Join Kiiko Matsumoto, internationally renowned acupuncturist, and practitioners from around the world for a 4-day Japanese Acupuncture seminar in Osaka, Japan, December 5-8, 2017. The seminar will feature acupuncturists chosen by Kiiko Sensei for their experience, skill, and interest to practitioners of her style. Study in an intimate setting while enjoying the cultural milieu of Japan, and the company of colleagues from around the globe!
This seminar has limited seating in an effort to maintain practical instruction, and therefore is only open to experienced practitioners who have an **established Japanese Style acupuncture practice.** It does not provide instruction in Japanese acupuncture basics or Kiiko Style. We hate to exclude anybody, and hope you will take advantage of every opportunity to see Kiiko and her approved instructors at seminars taught worldwide! http://kiikomatsumoto.com/kiikos-seminars.html
Tuesday, Dec 5 (evening): Visit to famous Namba district in Osaka for dinner and fun
Thursday, Dec 7 (evening): Group dinner at Japanese restaurant with Kiiko Matsumoto, teachers, students and volunteers.
(Additional costs apply to these activities. More information will go out to accepted applicants.)
All classes are approximately 9am-5pm with a lunch break, except we may go later on Tuesday. We guide participants to the classroom location which is very near Shin-Osaka station.
PDA Credits (USA):
Approximately 28 credits pending NCCAOM approval. California CEUs may be available on request for a small additional fee.
$700, includes instruction, English interpreters, gifts for the teachers, and light bento lunches.
We recommend staying at the Toyoko Inn located at Shin-Osaka, Osaka, a comfortable business hotel within walking distance of the class location. The estimated cost per night is $65-$80 for a single. A light breakfast is included in hotel cost. If you would like to double with a roommate to reduce your expense, please let us know in your application below and we can do our best to help. We will communicate with trip participants later about the hotel reservation process.
Travel arrangements and cost are the participant’s separate responsibility. We recommend making your flight arrangements in August or September, and flying early into Japan to assuage your jet lag. The closest airports are Kansai and Itami, near Osaka.
Enjoy some of the beautiful sights and history of the area! Osaka is located in the southern region of Japan, a 30-minute train ride from the outstanding cultural attractions of Kyoto and many more throughout Kansai province. Osaka has its own attractions including a famous castle, the vibrant Namba market, a 7-story aquarium, and more.
Deposit schedule and refunds:
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due if your application is accepted in order to reserve your place (see below). The remaining trip balance ($600) is due by September 1st. We have set the tuition as low as possible, and therefore we must have a strict cancellation policy so we can be sure to cover our expenses. If you are accepted to the seminar, the $100 deposit is non-refundable. Other tuition amounts are reimbursable by 50% in case of cancellations before September 30th, after which the trip tuition is non-refundable.
Kiiko sensei's Saturday class:
Kiiko Matsumoto *does not teach* at the Japan Study Seminar although she is involved in selecting our guest instructors and will be present. Kiiko sensei will teach a separate full-day seminar on Saturday, Dec 9, the day after our seminar, in Osaka, in Japanese. If you would like to attend with English interpretation this will be available to a limited number of people (we provide an option below to check if you're interested).
You must be a licensed, practicing acupuncturist to apply. Again, please do not apply if you are not already experienced in Japanese style. Since it is a more advanced level workshop we do not recommend this trip for practitioners who are very recent graduates, unless you have been apprenticing in Japanese style acupuncture.
Previous Kiiko Japan seminars filled up very quickly. We estimate the application process will be closed by **May 20** but we may close earlier if we receive a high volume of applications. Application is NOT a guarantee of enrollment-- we will be in touch after we close the application process to let you know your status. Preference will be given to applications submitted early and to seniority in KMS or other Japanese style acupuncture.
Please be patient until after we close the application period, when we will inform everyone of their status. If you have any questions that aren't answered on this webpage, please contact Grace Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choice 1: Mail a check made out to “Grace Rollins” for the US$100 deposit to:
Grace RollinsAttn. Kiiko Japan Trip30 Garden AlleyDoylestown, PA 18901 USA
*Your check will only be deposited if you are accepted to the trip.*
Choice 2: Receive a Paypal invoice for $100, which can be paid online by credit card or Paypal. The remaining balance of $600 will be invoiced later and is due by August 1st.
Choice 3: Elect to receive one Paypal invoice for the full trip amount ($700) once you are accepted.
(There is approximately a 3% fee added to Paypal transactions in the USA, approximately 4.5% if you’re outside of the USA.) You will be invoiced ONLY if you are accepted to the trip. Your place in the trip will be secured only once the deposit is received.