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Managment of the club not only promote the martial art Aikido in our city and region, but also enhance and improve the skills of the instructors and club members . Therefore, conducting Aikido Summer School became a tradition. We invite famous Aikido masters. The event includes several days training (theory and practice) , ending with black belt examination .

         
             
 
Aikido Summer School Burgas 2014 with Dorin Marchis sensei the President of the Romanian Aikido Aikikai Foundation (RAAF)

The annual Aikido Summer School Burgas-2014 finished. The event was held from 1st to 3rd August at Slaveykov Sports Centre. The guest-instructor of the seminar was Dorin Marchis Sensei 5th dan Aikikai - President of Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation. In the spirit of friendship and under the moto "Together we are stronger" people from different clubs and organizations practised together. Guests of the club were aikido practitioners from Romania, Shiyukan dojo Sliven, Reikan Club and Agatsu Club from Burgas.The Board of Fenix Aikido Club wish lots of success to all the participants in the seminar.
         
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Winter Aikido School Burgas 2013

The Winter Aikido School Burgas 2013 has finished.
At the annual winter seminar of our club, guest instructor was Rado Marinov 4th Dan Aikikai, chairman of Shiyukan dojo Sliven.
On 300 square meters tatami at Slaveykov Sports Centre, gathered more than 45 aikido. Four trainings were conducted, as the main topic of the seminar was Kaeshi-waza. As an experienced and long-time Aikido instructor, Rado sensei showed some interesting variations of kaeshi - waza, which he developed into many other options. Some instructors know this waza as a doubling of the Tori actions, when incorrect doing the techniques, taking away his ability to complete his technique. The reasons for this to happen are incorrect application of basic principles in the Martial Arts: distance, control, timing, correct position, which most often means legs to be gathered in a small footprint, or hands to be in divert position with the centre hara, where we can include the power only of the shoulder girdle. Kaeshi waza is usually done when Tori is insufficiently stable or not in the right place, then uke can easily take advantage of him and finish the technique in his favor. The most common and easiest throwing in kaeshi - waza is done by sacrificial throwing, ie uke falling on the tatami, pulls down Tori using the power of his body weight.

         
 
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Aikido Summer School Burgas 2013 - part II

The "Annual Aikido Summer School Burgas 2013" passed under the heading - "Aikido unites us, does not divide us."
The visiting instructor of the seminar was the President of Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation, Dorin Marchis Sensei 5 Dan. Dorin sensei is a longtime aikido instructor, he has organized dozens of seminars with Japanese masters, he is familiar with the operation and trends in Hombu Dojo.
From 12th to 14th July the wrestling hall in "Slaveykov" Sports Center was a meeting point of more than 40 aikido practitioners. Guests of the seminar were: Rado Sensei 4th dan, Shiyukan dojo, Sliven; Sergey Zelenkov 4th dan Sebu-Aiki, Minsk, Belarus; Laurentiu Dumitru 2nd dan Dojo Mayo, Craiova, Romania; Ion State 1st dan Aikikai Aikido Constanta, Romania; Lubomir Ilinkin 1st dan Aikido Club Agatsu Bourgas. Five 90-minute trainings were carried out on the comfortable wrestling mat and despite the heat, the practitioners trained very dynamically.
Studying and perfecting the techniques is an important part of the practice of martial arts. After sufficient time practice, the fulfilment of the technique is automatic. Body knows movement very well and the necessity for the involvement of the mind decreases. This is a step in the practice of the practitioners where training must include a number of ways for the development of other aspects of the training. One of the important points which, Dorin sensei focused on this seminar, was the assessment of the distance. The exercises that we fulfilled, are a great method of targeted work to create and develop this ability, and can successfully be integrated into advanced training. It is wrong to consider that the assessment of the distance is innate. A person can practice for years and yet not to develop this skill if he does not pay attention to it. The distance that must be observed in Aikido, estimated to be two outstretched hands. This is a safe distance between us and the opponent that we must keep. Thus we will have an advance of time, sufficient to react to an attack and to conduct our defense. As seashore retreats when the wave breaks and goes into it. So we have to step back when the opponent goes into us. When the opponent moves aside our line, we rapidly, as his reflection, should turn directly against him.

