Minutes 2005

General Assembly Minutes

First evaluation of the futur shoden

They train regularly. PK is of the opinion that the choice is excellent. They will receive their official licence during the international summer camp in Brazil.

Complete member list

Vincent Zahnd has taken over this job. V. Zahnd thanks A. Baeriswyl and Felix Gartmann for their help. V. Zahnd notes that it is virtually impossible to obtain the exact number of practitioners because there is a strong fluctuation from period to period. Now it has to be decided how this list should be designed. One solution would be to create a file that would be available to the committee in the internet. V. Zahnd asks all group leaders to update every year the list of the practitioners in his group.


In relation to the matter of the Sei Ryu Kai, last year I commented that several Australians had seemed to be presenting this concept in a poor way and for unsound reasons. Throughout this year I have had communication with these people and found that the Australians were only part of a group that were actually acting at the request of Nishioka Sensei.

It was in fact his wish that a sound financial concept be developed for that group. The copy of the document I received was not accompanied by the letter which would have explained that this was a draft proposal only. That same letter also contained a request that people who considered themselves students of Nishioka Sensei were encouraged to contribute their own ideas to the draft in an attempt to get a complete picture of the Sei Ryu Kai.

On that basis I would like to correct the impression my comments last year may have made, particularly in reference to the motivation of those involved. I hope that we can improve our communication channels to avoid future misunderstandings.

Vercorin Summer Camp

The region where the next European Gasshuku will take place was presented in a slide show. It will be organised from July 23 to July 30, 2005.

International Jodo Camp

No date was fixed yet, but it will certainly take place around mid-August of 2006. 47 persons have already declared to come to Brazil.