Tanseikan Juniors Funday - next weekend!

Club Tanseikan are hosting another Funday!   Open to all juniors and teenagers and comprises a number of teaching sessions, world class demonstrations, a mini competition (Embu, Tanto Tai-Sabaki, Hikitategeiko and Ninindori) plus Medals and Trophies and lots of fun and teams games.

Date : Saturday 5th October 2013
Time:  9.30 am – 3:00pm
Cost: £15 entry fee, sibling discount £10 per child per family).
Where: Seven Islands Leisure Centre, 100 Lower Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 2TU
Travel: There is ample free parking available (car park underneath the sports centre).  Nearest tube station is Canada Water (Jubilee Line).
Competition Entries:   Competition entries should be emailed to Aikidouk@aol.com by 28th Sept.

The categories are; Embu (3 groups- group A kihon 1-5, group B Kihon 1-10, group C any 14 techniques).  Tanto Tai-Sabaki , Hikitategeiko (1 minute paired demos) and Ninindori. Any juniors without partners will be paired on the day.

Children must bring their membership book for signing and proof of insurance.  Please also bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks (no fizzy or caffeinated drinks). Adults and family members are very welcome to watch and all adult Aikidoka will be made most welcome and can assist on the day. As ever the more the merrier!

Any questions – please call David on 07810 507 235 or Vanda on 07957 403 578 or Email Aikidouk@aol.com

London & Hove Aikido Festival Competition Entries.

We hope you will be able to join us at this years London & Hove Aikido Festival on the 12th and 13th October. On Saturday we have a fantastic line up of instructors:
  • Philip Newcombe, 7th Dan
  • Satoru Tsuchiya, 6th Dan
  • David Fielding (MBE) 6th Dan
  • Jerome Chin Aleong, 4th Dan
  • Steve Trout, 3rd Dan
  • James Burman, 3rd Dan.
On Sunday we will again be holding a randori competition. Last year we had over 50 competitors and this year we are hoping for more. Attached is the competition entry form. If you are attending on Saturday then there is no need to complete anything in advance, simply pay on the day for the seminars. However the competition is now too big to organise on the day so we will need everyone to compete an entry form in advance. One entry per club, to be returned to Erik Dop (erik.dop@gmail.com) no later than friday 4th October.
Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

SAUK Annual Xmas Seminar & Do - Saturday 7th December

Nottingham University Aikido Club are hosting the SAUK Xmas Party this year!

Save the date!

…more details will follow in due course…

Contact:  Hosein Mani  on email mhmani21@gmail.com

Nariyama Shihan Seminars - Photos and Film

Many thanks to Russell Marsh for the great photographs and film.



Club Bromley Closed - owners on sabbatical

Due to the Club Owners on sabbatical in the Far East, training at the Bromley Pavilion Centre will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Erik Dop & Paul Herbert are the new Club Owners for our Kidbrooke Club at Thomas Tallis, and will be introducing a new juniors training night in the not too distant future!  To register your interest for < age 14 years, please email erikdop@gmail.com

We want to thank all our members and parents for creating a great club  - it’s been a pleasure, and for some members a very long time!

A special mention of thanks to …

Russell, Catherine, Philip, Ellie & Alice of Club Bromley
Rob & Steve from Club Dartford, Jerome from Club Hove, Erik & Paul from Club Greenwich

…for your support, time and commitment to make the club a great success.
We will miss you all.

All the best
Chris & Christine

Congratulations to Bromley Members - Ellie & Alice

Many congratulations to Ellie Hughes & Alice Walker who have just received their A Level results and will be off to their Universities of choice.

Ellie is studying at Manchester and Alice will be at Nottingham.
University Aikido Clubs look forward to them training!

They have both been training with Sensei Chris Stamate from age 7/8 years and the club will miss them very much.

We wish them both the very best of luck and look forward to hearing about their Senior Dan Grades in the not too distant future!

Nariyama Shihan with Ellie and Alice.

