Sunday, 26 January 2020
Whether you fancy learning a martial art or just want a fun way of getting fit, Aikido may be the answer. Don’t worry that it’s violent (it isn’t) or that you are too old or unfit (you aren’t). In fact, if you think martial arts are all about punching, kicking and competitions, you might be surprised to know that there are no punches and kicks in Aikido. We don’t have competitions either!
Aikido teaches the power of relaxation for self-defence. It can be as soft and gentle or as dynamic and vigorous as the individual student wants to make it. Aikido is suitable for both men and women and there is no upper age limit.
Huw Collingbourne, the teacher at the club in Bucks Cross, started learning Aikido in the early 1980s and ran an Aikido club in London in the 1990s. For the last eight years he has been teaching in North Devon. If you’d like to try Aikido, come along to the classes on Thursday 6th or 13th of February (7:30 to 9:30) at the Bucks Cross Village Hall (between Bideford and Hartland) to try a free lesson. The classes are for adults (18+). Go on, give it a go!
Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Please note that we will no longer have weekly Thursday classes in 2020. If you want to learn aikido, please contact me. I will only teach when I have a firm booking for a lesson. If you give me advance warning, I may be able to book the hall on various different days.