The 5th Regional Martial Arts Festival
December 21, 2013. in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
sports complex "Olympia Park" was held on
the 5th Regional Martial Arts Festival.
The festival with demonstration
performances made by the representatives of federations
karate, taekwondo, kudo, boxing, pankration, MMA.
Sakhalin aikido federation students
demonstrated at the festival as basic and advanced
techniques of aikido.
Aikido - the art, to comprehend that you can devote
a lifetime. And anyone who engages in it, trying to
gain knowledge from the great masters, going to distant
lands where in the dojo hones their skills.
Sakhalin aikidoists are no exception.
In the period from 12 to 24 November 2013 instructors
of Sakhalin aikido federation represented by Korzh
Vitaly, Konstantinov Sergey and Misaylov Victor take
a part in international courses, under the leadership
by professor of aikido, founder of the European school
«Le Cercle Ch.Tissier» Christian Tessier (7 dan aikido
The courses were held in the suburbs
of Paris – in town Vincennes for 10 days. During this
time, the Sakhalin aikidoists take a part in 28 training
sessions under the leadership by Bruno Gonzalez, Pascal
Guillemin and Fabrice Groize in the "non-stop"
mode, which increased their level of technical skill
and physical condition.
When the course is finished, Sakhalin
aikidoists was invited to training courses in 2014.
Students of the International School "ZIMA"
took part in the open class in aikido, organized by
the Instructors of Sakhalin Aikido Federation and
The lesson took place in three sections: a video
presentation and hands-on and demonstrations, during
which kids can learn more about the art of Aikido
and methods of teaching it.
15th anniversary of the Amur Aikido Federation
Instructors of Sakhalin Aikido Federation
Victor Misaylov and Sergey Konstantinov attended the
celebration of the 15th anniversary of the founding
of the Amur Aikido Federation, in the Blagoveshchensk
As a sign of appreciation and respect
for regional management of sports organizations "Amurkan
Aikido", they made a demonstration performances
on the main stage of the city.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! FAVORITE CITY !!!
The students of the Sakhalin Aikido Federation congratulated
the residents and visitors of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
from 131 anniversary of its foundation.
September 14, they made a demonstration
performances on one of the sports fields where demonstrated
arsenal of both basic and applied techniques of Aikido.
AIKIDO SUMMER CAMP 2013
From 3rd to 27th of June 2013 the
leadership of the Sakhalin Aikido Federation was organized
for children and teenagers, Aikido Summer Camp 2013.
33 aikidoists in age from 6 to 15 years were the
The grand opening of the camp was
held on June 3, where the children greeted instructors
Misaylov Victor and Sergey Konstantinov and their
assistants Kabel’kov Dmitry and Shtelmashenko Victor.
During the camp was organized and
carried out: 2 medical examination of anthropometric
measurements of physical development of children;
33 aikido lessons; daily theoretical sessions on the
topics: a healthy lifestyle, basic knowledge of nutrition,
martial arts of Japan, physical exercise and its impact
on the body; 2-day group sending children to Aniva
coast, sandy beach; 5 group trips to theaters of the
city; competition in physical training.
At the closing ceremony of the instructors
noted that all planned activities have been carried
out, problems are solved, and the goal is achieved.
There were also announced plans for the future.
All camp participants were awarded
with sweet gifts, stationery sets, as well as special
gifts: Aikido training videos, the book "Aikido
in Sakhalin: yesterday, today and tomorrow."
For the great success achieved during
camp, Tarazanov Egor and Mikhaylov Vadim were awarded
with special gifts.
SAKHALIN AIKIDO FEDERATION 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
May 19, held a grand commemorative
event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Aikido
in the Sakhalin region. In the hall of the Korean
cultural center gathered everyone who loves and appreciates
aikido, who wanted to express my gratitude to the
main "hero of the occasion" - Yury Misaylov,
who stood at the cradle of this art in Sakhalin, and
his faithful team.
Organization and leadership festive
program took the coach of Aikido Victor Misaylov and
Sergey Konstantinov. What is happening on the stage
was so carefully thought out and prepared, the two-hour
program flew like a flash, capturing the attention
of all present.
Organically joined the celebration
presentation outline, made up of historic and contemporary
photographs and video of aikido. Under the soft music
is one of the finest leading holiday Olga Dubovik
told how it all started and where it is. And it's
very moving to see the screen very young children
- especially when they are already grown substantially,
rising to the stage to demonstrate the advanced techniques
of aikido, which they learned from their mentors.
