NEWS & EVENTS

NEW IN JUNE: Budo Body

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No doubt you are feeling a little heavier, a little more sluggish than before COVID-19 from being kept in doors more over the last few months.

This is a class introduced to allow all members of the dojo community – family and students – to get back into shape after this period of sedentary living during COVID-19 and do some exercise together!

The class is designed with the twin aims of i. building functional strength and ii. useful health and fitness for a happy life. The class will use martial arts principles (budō) to achieve these aims – but the class is NOT A MARTIAL ART, IT IS A HEALTH AND FITNESS CLASS. I have merged many aspects of my 30 years of martial training across a variety of arts (Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong; Tae Kwon Do; Muy Thai; Hapkido; Jujitsu; and of course, Aikido) to do the following:

1. develop strong, lean and flexible muscle mass (strength)

2. develop lung capacity or cardio-vascular fitness (health)

3. improve balance and coordination (strength)

4. increase circulation (health)

5. develop mindfulness and relieve stress (health)

I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences,

– training in a Chinese Buddhist temple for over 10 years in Qigong, Tai Chi and meditation for your benefit in circulation and mindfulness,

– training over a decade of rigorous fitness and flexibility for national and state fighting competitions for your benefit in cardio-vascular health, and

– training the last two decades in Japanese budō for your benefit in balance and coordination.

Here’s a snapshot of what the class looks like: BUDO BODY

So, let’s get moving together! Register for the class at the dojo.

Dojo timetable for August

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Below is the August class timetable. Please note is subject to change in the case of COVID-19 State Government Restrictions changes:

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SHINTŌ MUSŌ RYŪ TRAINING CAMP

A Shintō Muso Ryu summer training camp will again be held this January. It will be run on the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January. It will be an overnight stay event at Camp Warrawee with the focus of consolidating and/or initiating members to their next level of kata series in SMR Jo. Plus, the seminar will also include a focus on Kenjutsu. Two full days of concentrated training with experienced budōka will offer an excellent opportunity to rapidly progress your training. For expressions of interest, please talk directly with Sensei.

AIKIKIDS CLASS!

Yoshinkan_SymbolThe AikiKids class for Term 3, 2020 is open for enrolment.

If you are interested in your child training in Term 3 of 2020, please enquire at the dojo now as there are ONLY 2 PLACE LEFT is only 1 place left! Term 3, 2020 is now full. Please contact the dojo to be placed on a waiting list for cancellations.

GRADINGS

Yoshinkan_SymbolADULTS GRADINGS

  • No grading at present with COVID restrictions Stage 2

 

AIKIKIDS GRADING

  • No grading at present with COVID restrictions Stage 2

STREET-STYLE SELF DEFENCE CLASS

Yoshinkan_SymbolAgain in May we will hold a street-style self defence class. In this class students will apply Yoshinkan techniques in shortened and more destructive ways to demonstrate Aikido applications. This type of Aikido training can be more rigorous on the body and hence isn’t practiced every session in general classes.

The class is on the 9 May with a lunch afterwards. Please register at the desk with Sensei as numbers are restricted.

 

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