News update 25 Oct 2010

Outdoor Self Defence & Social

A very valuable lesson and well attended, thanks to those who supported the class. Over the coming months we will be working on the defence drills you saw. Good to see the social well attended, for a select few I think things went on until around 2.00am.

Mustard Sensei

This Thursday a 6.30 start for 2 1/2 hours. Still 8 places left on a first come first served basis. Please don’t waste this opportunity.

Ladies Safety and Awareness

Our usual winter Ladies Safety and Awareness course is open to all and is scheduled for Tue 9th Nov. Guys your welcome to attend as well, after all the ladies need people to practice on. The seminar will start at 6.30 and run for 2 hours.


I have had some very positive feedback from the BAB national course on the standard we displayed. The quality of Shudokan Aikido is indeed world class and I for one am very proud of what we have achieved and very happy with the standards our students display.

Fire walk

Fire walk for clic sergent on 19 Nov. Cost £10.00 visit  Tell everyone you can we want as many people walking as possible. Training starts at 6.30 for an 8.00 walk.

Black Belt Testing

Scheduled for Sat 27th of November, it will be a privilege to watch these students demonstrate all their hard work and focus over the past few years.  If you watch a Black Belt (Shodan) grading, you are literally watching someone achieve a life dream. It’s an event that can inspire you to achieve your own, no matter what that may be.

If you’re not sure what your dreams are, it’s a great time to think about it as we come up to the New Year.    Instead of just “giving up” something like smoking or sugar in your tea for example, this year why not be more proactive?  What do you hope for? What do you really want out of life? How and what will you do to achieve it?

People don’t get black belts by “giving up”. They get them through “getting up” after a fall and “rising up” to any challenge.   This is the spirit of the black belt, and one which all our hopes and expectations could benefit from if we choose to not only start, but also finish the coming New Year with it.  


“Pretend to be the person you want to be. One day you’ll realize you are no longer pretending.”

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See you on the mat

Sensei Ken

2 comments. Leave a Reply

  1. JT

    Hi Sensei,

    Many thanks for the outdoor self defence course. My colleagues and I really enjoyed it and learned some valuable tips.


    • Thanks for your comments JT. Its a really valuable thing to do I think, it really hits home points that are not all that obvious in the dojio

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