Sorry but no practice until further notice.

Hi all,

Following the announcement from the government tonight, I’ve decided the safest course of action is to stop practices until further notice.

This is not a decision I’ve take lightly, but I hope you agree that we need to do whatever we can to help stop the spread of the corona virus.

Lets hope the actions we all take now help to make this situation as short a duration as possible and we can all get back to life as normal.

Please keep an eye on the website for more info or feel free to call me on 07808 571089.

Cheers Steve

Kettering Aikikai course 1st / 2nd Feb 2020.

Ou friends at Kettering Aikikai are holding a course with Sensei Pierre Citti 8th Dan on 1st/2nd February 2020.

Details:

1st/2nd February 2020
Saturday 1pm-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

£20 per day OR £30 for both days.

Kettering Aikikai
Kettering Olympic Gymnastics club
Brunel close
Kettering
Northants
NN16 9QQ

Please try to attend, even just part of a day if you can. I’m sure you will find it enjoyable and useful.

Cheers Steve

Happy New Year !

Hi everyone,

We hope you had a great Christmas, are wishing you all a fantastic New Year and want to remind you that we start back at practice on January 7th 2020.

This should give us all enough time to rest any aching joints, have had our fill of the Christmas excesses and made new resolutions to continue / return to our practice.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2020 !

Cheers Steve.

The Big Practice with Bob – Sunday 11th August 2019

The Kettering Aikido Club are running a practice session on Sunday 11th August to say “Bye to Bob”

Bob Sherrington, friend and instructor to many in the area is leaving to go and live in South Wales, so this is your chance to have one last practice (for a while) with him before he leaves.

The Practice will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm, after which there will be a picnic in a nearby park.

The Club can be found at

Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club
Brunel Close
Kettering
NN16 9QQ

Every One is welcome Friends, Family, Children !

 

Aikido seminar Kettering 25th/26th May

The Kettering Aikido Club are running a seminar over the weekend of 25th & 26th May

Saturday 25th – 4 Instructors – From 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday 26th – 5 Instructors – From 10:00am to 4:00pm

There will be a 15 min break between each instructor.

Cost for one day is £20, both Days £30

The Club can be found at

Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club
Brunel Close
Kettering
NN16 9QQ

Every One is welcome !

 

 

 

Christmas practice schedule

Hi All,

Here’s the Christmas schedule :-

Tuesday 18th December – Open – Last practice before Christmas

Thursday 20th December – Closed

Tuesday 25th December – Closed

Thursday 27th December – Closed

Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Closed

Thursday 3rd January 2019 – 8:00pm start (not 7pm, let’s ease ourselves back in gently) Practice & Weapons class

If we don’t see you before, we wish you all a great festive period and hope to see you all in the new year.

Cheers

giphy

Aikido Christmas Curry – 30th November

Hi All,

The details for the Christmas Curry  on Friday Evening 30th November are as follows :-

7:00 to 7:30 – Meet at Poppyfields Pub 

No 1 Telstar Way, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6GT

8:30 – Meal at Cinnamon Restaurant

2 Malvern Grove, Duston, Northampton NN5 6AY

The restaurant allows us to take our own booze, so the club will provide a selection of Beer / Lager / Wine for the meal !

If you could please confirm your attendance so I can confirm numbers for meal (and booze) that would be great.  Don’t just reply to this email, as I don’t get notifications that way. 

Please either email me directly at s.copson@btinternet.com or text me on 07808 571089, or, if all else fails, you could always let me know when you come to practice 🙂

We look forward to seeing you there, it should be a great evening !

Cheers – steve

 

30th November Xmas curry !

Hi all

its the time of year again for an Aikido beer and curry evening !

We’re going for 30th November due to other commitments in December and hope you can make it? The Venue and format will be same as last year hopefully, but I will confirm closer to the night.

Could you email me back please on : S.copson@btinternet.com

confirming if you can attend and how many places ?

Cheers Steve

UPDATE Practice on Thursday 1st November

Hi All

We are going to change the format of this Thursday’s weapons class so that the session will start at the normal time of 8:00 and all of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido.

Cheers – Steve

Tuesday 2nd October

Hi All

Tomorrows class is the first session of the month, so the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month is this format.

Cheers – Steve

Tuesday 3rd July Practice

Hi All

Tuesdays class is the first session of the month, so the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month is this format.

Cheers – Steve

Tuesday 5th June Practice

Hi All

Tuesdays class is the first session of the month, so the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month is this format.

Cheers – Steve

Tuesday 1st May Practice

Hi All

Tuesdays class is the first session of the month, so the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month is this format.

