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BAN SEN JUKU is an international school for traditional Japanese martial culture with training facilities (DOJOS) in Belgium, France, Japan, Reunion Island, Spain, Tahiti, United Kingdom. In our school, we practise AIKIDO to seek the essence of all the traditional martial arts through AIKI, TAIJUTSU, ATEMI, TANTO, IAI, KEN, JO, etc. Teaching is in the traditional style, directly from the master. Beginners and black belts practise together, with and without weapons.

Practising with the sword (AIKI IAI, the art of drawing the sword instantaneously so as to win with the first movement) is especially important, as the sword is a symbolic weapon, the key to understanding AIKIDO.
AIKI IAI is unique to the Ban Sen Juku.

The school also organises special courses, ranging from classes for children right up to courses in GOSHIN or self-defence adapted to modern life, but seen from the perspective of eastern wisdom.

To provide an introduction to the background of traditional Japanese culture, and its roots in Eastern thought, the school has an extensive library of books and videos covering such topics as KI and KOBUDO (old traditional style martial arts). It organises occasional lectures and courses in zazen, misogi (purification), KI training, KI shiatsu massage, calligraphy, Japanese cooking, etc. These usually take place at weekends and are open to all. On request other activities can be organised.
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An Aikido seminar in Gent has been added to the planning (web and PDF)
A video has been added
Ten 2018 seminar posters have been added to the planning
A preview of the Ban Sen Juku 2018 calendar and greeting card can be seen here
Pictures of the 2017 Zaragoza Seminar and a teenager class have been added to the gallery
Ban Sen Juku wishes you a very Happy New Year, full of peace, goodwill and Aikido!
The Brussels dojo will be CLOSED from 23 December 2017 until 8 January 2018.
The first class in the new year will be on Tuesday 9th January.
The Bonen Kai poster has been updated
The poster for the Winter Practice in Leuven is online
The 14 October Teachers Course has been postponed to the 28 October 2017
The 2017 Zaragoza Seminar poster is online
The 2017 Seaside Seminar poster is online
Pictures of the 2017 Children's Day and Summer Seminar have been added to the gallery
The 2017-18 planning and the posters are online
Summer Seminar dates are confirmed, poster and info are online
The new dates of the Weapon Class and the Budo Festival are now confirmed
Pictures of the 2017 Ardennes Seminar have been added to the gallery
The 13 May Budo Festival has been postponed, new date to be confirmed
The 22 April Weapon Class has been postponed, new date to be confirmed
The Children's Day (Class and lunch) has been added to the planning
A Japanese Cooking Class has been added to the planning
The poster for the seminar in Liège is online
Some changes have been made on the planning
The 2017 planning (part 1) and the posters are online
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