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Nidan grading

Me being awarded my Nidan (2nd Dan) in Tomiki Aikido
by Shaun Hoddy Sensei (6th Dan) in Basildon, Essex, the 14th July 2012

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New mats have arrived.

At last, we have received our new mats!

We now have 48 Shogun Supermats, thanks to a grant from Sport England Small Grants Programme.

We’d like to thank all the people who came to the dojo at 8am, ready to help unloading the mats. It was much appreciated.

After 2 hours wait enjoying a continental breakfast, everybody sprung into action when the delivery vab arrived. The specially made gingerbread “mat biscuits” may have help boost energy (thanks Yvette).  Once the mats unloaded and laid down, we had just enough time for a short inaugural training session.

I would also take the opportunity to thank Richard Scopes from the Dover Bushido Judo Club who let us use their mats for the last 2 years.


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New venue for Genryukan Aikido dojo!!

I am really pleased to announce that the Genryukan Aikido dojo is moving to a new venue, the Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre. It is located in Belgrave Road, off Folkestone Road in Dover.

Training there will start from the 22nd February, and every Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

I must thank Richard Scopes Sensei from Dover Bushido Judo Club who very kindly agreed to lend us their mats. This allows us to move sooner than we hoped for.

Also thanks to the Vista Leisure Centre that allowed us to get started at the first place.

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New badges for Genryukan Aikido

Genryukan Logo

Badges have been ordered for my new Aikido club, based on the this original design (left).

They should be dispatched by the end of september… Fingers crossed, they will look awesome!

Just a reminder that Genryukan Aikido holds lessons every mondays at the Dover Leisure Centre.

Our members are mainly beginners, but seen how they are progressing, they will soon need to be promoted so they can shed their white belt.

I must say that so far, I am very pleased with the level demonstrated, and with the support I’ve received to run the club.

So thank you everybody, and special thanks to Phil, Eoin, Tom and Jim!!

Genryukan Aikido

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