By the way, the authors of all the
productions were also coaches aikido. It was clearly
seen that all the children and their teachers are
in one chorus of the creative fraternity - the spirit
of love and harmony inherent in the art of aikido,
vital in the room, creating an atmosphere of joy.
The audience was pleasantly surprised
to see that the knowledge of aikido and people find
themselves, revealing a very special talent. A great
performance of "Black Belt" Dmitry Alipchenkov
a rap-song, which has gone in the entire history of
the federation, spectacular dancing and sports production,
performed by Yuliya Makeyeva (repeatedly won championships
in ballroom dancing), Dmitry Kabelkov, Andrey Yaushev
and Dmitry Alipchenkov showed that "talented
people are talented in everything."
The speakers, of course, not only the students of
the organization, but also representatives of various
creative directions - and ballroom dancing and break
dancing and gymnastics - Hall warmly received them.
Was felt that the holiday was literally
filled with a sense of gratitude.
Were handed over, a lot of awards
- all active community members, sponsors, people in
every way helped in the development of aikido in Sakhalin.
The organizers have not forgotten a single man. And
what were the rewards! Aikido handmade figures - real
works of art, one-of-a-kind.
In conclusion, I want to give startling
facts reported by the stage Victor Misaylov. It turns
out that over the years through the halls of aikido
in Sakhalin were 1,253 people. In addition, on the
basis of aikido successfully formed and not only friends,
but real family relations - already had a full four
family aikidoists. Soon, the halls will be trained
not only to fathers and children, but grandparents
and grandchildren - and this is a real continuity,
which means that Aikido Federation will live long.
We warmly congratulate the heroes
of the day with the 20th anniversary and the organizers
hope to take advantage of an invitation to meet again
- this time at the 25th anniversary celebration on
THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR AIKIDO KOBAYASHI
The fourth International seminar Aikido
Kobayashi Dojo was held in the regional capital during
the period from 16 to 20 May 2013 under the leadership
of Yamawaki Hisashi sensei (5th dan).
The seminar was attended by both Sakhalin
aikidoists and representatives of aikido from Khabarovsk,
The total number of participants exceeded
During the 4 days of the seminar Yamawaki
Sensei spent 6 training sessions, in which the Sakhalin
aikidoists more depth could approach the study of
the basic elements of aikido techniques.
It was also organized and conducted a separate class
The final point of the seminar was
the certification of the participants in the student's
degree kyu and dan.
According to the results of certification
67 people have successfully increased the level of
their technical skills.
4 pupil federation raised their technical level,
having passed certification on the dan degree:
Sergey Konstantinov - Sandan (3rd dan), Eugeniy Shtelmashenko
- Shodan (1st dan), Vitaly Korzh - Shodan (1st dan),
Zayants Anton - Shodan (1st dan).
THE DAY OF OPEN DOORS
February 9, 2013 in the Sakhalin
aikido federation was open lesson in children's groups.
There were more than 60 children.
Door of dojo were open to everyone:
parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, who were
able to look at the success of small aikidokas.
The lesson was led by Sergey Konstantinov
- instructor of the federation (2nd dan aikido).
This lesson is a planned event. According
to the results of several open classes will be formed
a group that will participate in the training sessions
of aikido in June.
of Sakhalin aikido federation congratulate their
leader, Yury A. Misaylov with successful delivery
of certification for a second dan in Iaido in
Japan on February 2-3, 2013.
ALL FOR CHILDREN
This past weekend (19-20.01.2013)
the young aikidokas got a gift from the printing company
of "ICON" a series of photographs - portraits
of six students and followers of the O-Sensei for
to decorate the galleries of dojo.
The Art of Aikido throughout the
world why it is called an art, which is not limited
to the study and application of techniques or methods.
It's a whole culture, which is based
on respect for the history, identity, and aesthetics.
Therefore, we always strive to ensure that not only
engaged Aikidoists physical condition, but also introduced
to the basics of Aikido deep from the very beginning
in the dojo.
For Evgeny V. Shtelmashenko, director
of "ICON" company, this event has a personal
meaning: he and his two sons are studying aikido with
trainers of Sakhalin aikido federation, and the gift
was an expression of sincere gratitude to the management
of the federation.
In turn, thanks to the company "ICON"
and look forward to continuing to partner together.
THE IV AIKIDO MARATHON 2013
IV Far-East aiki marathon was held
in Khabarovsk last weekend.
