Cambridge Aiki Dojo

Cambridge Aiki Dojo courses 2018

Please note - Courses listed here are courses either hosted or co-hosted by Cambridgeaikidojo or courses members of our dojo are likely to attend, either because they are organised by the KAA or because they are in the vicinity of Cambridge. Unless otherwise stated, the courses listed on this page are open to everyone , regardless of grade or experience. It doesn't matter if you have been doing aikido for 10 weeks or 10 years, you can still learn something at a course, and your abilities will be taken into account by everyone you train with there. Practising with lots of different aikidoka will introduce you to endless nuances of this martial art, and it is always good to learn from other sensei

Always take your aikido association membership book or other proof of membership/insurance.Get in touch if interested in going


January

February

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan, A one day course for Aikido at the Komyokan DOjo

10 February 2018

Times: 11 am -1 pm, 1:45 pm- 3:45 pm

Location: Komyokan Dojo, 146 Harrowby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 7HX

Cost: £20 (£10 unwaged £5 juniors)

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

March

Terry Ezra Shihan in Cambridge

3 and 4 March

We are looking forwad to hosting Sensei Terry Ezra again for an exciting weekend in Cambridge.

Times and Location:

Saturday 14:30 to 17:30, Chesterton Community College Sports Centre, CB4 3NY

Sunday 10:00 to 13:00, Chesterton Communit College Farnsworth Hall. Changing facilities of sports centre can be used. CB4 3NY

Cost

One day: £20, Weekend: £25, concessions available

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan, Syllabus course at Komyokan Dojo

17 March 2018

Times: to be confirmed

Location: Komyokan Dojo, 146 Harrowby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 7HX

Cost: to be confirmed

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

Mary Heiny, 6th Dan, in Burwell

16 - 18 March 2018

Mary Heiny started her Aikido journey in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. The effect of this first encounter has inspired her through long hours of training and study. She studied Aikido at Hombu Dojo from 1968 to 1975. More info here

Times: To be confirmed

Location: Mandeville Hall, Burwell (CB25 0AR)

Cost: To be confirmed

Please contact Quentin Cooke from Burwell Aikido Club for more information and to book a space

Poster here

April

Michele Quaranta, 6th Dan, Shihan in Cambridge

20, 21, 22 April 2018

Joint course with St Ives Aiki Dojo. As in the last few years, we are very much looking forward to welcoming Michele Quaranta to our dojo. Michele Quaranta was a student of Masatomi Ikeda Sensei for 20 years. He runs a dojo in Basel, and apart from the UK regularly holds seminars in the Czech Reputlic, Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovakia and many other countries

Times and Locations:

Friday: 19:30 - 21:00, University Sports Centre, CB3 0AS

Saturday: 12:15 - 17:30 (approximate times, break in between), Chesterton Sports Centre, CB4 3NY

Sunday: 9:30 - 11:30 Chesteron Sports Centre, CB4 3NY

Cost:

Friday: £ 15.00, Saturday: £ 25.00, Sunday: £ 15.00, Whole Course: £ 40.00

Poster here

May

Komyokan Spring Course

5-6 May 2018

Gueset Instructor Nick Waites (6th Dan Shidoin)

Times: to be confirmed

Location: to be confirmed

Cost: to be confirmed

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

June

JAC Summer Seminar

2 June 2018

JAC summer seminar, with instructors from all member groups, including Terry Ezra (KAA), Ian McCLarnece (BAF), Chris Mooney (Briankai), John Emmerson (DAN), Gordon Jones (UKA) More info here

Times: 11 am to 5 pm

Location: Freeman Quays Leisure Centre, Durham, DH1 1SW

Cost: To be confirmed<

Note: There will be a social gathering in the evening

Kayla Feder, 6th dan, in Burwell

1 -3 June 2018

Kayla Feder Sensei began her Aikido training in 1973 at the age of 9 and has trained continuously since then. She studied directly under Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th dan traveling to Iwama, Japan in 1980. More info here

Times: To be confirmed

Location: Mandeville Hall, Burwell (CB25 0AR)

Cost: To be confirmed<

Please contact Quentin Cooke from Burwell Aikido Club for more information and to book a space

Poster here

Guillaume Erard, 5th Dan Aikikai

16 - 17 June 2018

Former member of Cambridge Aiki Dojo, Guillaume Erard, now lives in Japan and holds a 5th Dan Aikido (Aikikai) and 3rd Dan Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu (Takumakai). He is also the Information Director of the International Aikido Federation. We are looking forward to him teaching a seminar here in Cambridge. You may find his website with lots of Aikido related interviews and movies intersting.

