Congratulations to Rob Cardell & Sara Middleton

Both Rob & Sara graded to 2nd Dan this weekend at the Annual Xmas Seminar with Phil Newcombe, Scott Allbright and Jim Newcombe.

Many congratulations to them both from Aikido South East



Open mat sessions: Greenwich

This Saturday (12th November) we will have an open mat session at Greenwich.This is not a taught class, but Erik and Paul will both be on the mat so you are covered by Shodokan UK insurance etc.

This is an opportunity for you to get some extra mat time and work on anything you want – [...]

Mike McCavish, 5th Dan - Photos from the Aikido South East Training Week

Many thanks to Michael McCavish, 5th Dan and Senior Hombu Dojo Instructor for his tour of the Aikido South East Clubs in October – we hope to see him every year!

More pictures on Flickr:

9th International Tournament Pictures & Video

Many congratulations to the Seniors who graded at the 9th International Tournament with Shihan.
Dave Fielding, Tanseikan – 6th Dan
Erik Dop, Aikido South East Greenwich – 4th Dan
Marlon Hoating, Central London Shodokan Aikido – 4th Dan

Also, many congratulations to the Aikido South East Mens Randori Team for making it to the 3rd/4th Place Finals.

Photographs [...]

Greenwich Dojo summer break

The Greenwich dojo is closed now for a short summer break. The first class back will be Tuesday 6th September.

Classes will continue to run as usual at the other Shodokan South East clubs: Beckenham/Langley, Dartford, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

ATS (Advanced Training Session) - Saturday 10th September

A reminder for the southern ATS monthly training session this Saturday in Greenwich.   A great opportunity to focus on specific needs and build fitness.

Time:   12:30-3:30pm
Cost:   £10.00
Venue: St Marks Methodist Church, 22 Greenwich South St, London SE10 8TY  (Entrance is on the side street – Ashburnham Place)

Parking: Please check parking and resident restrictions!  There is long term [...]

Scott Allbright, 6th Dan & Celine Pagnier, 3rd Dan at Club Beckenham

Aikido South East – Club Beckenham at Langley Sports Park
were very pleased to have  Scott Allbright, 6th Dan and Celine Pagnier, 3rd Dan to teach Juniors 9am-10am & Adults 10am-12pm

Scott is the most senior grade in the UK, club owner of Sheffield Koyigkan and is the SAUK Squad Coach.

Flickr Photos

Aikido South East Regional Grading Results

Christine Young – Ni Kyu + 1 Star
Paul Gay – Yon  Kyu
Philip Seabourne – Yon Kyu
Kieran Ciniewicz – Yon Kyu
Dominic McGree – Rokku Kyu
John Wallbank – Rokku Kyu          
Martyn Jason Richards – Rokku Kyu

Also, many thanks to all the volunteer uke’s for coming along to help out.

Next regional grading is Saturday 5th November at 12:30pm, held at Langley Sports Hall, Beckenham.

Chris Stamate, [...]

'Mock' International Kata Competition on Saturday 9th July

Junanahon no kata – Randori no kata; Goshin no kata – koryu dai san

In this third seminar, students will present their katas for adjudication and refinement in a ‘mock’ kata competition. We will continue to look at and refine presentation, have fun and improve understanding and performance.

I will ask other senior Sensei’s to come along [...]

The Shodokan Open 2011 Entry Forms are now available!

The 2011 Shodokan Open will be held on Saturday 16th July at the Dartford Judo Club from 9:30-6:00pm.   It’s the last National competition before the 9th International Tournament!!

We only accept club entries, but please feel welcome to contact us if you are an individual so we can place you within a team.

For full event [...]