ETAN Competitions 2012

Junior European Championship 2012

October 27th and 28th Junior European Tournament
Sport- und Feriencenter, Fiesch, 3984 Fiesch, Switzerland
Pierre-Alain Zeiter competition host:
Lee Mazacs events co-ordinator

 Senior European Championships
August 17th-19th – Senior European Tournament
Ilya Solonitsyn competition organiser and email is
Lee Mazacs BAA Contact point

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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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Sponsored Ukemi

So we did it!

Genryukan Aikido performed their 100 ukemi for SAGA Charitable Trust. A massive thank you to all those who sponsored us. With your help we are helping to provide 2000 villagers in Zambia with a permanent fresh water supply.

Tom, as our resident masochist, decided he would do 200 ukemi. I think after about 130, he started to regret having had the idea. However, he battled on and finished.

Well done to everyone involved.

Lee Whitehall
Phil Eyers
Yvette Marshall
Christophe Courtin
Tony Dowling
Tom Davey

You can still contribute and donate via the team’s sponsor page:


South of the River Aikido Seminar


Genryukan Aikido and Mushin No Shin Aikido are honoured to be jointly hosting the 2011 South Of the River Aikido Seminar.

Again we have the wonderful sea views from our venue, the fantastic SAGA Pavilion in Folkestone, and have an exciting programme of Aikido scheduled for the weekend.

We are hoping the weekend ticket will provide everyone with amazing value for money.

It is an open event, so all are welcome regardless of association.

This year we have a dedicated juniors programme, with some fantastic activities lined up.


Ken Broome 7th Dan

Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan

Paul Bonett 5th Dan

Chris Stamate 4th Dan

Mick Pratt 4th Dan

Jim Dempster 3rd Dan


Adult Weekend Ticket (Saturday & Sunday) – £15

Junior Weekend Ticket (Saturday & Sunday) – FREE

Adult Saturday only – £10

Adult Sunday only – £10

Juniors Programme – Lots of fun and games. Embu (Randori & Open kata).

Seniors Programme – TBA

Please visit the event home page for updates

For more information please contact Phil Eyers on Facebook via Genryukan Aikido group or email

You can download a poster for the event here – SOTR 2011 Poster, please feel free to distribute it to anyone you think may be interested.

Please feel free to RSVP on our Facebook event page


Randori Application Seminar with Ken Broome 7th Dan

Shoshinkan Schools of Traditional Tomiki Aikido is hosting a seminar under the direction of Ken Broome 7th Dan Shihan on Saturday 14th May 2011.

The seminar will look at effective applications that can be applied in the various forms of randori.

Ken Broome has been one of the UK’s best competitive Aikido with an international career that spans many years.

The course will be held at the Waterside Farm Sports Centre (Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island Essex. SS8 9RA)  from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.