“Integrate your natural reflexes into your aikido”: this was one of the key themes that emerged during the South African Aikido Association’s final camp for 2013. The camp was held in Durban, with Durban Aikido Club hosting Darko Vucetic Sensei as the guest instructor and examiner.
Durban Aikido, under Kevin Gouden Sensei, is renowned for both its martial spirit and its openness to new ideas. The gathering of Durban and Joburg aikidoka received Darko Sensei’s classes with a palpable determination to learn – and a seriousness that had Darko Sensei (who often spices his demonstrations with humour) assuring the more junior practitioners that it’s okay to smile while on the mat. Continue reading “Durban Aikido hosts Darko Sensei for dynamic training camp”