November 5, 2008


Don't forget about the kyu preparation on this Friday.

Also, we have two (actually three) other programs this month.

One is the annual Rudolf Varszegi seminar organized by us. Three trainings will be held on 28th and 29th. On 29th there will be another kyu preparation between two trainings. On the 30th (Sunday) MAKSZ will have it's annual open training day. This means free trainings with the best of Hungarian instructors in aTerem for four hours.

Schedule, details in the calendar

October 19, 2008

Autumn break

Due to national holiday and the Autumn break there will be no training in the dojo from October 23 until October 31. The last training before the break will be on next Tuesday (Oct 21.). After the break the first training is on November 4 (Tuesday).

Thank you for understanding.

The break is also listed in the calendar.

September 8, 2008

Free training for hakama people this Saturday

This Saturday the MAKSZ Tamura line will have it's annual open training for hakama grade (2. kyu+) in the UTE dojo at Megyeri út.

The schedule and address is in this PDF.


August 26, 2008

Starting the season

We are 99% sure now that the first training of the season will be on
September 2, starting at 17:30.

If this is going to be the first time you visit our training, please arrive to the entrance of the school by 17:15.

[Location, schedule], [Membership]

August 11, 2008

Training camp photos from Tiszamogyorós

Click on the below picture to see some photos from the training camp.

I really enjoyed these four days despite the weather conditions. I think this was a really good and useful camp for everyone and hope you've learned a lot and had fun as well.

Tiszamogyorós 2008 set on Flickr

July 3, 2008

Tiszamogyorós - travel information

The date is coming, some information about the travel. As we have plenty of cars, you can get a ride in one of them.


July 24. Thursday, 7:00 AM. Make sure you arrive in time.

Meeting point

Műegyetem rakpart, in front of the main building of Műszaki Egyetem.

Place of camp

Tiszamogyorós, Főnix Camping

If we leave in time we can arrive by 10:00-10:30. Than we'll have a short warm-up training right before lunch. The second one will be in the afternoon.

On the remaining days we'll have longer trainings in the morning from 9:00 AM to 12:30. We'll have short breaks in the middle.

We'll have lunch on Sunday, and we'll leave to home in the afternoon.

Please make sure you reply to me or to Peter that you have received this information...

  • or if you come in another time, or by other way of travel
  • or if you would like to have vegetarian food at the camp


Gábor Rékai, organizer

June 16, 2008

Kyu test results

Last Friday several members of our dojo took an exam in front of the HBSE kyu committee.

Here is the list of the members, with their new kyu rank:

  • Grant Shipway, 2. kyu
  • László Miczán, 2. kyu
  • Éva Sümeghy, 3. kyu
  • Péter Torma, 3. kyu
  • Dávid Tisza, 4. kyu
  • Zsolt Deák, 5. kyu
  • Bence Ács, 6. kyu
  • Péter Forster, 6. kyu


You can see some photos of the exam clicking on the picture below:

Photos from the exam on Flickr

June 11, 2008

Summer Break

Due to the Summer Break the school will be closed from next week. The last training in the dojo will be on this Thursday (12.06).

Next week we will continue practicing on the Margit island until the end of June. We will meet at the musical fountain at 18:15 next Tuesday, walk over to the place of training, and stay there until about 20:00. You don't have to wear a uniform, but something practical. Bring your weapons, if you have any. Note: there is no locker room available on the island we'll change clothes in the bushes. :)

Have a nice vacation!

May 28, 2008

Tiszamogyorós - change in schedule

As it was announced after yesterday's training the training camp in Tiszamogyorós will start two days later, on the 24th of July. With the change in schedule the price has also changed. It is going to be 17.000 HUF for the four days.

Please bring the 10.000 HUF advance by next Tuesday to me and also please make sure you have payed the full price by mid June.

The changed announcement - in Hungarian only

May 21, 2008

Günther seminar - Saturday evening

Looks like the program for the Saturday evening has changed. instead of the planned billiard party we will visit a wine festival in Óbuda. This is in the III. district of Budapest right at the Buda side of the Árpád-bridge.

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There will be 20 wine makers and several pálinka makers showing their products, there will be some food, music and other kinds of entertainment as well. I hope we're gonna have a good time in the evening.

May 9, 2008

Seminar with Günther Stéger sensei

We have received the announcement for the seminar and kyu exam preparation of May 23-25.

Hungarian - German

April 18, 2008

Summer training camp at Tiszamogyorós

This year we are going to organize the summer training camp at a new place.


July 22-27. 2008. (Tuesday to Sunday) Arrival on Tuesday by lunchtime, cam closure on Sunday morning. We may stay till Sunday afternoon if the weather is good enough.



Newly built timber houses, with separate shower and kitchen
We will have a 20x20 meter large tatami in the camp outside. If the weather is not good enough we will train in the nearby sports centrum.


Three meals a day


Full price with training, accomodation and three meals a day is 25 000 HUF
With accomodation in tents: 20 000 HUF

They have room for 50 persons in the timber houses, but sleeping in tents has no limit.

We will accept the reservations for the applicants who want to join for the full five days first, than we will decide about the ones that can only come for the weekend.

Please let me know if you are interested, so we can include you in the expected headcount!

Deposits should be sent by early May, so if you would like to join, please provide 10 000 HUF in advance payment by 5 May.

Tiszamogyorós on Wikipedia, Főnix camping

March 13, 2008

Spring break

Due to the spring break the school and the dojo is closed from March 17. to 25..

The first training after the break will be on March 27. (Thursday) from 18:30.

Happy Easter!

If you don't want to miss a training you may go to Kannagara even during the break.

Address: Bp. IX. ker. Kinizsi utca 1.
Schedule: Tue-Thu-Fri 18:00-20:00

Kannagara Aiki Dojo

January 29, 2008

Tamura sensei in 1984 (video)

I was searching for this video for years after I saw a low quality extract out of it. Now I have found it on YouTube.

Original at YouTube