Last week, Linda Holiday sensei gave a special budo lesson to the members of Yatagarasu Aikido Utrecht, in the beautiful dojo of Aikido Vereniging Domstad. Here are some pictures of this event.
On a delightful evening, the members of Yatagarasu Aikido Utrecht were treated to a special lesson by the esteemed Linda Holiday sensei. The event took place in the serene and captivating dojo of Aikido Vereniging Domstad, creating a perfect setting for an enriching experience.
The evening commenced with an invigorating training session led by the renowned Aikido practitioner, Linda Holiday sensei. Members of Yatagarasu Aikido Utrecht had the opportunity to delve into a diverse range of techniques, refining their skills under the guidance of a seasoned expert. With each movement, the participants embraced the principles of Aikido, striving for harmony and balance in their execution. It became clear why, in her book, Linda Holiday sensei wrote “Aikido is Love”.
After the training, we formed a circle, in which the participants had the privilege of engaging in conversations with Linda Holiday sensei. They eagerly asked questions about her training experiences, her book, and the broader realm of Aikido. Sensei’s insights and anecdotes captivated the audience, enriching their understanding and appreciation of this martial art form.
Following the practice session, the attendees gathered for a communal meal, which proved to be a highlight of the event. Homemade delicacies brought by everyone filled the room with delectable aromas and created a joyous atmosphere. The shared meal not only satisfied physical appetites but also provided an opportunity for informal conversations and bonding among practitioners.
The event would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of Karin Karis sensei, who meticulously organized and coordinated the gathering. Karin’s commitment to fostering a supportive Aikido community in Utrecht was evident in every aspect of the event, ensuring that all participants had a truly memorable and meaningful experience.
If you would like to explore the profound connection with yourself and others, do consider signing up for a trail lesson at Yatagarasu! Our dojo is founded on the principle of embracing individual uniqueness, where our differences become mirrors for self-reflection and our similarities foster mutual learning. The essence lies in finding balance within ourselves and with others.
Aikido classes enhance both your physical and mental flexibility and endurance. Aikido not only helps you feel fitter but also offers a new perspective on yourself and the world around you through its philosophical principles. You learn to be present with others without losing touch with yourself.