More than 100 aikidoists from Khabarovsk,
Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Komsomolsk-on-Amur and
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk had taken part at those meeting.
Regional public organization "Sakhalin
Aikido Federation" was represented by its president
Yuri Misaylov and instructor Sergey Konstantinov.
The main difference of IV Far-East
aiki marathon from previous meetings was very intense
schedule and also the participation of members of
other styles of Aikido Iwama Ryu, Shin Shin Toitsu,
THE THIRD FESTIVAL OF MARTIAL ARTS 2012
On the 15th of December 2012 the
3rd Festival of martial arts had been holding at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The sportsmen of different kinds
of sports (such as taekwondo, karate, judo, kendo,
sambo, thai boxing) had taken part in those meeting.
Also the Sakhalin Aikido Federation
had been invited to demonstrate aikido techniques.
The young members of Sakhalin Aikido Federation had
shown both of basic and self defence aikido techniques.
THE 47th AIKIDO KOBAYASHI DOJO IWAI
The capital of Japan – Tokyo had been visited by
Sakhalin aikidoists to take part in the international
aikido meeting in the period from 2nd till 16th of
During 14 days there were 21 aikido trainings under
the leadership of Kobayashi so-shihan, Hiroaki sensei,
Yamawaki sensei and Koyanagi shidoin. Also Hombu Dojo
had been visited.
For several days Sakhalin aikidoists had been going
to the Chiba area to take part in 47th annual Iwai
camp to meet many aikidoists from different countries
and to have aikido lessons with them. This year there
were more than 130 people from 8 countries such as
Japan, France, Russia, Belorussia, Korea, Algeria,
Also during the trip Sakhalin aikidoists have had
a possibility to practice aikido at the Tsumagoi dojo
under the leadership by Yamawaki sensei.
But not only aikido lessons have seen Sakhalin aikidoists
at Tokyo during being there.
The cultural program was also very extensive:
- The museum of bonsai “Saitama area”
- The Sebuya station – Hachiko memorial
- The Asama volcano (Kuraisawa area)
had been visited.
Sakhalin aikido members said that was a very interesting
and cognitive trip.
The great celebrations were held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
at the beginning of September 2012 because of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
anniversary (130 years) and Sakhalin region anniversary
There were many congratulations from different creative
groups of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Sakhalin region.
Also there was a present from Sakhalin aikido Federation
like the demonstration aikido techniques at the open
air at the main squares of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
THE AIKIDO SUMMER CAMP 2012 SAKHALIN-SAPPORO
Summer 2012 was special for 15 aikidoists from Sakhalin
(aikido children group) because of aikido camp which
had been organized at Sapporo from 18th to 30th of
Not only aikido trainings under the
leadership of Sakashita Kaoru sensei, Victor Misaylov,
Sergey Konstantinov were holding for children during
that period but also the aikido examination and many
interesting excursions such as Maruyama Zoo, Historical
Village of Hokkaido, marine park “Nixe”, Okurayama
Ski jump and many others.
There were 3 birthdays during the trip which had
been celebrated at the favorite cafe.
The Administration of Sakhalin aikido Federation
wants to thank for help in organizing and leading
Aikido Summer camp 2012:
- Sakashita Kaoru sensei (the chief-instructor aikido
Hassamu Dojo, Sapporo);
- Hiroyaki Sato (the director of “Sanden hotel”, Sapporo);
- Evgeny Shtelmashenko (the director of printing-office
- the leader and the group of “Continent +” tourist
THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR AIKIDO KOBAYASHI
DOJO ON SAKHALIN
Last weekend there was holding the
The 3rd International seminar Aikido Kobayashi Dojo
on Sakhalin under the leadership of Hiroaki Kobayashi
sensei (6 dan, Tokyo) and Sakashita Kaoru sensei (6
More than 70 aikidoists from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
and Far East region had taken part in those meeting.
During 7 aikido trainings many techniques
with traditional Japanese weapons boken and jo were
This aikido seminar had a little
difference from previous because of coming several
pupils of Hiroaki sensei (Hiromi Matsuoka, Muraki
Also mother of Muraki Chie had come
She was repatriated more than 60
years ago from Sakhalin to Japan, when she was a little
Her native town Tomari (west coast
of Sakhalin) she and her daughter had visited with
instructors of Sakhalin aikido federation. There were
much memories that day. The Muraki Emiko was happy.
