Classes for the 50+ start this Tuesday. If you want to attend call us on 01159856504 to book your place. The fifty plus programme has no kicking, punching or falling, and so is perfect for those who want to learn a martial art, or indeed get back into martial arts, but feel intimidated by the idea of being struck or thrown.
Sensei Robert Mustard
We have the privilege of hosting Sensei Mustard for a class on Thursday the 6th of October. There is a limit of 20 places on the class and they’re going fast so if you want to book your place get in touch now.
Junior/Cadet Clan Wars
In October three rival clans will ride to war!
The Aren Clan lead by Shogun Aren
The Tomasu Clad, lead by Shogun Tomasu
The Saaman Clan, lead by Shogun Saaman
The students will be divided between the three clans and compete with eachother for clan points. The clan with the most points by the end of the month will win a pizza party for all its members .
Shudokan Honbu Dojo will be ten years old and we’re having a party to celebrate. On Friday the 14th of October we’re going to have a short, one hour lesson which will conclude with a board break, and then it’s party time.
So bring a friend, bring a bottle and lets have a great time.
A Cautionary Tale
An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.
The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.” They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”
The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”
We know the power of training good habits, by practicing positive actions, thoughts etc. But it is far easier and just as powerful to indulge in the bad compulsions.
Whatever instincts you chose to act on, that instinct will be the one that becomes more powerful in the future. Be mindful of which instincts you indulge.
Sensei Matt, Shudokan Black Belt Academy – Aikido Nottingham