On the 20th January Ren Shin Kan was proud to host the first UKA national course of the year….
The dojo will be closed from 22nd December 2018 until 3rd January 2019.
The last adult class of the year will be Friday 21st December.
The last junior class of the year will be Saturday 22nd December.
Classes will resume as normal beginning Thursday 3rd January.
We wish you all a fantastic holiday period from everyone at Ren Shin Kan.
Last week the UKA were very proud to announce Seki Shoji Shihan (8th dan aikikai) will be teaching at the next UKA Summer School in 2019. The dates to keep open are Thursday 8th August to Sunday 11th August.
Apologies for the short notice but there will be no iaido class this Tuesday (30th October).
Aikido will continue as normal with iaido expected to resume next week.
Last weekend we held not only a course but a celebration marking Philip Smith’s 50th year in aikido. Attendees came from all over the country to offer their take on this still relatively modern martial art.
The second named storm of the year hit the UK on Thursday and unfortunately prior to class on Friday evening we discovered that we were no exception to the damage caused by the high winds and torrential rain brought by storm Bronagh.
Congratulations go out to Tim Walker on his promotion to 6th kyu last night.
Today the United Kingdom Aikikai held it's dan gradings at Worcester University.
It is our pleasure to announce two members of Ren Shin Kan deserving of recognition.
Michael Smith on passing his Shodan examination and Martin Penrose who was awarded Shodoin, congratulations to you both on your well deserved achievements.
As some of you will know Peter Brady Shihan recently passed away.
Peter will be sorely missed at Ren Shin Kan as well as many other dojos within not only the UKA but other UK and international dojos. He faced his illness with great fortitude and his usual good humour and his loss is keenly felt by us all.
His funeral is this Thursday 26th July and there will be no classes at RSK that evening as a mark of respect.
Classes will resume on Friday when a minutes silence will be held in Peters memory at the beginning of the session.
Congratulations to Tony Hazel on his promotion to 4th kyu.
Thanks go out to Antonis Pavlakis and Mariola Senejko-Williams for taking ukemi.