Second-time visit of Eurasia Aikido master in Malta

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 14:56

Maltese martial artists especially Aikido practitioners will have soon a unique opportunity to train with a respected and internationally recognized master. Nebi Vural (7. Dan) will be for the second time in Malta between the 17th and 19th May.

From his teenage years Vural Sensei studied karate, judo and ju-jitsu in Turkey. In 1972 he went to France to continue his education and there came in contact with Aikido. He studied this art mainly under direction of one of the most respected and renowned Aikido master Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan (1933-2009), a direct student of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. Vural sensei was one of the top instructors of Fédération Française d’Aïkido et de Budo and in 2009 Tamura Shihan awarded the 7th Dan to Mr Vural.

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art created by O-Sensei (“great teacher”) Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The main goal of Aikido is to establish harmony between people, stopping aggression and violence utilizing the force of the attacker. Aikido is also seen as an effective style of self-defence and a path of self-development on a physical, psychological and spiritual level.

Vural Sensei’s Aikido combines softness and technical precision with efficient results following the teaching of Tamura Sensei. Nebi Vural Sensei gives classes in his own dojo in France during the week and at the weekends he regularly gives seminars in more than 15 other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa under the umbrella of Eurasia Aikido. He is also teaching police and military (mainly Special Forces) in different countries.

The coming seminar in Malta has attracted over senior Aikidokas from Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and France who will be traveling for the purpose. Malta-based students’ will also be attending.

The Seminar will be held at Malta Judo Academy, Pembroke, between 17th and 19th May. It is open to all practicing Aikidoka and other martial artists at a fee of 40 euro for whole seminar or 15 euro per session. The general public is welcome to watch. Further details can be obtained from or get in contact with Mr Richard Krejci on email: or dial +356 99 014 100.

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