Video Testimonials of Participants in The Samurai Game December 2016, Amsterdam
Sanaa M, The Netherlands
Ryochi Ichinose, Japan/The Netherlands
Martin Oswald, Norway
Mathias Squirellhill, Norway
Written Testimonials of Participants in Former Samurai Game events in the past 3 years:
A huge opportunity to ‘know’ yourself differently, to reevaluate and honor yourself and others in new ways. The insights and experiences create a chance to live more freely and aware, with yourself and in your social encounters.
– Marie-Jose Hakens
By having an immersive experience, without outer distractions like computers and mobile phones, it is more possible to really interact with each other. Thus this type of event can be a great way for people to connect in a playful manner and share the experience in a profound way.
– Thomas van den Heuvel
Spontaneous, intrigued and challenging experience which will remain in my mind forever. Certainly looking forward to participate again in a Samurai Game® event and encounter different adventure.
– Margarita Velcheva
Taking part in the Samurai Game was a very insightful experience. It’s hard to explain what it is exactly, besides the fact it is a game we all take part in and is based on Samurai values. During the day of the game I realized a lot of life enriching lessons that keep me busy still today, over 2 months after the game. It has made me realize certain things about me, my life and my place in society that I probably knew, but never acknowledged. It showed me the value of these insights and made me implement them in my daily life. I’m thankful to Lawerence and Lance and all participants that day for helping me find these insights.
– Maurice Zondag, Leiden, The Netherlands
Last year was a great experience, I wish I could have been there again to participate this year. We should never stop learning and trying new things. This course has given me some new insights and it reconfirmed myself that I’m on the right track in life. If you are ready for this challenge, I’m sure you will have a great experience and learn from it what you need to learn. Enjoy!
– Paco van Leeuwen, The Hague, The Netherlands
I highly recommend the Samurai Game© as an aikidoka and game designer! I experienced the game to be an overall intense experience. It gave me some interesting insights about myself and allowed be to reconnect to the moment. I think the Samurai Game© is an experience anyone interested in aikido, spirituality, samurai, japan or even game design should not miss the chance to attend at least once.
– Micah Hrehovcsik, Heiloo, The Netherlands
I like the concept of The Samurai Game. The game itself is fun with its challenges and deaths. Best moments for me were when I had to “dance with my heart” however you want to interpret this, and then experiencing the “death”. I loved it. In some challenges you can show your physical readiness and determination, in some other your creativity. And the most interesting thing is that everyone will interpret your actions in their own way. It’s nice to participate in the game with some people you know and some that you don’t. You can learn a lot about each other.
– Irina Bedicova, The Hague, The Netherlands
There are different layers to the Samurai game. In a certain way, yes, it deserves to be called a “game”, and you may see it as a fun way to interact with and meet strangers in an original manner. At another level, it is quite serious and you are not supposed to take it too lightly. In a way or another, there will likely be a moment, when you’ll be challenged; maybe you’ll get slightly surprised, embarrassed, or pissed, for instance. This is when things become more interesting…
– Xavier Chatelier, The Hague, The Netherlands