Organization

Aikido Shinbukan Dojo is a member of Union for Hungarian Aikido (UHA).
 

The „Union for Hungarian Aikido” (henceforth: UHA) is a union of Hungarian Aikido Dojos which follow the spiritual and technical principles of the founder Morihei Ueshiba and his heirs (Aikikai) preserving the openness, liberty, informality and multicoloured variety, which are so important in the Aikido.The aim of this union is to unite all the dojos who intend to preserve their sovereignty and their right to arrange kyu-grade examinations independently, submitting themselves to the guidelines of By-law of Activity and Examination – all along with common objectives and mutual co-operation.
The founders of UHA intend to operate the union with this mentality and spirit. The union is not directed by a president or any kind of one-person authority, instead all decisions are made by a committee consisting of the founders being authorized with equal rights.
 
The founder dojos and their leaders:
 
  • Aikido Kids – Gergely Juhász 3rd dan
  • Aikido Mori Dojo – László Gulyás 4th dan
  • Aikido Seijunkan Dojo – Tamás Vári 4th dan
  • Aikido Shinbukan Dojo – László Bak 4th dan
  • Aikido Shurenkan Dojo – Norbert Hochstrasser 4th dan
  • Aikido Kiskunlacháza Dojo – Tamás Molnár 4th dan
  • Aikido Seishokan Dojo – Péter Bajusz 4th dan
  • Aikido Shizen Juku Dojo – Zoltán Hajagos 4th dan
  • Aikido Szeltner Dojos – Zsolt Szeltner 5th dan
  • Aikido Zanshin Dojo – Csaba Juhász 5th dan  
     

History:

In 1996, Kobayashi Yasuo Shihan accepted the invitation of a newly formed Aikido association in Hungary. This association become a member of the Kobayashi “network” and named as Association of Hungarian Kobayashi Dojos. From the starting year on, Kobayashi Dojo Japan continuously sent instructors to teach in seminars two times in a year (a spring course, usually led by Masuda Manabu Sensei and a summer course, usually led by Kobayashi Hiroaki Sensei). Kobayashi Yasuo Shihan himself has been 4 times in Hungary.

 

During the years, some of the instructors participated many Aikikai instructors’ courses and built relationship with some of them (listed below) in order to widening their prospect of aikido knowledge – these relations originally weren’t meant to be political ones but purely aikido teaching lines.

 

By time was passing, the relationship among the instructors of the association disimproved.  A number of instructors – representing approximately the half of the members – decided not to go more forward with the present leadership of the Association of Hungarian Kobayashi Dojos. They formed the new organisation, named as Union for Hungarian Aikido. These instructors are the seniors of the organisation in terms of being present from the very beginning (some of them were first practitioners, but many of them are the founders of the original organisation).

 

Recently, Kobayashi Dojo Japan officially stated that, however they still willing to keep the good relationship with both organisations in terms of training and having the continuity of friendship, they officially have the affiliation with the original one and having no official relation with the UHA.

 

The Instructors Council of Union for Hungarian Aikido decided that from now on the organisation will work toward teaching relationship with Aikikai Hombu dojo and wishes to sends its students for dan test to the annual grading held by the Aikikai Shihan.

 

Structure:

The organisation is led by the Instructors Council. This is the decision making body and its members are the founders of the organisation. The structure is such that instructors joining later could come into the council upon its decision or being represented by an existing member of the council. The council members are:

  • Csaba Juhász 5. dan
  • Zsolt Szeltner 5. dan
  • Péter Bájusz 4. dan
  • Norbert Hochstrasser 4. dan
  • Tamás Vári 4. dan
  • Laszló Bak 4. dan
  • Laszló Gulyás 4. dan
  • Zoltán Hajagos 4. dan
  • Tamás Molnár 4. dan
  • Gergő Juhász 3. dan

Beside the council there is an Operational Board, which is responsible for day to day matters and receiving orders to execute from the council and reports back to it. The members of the board are:

  • Norbert Hochstrasser
  • Laszló Bak
  • Tamás Molnár

The Operational Board is the executing body of the organisation, the members do not have more power than those sitting only in the council. The founders are strongly believe that any kind of matter to appear in the life of a local Aikido organisation should be handled within a democratic framework.

 

Statistics:   

The organisation covers almost all regions of Hungary. The instructors (mentioned in the table below) are spread by location mainly. Most of the locations are cities, but there are many village clubs as well.

The seniors independently effect kyu grading (some of them are cooperating in it) and having responsibility for that. Many of them having assistant instructors who may runs their own dojo or helping them sharing the trainings in all their dojos. Some instructors have full time dojo, that is their property or a long term rent – under their control all of the time.         

                 

Responsible instructor

5 dan

4 dan

3 dan

2 dan

1 dan

Kyu grades

Kids

No of dojos

No of Professional instructors

full time dojo

Zsolt Szeltner

1

2

3

4

13

48

35

6

1

 

Zoltan áHajagos

 

1

 

3

2

25

 

2

 

1

Norbert Hochstrasser

 

1

1

3

7

57

164

3

1

1

Péter Bajusz

 

1

1

3

8

60

140

8

1

 

Laszló Bak

 

1

2

3

2

80

180

7

1

1

Csaba Juhász

1

 

1

2

3

41

114

3

1

1

Tamás  Vári

 

1

 

1

3

19

22

2

1

 

László Gulyás

 

1

 

1

2

18

3

2

   

János Virga

 

1

 

2

2

25

37

2

   

Gergely Juhász

   

1

 

3

50

150

2

2

 

Summ

2

9

9

22

45

423

845

37

8

4

 

Connection with Aikikai instructors:

Inviter                                                                         Instructor                           Invitation of the first year

Csaba Juhász                                                      Seán MacRuairí                                     2008
Zsolt Szeltner                                                       Matti Joensuu                                        2010
Laszló Bak                                                           Urban Aldenklint                                    2008
                                                                             Shirakawa Katsutoshi                            2009
Norbert Hochstrasser                                           Norihisa Hiromoto                                 2012
Zoltán Hajagos                                                     Börje Linde                                            2011
László Gulyás                                                      Peter Spangfort                                      2013                                  

 

 

 

 

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