   

 

   

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Aikido Summer School Burgas 2013 - part I

                      

On 21 st , 22 nd and 23 rd June the Annual Aikido Summer School Burgas 2013 - Part I was held. Guest instructor of the seminar was the Chairman of Shiyukan Aikido Dojo in Sliven , Radostin Marinov. Rado sensei had just returned from a month's stay at the Hombu Dojo, where he trains alongside Aikikai Shihans. At the same time he had the privilege to participate in the 51 st Nationwide Aikido Demonstrations of Japan, held at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo . The Wrestling Hall at Slaveykov Sports Complex was a meeting of more than 40 aikido practitioners from our club. Five an-hour-and-a-half trainings were carried out on the convenient wrestling mat which was in the gym. Despite the heat, the practitioners trained very hard, trying to keep pace with the dynamic that Rado Sensei worked with and to put into practice his ideas and movements. He emphasized not only on dzanshin - focus at the end of the technique, but also on the initial moment of the attack, when it is necessary to be controlled precisely and concentrating. To lose focus at this point, which is very important, means only one thing - to lose the "battle" itself. We have to instill in ourselves that every technique we perform with a partner in the dojo is a "battle", in order to be able to stimulate our instinct to work well, to wake up the "warrior" that slumbers into every one of us. Learning to use the first possible opportunity, and perhaps the only one, in order to keep things in our favour. Along with hard work, Rado sensei occasionally calmed pace with a joke or sharing his impressions of the Country of the Rising Sun or with an interesting story. The seminar ended, as always, with sayonara party, which was its official closing.
Radostin Marinov
was born in 1971, he started practicing in 1991 in Veliko Turnovo, where, at that time, he studied in the Military Academy . After his graduation he started work in Sliven , where in 1 995 he created an Aikido Group . At the moment he possesses 4 th Dan, which he obtained in 2007 at Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan . Due to his frequent visits there, he not only created good contacts with Hombu Shihans , but derives his knowledge directly from the source . Serious , open and responsible in his work , Rado sensei does not save knowledge and power when he teaches . His technique is clean and precise , with a peak concentration that ends with full control over the opponent. It is a perfect technique, to which , neither can add nor can take away . Rado sensei continues his development , choosing Yoshiaki Yokota Sensei 7 th Dan Aikikai Shihan as his master . He follows him almost inseparably at seminars, which he holds around the world. In 2010, at the 15 th anniversary of the club, marked by spectacular Aikido seminar with international participation , Yokota sensei became the godfather , naming his club Shiyukan dojo .

   

Fenix Aikido Club

Fenix Aikido Club was founded in 1990 according to the initiative of the founder of Bulgarian Aikido Federation Georgi Ivanov. After two decades of hard work our club has strengthened its position as one of the solid clubs in our city and region. Up to now thirteen club members have defended black belts and all of them continue their aikido trainings regularly as instructors and assistant-instructors. The result of serious trainers' work (by steady and experienced instructors with long aikido practice) is the expansion of our club at the moment aikido trainings are carried out in four dojo. Our main purpose is to popularize this martial art as a method of physical perfection, as well as a way of self-acquaintance with the willingness that everyone who wants to practice Aikido, to have this opportunity.

Managment of Fenix Aikido Club



Mehmed Mehmedov
4th dan Aikikai

Born March 27, 1969 Graduated National Sports Academy in Sofia. He has been training since 1990. Began his training in Sofia under Sensei Georgi Ivanov, one of the founders of Aikido in Bulgaria. Since 1991 chief instructor and chairman of Fenix Aikido Club.


Rosen Dimitrov
3rd dan Aikikai

Born November 10, 1965. Graduate d Naval Academy in Varna. Vice President of Fenix Aikido Club. He has been training since 1995.


Nikolay Bogov
3rd dan Aikikai

Born May 10, 1968. Board member of Fenix Aikido Club. He has been training since 1999.


Stanislav Kardzev
3rd dan Aikikai

Born Sept. 8, 1980. Studies Indrustrial management at University. Member of the Technical Committee of Fenix Aikido Club. He has been training Aikido since 1995.



