18th October lesson, beginners class

Recap of last night session:

Warmup & stretches

Unsoku & Tegatana dosa

The first 3 of Go hon no Kuzushi (Five Balance Breaking techniques)
Those are the main balance breaking techniques found in the Randori No Kata
Oshi Taoshi (tech. no 6)
Hiki Taoshi (tech. no 8 )
Waki Gatame (tech. no 10)
Shiho Nage (tech. no 14)
Sumi Otoshi  (tech. no 16)

White Belts:
Sutdy of Tegatana Dosa, sections 1 to 3
Unsoku and Tegatana Dosa need to be practiced at home in order to make significant progress.
For reference, students can look at the video posted here:

Yellow Belts:
Randori No Kata, techniques 1 to 4
We have an excellent reference video from Shaun Hoddy Sensei:


First training session at our new venue

Genryukan Aikido has started training at the new venue at the Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre.

It has been very successful with an excellent turnout, about 20 people, thanks to the support of Gowaryu, Mushin-no-shin and Katsujinken dojos. Their presence was very appreciated.

The session was mainly geared toward freeplay so we could test-drive those mats properly, and simply to have a bit of fun!

We would like to thanks the Dover Bushido Judo club for letting us use their mats.

Here are some pictures taken during the session:


Free training session!

For our first training session at the Clarendon & Westbury Community Community Centre, Genryukan Aikido is holding a free training session for everybody!

We’ll be able to practice in a calm environment free of distractions.
The new venue is:
Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre
Belgrave Road, Dover
CT17 9RA

(click here to find a map of the location)

Beginners are always welcome, at any time!


New venue!

I am really pleased to announce that we are soon moving to a new venue, the Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre. It is located in Belgrave Road, off Folkestone Road in Dover.

We are planning to train there from the 22nd February, every Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

We must thank Richard Scopes Sensei from Dover Bushido Judo Club who very kindly agreed to lend us their mats. This allows us to move sooner than we hoped for.

Also thanks to the Vista Leisure Centre that allowed us to get started at the first place.


Christmas Break

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!