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Bosei is a unique danish folk high school

At Bosei we have the facilities for a number of sports (martial arts, swimming, fitness, calisthenics, volleyball, badminton, soccer and tennis but the school has more to offer than that...

There is plenty of opportunity for you to immerse yourself in outdoor activities, music, Asian culture, arts, shiatsu, meditation, yoga, communication, Language and philosophy. We warmly welcome you to our long-term courses. Please see further below.

You may select one or two from the major subjects: Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Japanese, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo or ESport

Major Subjects

Bosei is a place where physical, spiritual and intellectual development is equally acknowledged. The school was formerly a Japanese boarding school under Tokai University, and Bosei will remain a gate to Japanese culture and East Asia.

We teach martial arts, swimming, outdoor and Japanese – and we arrange study tours to Japan, Korea and Okinawa twice a year. And to Austria (ski trip) every spring course.Bosei is a folk high school in Denmark for everyone who is at least 18 years old. If you want to know more about folk high schools in general, please visit the official homepage for Danish folk high schools.

English conversation and Danish Culture

  • Have you ever wondered why Denmark is one of the “happiest” countries in the world?
  • How is Denmark’s welfare system structured?
  • Why does Lars Von Trier say the things he does?
  • What is Danish humour?
  • Why is Danish/Scandinavian design popular the world over?
  • Denmark – a little country with big dreams: on the worlds’ scene with acting, music, architecture, authors etc.
  • What is “hygge?”
  • Would you like to be better at expressing yourself in English?

After a semester at Bosei, with this subject every week, we will explore all this and more!!

Everything takes place in English, so there is no doubt, that your English language skills will improve!

The teaching media is; documentaries, short films, various texts and conversations with each other about the many topics – all in English.

Whilst grammar is not the overriding part of the course, it will undoubtedly permeate the lessons.

Your teacher Kayle, who is from England, so we are absolutely sure, that you receive the correct guidance regarding how to pronounce the words and put them together!

Kayle has sometimes been known to drink tea… 🙂


The languages of the Far East are the languages of the future. And the future has already begun!

Chinese and Japanese are a prerequisite for any Danish company doing business in China or Japan.

At Bosei you will be taught basic Japanese. Japanese is completely different from Indo-European languages. Limited progress will be possible in five months. However, you will learn to understand and communicate in simple conversation. You will also learn how to write and read Japanese texts.

During each semester, a group of students from Tokai University in Japan will visit Bosei for a month. That will provide you the chance to rehearse your language with native speakers every day from morning till evening.

In addition, you will be instructed regarding: Japanese culture; way of life and thinking; religion; and politics.

In the final weeks of the course, students may participate in a two week-long study tour to Japan. The study tour is not a mandatory part of the course, and must be paid for separately. We will be able to advise accurately on the price of the tours by the beginning of the respective courses. Study tour participants will be housed at Tokai University’s lodging or dormitories near Tokyo, and will have a chance to attend various classes at the University depending on language ability.

Students will be exposed to Japanese culture, industry and technology and participate in sight-seeing. Cost of the study tour is determined by the prevailing airfare and sightseeing trip fees. In Japan, Tokai University will provide the program, accommodations and meals during the period of studies and training.

Health & Fitness

Health and fitness combines a lot of physical training with mental training.

We will do a lot of physical exercises everyday using weights, our own bodies, games and anything else that comes to mind, that can help us get fit and healthy.

Part of the class is theoretical. You will learn the most effective way to work out your body, and you will know more about nutrition and anatomy.

Part of Health & Fitness is meditation and shiatsu classes. During the active meditation classes, you will learn how to concentrate while repeating a series of slow movements. You will learn how to control the energy of your body through the traditional East Asian techniques taught by South Korean Ko Tai-Jeong.

Balance is the keyword. Balance between body and mind. Balance between exercise and rest. Balance between how much you eat and how much you exercise.


The Outdoor class is a combination of classes in our 25 meter swimming pool and our beautiful surroundings in the southern part of the Danish island Zealand.

We are going to climb the trees in the woods right outside our school. We will enjoy the sea in canoes and kayaks. You will learn how to make your own knife. You will ride through the woods on mountain bikes.

During the winter months we are going to use the swimming pool a bit more than usual. We are going to play kayak polo. We are going to cross the pool on a slackline. And we are going to improve our swimming techniques and underwater skills.

Outdoor classis the best way to enjoy a stay in Denmark.


Judo is Japanese meaning the gentle way.

With judo as a major subject you will learn the close combat. Whether you’re a beginner or a competitive fighter, the judo course will provide challenges and learning for everyone.

If you are new in the discipline, we will teach you the basic techniques.

