Photos from Aikido Under 18's Seminar held 1st October at Rotherhithe

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A course that introduced teenagers to competitive Aikido (Randori & Embu).  This was specifically aimed at those aged 12 to 18 years and was lead by Christian Kirkham, the 2009 Aikido World Champion and his coach Steve Evans.

The course was devised just for teenagers eager to understand the training involved for competitions at local, national and international levels.  Both explained how they have trained over the years, the mindset needed for competition’s and how they approached the tournaments.  Steve and Christian have both been World Champions and have continued to coach/train further competitors - recently Laura Beardsmore, current Female World Randori Champion.  They are eager to develop the next generation of Aikido competitors and everyone found the day to be inspiring and fun.   More information will follow on further training seminars for the Aikido Under 18’s.

Many thanks to Tanseikan (Dave & Vanda) for hosting and all the Club Owners & Instructors who came along to support the first of many events for teenagers.

Chris Stamate

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