ETAN (European Tomiki Aikido
meeting - 18th November 2006
Jim McArthur, moderator
Eddy Wolput, Tomiki Aikido Belgium
Juan Carlos Aguilar de la Serna, Malaga, Spain
Nelson Casares and Claudio Miravet, Valençia, Spain
Adrian Tyndale, Xàtiva Tomiki Aikido, Spain
Ken Broome, Jugokan, United Kingdom
Bob Jones, BAA, United Kingdom
John Sydenham, St. Paul’s School, London, UK
Ragib Karamehmedovic, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
Steven Hogg, Jugokan, United Kingdom
Frits Van Gulick, Tomiki Aikido Nederland
Patrick De Block, secretary.
An open network with its own
identity in which everybody can relate with each other without loosing
their own identity i.e. respect the differences and learn from them.
The main purpose is to spread
aikido according to the ideas of Prof. Kenji Tomiki.
Definition of the accepted
Network of European Tomiki Aikido
Dojos / Organisations
This is an open network to create
interaction between the participating countries (organisations and
persons represent each country, the
participating countries decide amongst themselves their representatives.
In case of a disagreement, the
annual ETAN -meeting will formulate a solution on the next annual
Workgroups for competition,
seminars and grading
There is a lot of expertise
amongst the participating countries, each country can send 1 person to
the workgroup to set up the necessary for the ETAN events.
Competition : A European (ETAN)
Championship will be held in the year when there is no TAIN Championship.
This, however, is not a limit.
Seminar : A European (ETAN) Seminar
will be held yearly. This, however, is not a limit.
Grading : This will be discussed in
the workgroup to find a European (ETAN) solution for the participating
countries. For those who like to have a JAA-Menjo, this will be
according to JAA regulations, in this case contact the JAA liaison
Other : items not included in the
previous will be discussed in a separate workgroup.
A liaison officer with the JAA
The JAA liaison officer will be
the spokesman of ETAN to the JAA (and JAA-related organisations).
Eddy Wolput of TOMIKI AIKIDO
BELGIUM is acting as the 1st JAA liaison officer.
Communication tools: a website
There is a front page about who
we are and a page with announcements. Participating countries can
publish dojo initiatives and all events on it. There is a link to
There will be a Webmaster to
develop the site and a logo and keep the site updated.
Contacting the ETAN
As temporary measure for all
Patrick De Block : firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary at the ETAN meeting
For all JAA-related matters
Eddy Wolput : email@example.com
JAA liaison officer