November Mat Chat
Shudokan Black Belt Academy - Aikido Nottingham
British Aikido Board National Course
I will be teaching at this event along with 4 other senior instructors from various different styles of Aikido. Please support the event and lets show everyone the quality of Shudokan Aikido.
Sat 9th October 9:30 - 15:45 at Brunel University, Sports Centre, Kingstone Road, Uxbridge UB8 3PH
FRIDAY SOCIAL EVENT
Meet at the Chestnut pub after training, around 8.30 ish
This years firewalk is being held on Fri 19th Nov at the dojo, meet at 6.00pm for a 6.30 start. Bring EVERYONE you know (minors need to have a parent in attendance who is also walking). Not sure about the minimum age then talk to me. Cost is a minimum donation of £10 per head going to Clik Seargent ( charity for kids with cancer) List is open give your name, and donation at reception.
We will be open on Sat 28th as normal but closed on Mon 31st, open again on Tuesday 1st Sep.
Nice little quote to end my bit, by “unknown”
IF YOUR GOING THROUGH HELL……… KEEP GOING
See you on the mat
Junior Mat Chats for September
Life skills training
BACK TO SCHOOL
In the month of September we are discussing the following topics with the children to help then get back into the routine of school, and for some, to help them cope with starting a new school.
WEEK 1. BACK TO SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL. This week we discuss the importance of establishing positive routines, setting new goals and re-establishing contact with old friends. For those who are starting new schools we encourage that change should be looked upon as an exciting experience that provides us with new opportunities.
WEEK 2. MAKING NEW FRIENDS. This week we talk about the importance of extending friendship to people who are new to our school. We also discuss how to go about building relationships with the RIGHT people if we are the ones that find ourselves in a new environment. Confidence is a major focus for this week to make it easier for our children to make new friends.
WEEK 3. BULLIES. This week we discuss with the children various ways of dealing with bullies using both verbal and physical strategies.
WEEK 4. HOME WORK. Finally this month we discuss the importance of prioritising tasks. Homework may not be fun but lets get it done and out of the way. Also lets do the best job we can.
The subjects covered this month are designed to make the transition back to school easier for our students. Please help us by participating and re-enforcing these subjects outside of the dojo.
It’s that time of the year again where summer activities are getting harder and harder to find. But fear not here at the Shudokan Black Belt Academy we have the perfect solution, it’s our Annual Kids Summer School. This will take place over Thursday 19th August and Friday 20th August. The little dragons (ages 4 -7) will be held between 0900 – 12:00 and the juniors (Ages 8 – 16) will be held from 13:00 – 16:00. As well as learning the secret arts of how to become a true Samurai warrior they will also learn self defence techniques and If that wasn’t enough we’ll even throw in a few games. They are sure to have a truly awesome time. All this is for a small fee of £25 for both days. Anybody in the range of the ages is welcome even if you’re not student here. There will also be a chance for the samurais to make a movie of their time here, which you can view by subscribing to our YouTube channel; of course this is only with your consent. (Forms will be provided on the day.)
Also there will be a chance to see a junior Black belt test Friday 6.00 pm
So give us a call on 0800 6121 126 and book you child’s place, hurry though places are limited.
A BIG congratulations to Kane Fraser and Kain Jones achieving the rank of Junior Shodan on Fri 23rd July. Both did a fantastic job, check out the highlights below
Please all note that the Dojo will be closed from 30th Jul - 2nd Aug inclusive due to summer school. Help still needed laying 400 mats on Thursday 29th at Jesse Boot wildcats arena from 2.30pm til however long it takes.
Still testing this week prior to summer school.
Summer School Dan gradings at the wildcats arena, 5.30 pm start, testing up to 4th Dan.
Thought for the week
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
Sensei Ken http://www.shudokan.co.uk
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Great BBQ on Saturday. Thanks to all who attended with a special thanks to John Coup and Tara on the social committee for arranging it. Also a big thanks to my assistant chef Andrew Tanser and also to Robert Hamshire who provided the table chairs and the interesting 3D puzel called a gazebo. Some die hards made it all the way through to midnight.