“Meditation plays an important part in martial arts across the entire world. It’s often overlooked as the thrill of combat always seems more important, but for who take the time to incorporate some form of stillness and introspection into their path of learning claim it makes their training complete.” …
The last training session of this year will be on Monday 21st December.
We will resume training on Monday 4th January 2010 at the Vista Leisure Centre as per usual.
If we don’t see you before then, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Congratulations to Phil Eyers and Eoin Kerrigan who passed their grading at the ZETAR national examination, earning their Shodan (1st dan).
Congratulations also to Jonathan Pieterse and Matt Drinkwater (from Gowaryu Aikido dojo) for getting their 2nd kyu.
We are all proud of the guys’ achievement.
Finally, a massive welldone to Greg Barton (Shoshinkan dojo) who received his Godan (5th dan).
Jim Dempster Sensei, from Gowaryu Aikido, will be running an extra training session on Sunday 22nd November 2009.
It will be at the SWAN Centre in Ashford (directions available here) from 3:00pm til 6:00pm.
Members of Genryukan Aikido are very welcome to attend.
If you need a lift to get there, please see Christophe to arrange car sharing.
Interesting youtube video for anyone not comfortable with floating leaf ukemi.