News update 21 April 11

Bank Holiday Closing times

The dojo will be closed from Fri 22nd to Mon 25th inclusive and from 29th April to Mon 2dn May inclusive. Make sure you get your required catch up classes. Have a great Bank Holiday week-end.

Bring Your Practice Into Your Daily Life

Your physical training gets you in shape, and teaches you specific skills for self-defence. But, most people don’t often have to physically defend themselves.

How can this training be helpful in everyday situations? Think about the confrontations you sometimes face with friends, family, or co-workers. Most of these incidents are small and probably not physical in nature, but you feel attacked–emotionally, mentally and verbally. Unfortunately, the childhood saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is the farthest thing from the truth. Unless you have discipline over your mind and are able to control your reactions, you can become upset, frustrated, angry, and even enraged by what appears to be other people’s words or actions.

By diligently practicing the techniques offered in The Shudokan Black Belt Academy, you will not only notice physical improvement in class, but you begin to be a master over your actions rather than a prisoner of your reactions. Day to day life will be less stressful and more fulfilling.


“Most people who fail in their dreams fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.”

Zig Ziglar

Dont forget you catch up classes to make up for the bank holidays.

See you on the mat

Sensei Ken

Shudokan Black Belt Academy – Aikido Nottingham