The administration of Sakhalin aikido
federation hope everybody who had taken part in this
seminar will remember it and keep in the heart only
THE FIRST FAR EAST AIKIDO KOBAYASHI DOJO
CONGRESS - 2012
It was the success without any doubt.
The meeting had been preparing for
a long time and finally the place had been chosen
- the Solnechniy town of Khabarovsk region.
The organizators – Sakhalin aikido
federation instructors said the main purpose of those
meeting was sharing, during 2 days, the self-made
methods of teaching aikido techniques.
There had been 60 aikidoists from
Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok.
Sakashita sensei said he glad to be the guest of that
meeting. It was a great pleasure for him to watch
all the people had been trying to understand aikido
Such a great meeting as First Far
East Aikido Kobayashi Dojo congress – 2012 will leave
a huge impression at hearts and minds people had been
Administration of Sakhalin aikido
federation want to thank Sakashita Kaoru sensei for
understanding and having patience. Hope he had been
enjoying the trip.
Now the congress has finished and
the instructors have a free time to think about international
meeting in the future.
THE COMPETITION OF LITTLE AIKIDOISTS CREATIVE
On winter holidays there was a home
task to little aikidoists: to create an article to
the following competitions: The St. Valentine’s Day,
The symbol of New 2012 Year.
2 weeks later, on the 18th of February
the children have brought their articles.
The judges during almost one hour had been choosing
Finally all the winners have received
The parents of young aikidoists and the guests of
that mini hand-made exhibition have received a great
pleasure looking at the children’s creation.
The aiki-trip to Japan was organized
by the instructors of Sakhalin aikido federation Yury
Misaylov, Vitaly Korzh, Victor Misaylov, Sergey Konstantinov
and the instructor of aikido club “Kokoro” Alexey
There were 14 days to have aikido
practice at such cities like Sapporo and Tokyo.
During 6 days being at Tokyo there
were 17 aikido trainings at Homby Dojo (Doshu Moriteru
Ueshiba, Yokota shihan, Yasuno shihan) and Kobayashi
Dojo (Kobayashi so-shihan, Hiroaki sensei, Yamawaki
There was an international aiki-meeting
because of aikido guests from Japan, England, USA,
France, Argentine, Turkey, Peru.
Sapporo aikido trainings were held
at the Hassamu Dojo under the leadership of Sakashita
But not only to reach the aikido
practice was the purpose of that trip.
Also the attestation on the shodan Iaido Yury Misaylov.
There was the 3rd Far East Aikido
marathon holding at Khabarovsk last holidays (13th-15th
Many aikidoists from different Far East cities (Khabarovsk,
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Vladivostok,
Blagoveschensk, Solnechny) have taken part in that
meeting. Members of Sakhalin aikido federation also
had been there.
There was a great possibility to
practice aikido with the friends and to watch other
methods of teaching aikido.
The representatives of Sakhalin aikido federation
were holding the opening and closing 3rd Far East
Aikido marathon. It was a great honour.
We are happy to congratulate
you and your family with the New 2012 Year.
We wish you a lot of
happiness in the coming year.
And let it be brighter
than previous 2011.
Please let your thoughts
We wish all your dreams
members of SIAF
The leader of Sakhalin Aikido Federation
Yuri Misaylov has been taking the kyu examination
at the aiki-club “Kokoro” at the Solnechny town (Khabarovsk
Region) from 13 to 16 of October.
Back to Sakhalin the leader of Sakhalin
Aikido Federation Yuri Misaylov has come with the
leader of aiki-club “Kokoro” Alexey Rezepov.
During 3 days he was practicing aikido
and reaching the methods of teaching aikido to children
by Sakhalin Aikido Federation instructors.
The life of Sakhalin
Aikido Federation is not only the good news.
The time for sad news has come:
the mother of the president of Sakhalin aikido
Federation has died. She was 85.
Sakhalin Aikido Federation
members are sharing that sorrow.
NATIONAL JAPANESE EXHIBITION "THE SPIRIT
On the 20th of September there was
opening the National Japanese exhibition of martial
arts at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It takes place at the main
room of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Museum of Arts.
One of the main parts of the ceremony
took the Sakhalin aikido federation members with the
demonstration of aikido and iaido techniques.
THE REWARD HAS FOUND ITS HERO
Exactly one and a half year ago there was an event
which had shocked everybody: the president of Sakhalin
aikido federation Yuri Misaylov (the rescue is his
job) had saved human life from the death.
