Summary Aikidó 4/2000

P. A. Goldsbury: INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION - SOME REFLECTIONS (II)
The 2nd part of the article defending the I.A.F. existence published by the I.A.F. President after the withdrawal from the I.A.F. of one of its member federations (The United States Aikido Federation). This part brings next author's individual philosophical reflections on the founder and his successor, the limits of a new organisation and comparison of western and Japanese organisations. To be continued.

Miroslav Kodym: REPORT ON THE 2nd JOURNEY TO NIPPON
The first of the series of articles, in which the official CAA representative for the 8th I.A.F. Congress hold in Tokyo, October 12-17, M. Kodym, presents with a typical smile, irony and allegory his practical experience and impressions of his 2nd journey to Japan. This time we are informed about the preparatory arrangements, the flight, arrival and the first day and night in Tokyo before the Congress.

Vladimír Hotovec: THOUGHT
This is a response to M. Kodym's article Has the state of martial arts affairs improved after the revolution? (Aikidó 2/2000). Appreciation of the boldness and interest that made the author think about the question of objectivity, about the truth and looking for it. The concerned public are invited to express their opinions, too, and first of all to gain better cognition of themselves.

Vladimír Hotovec: TOO HIGH TARGET
Explanation and apology of the project's author for the fact that the planned Week of Japanese martial arts and the 5th Budo Festival were not hold. They should be a part of the prestigious program Prague - European City of Culture 2000 and should be really great. V. Hotovec recapitulates their grand mission and goals, the preparatory steps and addressed special guests (among others H. Smalls, Ch.Norris's KDOOA, Nishiyama Sensei, Ochi Sensei) and gives the reasons, why the action failed (too high target to be able to arrange all requisite preconditions).

Ivana Hessová: NEW MEETINGS IN THE NEW CENTURY
Report from the successful holiday workshops supported by PRO HELVETIA Foundation and hold annually in the Capuchin monastery in Mnichovo Hradiště since 1997, this year in July 3-9. The participants took part in the kathak, flamenco, aikido, theatre and art workshops preparing under different daily themes (Birth - First step - Conflict - Solitude - Common dance) the final public performance.

Pavel Václavík, Jiří Čáp: SUMMER CAMP IN KARLOV, August 11-22
Information about the children's holiday camp organised for the small aikidokas and their friends. About 40 children from AC Písek and AC Kralupy dojos were practising techniques for the 5th and 6th kyu and jo technique under the leadership of K. Slapnička (the 3rd Aikikai dan). Combination of aikido trainings with a camp game inspired by the history and life of the old Celts seemed to be a good solution to get useful experi-ence and enjoy oneself at the same time. The camp will be organised next year again.

Radek Lanc: FOR BUDO TO JAPAN. KUBUNKEIKO
First impressions from Japan where the author, taking the advantage of the naginatado Prague teacher Mrs. Zaitsu's offer, began to study kendo at The International Budo University in April this year. He introduces the local atmosphere, some teachers and fellow-students. In the second part he makes us acquainted with his extremely exacting personal experience gained during Kubunkeiko tutorial in August.

Martin Poláček: ANOTHER ASPECT OF BUDO
Martin is another Czech student of The International Budo University in Kacuura. As he is not allowed to practice aikido there yet, he brings some observations from the university life, its organisation and new pieces of knowledge connected with the budo concept. Author mentions also two documents discussed during the theoretical lessons in Kacuura which he found interesting: the Budo Constitution and the testament of a Kendo Sensei, the 10th Dan bearer.

Periodical section:
Miroslav Kodym: TAKEN FROM THE AKP LIFE
Author's observations and glosses this time on: Regional CAA Tutorial organised by AC Spartak Soběslav, lead by R. Růžička, Jun 17-18; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by AC Vsetín., lead by M. Kodym, Jul 1, International Summer School in Saignelegier, lead by H. Tada (Jul 9-15) and M. Ikeda (Jul 16-22), the 6th CAA Summer School lead by M. Ikeda, Shihan in České Budějovice Jul 23-29, Children´s Summer Camp in Karlov, Aug 11-22, Regional CAA Tutorial organised by Aikido Kishintai Dojo in Bystřice pod Hostýnem, lead by M. Kodym, Sep 2-3; National CAA Tutorial held in Kralupy n. Vlt., lead by D. Vetter, Sep 23-24; National CAA Tutorial held in TJ Spoje Praha., lead by B. Caloz, Oct 6-8; National CAA Tutorial held in Šumperk., lead by D. Vetter, Oct 28-29.