News Update October 3rd

Training Focus

The training focus for this week is as follows.

Monday; Sokumen Iriminage

Tuesday; Shihonage/Tenchinage

Wednesday; Yonkajo

Thursday; Kotegaeshi

Friday; Hijiate & Jo

Saturday; Shomen Iriminage & Bokken/Shinai

Clan Wars

Clan Wars start this month. The Juniors and Cadets have been divided into three rival clans;

The Saaman Clan lead by Sensei Matt.

The Aren Clan lead by Sensei Hezie.

And the Tomasu Clan lead by Sensei Wayne.

The clan with the most poionts by the end of the month wins a pizza party at the Dojo.

Outdoor Self Defence

On the 21st we are running  free outdoor self defence course. These courses are increadibly valuable because they with throw up situations that will never occur in the Dojo.


We are in urgent need of more pizes for the Aiki-Auction at the end of the month. We have only 23 days left before the big day (26th October) and we want as great a spread of items as possible.


“Even though surrounded by several enemies set to attack, fight with the thought that they are but one.”



Sensei Matt Thurman, Shudokan Black Belt Academy – Aikido Nottingham