We had written about that when were celebrating his
second date of birth.
Almost two years later Yuri Misaylov had been rewarded
with medal “For saving people being losted”.
The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
has signed that edict on the 10th of August 2011.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK
On the 11th of September there was
the birthday of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk the capital of Sakhalin
It was founded 129 years ago. Sakhalin
aikido federation has congratulated Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
with the demonstration of aikido techniques at one
of the famous squares of the city.
THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR
The beginning of the new academic
The new academic year at Sakhalin aikido federation
begun on 1st of September as at schools in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
But not at the traditional style:
the trainings has visited the guest from Holland –
Evert Rog – the owner of the 1st dan aikido aikikai.
He has visited aikido lessons and
marked the high speed of the trainings and the desire
of Sakhalin aikidoists to practice aikido.
SEVEN YEARS LATER...
The beginning of August 2011 for
members of Sakhalin Aikido Federation was marked not
only very hot weather but also by arriving Nikaido
sensei – the main secretary of Hokkaido Aikido Aikikai
Association and the owner of black belt (the 4th dan)
of Aikido Aikikai.
His last visiting Sakhalin island
was seven years ago. Many things now go another way.
But the warm friendly relationships with the leader
of Sakhalin Aikido Federation Yuri Misaylov and with
the members of Sakhalin Aikido Federation go the same
During the 5 days being on Sakhalin
Nikaido sensei had visited many places of interest.
He had been sharing his impressions with the members
of Sakhalin Aikido Federation on morning and evening
aikido trainings which had been lead by him and the
leader of Sakhalin Aikido Federation Yuri Misaylov.
To share their experience of teaching aikido – that
was the main purpose of those trainings.
The administration of Sakhalin Aikido
Federation wants to thank Nikaido sensei he could
find the free time and visit Sakhalin.
YAMAWAKI SENSEI ON SAKHALIN
For the 2 years running the representatives of Aikido
Kobayashi Dojo are coming to Sakhalin to share their
aikido experience and to take the exams for dan level.
This year Sakhalin aikido federation was glade to
meet Yamawaki Hisashi sensei (5 dan aikido aikikai,
Tokyo) and Sakashita Kaoru sensei (6 dan aikido aikikai,
More than 100 people took part at the seminar. During
the 7 training there was explaining the base techniques
and also working with ken and jo.
Let us congratulate Em Dyu Sa and Kuklev Alexander
with the successful passing the exams for dan level.
The seminars ended with the invitation from Japanese
masters to visit Tsumagoe camp and Iwai camp in this
ONLY 55 ???
The 3rd of May was marked for the
members of Sakhalin aikido federation by the anniversary
The founder, leader and the main coach of Sakhalin
aikido federation was 55.
There were many congratulations. Special guests were
the official of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk administration Konstantin
Kozlov and the director of the sport school where
aikido dojo of Sakhalin aikido federation is situated
The official of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
administration Konstantin Kozlov has come to present
honorary letter from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk administration
for aikido development in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The director of the sport school Vasily Glazkov presented
the souvenir with the engraving.
The person whose anniversary was celebrated had been
staggered by the presents: the instructors had presented
him the Japanese sword – katana and the exclusive
The original present was from children: they had ordered
a big cake with the photo of Yuri Misaylov at the
We want to congratulate him one more time.
Let your dreams come true.
The previous Sakhalin aikido Federation
news was telling about the Aiki-marathon 2011 which
had been held at Solnechny town in January and left
warm memories in the hearts of all aikidoists of Far
East Russian Region.
Not so long ago (from 24 to 27 of
February, 2011) everybody who wanted to practice aikido
more have met one more time at the same place.
Aikidoists from Komsomolsk-on-Amur
and Khabarovsk came to meet each other. Special guests
were the president of Sakhalin aikido Federation Yuri
Misaylov and chief-instructors Victor Misaylov and
Sergey Konstantinov. Also that meeting visited aikidoists
from Korsakov (Sakhalin) Vitaly Korzh and Anthon Zayants.
Everybody practiced aikido together
at the warm friendly atmosphere.
In the end of the seminar the names
of aikidoists who will pass the exam at September
2011 were declared.
Valery Bastrakov (4th dan Aikido
Aikikai) has visited Sakhalin from 17 till 20 of February
He has held several aikido trainings at the Sakhalin
aikido Federation with the adult people.
