Beppe Mokuza Signoritti (Bodai Dojo, Alba, Italy)
and Georg Schrott (Aikidojo Bochum)
SUMI-E AND AIKIDO IN DIALOGUE
The Japanese expression „sumi-e“ means “black ink” (sumi) and “painting” (e) and it is a form of art in which subjects and themes are painted with china ink in different shades of grey.
In sumi-e, technical perfection or talent is not necessary; anyone can learn sumi-e when one follows the spirit of one’s teacher whose instructions are often based on intuition. Genuine sumi-e is characterized by clarity and spontaneity that are transmitted directly to the viewer’s percep-tion. Thus, for an image to be „alive“, all its components must be alive. Every superfluous detail is omitted, because sumi-e captures the essence of nature. (More information and evaluations in Beppe’s sumi-e homepage: http://www.sumi-e.it/EN/).
The workshop offers the opportunity to find similarities and mutual inspiration between martial arts and painting.
For impressions of the last workshop see two youtube clips (1 and 2) and the foto galleries on our homepage.
THE SIDE PROGRAMME
The time schedule will be very intense. In addition to meditation, painting and aikido, we will spend some time on both everyday and cultural activities. We will prepare meals with Beppe’s assistant Alessandro and eat together at the dojo.
BEPPE MOKUZA SIGNORITTI
For more than 20 years Beppe has dedicated himself to sumi-e and zen meditation. He is a sumi-e master, soto-zen monk and director of the Bodai Zen Dojo in Alba, Italy. His zen teacher is Roland Yuno Rech. Beppe shows his paintings and teaches sumi-e in many European countries; he lectures and gives courses for children, teens and adults on this subject.
Previous knowledge of sumi-e, aikido or zen is not required.
Included in the price: sumi-e teaching, aikido training, sumi-e materials, full board (zen cook-ing), possibility to sleep at the dojo (bring a sleeping bag!).
€ 130 (Only registration for the entire seminar is allowed).
As the number of participants is limited, registration will follow the “first-come-first-serve” principle. Registration not later than June 3rd.
For detailled registration dates and further information see the WORKSHOP FLYER!