Welcome to our mid-winter retreat, traditionally a time for celebrating the start of the solstice new year, with the return of the sun and the coming growth of spring. Its a terrific opportunity to come time together for renewal as a dojo and our own renewal.
Please join us for a fully catered weekend of rustic french style food with ingredients source from the Bellthorp’s own garden, cosy fires and bracing mountain air, and plenty of tie for a little aiki on the side.
Places are limited and preference is given to active members
Partners and families are welcome.
Just 1.5hrs north of Brisbane is Bellthorpe and our permaforest retreat. Bring a tent or sleep in the main room, it’s up to you
Grounding - All martial arts generate power from the ground but in aikido we are a little afraid of it and it is little understood, yet it is built into the most fundamental principles of our school.
Entry - Ducking, dodging, weaving and running are aspects that disrupt our power. Building on the fundamentals of grounding we explore irimi with relaxed power and weapons.
Traditional practice to welcome in the new year, this meditation practice is best enjoyed in bracing air at dawn in natural surrounds.
$70 - monthly members
- non-training accompanying persons
$90 - casual members and visitors
$10 deposit by May 1st
Day visitors welcome, visiting fees apply and include meals, deposit appreciated so we know who's coming for catering purposes
Arrival, evening supper ready from 6pm
(Soups, crusty breads and apple tart)
(Bircher muesli and fruits)
(Quiches, salads, fruit and cheese)
(Chicken casserole, salads, mousse)
(Pancakes, bacon, fruits etc.)