Shiatsu level 4

Yuichi Kawada
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Costs: € 1.100,- | Lesdata zie Shiatsu level 4 | Docent Yuichi Kawada | Lestijden van 10.00 – 17.00 uur | Examen 2019/2020: 10 september 2021.


A special year with Yuichi Kawada Sensei (author of 'Essential Shiatsu'), accredited as postgraduate education and higher vocational education. A profound study of the eight extra meridians, the history thereof, and application in practice and diagnosis. Fully accredited by KTNO (hbo-niveau), Zhong, and NVST, VBAG, LVNG, CAT, Shiatsu Vereniging Nederland and VIV. Members of these professional associations will receive a 10% discount on all parts of the training.

Classes are in English

Yuichi Kawada Sensei, accredited by the Ministry of Health in Japan
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 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 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, French and Russian. Since 1998 Yuichi Kawada has been teaching level 4 at the NSKS. The year with Sensei Kawada is now also accredited as postgraduate education for Shiatsu therapists, acupuncturists and TCM students and therapists.

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

  • De samenhang tussen de 12 basis meridianen en de acht Curieuze Kanalen.
  • 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

Indeling van de 12 dagen (let op dit is in 2021 aangepast vanwege uitvallende lessen door coronacrisis)

First segment (6 consecutive days)
day 1 and 2
- Anatomical course of the Governing Vessel and the Conception Vessel with diagnosis
day 3 and 4 - Anatomical course of the Yang Ankle Vessel and the Yin Ankle Vessel with diagnosis
day 5 and 6 - Anatomical flow of the Belt Vessel and the Through Going Vessel with diagnosis

Segment 2 and 3 (2 blocks of 3 consecutive days each)
day 7 to 12
During these two 3-day weekends, attention will be paid to various subjects related to the Curious Vessels. The following will be discussed, among other topics:
- Anatomical course of the Yang Ankle Vessel and the Yin Ankle 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

Level 4 starts once a year in the Fall.

postgraduate education / level 4e shiatsu vocational education
(incl. non refundable € 350,00 registration costs). Full course payment a month before the start date of the course, results in a discount of € 45,- administration costs.
Payments in instalments is available.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: Registering with two persons for the complete year with Kawada sensei (at least one of the two persons needs to be an introduce and entirely not to the school) results in a discount of € 100,- for each person.

€ 1100,-




€ 85,-

You can download the flyer here: A special year with Y. Kawada Sensei
You will find the recommended literature for this course on the booklist page.

About Instructor

  • Yuichi Kawada

    Yuichi Kawada was born in Sano City, in the Japanese province of Tochigi , in May 1946. From an early age, he discovered the art of Shiatsu alongside his father, Kotaro Kawada, a well-known therapist in Japan. At the age of 18, he attended the Nippon Shiatsu School, where he was taught by Tokujiro Namikoshi ( founder of the Nippon Shiatsu School), Shizuto Masunaga (founder of IOKAI) and Tadashi Izawa, author of “Anpukuzukai” (Diagnosis and Treatment of the stomach, applications of Shiatsu).
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