A bit of good news is sorely needed in these days. The city council has now given us our alloted time slots for next year, and starting from the coming autumn term, we have been given back our original Friday hours (i.e. starting from 6.30pm), and after five years of tough negotiations, we have managed to get the Wednesday practice to start one hour earlier. So, starting from August, the practice hours will be as follows:
Our ISP is suspending their image bank service in August, without giving any explanation or offering any alternatives. Therefore, all images under the menu option PICS will disappear. We are looking into whether the images can be saved for posterity in some other way.
The AGM has been held. To the new (and slightly trimmed) board, the assembly elected Knut Högvall as chairman, with Christine Alveblad and Svante Ramstedt filling the other spots.
The 2022 AGM will be held in the dojo on Friday 8 April at 8pm.
Congratulations to Issha members Agnes Sjöblom, who passed her 2 kyu exam, and George B. Cheng, who passed
Congratulations also to Knut Högvall and Christine Alveblad, who took silver and bronze, respectively, in the first installment of the Swedish Cup 2022. (Per Ybo of Hokushinkan took the gold.)
Practice is cancelled Friday 25 February because most members will be at the seminar on Bosön the following weekend.
Happy New Year! This term we hope everything will be back to normal as soon as possible. We kick off the spring term on Wednesday 4 January, when we meet in the dojo to repair the equipment before the start of term on Friday 6 January. Welcome!
Congratulations to Anna van der Heiden and Fredrik Karlström who both passed the exam for 1 dan.
Practice is cancelled Wednesday 6 October and Friday 8 October due to renovation work in the hall.
Today, our own Kari Jansson was appointed the new national team coach. Linda Inthivong Wohlin continues as national team manager. Congratulations!
Congratulations to George Cheng who passed his 2 kyu examination with flying colours!
Friday 27 August is the 10th anniversary of Issha Kyudo Kai, which we'll celebrate a bit extra during practice. Be sure to join!
The autumn term starts on Friday 20 August. We will also start accepting beginners again, a bit later in September. Note the slightly changed hours on Fridays —7.00pm - 9.30pm. There will still be a short break in the middle, but members will have to bring their own refreshments.
The Swedish national team, consisting to 100% of Issha members (Knut Högvall, Christine Alveblad, and Kari Jansson), showed their mettle at the European Championships i Bourges, France, and finished at a respectable fifth place. Congratulations!
The restrictions have been lifted, and we can practice as normal again. Summer practice is held every Wednesday 6.30pm-8.30pm at Johannesbäcksskolan. When the autumn term rolls around we hope everything will be back to normal, and that we can also start accepting beginners again.
The Swedish national team for the European Championships in France 1-2 July has now been selected, and almost the entire gold medal-winning team from our own dojo got the nod. Knut Högvall, Christine Alveblad, and Kari Jansson from Issha Kyudo Kai are part of the national team, plus Per Ybo from Hokushinkan. Congratulations and good luck!
Happy New Year! The tightened restrictions are still in force. All practice is suspended until further notice.