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Archive for September, 2016

Dan Gradings 16th-18th September 2016

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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.

Donna Barnsley’s Funeral

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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 17th September 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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

Dan Gradings 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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.

Donna Barnsley- funeral details

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

We were all very sad to hear the sad news that Donna passed away. She will be sorely missed by us all.

Details of her funeral are as follows:

Friday 9th September at Canley Crematorium

It has been requested for those attending to wear some colour.

Members are invited to Christ the king afterwards.

Junior Aikido normal timetable

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

A reminder to all juniors. Normal timetable resumes from Tuesday September 6th. Please also note, a junior grading is to be held on Saturday 24th September.

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