Saturday, 4 July 2015

Aikido Weapons Workshop, Tuesday 7th July

Just a quick reminder that there is no class this Monday (6th July) but there will be our monthly weapons' workshop taught by Sensei Small on Tuesday 7th at 7:30. If you want to learn about the Iwama Weapons syllabus this is your perfect opportunity. Everyone is welcome, no matter what style of Aikido you currently practise. Please bring bokken and jo if you have them.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Swords, sticks, tea and buns!

Yes, it could only be another Bideford Martial Arts Seminar! We had a great time yesterday at the Aikido weapons workshop taught jointly by Senseis Richard Small (Bideford Aikijo) and Huw Collingbourne (Hartland Aikido). Thanks to everyone who came. Our next special event is in September. More news soon. Here's a photo from yesterday's seminar.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Aikido Weapons Workshop, North Devon

Aikido weapons seminar, Bideford, North Devon, 27th June. All welcome. Taught by Senseis Richard Small (Bideford aiki-jo) and Huw Collingbourne (Hartland Aikido). Please bring bokken and jo if you have them.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Learn Aikido in Bideford and Bucks Cross (3 times each week!)

"In the martial art of Aikido, ultimate victory over self is prized over the merely relative victory over others. It’s an ideal art to assist those who might suffer the effects of anxiety and PTSD because it is all about regaining control, self control in a safe environment which you can then continually recreate for yourself. Without ego it changes helplessness into helpfulness. You don’t have to be a hero, tough or super fit; you just need a mindset that says you are willing to start the journey."

--- Richard Small writes about Aikido in the local magazine, Bideford Buzz.

Richard teaches Aikido weapons every Wednesday evening in Bideford. At Bucks Cross we practise Aikido on Mondays and Thursdays. On Saturday afternoon 27th June 2015 there will be an Aikido weapons workshop at the Methodist Church Hall in Bideford. It is open to viewing by members of the public for a small donation to the chosen charity, Macmillan.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Aikido diary dates - June 2015

Just a few notes about events during June. Our monthly weapons class will take place on Monday the 1st of June (not on Tuesday as we usually do).

There will be no class on Monday 8th of June. However, there will be a class on Tuesday 9th of June.

At the end of June (Saturday 27th), Senseis Richard Small and Huw Collingbourne will be teaching a special one-off weapons workshop in Bideford. If you are interested in weapons (no matter what your aikido 'style' or organisation) you are very welcome to join us. I'll post more information about this even shortly.

Apart from the dates mentioned above, classes in May and June continue as normal at 7:30 on Mondays and Thursdays.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Aikido Weapons Class this Tuesday

Just a reminder that there will be no Aikido class tonight Monday 4th May. There will, however, be our usual monthly weapons workshop taught by Sensei Richard Small tomorrow - Tuesday 5th May. Be sure to bring a bokken and jo!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Devon Aikido Summit!

Sunday May 3rd, 12:00 to 16:30 at Chudleigh Town Hall, TQ13 0 Chudleigh, Devon. A cross-cultural seminar with instruction by Geoff Flather Sensei of Banyu Hatten Aikido Yuishinkai, Richard Small Sensei of Bideford Aiki-jo and Huw Collingbourne Sensei of Hartland Aikido. A mixture of weapons work and empty hand taught by three experienced teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

There will be two sessions separated by a break with tea, coffee and homemade cakes! Please bring bokken and jo, and proof of insurance for non-BHAY/HA members.

NB: there is some forecourt parking at the hall, but it is limited, so car sharing appreciated.

Cost: £10 for the session.