Cheers – Steve

This Thursday – 5th April – Aikido Grading

Hi All,

This Thursday, Charlie and Mike will be taking a grading, so if at all possible, please come along.

It would be great to get a few people there for moral support and to also provide different Uke for them. If you’re a relative beginner, it would be good for you to see what is required of you for the intermediate grades.

There will be a normal class through to around 9:15 and then the Grading will take place.

We hope to see you there.

Cheers – Steve

Tuesday 3rd April Practice

Hi All

Tuesdays class is the first session of the month, so the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month is this format.

Cheers – Steve

No Practice Tomorrow – Thursday 1st March

Hi everyone,

on the basis the weather is not going to get any better tomorrow and to save everyone from travelling, we are going  to cancel the class.

Unless you hear otherwise from us, the classes will be back to normal next week, 8:00 to 10:00 and we will rearrange the weapons practice for another session.

We hope you all understand, but safety in this weather has to come first.

Cheers Steve.

Practice on Thursday 1st February 2018

Hi All

As Thursday’s class is the first session of the month, the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly Bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month will be of this format.

Cheers – Steve

Christmas Training Schedule

Hi All,

For those well enough to practice, here’s the Christmas schedule :-

Thursday 21st December      –  Open – Last practice before Christmas

Tuesday 26th December       – Closed

Thursday 28th December     – Closed

Tuesday 2nd January 2018!   – 7:00 start for Practice & Weapons class

We will probably see you all in the run up to Christmas, but if we don’t, we wish you all a great festive period and hope to see you all in the new year.

Cheers

giphy

Practice on Tuesday 5th December

Hi All

As Tuesday’s class is the first session of the month, the session will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

The first session of each month will be of this format.

Cheers – Steve

Practice on Tuesday 7th November

Hi All

Next Tuesday’s class will start at 7:00 with a normal class until around 8:30.

The remainder of the class will be using Jo and possibly bokken, so please bring weapons if you have them.

If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, just come along and enjoy a different aspect of aikido. If you can’t make the 7:00 start, again, don’t worry, just come at normal time 8:00.

From  this point on, the first session in each month will be of this format.

Cheers – Steve

Thursday June 1st – No practice

Hi everyone, I think I’ve managed to contact you all already, either in person or by text, but just in case I’ve missed some of you, there won’t be any practice this Thursday as both Cathy and I are not able to take the class.

Practice is still on tonight, but you get the night off on Thursday.

All back to normal next week.

Cheers Steve

 

Beginners Grading 30th March

There will be a grading for the beginners who have been with us for a while on the last Thursday in March (30th).

Even if you haven’t been told you will be grading, please come along to support those who are and also to see what is expected on your first grading.

There is also an article on this website in the members area, which explains what the instructors are looking for when you grade, which you may find useful.

Please speak to either myself or Cathy if you have any questions.

Cheers Steve

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year !

From all the Instructors at Aikido Northampton we hope you’ve had

great Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year !

Whether you are a regular practitioner with us, a newcomer or someone who has

simply got out of the habit of coming along, our first practice back in 2017 is

Tuesday 3rd January and we look forward to seeing you soon !

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Grimsby Course November 2016

Hi All,

Here’s a few photos from the recent Grimsby Course. It was a great weekend, great practice, great company, great food and drink – what more can you ask !

Thanks to our friends in Grimsby for hosting once again and thanks everyone that came along.

Here’s to more practice and courses in the new year.

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2016 Christmas Meal – Update

Hi All,

When replying to the invite to the Christmas Beer & Curry night on 15th December (see previous post), it looks like if you reply to the email, I’m not getting the notifications.

Therefore, can you please email me directly at s.copson@btinternet.com please or text me on my mobile.

cheers – steve

2016 Christmas Beer & Curry !

Hi All,

We’re looking at having a few beers and a curry in Duston Village on Thursday 15th December (Partners welcome), probably to meet in Squirrels around 7:30 , then across the road to the Taste of Spice Indian Restaurant around 8:30 (then probably back across the road again !).

Can you please email me / text me / speak to me so I can confirm numbers and make a booking please ?

Cheers – steve

Grimsby Aikido Course – June 2015 – Update 3 – Cathy Knight Graded to 3rd Dan

Cathy Knight took a  great class on Saturday, demonstrating her flowing movement, co-ordination, power and in-depth knowledge of Aikido which has been developed over many years of dedicated practice.

At the end of the session, Cathy was awarded the Grade of 3rd Dan, something which again, is long over-due and extremely well deserved.

Well Done Cathy !

                                                                             cathy-e cathy2-e

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4 Aikido Northampton Instructors, Steve, Aubrey, Cathy, Joe