Damyan Petkov
1st dan Aikikai

Born October 6, 1965. Graduate d Naval Academy in Varna. Board Member of Fenix Aikido Club. He has been training since 1995.



Friends:

IPAAN Netherland
Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation
Hungarian Aikikai Aikido Asociation
Dutch Aikikai Foundation
Aikikai Slovenia
Ukrainian Aikido Association
Aikikai Harkov


For contact:

cell phone: +359884091009
mail: fenix_club@abv.bg
Bulgaria, Burgas 8005

   
 
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Aikido Summer School Burgas 2012

                        

Summer Aikido School - Burgas 2012 was held on 13th 14th and 15th July 2012. Guests of the seminar, by the invitation of the Board of Directors of the club, were the President of the Ukraikian Aikikai Aikido Association, sensei Igor Shmygin 6th dan and the Chairman of the Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation, sensei Dorin Marchis 5th dan. Shmygin sensei, with his jokes, and Marchis sensei, with his serious way of teaching, grabbed the attention of the trainees, who practiced without being divided into clubs or organizations, united by a common idea - Aikido brings us together, but does not divide us. A Dan examination was also held at the seminar. Five candidates were waiting their turn: Peter Koev, Malinka Mineva, Lachezar Minev, Nikola Nikolov and Kostadin Polukchiev. The examination began with a slight stage fright, although this was not the first examination for dan, which is held in our club, but yet candidates recovered from their embarrassment with the first technique, concentrated and precisely performed each technique. As is the order, sensei asked the candidates to show him various types of "wazas", to assess their skills and abilities. Then everyone heard personally long-awaited "SHODAN", which meant only one thing - successfully passed test - First Dan. Congratulations for the Dan and let this level should not be the Mount of your Aikido practice, but a new beginning in Budo.
With a perfectly organized seminar and the successful DAN exam, we affirmed the positive image of the club and showed that we have more potential that has yet to be developed.
Igor Shmygin sensei is the first teacher of aikido in Ukraine . He is the chairman of the Ukrainian Aikido Association, honored trainer of Ukraine , 6th dan Aikikai Aikido.
. He has studied Aikido with Yasunari Kitaura Sensei (8 dan Aikikai Aikido) and Masatake Fujita Sensei (8 Dan Aikido Aikikai). He graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Technical Cybernetics. He touched to aikido for the first time, watching the trainings of foreign students. He has practiced boxing, sambo, and he is master of sport in judo. Created by Igor Shmygin more than 20 years ago, the Aikido Association in Ukraine today brings together 450 clubs across the country and is the only representative of the International Aikido Federation in Ukraine . In the clubs of the Association participate not only students, children, people practicing Aikido for their own pleasure. Security structures at different levels, including developers of programs to combat terrorism, the State Committee for Protection of the border - this is a short list of corporate clients of the Association. Twelve of the fourteen presidents of the National Federation of Aikido in the former Soviet republics are students of Igor Shmygin. Besides all this, the Ukrainian Association is one of the largest Aikido organizations in Europe .
   
 
 
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Our club is hosting the annual Summer Aikido School 2011 Burgas for the year.

                  

