ABC London Centre Closures for 2019

ABC London Centre Closures for 2019

Aikido classes will be cancelled on the following dates either because the Centre is closed or the room is unavailable. More dates may be added; please check here for the latest information.

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 – Family Day holiday
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Friday, April 18, 2019  Good Friday
  • Monday, May 20, 2019 – Victoria Day
  • Monday, June 17, 2019 to Saturday, June 29, 2019  – Carling Centre 2 week Shutdown
  • Monday, July 1, 2019 –  Canada Day
  • Monday, September 2, 2019 – Labour Day
  • Monday, October 14, 2019 – Thanksgiving
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019

A Note to All…From Sensei

Hi everyone,
As I write this little note from the hospital where my wife is recovering from successful surgery, I think it is appropriate to wish all of you good health and happiness at Christmas and into 2019.
For those who are making the Aikido pilgrimage to Japan, I look forward to your company and sharing with you what will be an unforgettable experience in Kyoto and at Payet Shihan’s anniversary celebration! I am more excited as I know I will get to see how this will not only alter your Aikido but also see how it changes your life.
Here at the hospital things can sometimes look grim and yet also uplifting. I see those who can use positive attitude and humour to ease pain and suffering. Some folks do not! I am renewed by my intention to train Aikido with a new spirit and send you my wish to do the same in your efforts! If you are finding it difficult, please use my wish to inspire you to train more often and with renewed interest. If you do this, all of our Aiki Budo buds will benefit, as will you!

Sincerely, your Aiki Bud,

Sensei Sheppard.

Aiki Budo Club Shirts

Aiki Budo Club Shirts

We have new Aiki Budo Centre shirts available for $30. The shirts are short sleeve with collar and are embroidered with a small logo over the left breast. These dark blue shirts feature comfortable hi tech moisture wicking fabric.

Black Belt Promotions

Black Belt Promotions

Congratulations go out to all our members who received Black Belt promotions recently.

  • Heather Chau, Louis Patricio to Shodan
  • Brian Dunphy to Nidan
  • Brent Robinson to Sandan
  • Chris Wilson, Kevin Love and Christine Earl to Yondan
  • Hiro Ishihara and Matthew Knight to Go Dan
  • Class Changes for Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Class Changes for Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre is holding Staff training for their summer programs on Friday, June 1, 2018 and Saturday, June 2, 2018. We will not have access to our regular room at the Centre. The Children and Adult classes on Saturday will be on the Basketball Court outside for those wishing to attend.

    Outdoor Classes in June

    Outdoor Classes in June

    All Adult and Children’s Aikido Classes from Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 29, 2018 will be held outdoors in McMahen Park. The Carling Heights Centre will be carrying out their annual maintenance program and our regular room will not be available. Classes resume indoors on Saturday, June 30, 2018.