Genryukan Aikido clubs is honoured to be hosting the 2013 South Of the River Aikido Seminar on the 24th/25th August 2013.
Again we have the wonderful sea views from our venue, the fantastic SAGA Pavilion in Folkestone, and have an exciting programme of Aikido scheduled for the weekend. We are hoping the weekend ticket will provide everyone with amazing value for money. It is an open event, so all are welcome. This year we have a dedicated juniors programme, with some fantastic activities lined up.
For more information, use this contact form.
Itsuo Haba sensei, former JAA champion, and members of his high school are visiting Essex Aikido Dojo (Shoshinkan) on Tuesday 26th March.
Itsuo Haba was a personal student of Hideo Ohba, personal assistant to Kenji Tomiki.
Having such a high profile Japanese instructor teaching in Basildon is a great honour and warrants full support from our members.
The Tallaght Tomiki Aikido Ryu will be hosting the Rising Dawn Seminar
2013 in Belgard Community Centre on the 20th & 21st of April.
Guest instructors are Bob Jones 7th Dan, Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan and Mick
Pratt 4th Dan.
Topics being covered are the Koryu Dai Ni, Goshin Ho, Randori Variations &
much much more.
The cost of the seminar is €20 a day or €30 for the weekend.
Accomodation can be booked in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin
for €140 for two nights B & B or for €70 for one nights B & B.
For more information please contact
Or you can contact them via their website at tallaghttomikiaikidoryu.webs.com
I hope as many members as possible from ZATAR/ BAA will attend. The
last Rising Dawn Seminar was held in 2010 and was a great success. We hope this
years one will be bigger and better. See you all soon.
This weekend, the 3rd edition of the South Of The River seminar took place at the SAGA Pavilion in Sandgate, Kent.
We were lucky to have an excellent line up of instructors: Yoshiomi Inoue, Ken Broome, Shaun Hoddy, Harvey Goodman, Mick Pratt and Danielle Jones. We were also honoured to have a visit from Tetsu Ehara Shihan.
The atmosphere was very friendly as all the students were keen to practice new techniques. The different approaches from the various senseis made this weekend very interesting, whether you were a beginner or an experience practitioner. It really gave everybody something to think about and work on. I wouldn’t know where to start to resume the lessons, so if you missed it this year, look out for the next one!
It was also an excellent opportunity to practice with aikidokas who came all the way from Ireland, Belgium and Holland. Even the juniors had a good time with a tanto taisabaki and open kata competition. I was impressed by their sustained attention and performance.
The whole event was a fundraising event, with all the profits going to SAGA Charity. We will let you know the results soon.
Anyway, a big thank you to everybody who gave their time and money and made this weekend a successful event.
Tetsu Ehara Shihan & Yoshiomi Inoue Sensei
ZETARclubs are honoured to be jointly hosting the 2012 South Of the River Aikido Seminar. Again we have the wonderful sea views from our venue, the fantastic SAGA Pavilion in Folkestone, and have an exciting programme of Aikido scheduled for the weekend.
We have a great line up of instructors: Tetsu Ehara, Yoshiomi Enoue, Ken Broome, Shaun Hoddy, Harvey Goodman, Mick Pratt and Danielle Jones.
For more details, visit our SOTR page.
Shoshinkan Dojo is relocating from 18th February.
The new venue is:
Basildon Sporting Village Cranes Farm Road, Basildon. SS14 3GR
Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm Adult 14+
Saturday 2:15pm to 3:15pm Family 6+
Saturday 3:15pm to 4:30pm Adult 14+
Adults can attend for the full two hour session (Saturday)
Congratulations to those who graded this weekend during the South Of The River seminar 2011.
Shaun Hoddy (6th dan), Julian Goldsmith (3rd dan) and Jim Dempster (3rd dan) were on the panel.
Achieving Shodan (1st dan):
- Sam Wills
- Dave Larkins
- Matt Drinkwater
- Jon Pieterse
- Lizzie Wisbey
- Nick Blackwell
And a big well done to Jack Voss who reached Yondan (4th dan) !
(From left to right: Sam, Dave Matt, Jon, Jack, Lizzie & Nick)