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Past Aikikai Ireland Events 2014 and other events organised by our Aikido friends


One Day Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee Course and Kyu Exams in Sligo on 6th December 2014


On Saturday 6th of December Sligo will host a one day Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee course with Kyu exams. Classes will be conducted by Joe McHugh 4th Dan Aikikai, Trevor Pigott 4th Dan Aikikai and Eamon Coyne 4th Dan Aikikai. The schedule will run as follows....

Class Times:
12.30-13.25 Training 1.
13.30-14.30 Training 2.
Lunch Break.
15.30-16.30 Exams Kyu.
16.35-17.30 Training 3.

€20 (€15 students/ unwaged)

Tel: +353876693711
Mail: eamoncoyne@gmail.com




PDFPoster: Aikikai Ireland Technical Commitee Seminar Dec 2014.pdf (size 5 mb)

Venue: MCR Community Hall, Mail Coach Road, Sligo (see map below).

20th Anniversary of Slovak Aikido Association 24th to 26th of October 2014 featuring...
Mitsuteru Ueshiba Waka Sensei, 
Katsuaki Asai Sensei 8th Dan Aikikai
Michele Quaranta Sensei 6th Dan Aikikai 

FRIDAY 24.10.2014

10.00 - 11.30 ASAI KATSUAKI
11.30 - 12.30 QUARANTA MICHELE
15.00 - 16.00 ASAI KATSUAKI
19.00 PARTY

SUNDAY 26.10.2014
10.00 - 11.15 QUARANTA MICHELE

Venue: Sports hall, ŠK Slávia Agrofert, Májová 21, 850 05 Bratislava – Petržalka

Date: 24.10.2014 – 26.10.2014

Hakama from 1. Dan! Bring bokken, jo and tanto with yourself.

The seminar is open to all aikidoka regardless of technical level or style.



Michele Quaranta Sensei Aikikai Ireland Seminar in October 18th and 19th in Wicklow 2014

Michelel Wicklow October 2014This will be the third course of 2014 that Aikikai Ireland will have the pleasure of having Technical Adviser Michele Quaranta Sensei. At the course there also will be Dan exams.

The course will be hosted by Ikeda Dojo Wicklow.

11.00-13.00 (Aikido)
16.00-17.00 (Dan Exams)
17.00 - 19.00 (Aikido)


Cost: €50


Phone +353 (0) 86101 96 68 Email: info@aikidoikedadojo.ie

Course Poster:
PDF thumbCourse Poster Michele Quaranta Sensei October 2014.pdf (file size: 2.35mb)


Accommodation: http://www.wicklowway.com/accommodation/roundwood.php


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Yudansha Trainings schedule with Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee for 2014

OneDayCourse2011The Yudansha training offers the students the chance to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills.

The schedule for the rest of the Yudansha trainings this year is

January 19th: Athboy (done)
February 23rd: Sligo (done)
March 21st, 22nd and 23rd: Michele Seminar in Athboy (done)
April 13th: Wicklow or Dublin (done)
June 6th, 7th and 8th: Michele Seminar in Donegal (done)
September 7th: Sligo --> mock gradings (done)
October 17th, 18th and 19th: Dan Exams Wicklow (done) yeeahhh!!!

Classes are open to 2nd Kyu and above, look forward to seeing you at the next one folks, keep up the great work!!!.

15th Summer Camp in Horni Branna with Michele Quaranta Sensei 6th Dan 5th through to 11th of July 2014

Saturday 5th July, arrivals and registration, 9 a. m. to - 3:30 p. m.
Saturday 5th July, first training at 4:30 p. m.
Finish: Friday 11th July at noon, lunch and departure.


5.900,- CZK
Sokol dormitory, rooms 4 – 6 people, or in a small family pension
6.500,- CZK NEW - Penzion Moravkovi, www.ubytovani-moravkovi.cz
7.500,- CZK Penzion 409, www.penzion409.unas.cz
All prices including lodging and boarding, and three trainings a day.

