Weekly Bulletin 4th December 2017

Hello everyone,

With only 2 weeks left before grading lets really ramp up the training and finish the year on a high!

End of Year Grading!!!

The 4th and final grading of the year is coming next month and it should be this years biggest! If you have any doubts about grading then we urge you not to make a decision until at least the week of the test. Until then we recommend you give it your all and leave no room for doubts on the mat! You may surprise yourself and it is always important to finish a year on a high and what better Christmas present than a new belt? If it turns out that you are not quite ready then so be it, but at least you can say that you tried. With people anticipating to grade from 8th Kyu all the way up to Shodan this will be a great spectacle you should not miss.

  • Juniors: Grading will be on Saturday the 16th December for Nottingham students and only for Green Belt (5th Kyu) students and above and must be present in the Saturday 2nd class. The Derby junior grading will be on Thursday 21st December and again only for Green Belts and above – It is important you attend the Thursday Derby class if you want to grade here.
  • Adults:
    The adult grading, and showpiece event, will be on Wednesday 20th December at the Sneinton Dojo, Nottingham, and will start at 7pm.
  • Now is the time to consider grading, but please do not make a final decision before you have pushed yourself and put some hours in to try and ready yourself first because if you never push yourself you never know what you can achieve! Remember to find an uke if you need one!

    Aikido Christmas Party

  • Juniors: Saturday 16th December is our official day for this years aikido christmas party! The junior party will take place in the community centre immediately following the mornings junior classes and grading from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. It will be a fuddle party so please bring any food & drinks available and associated with your culture so we can all share and enjoy a variety of international flavours! There will be games, snacks, music, and a lot of good fun if last years party is anything to go by, so I promise you will be disappointed if you miss out on this one!
  • Adults: The adult party will also be on Saturday 16th December, despite previously deciding a different date. We will be meeting at a restaurant in Nottingham City Centre at 7pm. We are yet to settle on a destination and any recommendations or preferences are welcome!
  • CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

    Over the Christmas and New Years Period the dojo will be closed for up to 2 weeks with our last class of 2017 being on Friday 22nd December, and our first class of 2018 being on Thursday 4th January. Therefore, the dojo will be closed on the following dates:

    Saturday 23rd December
    Monday 25th December
    Tuesday 26th December
    Wednesday 27th December
    Thursday 29th December
    Friday 30th December
    Saturday 31st December
    Monday 1st January
    Tuesday 2nd January
    Wednesday 3rd January


    WHAT IS GOING ON THIS WEEK!

    NOTTINGHAM STUDENTS

  • After-School Clubs
  • All classes are on as usual. Please see the timetable below.

  • Junior Classes
  • All classes are on as usual. Please see the timetable below.

  • Senior Classes
  • All classes are on as usual. Please see the timetable below.

    DERBY STUDENTS

  • After-School Clubs
  • All classes are on as usual. Please see the timetable below.

  • Juniors Classes
  • All classes are on as usual. Please see the timetable below.

  • Senior Classes
  • All classes are on as usual. Please see the timetable below.

    TIMETABLE FOR THIS WEEKS CLASSES

    AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS
    Monday @ Dunkirk Abbey Campus: 3.15pm – 4.15pm
    Tuesday @ Derby High: 3.45pm – 4.45pm (Large hall; Ages 8+)
    Wednesday @ Derby High: 3.45pm – 4.45pm (Small hall; Ages 5-7)
    Thursday @ Dunkirk Highfields: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
    Friday @ Dunkirk Highfields: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (Advanced)

    JUNIOR CLASSES
    Nottingham Juniors :
    Wednesday @ Snienton 7:00pm – 8:00pm ( Adult Junior Mixed)
    Friday @ Lenton 5:30pm – 6:30pm ( All Juniors)
    Saturday @ Lenton 10:00am – 11:00am ( All Juniors)
    Saturday @ Lenton 11:00am – 12:00pm ( Junior High Grades)
    Saturday @ Lenton 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Adult Junior Mixed)

    Derby Juniors :
    Thursday @ Sunnyhill 6:00pm – 7:00pm ( All Juniors )
    Thursday @ Sunnyhill 7:00pm – 8:00pm ( Junior & Adult Mixed Class)
    SENIOR CLASSES

    Nottingham dojo :
    Monday : @ Snienton 7:00pm – 9:00pm : Regular Class
    Tuesday : @ Lenton 7:00pm – 9:00pm : Special / Focus Class
    Wednesday : @ Sneinton 7:00pm – 8:00pm : Beginner Class (Adult Junior Mixed)
    Wednesday : @ Sneinton 8:00pm – 9:00pm : Advanced Class
    Saturday : @ Lenton 12:00pm – 1:00pm : Adult Junior Mixed Class

    Derby Dojo :

    Thursday @Sunnyhill 7:00pm – 8:00pm, (Junior Adult mixed Class)
    Thursday @Sunnyhill 8:00pm – 9:00pm, (Adult Class)


    Rowan Garton
    Assistant Instructor