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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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The 22 April Weapon Class has been postponed, new date TBC
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
Ban Sen Juku wishes you a very Happy New Year, full of peace, goodwill and Aikido!
Pictures of Aikido demonstrations in Antwerp have been added to the gallery
The poster for the Winter Practice in Leuven is online
The Ban Sen Juku 2017 calendar is available
Changes in the planning in November 2016
Pictures of the 2016 Summer Seminar have been added to the gallery
The 2016 planning (part 2) and the posters are online
Ban Sen Juku Head Office address changed, see the bottom of each page
Note also that Mieke has now only one phone number
The September Teachers Course date has been changed
Sad news
Pictures of Ban Sen Juku Liège Aikido demonstrations have been added to the gallery
Pictures of the 2016 Budo Festival have been added to the gallery
The poster for the "Seaside 2016" seminar is online
A trailer for an upcoming video has been added on this page
Aiki Kids pictures have been added to the gallery
Pictures of the 2016 Ardennes Seminar have been added to the gallery
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