Sat.7.Sep - Nariyama Shihan 9th Dan - Kidbrooke, London Seminar for Juniors & Adults


• All attendees (parents/guardians for juniors) to sign a register please.
• Travel & Transport Details:  www.shodokanaikido.org.uk > Training Venues > Kidbrooke Park
• Insurance:  This is a BAB Insured event.  All attendees will be required to have current BAB insurance – please present your certificate at registration.  If you do not have current insurance/proof, you may purchase on the day.

9:30AM – SEMINAR for JUNIORS (U-14 years)

Please note there are Strict Guidelines for taking photographs and film of children.
The official photographer is Russell Marsh – no other photographs or films can be taken during this seminar – however we will publish photo’s on the Aikido website (with parental permission).

(lunch break around 1:00pm)

The Spread Eagle Restaurant has been booked exclusively for an Aikido Party.
Address:  1-2 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London Se10 9jn
Buffet, £20 per person, inc vegetarian option.  This doesn’t include the cost of drinks!
To book a place contact Jon Gorf … dojo@worthingaikido.co.uk /  07785 948 460

Fri.6.Sep & Sat.7.Sep - Courses / Seminar Prices and Discounts


Instructors Course (Dan Grades only – 1st Kyu students should ask their instructor to contact Chris Stamate).
£40.00 Adult  |  £30.00 Concession Teens/Students
…Instructor course attendees will not need to pay for the 2hr seminar that follows

Seminar 7:00-9:00pm
£15.00 Adult  |  £10.00 Concession Teens/Students


Seminar Teens/Adults
£40.00 Adult  |  £25.00 Concession Teens/Students

Juniors Seminar                                        £10.00 per child

Instructors + Saturday Seminar
£60.00 Adult  |  £35.00 Concession Teens/Students

Seminars (Friday & Saturday)
£45.00 Adult  |  £25.00 Concession Teens/Students

For those registering for a double day discount you will need to pay in advance to Jon Gorf … dojo@worthingaikido.co.uk /  07785 948 460, otherwise you will be charged daily price at registration .  Thanks for your cooperation.  Contact Jon if you would like to do a direct transfer.

Fri.6.Sep - Nariyama Shihan, 9th Dan- Brighton Instructors Course & Seminar Information

All club owners and instructors attending the Course at 2pm have been invited to have lunch with Shihan, Sakai Sensei, Tetsuya Sensei and Fujimoto Sensei.
To book a place contact Jon Gorf … dojo@worthingaikido.co.uk / 07785 948 460

Ittaikan Aikido Club, Brighton University Sports Centre, Studio 2, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9PH
Any queries … Chris Stamate, SE.aikido@gmail.com or Jerome Chin-Aleong, jica27@hotmail.com

7:00-9:00pm  - OPEN SEMINAR (all grades)
Brighton University Sports Centre, Studio 2, Falmer, Brighton BN11 9PH

9:30pm – DINNER
Donatello Restaurant in Brighton City Centre for all the attendees of the day’s seminar.
To book a place contact Jon Gorf … dojo@worthingaikido.co.uk /  07785 948 460

Nariyama Shihan 9th Dan, European Tour - September 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Nariyama Shihan, 9th Dan – Chairman of Shodokan Aikido Federation (SAF) will be in Europe for a series of Seminars.

Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September – Leeds
Seminars at The Edge, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT and party on Sunday evening.
Contact:  Justin Gallagher  +44 (0)7979 677 558
Facebook Link >> https://www.facebook.com/events/410573359062842/

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September - Malaga
Contact: Phil Newcombe +34 667 410 639
Facebook Link >> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shodokan-Aikido-España/169560569723563

Friday 6th September @ Brighton University Sports Centre, Falmer
7:00-9:00pm – Seminar for Teens & Adults

Saturday 7th September @ Thomas Tallis Dojo, Kidbrooke Park, London
Seminars from 9:30-5:00pm including Juniors seminar (time will be confirmed soon).
Evening Party at 7:30pm in Greenwich Village
Contact:  Paul Herbert  +44 (0) 07850 165 174

More details (Fees, exact timings, etc) will be posted on the website and facebook in due course as arrangements are confirmed.

Not to be missed!

Chris Stamate