Sunday, 31 January 2016


Well friday night cancelled due to rain ...BUT saturday was terrific ..Jim started the day setting the tone and instructing the kids class ...and it continued from there. THank you to all dan ranks who were the instructors for the day ..donating their time ..proceeds went to kids charities .. $210 to the school breakfast program ..and $210 for disadvantaged teens in sport.... again thanks to Terry, Paul and Derm for instructing and to Collette our photograher ..and all around support

Friday, 29 January 2016

seminar ..jan 29-30

Friday evening's classes cancelled    BUT  Saturday is GOING AHEAD

local seminar starting this evening and ..tomorrow?

Still early to do any cancelling due to weather ....will decide around lunchtime ..waiting for latest forcast ...could even just do tomorrow's classes  ...flexible options ..

Thursday, 28 January 2016

thursday ..january 28 seminar

well one day to go ...all ready ..waiting on weather forcast ..will make final decision friday a.m.

Monday, 25 January 2016

5 days ..

5 Days to seminar ....regular kids class on wednesday after school

Thursday, 21 January 2016

wednesdays at Bishop Field School on Bond Street

Kids aikido at Bishop Field ...going good!!!! They are learning lots !!!!!!!Aikido is for everyone!

Friday, 15 January 2016

East End Aikido: Relaxed get together and practise .... looking ahe...

East End Aikido: Relaxed get together and practise .... looking ahe...: Paul, seen in this video with a big smile, will teach the saturday 10 a.m. class at the upcoming seminar.

Jan 29-30 seminar notes

The seminar picture will be taken between the saturday's children class and the 10 a.m. adult class...that way we can get adults and children in one pic ...

Yudansha books will be returned after the final class on saturday

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Warm up ...

Talking it over at seminar Montreal ..

Good practise

Iwama visit

A few years ago when i travelled to Japan to practise at Hombu i took a trip to Iwama. A little daunting ..a train away from populations ..rural area ...difficult to see which way to go once off the train English ..i walked around for an hour before i found the dojo ..and my hosts welcomed me for practise ..i slept there one night ..the next morning ..up quite early rake the ground around the shrine ..all leaves ..all ground disturbance raked even ...all part f the aikido path ..

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

16 and counting ...

about 16 days to seminar ... have explicit expectations for total family participation ..mothers ..fathers ..children ..beginners ...veterans ....all have room to practise .... hopefully no snowstorm and interested persons have time in their schedule to be part of it ...

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Past seminars give food for thought for our Jan 29-30/16 seminar

Terry and Neil ...seen here at a seminar in Montreal with Sensei Derm and Sensei Tamura, will teach at the Saturday Jan 30th seminar ..Neil will teach at 11:10 and Terry will teach at 2p.m.

Relaxed get together and practise .... looking ahead to Jan 29-30 seminar

Paul, seen in this video with a big smile, will teach the saturday 10 a.m. class at the upcoming seminar.

Glimpse backward ..looking ahead to seminar

Jim, seen here working with children just a few short years ago, will teach the Friday night kids class at the Jan29-30 seminar.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Jan 29 and 30th adult classes

Jan 29 FRiday class starts at 7:40 and ends at 9
Jan 30..all classes are one hour in length. First class at 10 a.m., then 11:10 with lunch break.
             Afternoon ..2p.m. class and then 3:10

January 29 and 30 Children's classes at seminar

FRiday night - the childrens class will one hour in length and start at 6:30
Saturday- the childrens class starts at 9 a.m.

Count down to January seminar ...

January 29th and 30th - Bishop Field will be the site of its first aikido seminar. Sensei Derm MacDonald Shihan will instruct a class on saturday with other classes being taught by Shidoin and Fukoshidoin. There will be children's classes and adult classes.

2016 Weekly Kids Aikido

The wednesday kids class starts up again January 6. The success of the fall classes gives a good basis for the 2016 start!!!