News Update 5th September

Training Focus

The focus for this week is

Monday; Hijiate

Tuesday; Kotegaeshi

Wednesday; Hijishimae

Thursday; Sokumen Iriminage

Friday; Shomen Iriminage

Firday Weapon; Bokken/Shinai

Saturday; Kokyunage/Kokyuho

Saturday Weapon; Jo

Bar Room Brawl

This Friday, thats the 9th, we will be running the Bar Room Brawl. Please bring along friends and family as this is a free self defence course.

The course will be at The Horse and Groom pub on Radford Rd and Northgate. Meet at the pub for 18:15. Not the Dojo!

Holiday Competitons

The deadlines have now closed for both of our Holiday Competitions.

We will announce the winners of the competition during class this Friday.

Peel 2 Save

We are still selling Peel 2 Save cards, and will be able to do so until the 16th of September, so you still have time to make the most of this fantastic offer.

Anti-Bullying Course

Saturday the 10th we are running an anti-bullying course for children and their parents. Guests are more than welcome, so bring along mum and dad, or son and daughter. Class is from 10:30 to 11:30.


“Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.”

Paul J. Meyer


See you soon,

Sensei Matt Thurman, Shudokan Black Belt Academy - Aikido Nottingham








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News Update 10th August

It’s on you to stay safe.

It is times like this that we are reminded of the need for Self Protection training of all kinds. In the current climate it is more important than ever to be able maintain your personal safety.

Only a few days ago the thought of a “Home Invasion” was laughable.. yet NOW It’s a serious possibility. Can you say that you have the skills to protect yourself, your loved ones, your family and friends?

If you were the focus of an attack how far would you be prepared to go? If you saw another in need of physical assistance would you step in? Are you prepared to stand for the behaviour and actions that last night swam across your television and poured from your radio?

Here we teach the real means of self defence but we cannot teach you from your home. It is on you to make sure that you feel safe and confident. Now, more than ever, it is paramount to take every class available to you, attend our self defence courses and think about what steps you can take to improve your ability to protect those and the things that you care about.

We can teach you the tools, you have to learn them.


“The people’s good is the highest law.”


We’ll see you on the mat,

Sensei Matt Thurman Shudokan Black Belt Academy – Aikido Nottingham

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