8 Curious Vessels Seminar at NSKS in The Hague, Netherlands

Postgraduate education at the NSKS, accredited by  T.C.M. Institute of the Netherlands,
the N.V.S.T., the B.A.T.C. and our HBO accrediting institute,the (in Dutch), V.B.A.G., L.V.N.G. and N.W.P.
You can reach us at www.shiatsu.nl or mail klassieke@shiatsu.nl

A special year with Y. Kawada Sensei (author – Essential Shiatsu) (accredited as postgraduate education- higher vocational education)

A profound study of the eight extra meridians, the history thereof, and application in practice and diagnosis.



Begins 1st August 2019



Yuichi Kawada – Sensei – (accredited by the ministry of health in Japan)

Sensei Kawada is a distinguished teacher of Oriental medicinal knowledge and its history. He is one of the most experienced Japanese teachers in Europe.
Through his practical experience, he discovered the connection between the twelve main meridians and the eight Curious Vessels. Based on this, he developed eight Do-In exercises for stretching the Curious Vessels. His experiments with these meridians are remarkably effective.

Yuichi Kawada was born in Japan and started studying Shiatsu at the age of eight years old. His farther studied and practiced Shiatsu for sixty years in Japan. Sensei Kawada followed his example and studied at different schools in Japan among which the Nippon Shiatsu School. Sensei Kawada is qualified by the Japanese ministry of health and is the most experienced Japanese teacher in Europe of profound Oriental medical knowledge and its history. His additional interests include the I-Ching and 9-star-ki, which he ties strongly to Shiatsu.

Through his experience in working with shiatsu, he discovered the relationship between the twelve regular meridians and the eight Curious Vessels. Based on this he developed eight Do-In exercises for stretching the Curious Vessels. His experiments with these eight extra meridians are remarkably effective.

Yuichi Kawada is founder and director of Yoseido Shiatsu, the three-year vocational education in Shiatsu Therapy in Belgium. In 2002 his book was published, “Essential Shiatsu”, which treats the eight Curious vessels. In June 2008, the book was published in German. Since 1998 Yuichi Kawada has been teaching level 4 at the NSKS. Level 4 and separate days of that year are offered by the NSKS (Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu) as postgraduate education to students (with sufficient existing knowledge), therapists and teachers.

The year with Sensei Kawada is now also accredited as postgraduate education for Shiatsu therapists, acupuncturists and TCM students and therapists. It is considered a valuable and important addition to the history and depth of effective diagnostics and treatment. Participants are initiated into knowledge and practice not found in other European education because of Yuichi Kawada’s lifelong study starting with his father’s influence as a practitioner and deeply rich knowledge and experience of the roots of the Oriental approach in preventive treatment and teaching.




Is taught by the Japanese Sensei Kawada and treats the eight “Curious” Vessels. The special workings of these meridians (also known as wonder meridians) are studied extensively.

The techniques taught in the previous years are brought together coherently and fluently. The student is expected to be well able to work with and manipulate Ki.


Practical aspect

  • The anatomical course and workings of the eight Curious Vessels.
  • Localising the Curious Vessels and their entrance and connecting points.
  • Indication of the acute-, chronic- and source points.
  • Manipulations and stretchings of the Curious Vessels.


Theoretical aspect

  • The connection between the twelve meridians and the eight Curious Vessels
  • The relation between Shiatsu and the I-Ching
  • Treatment methods for specific symptoms in relation to the Curious Vessels
  • Extended course material (bilingual English and Nederlands) will be distributed to course members



Programme of the course days.

All course days include special meridian exercises, theoretical and intense practical tuition.
Two fully qualified assistants who speak English and Dutch will be present to help students.
Each weekend day begins at 10.00 and ends at 17.00 with a lunch break from 13.30-14.30


1st 2 days Anatomical course of the Governing Vessel and the Conception Vessel with diagnosis
2nd 2 days Anatomical course of the Yang Ankle Vessel and the Yin Ankle Vessel with diagnosis
3rd 2 days Anatomical flow of the Belt Vessel and the Through Going Vessel with diagnosis
4th and 5th 3     days               each During the 4th and 5th – 3 day weekends attention will be paid to
various subjects related to the Curious Vessels.
The following will be discussed, among other topics: with diagnosis
  • Anatomical flow of the Yang Linking Vessel and the Yin Linking Vessel with diagnosis
  • The use of several combinations of points
  • Studying of the gate-points
  • Studying of the seven energy centres in relation to the Curious Vessels
    Studying of the ‘Magic square’ in relation to diagnosis
  • Studying of the I-Ching in relation to Oriental diagnosis


2018 – 2019 DATES

The 6 weekends will be replaced with 6 consecutive days 31st July to 5th August Tuesday to Sunday

Plus two 3 day weekends

15 – 17 March 2019 Friday to Sunday
19 – 21 April 2019 Friday to Sunday

Exams 2017-2018 (group from 2017-2018) 16th March and 7th September

2019 – 2020 DATES

The 6 weekends will be replaced with 6 consecutive days 1st August to 6th August Thursday to Tuesday

Plus two 3 day weekends

20 – 22 March 2020 Friday to Sunday
22 – 24 May 20120 Friday to Sunday

Exams 2018-2019 : To be announced

For any additional information concerning course specific details please contact them at www.shiatsu.nl or via email at klassieke@shiatsu.nl




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