His special interest was called
out by the methods of training children groups at
Sakhalin aikido Federation. He could see another system
of working with children.
We hope he will put into practice
something he has seen during those 3 days being on
FAR EAST AIKI-MARATHON 2011
The second Aiki-marathon was held
at Solnechny town near the Komsomolsk-on-Amur city.
The instructors from different cities
of Far East Region of Russia came to meet each other
and to share their experience at methods how to teach
Aikido adult people and children.
About one hundred people including
children from 6 years old have taken part in that
Even the strongest frost of Russian
winter couldn’t prevent from leading Far East Aiki-marathon.
The next meeting such a large scale
is planning to lead in Sakhalin Region in 2012.
THE HAPPY NEW YEAR
The attestation on 10th-6th kyu for
children has been held at Sakhalin Aikido Federation
on the threshold of the new 2011 year. More than 50
children took part in attestation.
The end of 2010 year for children
aikido groups was marked by handing the certificates
confirming their aikido techniques level and also
the receiving sweet presents from Sakhalin Aikido
Federation. For the adult members there was organized
the party where the results of 2010 year and plans
on 2011 year were discussed.
The New Year holidays at Sakhalin
Aikido Federation will last till the 10th of January,
THE NEW AIKIDO DOJO FOR CHILDREN
Sakhalin aikido federation is pleased
to inform about opening anouther aikido dojo for study
aikido (working with children only from the age of
6 till 14).
If you have any questions please
The may, 2010 was marked for Sakhalin
aikidoists by visiting Sakhalin island the aikido
master Hiroaki Kobayashi sensei (6th dan aikido, Tokyo).
The purpose of his visit was leading the International
aikido seminar and attestation for kyu and dan extent.
When the seminar was over the instructors
of Sakhalin aikido federation were invited at Tokyo
on 45th International aikido seminar in Iwai.
Taking on opportunity the instructors
of Sakhalin aikido federation (Em Dyu Sa, Andrey Rigasov,
Victor Misaylov, Kha Chun Gen, Sergey Konstantinov)
and also their assistants (Elena Chindina, Elisey
Yudin) have visited Tokyo from 07-14.10.2010.
During that short period Sakhalin
aikidoists had been taking part in aikido training
under the leadership of Y. Kobayashi sensei (8 dan),
H. Kobayashi sensei (6 dan), Koyonage sensei (5 dan),
Kasahara sensei (5 dan), Matsuda sensei (5 dan) and
Also they had possibility practice
aikido with aikidoists from different counters of
the world such as Japan, England, France, Poland,
Norway, China, Argentina etc.
Representatives from Russia at that
seminar were only members of Sakhalin aikido federation.
As usual the leadership of Iwai camp paid attention
to basic movements, work with jo and boken, and methods
of teaching aikido techniques.
The culminations of visiting Tokyo
to Sakhalin aikidoists was visiting Hombu Dojo – the
cradle of aikido. Where the instructors of Sakhalin
aikido federation could practice aikido from primary
source – Moriteru Ueshiba – the grandson of founder
aikido – Morihey Ueshiba.
The impressions about that practice
is difficult to explain, so huge and wonderful they
At the same time the leader of Sakhalin aikido federation
Yury Misaylov had been at Sapporo. There he had got
a special aikido course after which he had passed
the exam on 4th dan aikido aikikai. The examinators
estimated high level and speed of aikido techniques
of a middle-aged man.
The group of Sakhalin aikidoists
at Tokyo after the seminar had received the official
invitation from Y. Kobayashi sensei to visit Tokyo
once again the next year.
The Sakhalin aikidoists who had been
being at Tokyo want to thank Y. Kobayashi sensei,
H. Kobayashi sensei, all the instructors of Kobayashi
Dojo and everybody who practice aikido and met Sakhalin
aikidoists at Tokyo. Hope to see them again.
The new academic year has been started
for Sakhalin aikidoists with the ceremony of getting
the certificates confirming their technique level.
The certificates were handed more
than 80 aikidoists including Yury Kvak (1st dan) and
Konstantinov Sergey (2nd dan).
Also children which had passed the
exam on summer aikido seminar had received the certificates.
Hope that event helps Sakhalin aikidoists to get back
to their usual condition after their summer holidays.
JAPANESE AIKIDO MASTERS ON SAKHALIN
The international Aikido seminar
had been led in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the period from
May, 26th to June, 1st under the leadership of Japanese
aikido masters Hiroaki Kobayashi sensei (6th dan,
Tokyo) and Sakashita Kaoru sensei (6th dan, Sapporo).
