Shodokan Open Tournament Information & Entry Form

The annual Shodokan Open 2012 Tournament is confirmed for Saturday 7th July at the Dartford Judo Club.
Please see attached full tournament information and entry form.

Shodokan Open 2012 – Tournament Information

Shodokan Open 2012 ENTRY FORM

Deadline for Entries: Friday 29th June.

Referees and volunteers also welcomed – please let us know if you are available.

If for any [...]

Regional Grading Congratulations

Darryl Kearvell, 2nd Kyu – Blue
Thanh-Giang Nguyen, 3rd Kyu – Green
Dominic McGree, 4th Kyu – Orange
John Wallbank, 4th Kyu – Orange
Matyn Richards, 5th Kyu – Yellow Belt
Frederick Johnson, 7th Kyu – Red Belt
Jacob Johnson, 7th Kyu – Red Belt
Ilya Paripsa, 8th Kyu – Red Belt with 1 Star
Joseph Farrow, 8th Kyu – Red Belt with 1 [...]

The Shodokan training system

Tomiki Shihan discovered that the educational principles and randori training of Judo could be applied to Aikido. He devised a set of 17 techniques which could be applied in competition (the randori no kata) including striking (atemi waza) and wrist locking (tekubi waza). He also created a series of basic practices (kihon kozo) to help [...]

Greenwich training over the bank holiday

There will be no training this Saturday at Greenwich (2nd June) because we will all be at the Skenfrith Aikido Seminar and no training on Tuesday (because of the extra bank holiday).

Skenny 2012 - Wales Spring Bank Holiday Aikido Seminar

There are still a (very) few places left for this seminar.

This years Wales Spring Aikido School course is going to be taken by Tsuchiya Sensei, 6th Dan. If you have not experienced Tsuchiya Sensei’s Aikido then you are in for a treat.

The course will be from Saturday 2nd June and will finish on 4th June, [...]

Annual Aikido Pub Crawl - Saturday 26th May

This year’s Pub Crawl is celebrating the birthdays of James & Imogen Burman (Imi is 40 this year!!).

Starts 1:30pm in Nottinghill Gate and will eventually end in Soho, Covent Garden way – lots of beer and dinner eventually – Everyone is welcome!!

Here are all the details…..Route Map of Pubs – May 2012

If you have [...]

Sussex Sport Aikido - Change of training night

Sussex are changing training from Friday to Thursday’s – same time, same place, different day!

Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm St Andrews, (Old Church) Hall, Church Road, Hove
Thursday, 8:00-10:00pm University of Sussex, Sports Centre, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RB

Contact: Jerome Chin-Aleong,

No Aikido in Greenwich on Saturday 5th May.

No Aikido today, as we are going to be at the Endo Sensei’s seminar being hosted by the Aikido on Kent Assoc.

SAUK Club Event, EIS Shefffield…. this Saturday 21st April, 11am to 4pm

VENUE ADDRESS can be found on:
10:30am – 11am ~ Registration
11am – 12:30pm ~ Seminar Nage no Kata Omote (last 11)
12:45pm – 1pm ~ Instructors Demo *club owners to let Scott know on the day*
1pm – 1:45pm ~ Refereeing & Scoring Course

1:45 – 4pm ~ Kongdantaisen
event 1 - Nage no Kata Omote – up to 5th Kyu
event [...]

The First ETAN Junior and Youth European Championship

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2012
Sport- und Feriencenter, Fiesch, 3984 Fiesch, Switzerland

Dear Aikidoka,

We have the greatest of pleasure in inviting you to Switzerland for the 1st Junior and Youth ETAN championships. This prestigious event will not only present you with an opportunity to compete against other Aikidoka from Europe but [...]