Weekly Bulletin 11th March 2019

Good Afternoon Aikido Family,
With the first adult grading of the year fast approaching and seminars to look forward to now is a good time to be an Aikidoka! If you are intending on going to the Robert Mustard Shihan seminar this weekend then please let me know before Wednesday – so that I can compile a list to send to the Dojo. You will pay in cash on the day. More info below.

Monday and Saturday classes are now Test Practice and all Cadet students are welcome to attend. However, they must personally make sure that they have a partner to train with at these classes should they choose to attend.

We also have a new Facebook page that we ask you all to please like, share and write a review if possible!

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
In order to keep with the times and provide a platform for us all to share aikido related information, have a common means of communication, and promote our club and classes, we have created a brand new public Facebook page! If you haven’t already done so then we encourage you all to ‘like’ the page so you don’t miss out on any of the clubs exciting new content!

It would also be hugely appreciated by us if you could please write a small review about the club on this page as this helps more than you think to promote our club and help our family grow! Don’t forget to leave 5 stars 😉

PAGE LINK: https://www.facebook.com/AikidoShoshinkann/

ROBERT MUSTARD SHIHAN (8th Dan) SEMINAR
Robert Mustard Shihan from Canada is teaching a weekend seminar at the Eagle Dojo in Nottingham next month! Those of you familiar with the book ‘Angry White Pajamas’ will know how iconic Mustard Shihan is to Yoshinkan Aikido. He is a fantastic teacher and I personally promise that you won’t regret attending this seminar. Find all information below

  • Who? – Robert Mustard Shihan (8th Dan) from Canada. He was an instructor on the famous ‘Senshusei’ course and is widely regarded as one of the best instructors in the world. You and your aikido will benefit from this seminar regardless of your level or ability.
  • What? – A weekend seminar consisting of a total of 8 hours training (4 hours per day)
  • Where? – The Eagle Dojo; The Eagle Building, Riverside Way, Nottingham NG2 1DP
  • When? – 16th/17th March 2019: 10.00am – 4.00pm (You can attend just one day!)
  • How? – £80 for the full weekend or £40 for 1 day!
  • If you are interested then please let us know!

    WEDNESDAY JUNIOR CLASS WITH SENSEI ROWAN
    The junior class on a Wednesday evening from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Sneinton Dojo is a great opportunity for juniors of ALL LEVELS to train in a larger space enabling the prospect of practicing more dynamic, difficult throws and improving your aikido experience. The space we have at this Dojo can be 4 times the size of that in the Dunkirk Dojo when all of the mats are utilized. Personally this is also an important class for me as I start to teach more of my own classes and hope to continue to grow as a teacher and role model for the students and your children.

    This is also a good class for the juniors with hopes of moving on to the adult classes in the future as it is immediately followed by a beginners level adult class which would eventually be ideal for them to transition between the classes. It is already a possibility for some juniors to stay on the mats for the adult class if the instructors deem the student as ready.

    MARCH ADULT/CADET GRADING
    This month we have our first grading of the new year. Last year we had 4 very successful grading’s as students consistently progressed through the belts and impressed on the mats. Lets hope we can continue in similar vain in 2019 starting with this first one! This is an extra special grading as it is our first ever grading open to our ‘cadets’ as they look to complete brand new syllabuses and mix in with the adults! Also it is the first opportunity for everyone who has completed beginners courses to try for their next belts! We encourage everyone to try to grade and not make a definitive decision until closer to the day. All you need to know here:

  • What? The first Shoshinkan grading of the year! An opportunity for you to progress to your next belt.
  • When? Thursday 28th March @ 7pm
  • Where? The Derby Dojo – Sunnyhill Community Centre, Coleridge St, Derby DE23 8AF
  • Who? You! Everyone should endeavour to push themselves and try for their next belts as we aim for a 2019 full of achievements!
  • How? Start thinking about Uke’s (for 7th kyu and above) and filling out grading forms. AND TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN!
  • *Grading venues alternate between Derby and Nottingham throughout the year

    SAMURAI SUMMER CAMP 2019
    The date’s for this years annual junior Samurai Summer Camp have been confirmed as: Friday 9th August – Sunday 11th August.
    The price has been set at £150 per junior and with places in high demand we advise you let your interest known ASAP.
    There will be structured payment plans available.

    Places are quickly being depleted so let us know ASAP if you are interested!