Shihan Burgess will be in Alness in early November to give a course and grading. A couple of us from the London club will be attending. We are looking forward to Scottish hospitality after a few years away because of Covid.
There will be no classes this week in Ruislip. So there is no Adults class on the 4th August nor Children’s class on the 11th August. Next week we will return to our normal schedule.
The City club is now practising at the Deli Studios which is at 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF. You will need to ask at the reception which studio we will be in. Until the end of August we will be in Studio 11.
The time remains between 6pm-8pm and will still cost £10 a session.
Due to the weather conditions, I suggest we cancel the Aikido class tomorrow 19th July 2022.
The class on Thursday in Ruislip on 21st July 2022 will run as usual.
The next class in the City will be 26th July at our new venue 107 Leadenhall Street. You can find more details of the new venue here
I will be teaching at the British Aikido Board National Course this year in September at Brunel University. The British Aikido Board is the national governing body for Aikido in this country. The course will be an opportunity to meet people from different Aikido organisations and let this wider family know of the Aikido we teach.
Here is a report in French of the recent seminar we had for the recent seminar in Italy for the First Memorial Seminar for Doshu Yoshigasaki.
It was good to practise with our French friends last month and it was good to see we have so much in common. More details of the organisation in France can be found here https://www.kinokenkyukai.fr/
Here is a report in Italian of the seminar earlier this month in Novara.
I have just got back from the First Memorial Seminar for Doshu Yoshigasaki. This was the first occasion where Doshu’s four highest grades, all Ninth Dans, taught together at the same seminar. Understandably the seminar was both well attended and well received. Thank you to Shihan Bruno Maule and the Dojo Ronin Ki Aikido Novara for organising an excellent weekend and I look forward to seeing you soon.
In life, one is either getting better or worse. Unlike with inorganic material which can remain dormant for years without any improvement or degradation.
Aikido can be practiced from cradle to grave. We have students whose ages range from six to over eighty. It is art where one adapts the training to your own physique so no matter what shape or age you are now, you will be able to begin the journey today.
Along with the application in real life which one would expect in a martial art, we also are taught how to unify mind and body. This unification helps greatly with the challenges of daily life and can be used no matter how far you are along the journey.
So don’t wait; start practising Aikido now.
Here are three essays that have been written about What is Aikido?
The first by Doshu Yoshigasaki was written in 2004. Another was written by Sensei Mike Hayes and is also on the new British Ki Society website. Finally, I wrote a short essay a few years ago which can be found here. I purposely used the same title so that the three essays could be contrasted.