As most of you will know by now, my father was recently diagnosed with cancer and has a few short months left with us. He wants to end his days at Forest Holmes Hospice, the place where his friend spent his last days with excellent care. As the hospice is a charity I, along with your help, would like to do something for them, raise desperately needed funds.
I have organized an aikido marathon on Sunday 25th September 8am – 8pm at Heathfield School, who have kindly donated the venue free of charge. This event will be totally free to all comers, there will however be a donation bucket or two floating around, so as the day is free please give generously. Likewise tea, coffee, water etc. will be provided however if you wish to donate for that too please feel free to do so.
You can also donate here
Please tick the box if you are a tax payer. (At the time of print we have already raised £300 on this site)
Juniors are welcome and there will be a separate mat available for them if they wish to use it. If you can’t do the full 12 hours please feel free to come along for as long as you can.
As the day is 12 hours long I would like some volunteers to come along and teach, so if you can, please let me know or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
So far, Sensei Phil Smith 6th Dan Shihan from Birmingham, Mike Higgins, Ray Brown, Phil Benge and John Creed have all offered to help out with the teaching.
It will be a great day in aid of a very worthy cause. I hope you can make it.
WELCOME TO WEST BUCKLAND AIKIDO CLUB
The way of harmony
The club has been established for approximately 8 years and has become a friendly family club. We train hard but never forget it is meant to be fun.
Within the club there are many Dan Grades and British Aikido Board Qualified Coaches and all instructors are fully CRB police checked.
Students new to Aikido, especially those who have had no prior martial arts experience, are entering a world of strange customs, new ideas and exciting challenges to both the body and the mind. The early stages of Aikido training will be confusing and frustrating at times. But, considering that you have just begun training in an ancient Japanese martial art with a group of new acquaintances, this is understandable. It is best to take it slowly, relax and let it come to you gradually. In short, be patient; it will all come.
Contact Sensei Vince Lawrence for details.