For the year, on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July the basketball hall of LUKOIL became the Aikido center for all Aikido enthusiasts, practicing this martial art in our city. At the invitation of the Board of the club, the President of Ukrainian Aikido Association sensei Igor Shmygin 6th dan and the President of Romanian Aikido Aikikai Foundation sensei Dorin Markis 5th dan were guests at the seminar. More than 50 participants trained on the tatami of 200 square meters. Three evening and two morning trainings were held, each lasting for two hours. Each sensei had one-hour classes with fifteen-minute break between them. Sensei Shmygin is a longtime student of Shihan Masatake Fujita Sensei and throughout the seminar did not change his style, but with his jokes he created a very pleasant atmosphere in the hall where the participants managed to overcome more easily tiredness of the previous workout. Dorin Marchis sensei, as a result of his frequent visits to Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, well acquainted with the tendencies there and as a young sensei who confidently walks in the footsteps of the current generation Aikikai Shihans, during the three days he conducted his trainings, based exclusively on this style of work. This tandem was an incredible combination that drove the trainees to be tossed by the maturity and jokes of Shmygin sensei to the gravity and the power which Marchis sensei worked with. What connects the two Senseis, is not only that they live in neighboring countries, but they have also been longtime friends and partners in Aikido. As always, the last night of the seminar ended with a "sayonara" party where the participants also had to prove themselves, but in different way.
Dorin Marchis sensei is the President of the Romanian Aikido Aikikai Foundation (RAAF), one of the most successful aikido organizations in Romania. He has been a longtime student of Sensei Masatake Fujita. He obtained fifth dan in January 2012. A person with great interest to Japanese culture and language. He is fluent in Japanese, studies the spelling of the Japanese characters and the art of ikebana. He visits Japan several times a year to practice aikido together with Japanese Aikikai Shihans at Hombu Dojo. His regular visits to Hombu contribute to friendly relations with the masters at the Centre. His annual sports calendar is full of aikido-events, both in his country and abroad. He organizes international Aikido seminars led by Yukimitsu Kobayashi Sensei 7th dan Aikikai Shihan, Motohiro Fukakusa 8th dan Aikikai Shihan, Wilko Vrisman 6th dan Aikikai, Igor Shmygin 6 th dan Aikikai and others.

       
 
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Fenix Aikido Club celebrated its 20th anniversary, carrying out Summer Aikido School - Burgas 2010, with guest instructor Michele Gollo sensei 6th dan.



Our club celebrated 20 years of its establishment, carrying out the annual Summer Aikido School.
During these twenty years we have convinced ourselves, that results are achieved slowly, with hard work and lots of love to the things you do. On the tatami of 200 sq. m. more than 60 practitioners gathered together to respect our celebration. Guests of our club were representatives of: Aikiken Aikido Club, Shumen Aikido Club, Dobrich Aikido Club, Agatsu Aikido Club, Pomorie Aikido Club, Renman Aikido Club, as well as aikido practicioners from Hungary and Sweden, students of the sensei. Everybody trained together without separating, although some of them met each other for the first time and spoke only their mother tongue, they were a whole entity, united by only one thought - just to train together, far from the ambitions to obtain "great things". As usually, sensei created incredible atmosphere in the dojo, conductive to concentration and sensitiveness, with clever balance between jokes and serious work. Five trainings with two-hour duration each were carried out, at the last training we worked with weapons as usual. In honour of the anniversary a demonstration was carried out, which was the official closing of the seminar. The management of our club would like to say thanks to all practitioners from the country and abroad, who regarded our celebration and to wish them high achievements on the tatami, as well as, they could always see us as real friends when they are in need.
Participants in the demonstration to mark the 20th anniversary :
Hungarian Aikido Association : Sensei Michelle Gollo - 6th dan
Phoenix Aikido Club : Mehmed Mehmedov - 4th Dan, Stanislav Kardzhev - 2 Dan, Rosen Dimitrov - 2 Dan, Nikolay Bogov - 2nd dan, Lachezar Lozev - 1 Dan, Martin Yanakiev - 1 dan;
Aikido Club Aikiken Ruse : Stephen Trendafilov - 4th Dan;
Real Aikido Club Shumen Valeri Vasilev - 3 dan;
Enman Dojo Hungary Janos Yuhazh - 2 dan.

   

 












   
 
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Aikido Summer School Burgas 2009.

                                 

The annual Summer Aikido School, organized by the Fenix Aikido Club management, took place on 4 th , 5 th and 6 th July 2009. More than fifty participants trained on 150 sq. m. tatami at Boycho Branzov Sports Hall. Five trainings with 2-hour duration each were carried out. Because of the high temperatures, the trainings were split into two parts of one hour each with fifteen minutes break between them. The guest - instructor of the seminar was Michel Gollo Sensei 6 th dan Aikikai. With his presence and erudition , Gollo Sensei created an incredible atmosphere in the dojo. Demonstrating his stable technique skills, he mobilized the concentration of the participants in the trainings to the end.Gollo Sensei emphasis ed on the basic techniques in aikido, considering the trends and the way of training in Hombu Dojo. During the last training he paid attention to the weapon mastering.
Michelle Gollo name is connected with the establishment and development of Aikido in Hungary. Gollo Sensei was born on March 27, 1960 , in Congo , where he studied various martial arts - aikido , karate and iaido. In 1980 Gollo Sensei arrives in Hungary , where at that time there were no aikido masters to teach. So he takes this hard task at that time . There were numerous difficulties and yet his determination and enthusiasm did not diminish , on the contrary he continues training hard, even when there was no tatami. Sensei Michelle Gollo, currently posses 6th dan, is founder and chief instructor of Hungarian Aikido Association and representative of the European Aikido Federation.