Along the course we will also provide you with a deeper insight to the history and philosophy of judo, as well as an introduction to kata and judo as self defense.

You will get to participate in exhibition matches, learn about competition rules and organization, as we organize our own “Bosei Cup”. We will also have one grading session during the course where you get to demonstrate your skills.

Our Judo teacher Thor Rasmussen (4th dan) is licensed to grade up to 1.kyu. He is the national coach of the Danish U18 team, and has studied judo in Japan at International Budo University where he completed the 1 year Budo Specialization Course.


Karate-do is Japanese meaning “empty hand” – the art of defending yourself without weapons.

Some styles in karate can trace their roots back to ancient China. The Okinawa Goju-ryu karate, which Kayle Larsen teaches at Bosei, is a self-defence-system based on a combination of fast, slow, linear, and circular techniques.

The daily training is aimed at developing physical as well as mental abilities. Every lesson begins with a short meditation session, and the training focuses on strength and endurance as well as flexibility, balance, coordination, and speed.

The mind thus gets stronger too, and this combination of physical and mental training makes you function better in your daily life. It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice or a well-trained fighter since karate is individual training within the team.


Taekwondo is Korean and combines the three words Tae (foot/kick) Kwon (hand/hit) Do (the way to do it).

Taekwondo is distinguishable from other disciplines as a highly developed system of techniques, with kicking being the most important. Taekwondo deepens your understanding of the body and is like other martial arts based on values like patience and mutual respect.

The daily teacher will be Master Ko Tai Jeong (9th Dan). With Master Ko in charge you’ll get a training of the highest possible quality, whether you are a beginner or a skilled fighter. You will be taught taekwondo on a level that is appropriate for you, and there will be grading sessions during the course.

You will also have opportunity to train with the local aikido-club.


Bosei is the only folk high school in Denmark offering eSport as a major subject.

We focus on communication, teamspirit, upgradring your skills and gaming habits. Lan events and other turnements on- and offline.

Our key games is CS:GO and LOL, but we also spend time on newer, smaller or whatever games your feel for at the moment.

We offer you high class gamer computers and 144 hz screens among with gaming chairs in a seperate room buildt only for eSport.

Optional Subjects

These subjects you may select as you please. Some subjects are being offered once or twice per week over the entire course, others run for a shorter period of time:

  • Manga
  • Cosplay
  • Philosophy
  • Song
  • Arts
  • Japanese Culture
  • Meditation
  • Shiatsu
  • Yoga
  • Korean language
  • Physiology
  • Swimming
  • Calisthenics
Details regarding the stay

Prices and other information

When do the long courses begin and end?

The spring 2019 2nd course beginns the 17th of March and ends the 22th of June. Duration: 14 weeks.

The autumn 2019 course beginns the 7th of August and ends the 17th of December. Duration: 19 weeks.

The spring 2020 course beginns the 5th of January and ends the 22th of June. Duration: 24 weeks.

The autumn 2020 course beginns the 9th of August and ends the 19th of December. Duration: 19 weeks.

What is the price of a long course?

The spring 2019 2nd course costs DKK 21.560 ~ aprox. € 2.848.

The autumn 2019 course costs DKK 29.260 ~ aprox. € 3.865.

The spring 2020 course costs DKK 36.960 ~ aprox. € 4.882.

The autumn 2020 course costs DKK 29.260 ~ aprox. € 3.865.

The price covers: instruction; accommodation in double rooms with wi-fi (Single rooms may be availiable but for an additional fee); meals 3 times a day etc. The price does not include the study tour to Japan or any other foreign tours.

The price of the study tours is determined by the prevailing airfare which will not be known until the beginning of the course.


Further, the student pays DKK 3.500 ~ aprox € 461 to a travel account. This amount reduces either the student’s final user charge for the long study trips, or is converted to a short study tour to eg Malmö or Berlin in the same period.

A payment of DKK 1.000 ~ aprox € 132 which cover expenses for materials and the like in connection with the general teaching during the semester.

In addition you must pay an application fee of DKK 1.000 ~ aprox € 132. This fee covers administration costs and can not be refunded if you choose to cancel your application.

What does the weekly schedule look like?

What about bedding?

We provide international students with duvet, pillow and bed linen (sheets, pillowcase and duvet cover). Please specify in the application if you bring your own bedding.

Can I do my laundry at Bosei?

Yes, there are washing machines and dryers in the basements of the accommodation wings. The school provides you with the detergents. 1 machinewash or drying costs aprox. DKR 20,-


Please contact Bosei if you need any further information regarding our courses, facilities, accommodation, renting possibilities or whatever else you may have in mind:

Idrætshøjskolen Bosei
Evensølundvej 5
DK-4720 Præstø
Phone: +45 55 90 90 90