 13
Tue 18
Fri 28

Dear silent observers, do you want to come and join us?
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
11:39 am
next sessions: ?
28 June Wed 7.15pm

30 June Fri 7.15pm

Any preferences for times on the weekend?
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
9:39 am
next dates
Today (Tue) 7pm.

? Thurs

Sat -- Sutton
Thursday, June 15th, 2006
10:55 am
Aikidotoho demonstation in Sutton?
Hi Guys,

Patrick from Sutton (next to Birmingham) asked if me and Ania could join the aikido demonstration, to do some aikidotoho katas (and maybe aikido too, don't know the details yet). It's part of Sutton Carnival (http://www.suttoncoldfieldcarnival.co.uk/) on 24th and 25th this month.

What do you think Ania, can you do that weekend? Don't know yet which day the demonstration is hold, but there will be aikido classes during the weekend, so maybe Misha and Sergei are interested to join too? Something different definitely...
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
12:02 am
next dates
31 Wed 7.15pm (15 minutes later than usual) 6.45 (15 minutes earlier) ?

4 Sun 6pm

15 Thurs 7.15pm
Monday, May 29th, 2006
9:17 pm
Greetings from Uppsala

My name is Krzysztof and in September, me and my fiancee Marta will move to London. We have been practicing Nishio Aikido in Uppsala Budo club (uppsalabudoklubb.se) in Sweden with Sensei Knut Hogvall.

For some time I have been looking for a Nishio Aikido school in London, and finally I have found your post at the Nishio memorial web page.

Could you please write some more info about you, maybe send a link to a web page?

Thanks in advance

Monday, May 22nd, 2006
9:10 am
next sessions
Thurs 25/05 7pm
Sat 27/05 4.30pm 12noon

Any objections?
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