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Aikido
BAN SEN JUKU is an international school for traditional Japanese martial culture with training facilities (DOJOS) in Belgium, France, Japan, Reunion Island, Spain, Tahiti, United Kingdom. In our school, we practise AIKIDO to seek the essence of all the traditional martial arts through AIKI, TAIJUTSU, ATEMI, TANTO, IAI, KEN, JO, etc. Teaching is in the traditional style, directly from the master. Beginners and black belts practise together, with and without weapons.

Practising with the sword (AIKI IAI, the art of drawing the sword instantaneously so as to win with the first movement) is especially important, as the sword is a symbolic weapon, the key to understanding AIKIDO.
AIKI IAI is unique to the Ban Sen Juku.

The school also organises special courses, ranging from classes for children right up to courses in GOSHIN or self-defence adapted to modern life, but seen from the perspective of eastern wisdom.

To provide an introduction to the background of traditional Japanese culture, and its roots in Eastern thought, the school has an extensive library of books and videos covering such topics as KI and KOBUDO (old traditional style martial arts). It organises occasional lectures and courses in zazen, misogi (purification), KI training, KI shiatsu massage, calligraphy, Japanese cooking, etc. These usually take place at weekends and are open to all. On request other activities can be organised.
 
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The poster and the registration form for the 2019 Spring seminar are online.
The poster for the 2019 Gent seminar is online.
Ban Sen Juku wishes you a very Happy New Year, full of peace, goodwill and Aikido!
Photos of the 2018 Bucharest Seminar have been added to the gallery.
A link to our brand new YouTube channel has been added below. Please subscribe to it!
Higher resolution videos, more will follow, some will be available only there.

Photos of the 2018 Zaragoza Seminar have been added to the gallery.
Photos of the 2018 Summer Seminar have been added to the gallery.
Eleven 2019 seminar posters have been added to the planning.
A preview of the Ban Sen Juku 2019 calendar and greeting card can be seen here.
Several changes have been made in the 2018 planning.
The posters of all 2018 seminars are now online.
A Calligraphy course (03 Nov) and a Zazen session (24 Nov) have been added on the 2018 planning.
The 2018 Zaragoza Seminar poster is online.
Chapter 2 of Ban Sen Juku's video has been added here.
The 2018-19 seminar planning and 2018 posters are online.
Photos of Ban Sen Juku 30th Anniversary have been added to the gallery.
Photos of the 2018 Gent Seminar have been added to the gallery.
Photos of the 2018 Spring Seminar have been added to the gallery.
Several pages have been added to make your visit easier.
The poster for the first Teachers Course of the new season is online.
A sad news
The Calligraphy course will take place on Saturday 30 June 2018.
The Calligraphy course on Saturday 09 June is postponed.
The address of the Head Office has changed, see the bottom of each page.
The 2 June Teachers Course is postponed to 16 June 2018.
The 16 June Weapon Class is cancelled, the 07 July Teachers course is postponed to 14 July 2018.
The seminar planning has been updated.
Our website is now in 3 languages.
 
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