Weekly Bulletin 18th February

Hello Everyone,

Apologies for the lateness of this email, but it is OK because half term is here! All schools are closed so remember there is NO afterschool clubs this week!

The start of the year beginners course is coming to a close with the penultimate week here – BUT…

If you or a friend have missed out on the beginners course on this occasion then do not worry! Our 2nd beginners course of the year will be starting NEXT WEEK at the Dunkirk Dojo! I am hoping for a good turn out as I will be personally teaching this one so please spread the word about this! More info below!

Lets keep recruiting for our family!!!


If you, or a friend, are bored of the gym, looking to get fitter, striving to become an internationally known martial artist, or just looking for a new hobby, these are the dates you need to remember! The following courses will be starting on the following dates:

  • Lenton Dojo : Every Tuesday : 26th Feb 2019 – 26th March 2019 : 19:30pm – 20:30pm
  • Beginners courses in Sneinton (Nottingham) Dojo and the Derby Dojo have already started last but it is not too late to start aikido with a slow paced, comfortable block of classes!

    This is a course perfectly designed for a beginner to transit in to a fully paced regular class. With the focus being on the absolute fundamentals, anyone can benefit from these classes, even a seasoned black belt! This year will include an element of self-defence too! All courses will cost a fee of £60 for the 5 weeks.

    The class is open for all existing members and we encourage you to come and help with the beginners and revise the basics for yourself too!

    Please spread the word and help our Aikido Family grow!

    As part of a promotional campaign we are heading we are hosting a couple of free workshops for Pure Gym members at their gym! So if you or someone you know goes to this gym then please spread the word and get involved! *Only at the Basford Pure Gym.

    The classes are as follows:

  • Monday 18th February 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Studio)
  • Friday 22nd February 7:30pm – 8:30pm (Studio)
  • Note that this class is only for Pure Gym members – Pure Gym members will also get 50% OFF the next beginners course and 20% OFF membership fee

    Where? – Sovereign House, 184 Nottingham Rd, Nottingham NG7 7BA

    In the coming weeks we will be taking orders for new dogi’s (uniforms) and weapons. The prices are as follows:

  • Junior Dogi : £20
  • Adult Dogi : £40
  • Oak Bokken : £22
  • Oak Jo : £20
  • Tanto : £7
  • Jo/Bokken Case : £30
  • Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in purchasing a new dogi

    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.

    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.

    More information to follow later in the year- stay tuned