It has been five times since I had the chance to take apart in the Yudansha camp with Endo Shihan organized by Jan Nevelius and Jorma Lyly and the people of Vanadis Aikidoklubb in Stockholm, Sweden.
It has been 28 years since Endo Shihan has come first time to Sweden and since then returns every year. The training has always been a pleasure and full of joy by finding new expressions of Aiki. Of course it is Endo Shihan who creates this dense atmosphere by demanding the students again and again to „check themselves“ and „ask themselves why“. Maybe it is the long time history of visits but there is not many places to find where is such a profound idea of soft Aikido.
Congratulation to the Aikido people of Stockholm and Vandals Aikidoklubb. Many thanks to Jan and Jorma. It has been wonderful again.