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 !
4 Aikido Northampton Instructors, Steve, Aubrey, Cathy, Joe
The Saturday session of the June Course in Grimsby was taken by the Aikido Northampton instructors Aubrey, Cathy and Steve.
Aubrey was a little “crocked”, but still showed what can be achieved with little or no movement and by purely manipulating Uke into position.
Here is the first of two updates on the Aikido course in Grimsby a few weeks ago.
For all those that couldn’t make it, it really was a great course and even though we from Aikido Northampton did not stop for the Sunday session, we thoroughly enjoyed it, both on and off the mat !
It started off on Friday evening with our old friend (in both senses of the phrase) Mike Jennings being awarded a long overdue grade of 4th Dan, made even more special by the completely full mat and also an appearance by his first ever Aikido Instructor John Gorry
John Gorry explaining how he knocked some Aikdo basics into Mike on his first class
Well Done Mike !
There is a course in Grimsby on the above dates which will, I’m sure, be very worthwhile attending if possible.
The Friday night session (not shown on the poster) will be at the Sports and Leisure centre Cleethorpes and will be ran by Mike Jennings.
The Saturday and Sunday are are a different venue with many different instructors – please see the poster for more details. Any questions – just speak to Steve, Cathy or Joe.
You obviously don’t have to attend all sessions, hope to see you there.
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Please see the poster for details & discuss with any instructor for further information / travel arrangements etc.
I’m sure it will be a great day and will benefit everyone, we hope you can make it.
Just a quick note to say I’ve re-written by biography from scratch – as it was the only one that I didn’t keep prior to the hack !
Can be found here.
A chap called Richard Small has submitted an article to The Aikido Times, which mentions Aubrey being his instructor many years ago.
Follow this link to this Aikido Times Edition, plenty of other articles in there.
Air con will be added to the Dojo sometime during May, the exact dates are not yet known.
If the facility is unavailable, then we will look to practice elsewhere for the evening if possible. Please speak with Steve for more information.