   

 


 

 



 

   
 
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Annual Summer Aikido School which our club was a host to , in succession took place in July 2008.



                           

More than 40 participants were training in Boycho Branzov Sport Hall on 150 sq . m . tatami. There were two morning and two evening trainings, each one with duration of one hour and a half and in spite of the high temperatures, the participants practiced very dynamically.Guest-instructor of the seminar was Ernesto Ladavas Sensei, 6 th Dan Aikikai. Ladavas Sensei was born on 3 rd January 1951 in Milan . He has been practicing aikido since 1979. His teachers are Masatake Fujita Sensei, 8 th Dan and Minoru Kanetsuka Sensei, 7 th Dan ( world-known Japanese Masters ). Ladavas Sensei is the chairman of CABN (Culturele Aikido Bond Nederland) and IPAAN (International Promoting Aikikai Aikido Network), the largest Aikido organization in The Netherlands and he is one of its chief instructors. Since 1982 he has been teaching in Dordrecht , Rotterdam and Rhoon. He has been conducting the Master Classes in Utrecht . He has been teaching at many summer camps, and specialized courses during the weekends. He is the chief instructor at seminars, carried out in the East European countries. He is a person with great energy and various approach of teaching, with pronounced aikido technique.
Ernesto Ladavas sensei was born in Milan , Italy, on Jan. 3, 1953 . He studied physics and mathematics at the University of Milan. He got married for Dutch in 1975 and moved to the Netherlands. In 1979, Ernesto met Peter Bakas Sensei and began his Aikido career. Since 1980 Ladavas has been following the instructions of Fujita sensei and has been studying the basic forms of Sankaku / triangel / Maru / circle / and S hikaku / square / and has been seriously interested in the geometric aspect of traditional Aikido. Currently posses 6th dan Aikikai and he is a member of CABN, the largest Aikido organization in the Netherlands and is one of the major instructors. Since 1982 he has been teaching at Dordrecht and Rotterdam Rhoon. He teaches at many summer camps and specialized courses on weekends. Chief instructor at seminars held in Eastern Europe. He is a man of great energy and diverse approach to education , with emphasis Aikido technique.

   
 
 
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For the second time in Burgas our club was the organizer of seminar with Masatake Fujita sensei Aikikai Shihan in July 2007.

          

After several years of discontinuance his visits here, with great pride and excitement we were glad to be hosts of this feast, which could be shared by more than 90 of his students, no matter which organization members they were. Masatake Fujita Sensei 8th Dan is a world famous Master, who was Secretary General of AIKIKAI for many years and uchi-deshi (private student) of O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. He has huge contribution to Aikido development in Bulgaria. Under his direction two of the three largest organizations in the country (Bulgarian Aikido Federation and National Aikido Union) have been founded and strengthened, achieving eminent success in technical sense and totally devoting to this martial art, they obtain recognition in and out of the country, as well as in Japan, the core of Aikido AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO. This year Fujita Sensei reached 70 years. In spite of all this, he does not stop and continue to reveal the secrets of aikido all around the world, enrapturing millions of people for that idea.
Masatake Fujita sensei, 8th dan Aikikai Shihan is a world famous master, a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. He has a huge contribution to the development and dissemination of Aikido throughout the world as well as here. Under his leadership, two of the three major organizations in the country ( BAF and NAU ) have been established and strengthened , achieving higher success technically and completely indulging in the art , they receive recognition in and outside the country , as well as in Japan , the heart of Aikido - Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Fujita Sensei for more than 50 years has been teaching and revealing secrets of the art of Aikido throughout the world , lighting millions of hearts for this idea. Many Aikido instructors have defended their master degrees in front of him.

   
 
 
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