5th ETAN OPEN EUROPEAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – 17th & 18th September, 2016
17th & 18th September, 2016 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The competition took place in Almussafes; a municipality in the province of Valencia, Spain. Almussafes is a town just 20km away from Valencia City, close by are different beaches and the Albufera natural park.
Municipal Sports Pavilion, Almussafes, Valencia, Spain
All activities of the competition took place in the Almussafes municipal sports pavilion main hall, with an approximate size of three basketball courts.
---Saturday, 17th September, 2016---
09.30 – Registration opens
10.00 – Opening comments from:
Welcome - Michael Thraves, 5th Dan JAA
JAA World Championships 2017, Japan - Yoshiomi Inoue Sensei, 7th Dan JAA
JAA European Championships 2018, Spain - Juan Carlos, 6th Dan JAA
10.30-11.15 – Referee administration course
11.15-11.30 – Competition preparation
11.30 – Embu competition begins:
KYU DAN TANTO
13.15-14.15 – Lunch
14.30 – Competition resumes
Competition will close on completion of the Ninindori event
***Eddy Wolput Sensei, 7th Dan JAA has called a meeting to discuss governance issues related to the future direction of European Tomiki Aikido. The meeting will be held after the close of competition. Sensei Wolput is issuing an open invitation to any senior grades who may be interested in attending to remain at the end of the competition to participate in the discussion.***
WOMEN’S SINGLES RANDORI
13.15 – 14.15 – Lunch
14.15 – competition resumes
MEN’S SINGLES RANDORI
Awards Ceremony will be held on completion of the Men’s Singles Randori event.
Here are the results of the recent 5th ETAN competition; you can also view more information about this competition and past and future events at:
KYU JUNANA HON:
1st: Darren Senior & Gyari Pajor (UK) Jugokan
2nd: Anne Duguid & Toni Muñoz (SP) VTA
3rd: Aleksandr Kisilev & Vasiliy Telitsyn (RUS) Kadze-No-Ryu
1st: Scott Pearce & Andrew Rigby (UK) Tanseikan/Leeds Central
2nd: Shelby Sands & Carl John (UK) Kingfisher
3rd: Phil Bird & Robert Millward (UK) Kingfisher
KORYU DAI SAN:
1st: Claudio Miravert & Sandra Mulet (SP) Daiku Kan
2nd: Shelby Sands & Carl Reaney (UK) Kingfisher
3rd: Geert Barnhoon & Ingmar Burgerhout (Neth) Budokan Leidan
1st: Ingmar Burgerhout, Michel Doove & Geert Barnhoorn (Neth) Budokan Leidan
2nd: Sebastian Verbeeck (BEL), Scott Pearce & Andrew Rigby (UK) Shobukai/Leeds Central/Tanseikan
3rd: Alexandr Averyanov, Aleksandr Kisilev & Vasily Telitsyn (RUS) Kadze-No-Ryu
1st: Geert Barnhoorn, Niels Muelmeester, Mara de Zoete (Neth) Budokan Leidan
2nd: Saya Ono, Vicente Bosch, Nicolas Lopez (SP) VTA/Meiji Uni
3rd: Max Ladbrooke, Shelby Sands, Carl Reaney (UK) Kingfisher
1st:Saya Ono (JPN) MeijiUni
2nd:Mara de Zoete (Neth) Budokan Leidan
3rd:Ivanka Miloslova (Bul) Tokuhan
A COMMENT FROM MICHAEL THRAVES:
This weekend we hosted the 5th ETAN Championship in Almussafes, Valencia Spain. I would like to thank everyone who helped create this event whether competing, refereeing, or helping out with paperwork and organisation. Firstly I would like to thank Eddy Wolput Shihan for giving me the opportunity to host this event; I would also like to thank the JAA and Inoue Sensei. All in all we had people from eight countries, Spain, Belgium, UK, Holland, Russia, Bulgaria, France and Japan.
I want to say a special thank you to members of my club Vicente and Anne for their administration and organisational help also Juan, Mario and Pepe for their help in organising mats, water, delivery, contact with outside vendors and sponsor’s in particular Mala Vida for their use of a company van, t-shirts and wine for the champions, also thank you to Almussafes town council for their help and assistance and use of the sports centre.
Thank you also to all of the students who helped in the more laborious tasks like laying out of the mats, tables, barriers etc., Referees from all countries, thank you so much for time out of your busy lives and expense to come to Spain and assist in this 5th European championship.
Lastly but certainly not least, thank you to all of the competitors, who of course without you the whole thing is impossible.
Thank you to everyone
STUDY GROUP TOMIKI AIKIDO SESSIONS FOR 2016 . . .
On the 11th, 12th & 13th of November we will have our annual Study Group seminar in Almussafes, Valencia, Spain. As usual the seminar will be given by Eddy Wolput Shihan and Yoshiomi. Inoue Sensei and will once more dive into the depths of correct body movement, softness / muscle tone and their use in Tomiki Aikido.
On Saturday 12th after the seminar session there will be an official JAA grading with a panel of three minimum (as always). Anyone wishing to take part in the grading they should get in touch with Eddy Wolput.
The official seminar dinner will be on Saturday evening, you are welcome to join us. As normal those attending the seminar will have lunch with us. We look forward to having you in Almussafes once again.
PROPOSED STUDY GROUP TOMIKI AIKIDO SESSIONS FOR 2017 . . .
07-08Jan2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput, New Year Kampai
28-29Jan2017 Almussafes, SPAIN with Adrian Tyndale
18-19Feb2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM/Paris, FRANCE with Eddy Wolput
18-19Mar2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput, JAA Grading
22-23Apr2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput
13-14May2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput
17-18Jun2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput
19Jun2017-29Aug2017 SUMMER BREAK
30Aug2017-03Sep2017 International Tomiki Aikido Festival in Akita
07-Oct2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput
11-12Nov2017 Almussafes, SPAIN with Eddy Wolput
09-10Dec2017 Antwerp, BELGIUM with Eddy Wolput
STUDY GROUP TOMIKI AIKIDO - Tradition and Knowledge
Chief Instructors/Examiners Study Group Tomiki Aikido
Eddy Wolput 7th Dan (JAA) - JAA-Shihan
Frits van Gulick 7th Dan (JAA) - JAA-Shihan
Yoshiomi Inoue 7th Dan (JAA) - JAA Senior Instructor
Instructors/Examiners Study Group Tomiki Aikido
Adrian Tyndale 6th Dan (JAA/BAA) - JAA-Shihan Dai - International Silver Medallist
Gina De Weerdt 5th Dan (JAA) - JAA-Shihan Dai - former European Kata Champion
Koos de Graaff 5th Dan (JAA)
Mike Thraves 5th Dan (JAA) - JAA-Shihan Dai
Pierre Alain Zeiter 4th Dan (JAA) - JAA-Shihan Dai
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