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.
Congratulations go out to Mariola Senejko-Williams on her promotion to 2nd Kyu.
Polite reminder that there will no classes this Monday due to the bank holiday.
Welcome to the newly launched website for Ren Shin Kan, rskaikido.com.
Featuring useful documents in the resources section, upcoming events of interest and any news or articles relevant to the dojo and of course what we do along with our history as club.
Please feel free to browse the site and make any suggestions or give feedback via the webform in the contact section there are still sections to be added over time as the site develops.
The annual general meeting for Ren Shin Kan is scheduled to take place on the 24th May at 19:30-20:30 this places it between the 2 evening classes to give the greatest opportunity for people to attend with the minimum disruption to classes or personal timetables.