Have a Very Merry Christmas and an Amazing New Year

Take ACTION next year

Today is our last day of training this year; we will be open again on Tuesday 4th Jan. Hit the ground running, start hard and maintain momentum. Let 2011 be a year of action and achievement, not only on the mat but in all aspects of your life. I hear so many stories, I am told of so many people that have great ideas and great plans, but without action……….. It’s all just words. Then I hear all the excuses, reasons why something cannot be done, justification for taking no action. All of which leads to one thing……… NOTHING.

At 211 degrees…water is hot.
At 212 degrees…it boils.
And with boiling water, comes steam.
And steam can power a locomotive.
And, it’s that one extra degree that…
Makes all the difference.

So many times, in life, it’s that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great. What will YOUR one degree of effort be? If one degree can make that much change what could two degrees do, or even three. If we can make one degree of change could we make more. Or will we just drift through another year like a ship without a sail? Then spend our valuable time trying to justify our lack of action.

“Know the true value of time: snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

Lord Chesterfield

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”

Henry Ford

So, what’s it to be. How you do anything in life is pretty much how you do everything. Get on the mat and train hard, focus and train with spirit and intent, DRIVE towards your goals, be unshakable, be unstoppable, then see what happens, see what changes around you.

When Mustard Sensei says all the answers are on the mat he’s not only talking about Aikido.

Things planned for Jan 11


Self defence seminar scheduled for Fri 28th Jan. We will be going through all our curriculum self defence and all the dynamic drills as well as looking at weapons. The seminar is open to all so bring along any friends that may be interested.

Bokken and Shinai training day on Fri 14th Jan.  All classes on that day dedicated to the sword.

Young Students

Family Fitness day scheduled for Fri 14th Jan. Bring mum and dad and let’s work off some of that Christmas pudding.

Auction launch, many ways to earn Aiki Yen to spend at an auction to buy tons of cool stuff.

Green hornet day, student will be formed into groups to give a short presentation on Bruce Lee and each group will then demonstrate a movie fight scene, winners get loads of Aiki Yen. Tell your friends and get them involved.


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some fun classes planned for today do what you can to be there.


See you on the mat

Sensei Ken

Shudokan Black Belt Academy – Aikido Nottingham