Aikido Dojo Gamlestaden 1989–2019

Aikido Dojo Gamlestaden was founded in 1989 in Gothenburg (Sweden) by a group of seasoned enthusiasts led by John Patrick Johnsen Sensei. The goal right from the start was to promote and develop a unique vision of Aikido among people from all walks of life regardless of race, religion, gender or political conviction. A great number of practitioners from virtually every continent stepped through its doors on their aikido journey. Over the 30 years ADG has produced many high ranking aikidoka that continue to promote the art of Aikido in various ways and forms. What unites us is our love and appreciation for the place that built our solid aikido foundation.

To celebrate that love we invite aikidoka of all styles and affiliations to take part in a three-day, all-inclusive seminar celebrating the 30th anniversary of ADG, hosting Pat Hendricks Shihan, 7th Dan. We have had the privilege to be the first dojo in Sweden to host Hendricks sensei in 1999 which we continue to do over the past 20 years. Many of us spent time as ushi deshi at her Dojo in San Leandro and attended her seminars in Europe and the USA.

We are looking forward to seeing dear friends and meeting new ones for dynamic training and social opportunity to enjoy what we all share — aikido.

Weapons: Bokken and jo. If you need to borrow weapons, please let us know by indicating in the registration form.

Please find the details regarding location, schedule, accommodation, prices and contact information below.

When? 7–9 juni 2019

Where? Backamo lägerplats (camping)

Contact information: or +46768800674 (Vlad) or +46766712971 (Ylva)



  • 14.00 – 15.00 Registration
  • 15.00 – 17.30 Training
  • 19.00 – Barbeque


  • 07.00 – 08.00 Bukiwaza
  • 10.00 – 12.00 Training
  • 14.00 – 17.00 Training
  • 18.30 – Party!


  • 07.00 – 08.00 Bukiwaza
  • 10.00 – 12.00 Training
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Training


Included in the prices are: training fee, accomodation in hostel (double room with shared bathroom) or tent or caravan (the latter two you have to bring yourselves), all meals (Friday evening to Sunday lunch). On Friday evening there will be a barbeque party, and on Saturday a festive dinner. Bring a bathing suit, as there is a nice lake where you can have a swim.

Bring your own bed linen (Foreign guests, please let us know if you don't have room in your luggage and we will bring some for you). Note that use of sleeping bags in the hostel beds is not allowed, bed sheets only!

Please register early, as the number of beds available is limited.

Adults Youths (13–18 years old)
3 days 2000 SEK 1500 SEK
2 days 1500 SEK 1100 SEK
1 day 800 SEK 600 SEK

Note! Young people under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult!

Cancellation Policy

As soon as the payment has been received, the registration is considered valid and binding. An already received registration/payment can be cancelled in writing: for free until May 1st and for a 50% deduction until May 25th. Cancellations after May 25th, as well as participants who are absent from the camp, forfeit the entire amount of payment. There is no right to a refund of the cost after this date, but another person can take your place. We recommend you get a private insurance from Europeiska or similar.

Payment information

  • Postgiro: 462 37 05-3
  • Swish: 123-1617109
  • Bank account: SE83 9500 0099 6042 4623 7053 (NDEASESS)
  • We would like to keep cash payments to a minimum, please pay to one of the options of the above if possible.


Keep our phone numbers handy, in case you need help.

By car

Use Google Maps to get directions.

By train

From Gothenburg Central, trains to Ljungskile go every hour. Please let us know if you come by train, we will arrange transportation from Ljungskile to Backamo.

Check the train timetable Gothenburg – Ljungskile .

By air

From Landvetter airport, either rent a car or catch the bus to Gothenburg Central and follow one of the options above.


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