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
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
Monday, 25 January 2016
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Friday, 15 January 2016
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.
Thursday, 14 January 2016
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 ..no 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 ..to rake the ground around the shrine ..all leaves ..all ground disturbance raked even ...all part f the aikido path ..
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
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
Paul, seen in this video with a big smile, will teach the saturday 10 a.m. class at the upcoming seminar.
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
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.