2018 was a productive year with full of innovations. We made a new start by moving from Istanbul to Eindhoven. It was sad to leave our family, our dojo, our friends and students behind.
A person who cannot sacrifice everything, cannot change anything!
However, we loved Eindhoven and made many new friends. Our friends in TU/e dojo have welcomed us very warmly. We practiced very well together. In addition, since we moved to Europe, we were able to participate in seminars in many different countries.
Eindhoven Aikido College is founded!
We decided to build our own aikido school in order to share our experiences and to raise high-quality fellows who will proceed on the same path with us. For this purpose, we had a lot of meetings, we asked a lot of friends for their ideas. As a result, we have designed this process and established Eindhoven Aikido College!
We get positive feedback.
We launched our website, and we promoted our club and aikido in sports events. Interest was very nice and many people requested information.
After a satisfying year with Aikido, to summarize 2018:
We had 250 hours of active training.
We attended 16 seminars in 6 different countries.
We attended to instructor training 2 times.
Elif gave a special Aikido seminar for women’s day.
Our student Fehim Erdoğan from ITU dojo passed the 1st Dan exam.
Our student Recep Aksoy from ITU dojo has participated 2nd Dan exam, because of his outstanding performance, he was awarded the 3rd Dan.
We are starting a beautiful year with the motivation of all these beautiful memories. We are planning to start our trainings very soon. We invite you to walk with us on this wonderful journey.
Happy new year!
Murat & Elif