News and Announcements
The following Junior classes will NOT be on during the holidays
Tuesday 21st February 5.30-6.30
Wednesday 22nd February 5.30-6.30
Tuesday 28th February 5.30-6.30
Wednesday 1st March 5.30-6.30
Friday and Saturday classes as normal
Course & Grading
Saturday January 28th
The next course and grading for all eligible juniors will be held on the above date. Please have a word with me to check whether your child will be ready this time.
Please note that the juniors need at least two sessions per week in order to achieve the required standard for a grading.
Juniors are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are grading or not, as it is important for them to learn the value of supporting their fellow students.
The cost of the course is £7.50. Juniors of green belt and above are able to come free of charge (unless taking a grading themselves)
The National governing body for Aikido has asked the Y.A.U.K. (our association) to create a promotional video for Aikido in schools. I will give you more information regarding this in the New Year.
Many thanks for your continued support. With my best wishes for a very happy Christmas and New Year
The last senior session before Christmas is Tuesday 20th December.
The class will be from 8pm-9pm
We start back on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Christmas 2016 Juniors
The last session before Christmas will be Saturday 17th December
This will be a party morning for Rangers and Juniors.
Please note the slight change of time for this session. 11.00-12.30
Aikido suits to be worn please.
Junior classes to resume as normal from Wednesday 4th January 2017
The last sessions before Christmas are on Thursday 22nd December.
Natalie will be instructing a Zumba class (numbers permitting)
In between Christmas and New Year
This will be on THURSDAY 29TH December at 6pm -7pm
If you are interested, we ask if you can book and pay beforehand to give us an idea of numbers.
Normal classes as from Tuesday 3rd January 2017
The following Junior classes will be cancelled. This involves the half term holiday and the week before.
Tuesday 18th October
Wednesday 19th October
Tuesday 25th October
Wednesday 26th October
All Friday and Saturday classes will run as normal.
Regular timetable from Tuesday 1st November.
Congratulations to all those promoted at the recent Dan Grading. Unfortunately there were two members who sustained injuries close to the weekend so were unable to grade. This was very disappointing for them but hopefully they will both be back training before too long. We have two new 1st dans and two new 2nd dans. Dean Simpson from Scotland Yama Arashi was promoted to 3rd Dan and Steve Thompson and Colin Garner were awarded 5th Dan. All gradings very well deserved.
We all had a very enjoyable weekend with lots of training before Sunday. It was a pleasure to catch up with friends who took the trouble to travel to share the weekend with us and also Dean’s members, Neil and Emma from Glasgow. 50 of us celebrated at the Holiday Inn Stratford upon Avon afterwards.
My thanks to everyone who supported the weekend to make it a special one and to the instructors for their hard work during the last months.
Photos will be in the gallery at a later date.
Some of the Phoenix members said a sad farewell to Donna last Friday. Her funeral was attended by her loving family and her many friends, who wanted to share their own memories of her. Spriggs, her beloved guide dog was also there too. The minister conducted a beautiful service and a poem written by Donna’s sister and brother, was read out by her cousin. It was an emotional but fitting goodbye to a brave, feisty young lady. R.I.P. Donna.
Class Cancellation Senior Aikido Saturday 17th September.
Due to the Dan grading course next Saturday there will be no senior class at 12.00-1.30.
All welcome on the course at 2pm-6pm
The Sunday morning session will be for gradings only
The Dan gradings are next weekend, beginning Friday 16th. Please note that as it is a big grading this year, proceedings will begin at 10am and not 10.30 as stated on the calendar.
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