Ampuku Academy Japan

Whether you are interested in a training to become a practitioner, or you are a practitioner and would like to learn the Ampuku techniques, or would like to attend a foundation course to improve your own health and wellbeing,
the Ampuku Academy Japan has courses for you.

Ampuku Academy Japan

Ampuku is a traditional Japanese Manual Therapy, firmly rooted in the principles of East Asian Medicine.
Although it is sometimes referred to as Abdominal Acupressure, Ampuku treats the whole body.
 

It is a whole-body therapeutic treatment with special focus on Hara and meridian work.

All our courses are in the Hybrid In-Person and Virtual format.
The online lessons and videos support the In-Person courses and can be accessed at any time by the students.

AMPUKU Foundation Course

The training starts with this stand-alone 2-day Foundation course open to all. including complete beginners.

 

Successful completion of the Foundation course allows you to continue to Level One of the Practitioner training course

 

The course is designed to offer an introduction to Ampuku bodywork and the theories of East Asian medicine.

You will learn the underlying principles of Yin & Yang and of the 5 Transformations (5 Elements).

​You will also learn:

  • Traditional Ampuku techniques

  • How to work ergonomically from the Hara

  • How to give a full body Ampuku treatment

  • Simple Qi Gong exercises

  • Self-Ampuku


Please wear loose comfortable clothes and bring a big towel and a pair of socks.

Futons are provided.

Dates Spring 2023

- 25-26 February

Teachers 

Philippe Vandenabeele & Hiroko Kobayashi

Language

the course is taught in English

Location

Gyoganji Buddhist temple 13-18 Susakicho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka Fukuoka 812-0028, Japan

or at our practice in Fukuoka depending on the size of the group.

Price

300 euro or 42.000 Japanese Yen

Payments in Euro are possible here through our website: 

If you prefer to pay in Japanese Yen please contact us at info@shinzui-bodywork.com 

and we will send you our Japanese Bank account information.

Level 1  ESSENTIAL AMPUKU

The aim of Level 1 is to deepen the basic competencies and techniques from the Foundation course

– through a combination of Online and In-Person programs

 

​As a Level 1 student you will learn:

  • Extended full body treatment in prone, supine, side and sitting positions

  • The 12 meridians of East Asian medicine and their main Acupressure points

  • Yin & Yang and the 5 Transformations

  • Qi Gong exercises

  • Meditations

  • Self-Ampuku

The Course has 4 components: the in-person program / the online program / two tutorial sessions / twenty recorded treatments

 

1) In-Person program:

5 intensive 2-day courses (total - 60 hours)

Dates 2023

- 25-26 March

- 22-23 April

- 24-25 June

- 22-23 July

- 26-27 August

Pre-requisite: Foundation Course

2) Online program:

1) The Channels of East Asian medicine - Level 1

2) Ampuku - the Essence of Japanese Bodywork - Level 1

3) The Inner Practices - Level 1

 These 3 video courses will be available at Shinzui Bodywork Online from January 2023: https://online.shinzui.com/

3) Tutorial sessions:

During Level 1 you'll be asked to take 2 x 1 hour tutorial sessions - providing an opportunity for reflection, questions,

feedback and individual support.

More information about the Tutorial sessions

4) Treatment records:

You’ll be asked to submit 20 recorded treatments, following the required format.

Exam 1:

Students who successfully complete all 4 components of the course will then be invited to take Exam 1.

Students who pass Exam 1 will receive the Ampuku Academy Japan Level One Certificate

Teachers 

Philippe Vandenabeele & Hiroko Kobayashi

Language

the course is taught in English

Location

Gyoganji Buddhist temple 13-18 Susakicho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka Fukuoka 812-0028, Japan

or at our practice in Fukuoka depending on the size of the group.

Price Level 1

For the In-Person + Online program + 2 Tutorial sessions = 1900 euro or 268.000 Japanese Yen

Payments in Euro are possible through this website: Sign-Up Here

If you prefer to pay in Japanese Yen please contact us at info@shinzui-bodywork.com and we will send you our Japanese Bank account information.

Price Exam 1

The exam is optional and costs 150 Euro or 21.000 Japanese Yen

Cancellations

Cancellation policy: no refund can be given once a course has been signed up for and paid.

For courses involving travel, therefore, we recommend that you take travel cancellation insurance when booking your trip.