ISBAS 2019 Poland

To commemorate 10 years of ISBA, each country will be asked to offer a 5 min Budo demonstration. Japan as main guest, and Poland as a host, will offer demonstrations at the beginning of the seminar, on Sunday 04 August morning. All the other countries: Belgium, Czech, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, UK, will do Embu on Wednesday 7 August afternoon. Dojo leaders and country representatives are kindly asked to kindly agree the people, content and formula of their demonstrations.

As you know, at this summer seminar we celebrate 10 years of ISBA and it coincidents wih the anniversary of 100 years of diplomatic relationships between Poland and Japan.

Here is a historical document and the note at Polish Embassy website.

Also, here is a text by Jadwiga Rodowicz-Czechowska about first contacts between Polish and Japanese people, first published by Polish Embassy in Tokyo.

And another text by prof. Ewa Pałasz-Rutkowska,
with summary of centennial common history.

And a nostalgic song PORANDO KAIKO sharing the feelings of the first Japanese visitor through the territory of Poland, at that time thorn by neighbouring empires.

The current annual ISBA summer seminar in will take place in Poland, from Saturday 3rd of August 2019 (with recommended arrival to Warsaw anytime on Friday 2nd of August) till Friday 09th of August 2019 (morning departure from Old Village Dojo – ca 9-10 am, arrival to Chopin Airport and Central Railway Station around 1-2pm, thus any flight back home recommended from around 4 pm that day).

The first meal in OVD is lunch at 1-3pm on Saturday 03 August,
the last meal is breakfast at 8-10am on Friday 9 August.

Check-in is on Saturday afternoon, check-out before Friday noon.

The person in charge is Adam Radecki budojo (at) onet (dot) pl.

Weather forecast for the venue area: here.

Some tips on public transportation:

It takes about altogether 1-1,5h to retrieve the luggage and get to IBIS Reduta hotel from the airport. Access by public transportation is quite easy.

You take a bus 175 or 188 at arrival hall (stop LOTNISKO CHOPINA-PRZYLOTY 02), transfer on stop RAKOWIEC to bus 136 (eventually 172), and get off on stop SZCZESLIWICKA in front of hotel.

From the airport to Budojo (ul.Bekasów 6, 02-803 Warszawa) please take bus 148 (goes 17 min), get off at CENTRUM ONKOLOGII 03 stop, then walk 15 min or take a bus 179 (or any other) from CENTRUM ONKOLOGII 02 stop and get off at MAKOLĄGWY stop, then walk 5 min.

From Budojo to IBIS Reduta the best is to take a direct bus 136 from CENTRUM ONKOLOGII 04 stop to SZCZĘŚLIWICKA stop. It goes about half an hour.

Connections searching engine:

The single fare ticket costs around 1€.
Sometimes it is better to buy 1-day travel card for about 4€.

If you travel by train, please get off on Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West) Station. It takes 10-15 minuts on foot to walk to the hotel. It takes less than 20 min by any train from Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina station (final station at Warsaw Airport).

Seminar documents (general invitation, rules, guidelines, calendar and application form) have been sent at the beginning of January to ISBA members (dojo leaders and registered ronins). Please contact your dojo leader for details.

Since the 1st of May the application process is closed. The seminar schedule and other materials will be distributed gradually within 3 months among approved participants.

Bank data for the seminar fee transfer from approved participants:

Account holder:
ul. Bekasów 6
02-803 Warszawa

PKO BP IX 0/W-wa
ul. Nowogrodzka 35/41
00-950 Warszawa

IBAN account number: PL07 1020 1097 0000 7202 0106 0268


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