Fill in the Registration form and send it to Petra Boskovicova,
Registration staz.hbranna@email.cz., tel. + 420 773 590 054 till 30. 5. 2014.

Payments: Cash upon arrival. Payments in EURO possible, according to current exchange rate.


Poster: PDFMichele Sensei in Horni Branna 2014.pdf (size 966kb)

Registration form: ExcelHorni Branna 2014.xls (size 26kb)


Aikikai Ireland Technical Committe Members to give Aikido seminar in Sligo on Saturday June 28th 2014

Aikikai Ireland Tech June 2014On Saturday the 28th of June Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee members Joe McHugh 4th Dan Aikikai, Eamon Coyne 4th Dan Aikikai and Trevor Pigott 4th Dan Aikikai will give a one day seminar and kyu exams in Sligo Aikido Dojo, MCR Community Centre Mail Coach Road.

The course offers plenty of training for the participating students with 3 Aikido classes on the day, one taken by each Sensei. The course will also offer eligible students the oppurtunity to grade. One session in the morning for 6th, 5th and 4th Kyu and another in the afternoon for 3rd, 2nd and 1st Kyu.

Course Schedule:
11.00-12.00 Exams 6th, 5th, 4th Kyu
12.05-13.00 Training 1.
Lunch Break.
14.00-15.00 Exams 3rd, 2nd, 1st Kyu
15.05-16.00 Training 2.
16.05-17.00 Training 3.

€20 (€15 students and unwaged)

Contact: Tel: +353876693711 / eamoncoyne@gmail.com


PDFPoster: Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee Seminar June 2014.pdf (size 1.1 mb)

Venue: MCR Community Hall, Mail Coach Road, Sligo (see map below).


Fiordineve Cozzi Sensei to return for seminar in Sligo on 21st and 22nd June 2014

Fiordi2014Sligo Aikido Dojo are pleased top announce that Fiordineve Cozzi Sensei 6th Dan Aikikai will give a seminar on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of June. Classes will run from 11am - 2pm on both days in the MCR Community Hall, Mail Coach Road, Sligo.

We are also very pleased to say that Fiordineve Sensei will give a very special childrens classes in the Sligo Dojo on Friday 20th of June from 6.30pm - 7.30pm (5 to 9 years) and 7.30pm to 8.30pm (10 to 14 years).All of the kids in the class are looking forward to this very special session with Fiordineve whom is responsible for teaching the teachers of the kids classes in the Italian Aikikai organistion. Here's to another great weekend of Aikido and craíc.

Friday 20th of June:
Kids Class from 6.30pm - 7.30pm (5 yrs to 9yrs)
Kids Class from 7.30pm - 8.30pm (10yrs to 14yrs)
Saturdy 21st of June: Adults 11am - 2pm
Sunday 22nd of June: Adults 11am - 2pm

Cost: All €40 (€30 students and unwaged), One Day: €20 (€15 students and unwaged)

Contact: Tel: +00353876693711 or eamoncoyne@gmail.com

Poster: PDFFiordineve Cozzi Sensei Sligo June 2014.pdf (size 1.7mb)


MCR Community Centre, Mail Coach Road, Sligo. (See map below)

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Michele Quaranta Sensei in Bluestack Centre, Co.Donegal on June 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th 2014

Michele May 2013Aikikai Ireland Technical Adviser Michele Quaranta Sensei will give the second of his three 2014 courses in The Bluestack Centre located in the stunning Bluestack Mountains, Co.Donegal from Friday 6th through to Monday 9th June. The course is spread over 4 days and students can look forward to a multitude being covered by Michele Sensei over the duration of the seminar.

4.00pm - 5.30pm: Registration and room/bed allocation.
7.00pm - 9.00pm: Aikido
Saturday and Sunday:
8.00am - 9.00am: Aikiken/Aikijo
10.30am - 12.30pm Aikido
4.30pm - 6.30pm Aikido
8.00am - 9.00am Aikiken/Aikijo
10.30am - 12.30pm Aikido

Course Fee:
Aikido Training and Accomodation only
€80 normal or €70 student/unwaged.


