Club Bromley gains Sport UK Club Mark Accreditation

Congratulations to Club Bromley for achieving Sport England UK Club Mark Status.
Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants.

Clubmark was introduced in 2002 by Sport England to:

Ensure that accrediting partners apply core common criteria to ensure that consistent good practice and minimum [...]

Bromley Juniors 2012 Trophies & Prizes

Most Improved Student – Ghoki Mitzu
Ukemi Champion – Matthew Marsh
Sumo Champion – Dhillon Marsh
Randori Champion – Jonathan Murray

Break-Fall Balloon Competition – Jonathan Murray
Ukemi Competition – 1st place, Ghoki Mitzu and 2nd place, Matthew Marsh
This was THE last aikidoka junior on hands and knees.  Itt was a very high number of press-ups in total (80-100 apparently counted!) before Ghoki won.  Matthew [...]

Grading News

Congratulations to everyone!
… a great way to wrap up the year for all Aikido South East members.

Malaga Xmas Seminar & Grading
PANEL:  Phil Newcombe 7th Dan, Satoru Tsuchya 6th Dan, Scott Allbright 6th Dan
Christine Young – 1st Dan, Shodan

Juniors Grading ~ TTWSAC (Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge)
PANEL:  Chris Stamate 4th Dan, Di Buckley 3rd Dan, James Burman 3rd Dan
Miles Cronin – 2nd Dan [...]

Xmas Training Schedule for Bromley, Langley & Kidbrooke Park

Last 2012 Wednesday class – 12th December
Last 2012 Sunday class – 16th December

First 2013 Sunday class – 6th January
> 8:30am, Juniors
> 9:30am to 11:30am, Teens & Adults

First 2013 Thursday class at the new Thomas Tallis Dojo – 10th January
> 7:00-9:00pm

Shodokan Open 2013 Tournaments are now confirmed!

The Shodokan Open 2013 is confirmed for Saturday 8th June
and introducing
The Shodokan Open Under 18’s Tournament on Saturday 23rd March.

~ further details for both tournaments will be published in the next few months~

Both tournaments will be held at a new venue
Thomas Tallis Dojo – Kidbrooke Park
Thomas Tallis Sports Centre, 154 Kidbrooke [...]

SAF Aikido World Championships Information, 13-15 July 2013

Dear SAF Members,

The SAF currently enjoys a membership of 81 clubs from all over the world, and we are expecting a few more clubs to join soon.

We have the pleasure to officially announce the 2013 Aikido World Championships to be held in Osaka next summer from Saturday 13th to Monday 15th July.

2013 Shodokan Aikido Federation [...]

Malaga Xmas Seminar & Grading Information


Shodokan Aikido Spain and myself look forward to hosting the first SAUK Xmas Seminar and Grading in the warmer climes of the Costa del Sol on Saturday 1st December this year.

 It would be good to see as many of you as possible so a reminder to book early, which it makes it no more expensive [...]

Michael Mccavish Dan grade/Instructor class this Saturday

Not to be missed. This Saturday (29th September) 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Sensei Michael Mccavish will be teaching a special Dan grade/Instructor session at the Swanmead Dojo.

Swanmead Sports Ground,
Swanmead Way,
For more info, contact James Burman.

South East Clubs schedule with Mike McCavish, 5th Dan

There is also a special Juniors class with Mike McCavish on Saturday 29th September.   We hope as many of the parents from all the clubs can get their Juniors to Tonbridge for a great lesson.

Sunday 23 September | 9.30am to 11.30am
Glades Shopping Centre, Studio 2, Pavilion Sports Centre, Kentish Way, Bromley BR1 3EF
Contact: Chris Stamate on [...]

Pictures from Phil Newcombe, 7th Dan last class at City....

Thanks to Phil Newcombe, 7th Dan for a great seminar at City’s last night and the surprise arrival of a number of friends from Aikido past !

Marvellous to see a number travelling from afar ~ Louise from NZ, Mike from the Phillipines and others from Manchester, Brighton/Hove,  Jim from Sevenoaks !!  Pictures of last nights [...]