That measure had been organized and
led by Yury Misaylov – the head of Sakhalin aikido
There were over 130 aikidoists (from
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Korsakov and Komsomolsk-on-Amur)
who had been taking part at that seminar. During that
period Japanese masters had led 8 aikido lessons including
children class and special jo lesson.
The results of the seminar: 82 aikidoists had risen
up their aikido techniques level by the examination
on kyu degree; 2 aikidoists had carried out requirements
for black belt level (1st and 2nd dan).
DO YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO HAS 2 BIRTHDAYS
We want to tell
you something but don’t know enough words to
express everything we feel. Let us try.
What is winter fishing for
Russian man? The answers are different: it may
be a hobby, a possibility to bring fresh fish
for dinner. Also it may be a play, game of chance.
But such a game can become dangerous when spring
comes and ice smelts. Than that is a risk: may
fish be at the price of human life?
But nothing can stop fishermen.
Every spring they go out on thin marine ice
to catch fish. Every spring there is news at
newspapers like: “Ice had been broken, a group
of people was carrying off in the sea”. At such
moments those people are waiting for rescuers
asking God for help.
Ask yourself: if you know a person
who has 2 birthdays per year? No? As for us, now we
He is Yury Misaylov – the leader of Sakhalin aikido
His job is to save people in difficult situations.
He has been working at the rescue service over 8 years,
had seen much.
But something that has happened that night on March,14
had been for the first time. We hope it won’t be repeated.
Sakhalin government ordered not to
go out on ice that day. But people didn’t listen and
had gone out on ice at the Terpeniya bay. Because
of abrupt change of weather ice teared off and carried
7 kilometers away in the sea.
Rescuers reacted immediately and
had driven at the place of tragedy. Rescue operation
lasted at the awful conditions: the strength of the
wind was over 30 meters per second, height of waves
3-5 meters. It was snowing.
That night 13 people were saved from
ice that had been carrying them away from the seashore.
At the 3:00 am on March,14 Yury Misaylov evacuated
the last 5 fishermen who had been on ice. On the way
back the wave (3 meters height) had covered them.
Being in water people had caught the side of the boat
but the new wave had stricken again. Only God knows
HOW Yury Misaylov could catch by one hand the side
of the boat and another hand somebody who had been
During 5 hours (from 3:00 am till
8:00 am on March,14) they were fighting for their
lives against the strong wind (30 meters per second),
cold water (- 3°C) and waves (3-5 meters height) on
the boat which had turned over.
Yury Misaylov had given the first
medical help to the man whose life was saved had been
talking with him like rescuer-psychologist to bring
down his panic fear.
Thanks to that efforts and huge desire
to survive they could wait for the rescuers.
Unfortunately nobody knows something about other fishermen
(4 people) also being on those boat.
Probably Yury Misaylov was born under
the lucky star. Maybe practice of martial arts helped
him to become the strong-willed person.
However, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Happy one
Thanks for possibility to be close by. We are proud
Sakhalin aikido federation, members.
Sakhalin aikidoists at Singapore
The member of Sakhalin Aikido Federation
Alexander Kuklev (1st dan Aikido Aikikai) has visited
aikido trainings at Singapore during his business
Missis Penny Ng (4th dan Aikido Aikikai)
and John Ti (4th dan) were the instructors who had
practiced aikido together with Alexander. Trainings
lasted for 1,5 hours and after them Alexander had
been telling about history of Aikido in Sakhalin region.
His stories provoked curiosity and Missis Penny Ng
(4th dan Aikido Aikikai) had decided to visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
and to practice aikido together.
The year 2010 just had started but
it has already brought good news to leaders and members
Sakhalin aikido federation.
In February, 2010 Valery Bastrakov
– the leader of Khabarovsk aikido federation came
to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. 4 long years there was no possibility
to meet each other but now the meeting had taken place.
Unfortunately there were a few days
for relations but the leaders did their best to practice
aikido and solve questions of co-operation.
One another news is visiting Sapporo,
Japan by leader of Sakhalin aikido federation Yury
Misaylov. The main purpose of his visit was the strengthening
relations between Sakhalin aikido federation and Aikido
Kobayashi Dojo (Hassamu Dojo), Saporo.
During 2 weeks there were aikido
trainings under the leadership of Sakashita sensei,
iaido and sedo trainings under the leadership of Inoue