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Archive for April, 2012

Easter Holidays

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Happy Easter everyone! Just a few alterations to classes, mainly for Junior Aikido over the Easter Holidays:

Junior classes cancelled- Wednesdays-5.30-6.30 Fridays -5.15-6.15 ( Juniors welcome on 6.15 class)

Classes as normal from Saturday 21st April.

Senior Aikido- As timetable, no alterations.

Fitness- Sunday BTT 8th April-cancelled Monday 9th April-All classes cancelled

Stratford Phoenix Aikido 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

A Celebratory course was held last Saturday 31st March 2012, at Stratford leisure Centre to mark the 10th anniversary of the Stratford Phoenix Aikido club. The club is run by Sensei Ric Costigan, 5th Dan.

It was a pleasure to see so many aikidoists supporting this event, to get together for a good Aikido session.

Two of Ric’s Dan grades, Russ and Steve opened the course, followed by Frank Burlingham 5th Dan and William Timms 5th Dan from the  I.O.A. Phillip Smith 6th Dan U.K.A. continued and after a short break it was then my turn,  before  Ric finished off the day.

There were members from all the visiting instructors’ clubs together with our own Milton Keynes and Coventry members and of course Stratford members old and new!

Presentations to Ric followed  before a few drinks and barbeque at “The Tramway” ( the local after training watering hole!)

Bernie, Paul Totts dad, made a cake, fitting to the occasion, which had to be seen to be believed. Probably some photos of it somewhere!

An excellent day- Best wishes to Ric for another ten successful years ahead.



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