Times:

Saturday:14:30 - 16:30 (training), 16:45 - 18:00 (theory / lecture)

Sunday: 10:00 - 12:00 (training)

Location: Cambridge University Sports Centre, CB3 0AS

Cost: One day: £ 15, Whole course: £ 25

Poster here

July

Terry Ezra Shihan in Cambridge

14 and 15 July

We are looking forwad to hosting Sensei Terry Ezra again for an exciting weekend in Cambridge.

Times: Saturday 14:30 to 17:30 and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00

Location: University Sports Centre, CB3 0AS

Cost

One day: £20, Weekend: £25, concessions available

Komyokan Summer School

28 July to 1 August 2018

Times: to be confirmed

Location: to be confirmed

Cost: to be confirmed

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

August

September

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan, A one day course for Aikido at the Komyokan DOjo

8 September 2018

Times: to be confirmed

Location: Komyokan Dojo, 146 Harrowby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 7HX

Cost: to be confirmed

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

Nick Waites, 6th Dan Aikikai

22 - 23 September 2018

We are very much looking forward to Nick Waites visiting us. He is the second most senior teacher in the KAA, after Sensei Ezra. Find his biography Find his biography here .

Times:

Saturday:14:45 - 17:15

Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00

Location: Cambridge University Sports Centre, CB3 0AS

Cost: One day: £ 20, Whole course: £ 25

Poster here

Aiki Extension Event, Burwell with 20+ instructors

14- 16 September

A huge Aikido event in the vicinity of Cambridge, looking at Aikido on the mat as well as off the mat - more details to be revealed soon! <

Times: To be confirmed

Location: Mandeville Hall, Burwell (CB25 0AR)

Cost: To be confirmed

Please contact Quentin Cooke from Burwell Aikido Club for more information and to book a space

October

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan, Syllabus course at Komyokan Dojo

27 October 2018

Times: to be confirmed

Location: Komyokan Dojo, 146 Harrowby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 7HX

Cost: to be confirmed

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

November

Joe McHugh, 5th Dan

3, 4 November 2018

Joe McHugh started training Aikido in 1987 in Switzerland. During the 1990s he trained with Shihan Masatomi Ikeda in his dojo in Zurich. He has his own dojo in Ireland http://www.aikidoikedadojo.ie ) and is also part of the technical commission of the Aikikai Ireland.

Times: Saturday 3 Nov: 14:00 to 17:15, Sunday 4 Nov: 11:30 to 15:00 (schedule of breaks to be determined)

Location: Chesterton Sports Centre, CB4 3NY

Cost: one day: GBP 15, two days: GBP 25

Poster here

Thomas Christaller, 5th Dan

24/25 November 2018

Thomas Christaller is a long term student of Watanabe Sensei and runs his own dojo in Bonn, Germany (Bewegung & Lebenskunst) . In 2016 he was one of the invited teachers in Buwell at an Aiki-Extensions event. Here one example of his approach: https://vimeo.com/channels/bul/25522138

Times: Sat 24/11: 14:00 to 17:00, Sunday 25/11: 13:30 to 17:00 (times of breaks to be determined)

Location: Chesterton Sports Centre, CB4 3NY

Cost: one day: GBP 15, two days: GBP 25

Poster here

December

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan, A one day course for Aikido at the Komyokan Dojo followed by AGM

10 December 2018

Times: to be confirmed

Location: Komyokan Dojo, 146 Harrowby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 7HX

Cost: to be confirmed

More info: Komyokan Aikido Association

Always take your aikido association membership book or other proof of membership/insurance.Get in touch if interested in going

 

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