August at a glance


Training focus for the week commencing 9th August is :

Mon     Sankajo

Tue     Kokyu Ho

Wed     Kotegaeshi

Thu     Hijiate/Hijishimae

Fri     Yonkajo

Sat     Shomen Iriminage

The week commencing 16th August is grade specific curriculum and the week commencing 23rd is testing week. Remember you need a minimum of 8 tags to test.

We still need a few more volunteers for our charity free fall parachute jum, please give names at reception. On Tuesday 17th at 7.30 our resident free fall student Bruce will give us a short presentation and demonstarate the equipment we will use, we will also show a short video. If you are interested come along.

FREE Ladies safety and awareness course to be held at the Shudokan Black Belt Academy on Thursday 19 Aug 6.30 start for 1 hour 15 mins. The course will cover tips to stay safe, use of body language and psychology and physical strategies to remain safe. Bring a friends familyn work colligues; male friends are ideal as practicing with a male partner does make things a little more realistic. Call 0115 9856504 for details or visit us at The Shudokan teaches Aikido nation wide as well as in Nottingham. Aikido is a non violent Martial Art often used by police forces world wide as a self defence system. The Shudokan Black belt Academy is sport England recognised and Clubmark accredited.

On Fri 20th we have our Junior summer school, Dragons in the morning and Juniors in the afternoon. Good luck to Jacob Cardwell who is testing to Junior Shodan

Social event planned for Fri 27th Start time is straight after the adlut lesson venue to be notified.

Birthdays wishes to the following students for the month of August

Oli Frammingham, Gareth Moss, James Dallas, Ellie Stopper, Mandy Morrell, Simon Taylor, Madison Sheffield, Thomas Hyde, Sarah Cassidy, Nathan Bradshaw, Krystan Kolacz, Mohamed Alasow, Dylan Price Cooke, David Evans, Ella Mae o ‘ Brien, Asha Chambers, Thomas Varley, Peter Kerr, Zein Azad, Egan Caine, Joseph Cardwell, Joseph McElhone, Scott Allen, Zyron Boulton, James Forward, Aaron Barks, Fraser Jackson Pinder, Nyara Jammeh, Richard Evans, Ashleigh Davis Lynch, Katie Perna and Ian Saunders.

Have a great birthday

Qute of the week

Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never — in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill


See you on the Mat

Sensei Ken Robson

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