Please Note: Full attendance only, please return €30 booking fee to your dojo instructor by Monday 28th of April. Book early to avoid disappointment course Only 28 Beds available. Beds will be done on first come first served basis. After 29th place people can sleep on tatami with sleeping bag.

Course Poster:
PDFMichele May 2014 Residential Summer Camp.pdf (size 426kb)

Course Location:
Bluestack Mountain Centre, Letterbarrow, Drimarone, Co Donegal.

View DonegalBluestacks.com in a larger map 

How to get there:
From Donegal Town, take the N56 signposted for Ardara / Killybegs. At the first roundabout adjacent to the Statoil Service Station take the roundabout exit signposted for Letterbarrow / MillPark Hotel / Bluestack Centre.
Pass the Mill Park Hotel entrance on your right hand side and continue along the road for approximately 6.5Km (4 miles), following the white signs for Letterbarrow & the brown signs for Bluestack Centre.
You will arrive at a "T" junction, take a right at the junction, signposted for Bluestack Centre. Then cross a small stone bridge and immediately after the bridge take a left.
You will pass O'Neills pub on your left and a small housing estate on your right. The Bluestack Centre is the large stone building located on the right hand side, adjacent to Drimarone Chapel.

About the Bluestack Centre :http://www.donegalbluestacks.com

The residential training camp with Michele Quaranta Sensei will be held in the Bluestack Centre, County Donegal.
The centre is situated in an idyllic tranquil location right beside the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, Co.Donegal, perfect for those looking for a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and also providing a perfect opportunity to explore the wonderful Irish countryside.
The centre contains 28 bed accommodation, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen an impressive main hall, and also outdoor tennis/basketball courts.

Any further queries contact: eamoncoyne@gmail.com or +00353876693711

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Michele Quaranta Sensei 6th Dan Aikikai Ireland Technical Adviser in Athboy 21st, 22nd and 23rd March 2014

Michele Athboy Poster 2014The first of the 2014 seminars with Aikikai Ireland Technical Adviser Michele Quaranta Sensei will take place in Athboy on 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March 2014.

Athboy Aikido Club will host the course, it's been a little while since we had a course in Athboy so everyone is looking forward to getting back up to train there.

Friday: 20.00-21.30
Saturday:10.00-12.00 and 16.00-18.30
Sunday: 10.00-13.00

Cost: €50 All Seminar or ( Fri €15, Sat €35, Sun €20)

Location: Athboy Community School (the new one)
Kells Road, Athboy (See map below)
Directions: coming from Dublin, turn right at garage on arrival to town and its 50 yards on the Left hand side.
Coming from Sligo, go through town and just after the second set of traffic lights it's on left hand side.

Trevor Pigott +353 (0) 87 832 8261 (Athboy Aikido Club)

Accommodation: thanks to Will Baker for organising the accommodation and meal ;-)

(1) Old Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy...

Single occupancy B+B Per night €50euro
Double sharing B+B Per night €40euro pp

Contact: +046 9432 283

(2) Riverfield Lodge ...

€50 per room per night, self catering. Continental breakfast in the mornings.
Contact: riverfieldlodge@eircom.net

Meal on the Saturday night in the Darnley will be €20 (open to all)
Starter Soup
Choice of 2 mains and a vegetarian option
Choice of 2 desserts
Glass of Wine

Poster Download:
MicheleAthboyMar2014_poster (size: 2.07 mb)



View Athboy Community School,Kells Road, Athboy Co. Meath in a larger map

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Second of the 2014 Yudansha Trainings complete!!!

The second of the Aikikai Ireland Yudansha trainings tool place in Sligo in Sunday 23rd of February, keep up the good work folks!!!

First of the 2014 Yudansha trainings done and dusted!!!

Athboy Yudansha Training 2014

The first of the 2014 Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee Yudansha trainings took place in Athboy on Sunday 19th of January, with all in attendance enjoying the session. The Yudansha training offers the students the chance to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills.