The 2018 Yoshinkan Testing Syllabus is now available here.
Aiki Budo Centre is conducting Black Belts Training Review Sessions on the following dates:
Thursday, Feb 8 & Thursday, Feb 15 _______Shiho Nage & Ikkajo
Thursday, May 17 & Saturday, May 19______Irimi Nage (Shomen and Sokumen) & Nikajo
Thursday, Aug 30 & Saturday, Sept 1 _______Kotegaeshi & Sankajo
Thursday, Nov 8 & Satruday, Nov 10 _______Tenchi Nage, Hijishime & Yonkajo
Saturday sessions listed above are reserved for Black Belts only and will be held during the second hour of the adult classes (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) There will be no regular Kyu Belt instruction offered during the second class. The 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. sessions will continue as usual for all Aiki Budo Centre members.
Mark your calendar. Our Aiki Budo Centre Year End Party will be on Saturday Dec 2nd, 9:30-12noon and takes the place of regular classes that day. All club members and their families are welcome to attend. More information to follow.
Enjoy the following videos from our ABC demo at Art in the Park, July 2017!
Photos also available in our Special Events Gallery!
Our next dojo closure is Monday, October 9th (Thanksgiving). For a full list of 2017 closures, see Aiki Budo Centre London 2017 closure dates
The Aiki Budo Centre is proud to have been invited to perform a demo and workshop at the Inspire! Community Expo, a family event to encourage healthy living and community involvement, this Saturday, July 22!
The event will be running from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with our session at 3:00 pm. Don’t worry, plenty of time to get there after Saturday morning weapons’s class.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in attending the Aikido session, yoga, salsa dancing workshops, watching some live music, learning about smart juicing and much more, please visit the events Facebook page for more details.
If you are available to help with the session in any way, please contact Sensei Knight who will be coordinating the session. Also available in person in class this Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
See links below for more details:
It’s no secret that I love weapons training, an so I’m very pleased that we are re-integrating weapons techniques to our testing protocols. Kyu tests from 7th kyu on now have a required weapons technique; details are contained in the Weapons Syllabus. (This can be found with the rest of the Testing Information).
While exposure to these techniques will increase during regular classes, attendance of weapons classes will likely be necessary to apply the fine polish you will desire for your test. The added benefit will be an improvement or your overall aikido ability through a better understanding of where our tachi waza (’empty hand’) techniques originate (the sword!), ma-ai (proper distance), kamae and timing.
And it’s fun!
To further support weapons training/testing, we are creating demonstration/instruction videos for all the test techniques. The first two are now posted (links below) and the remainder will appear over the coming weeks and months.
Wishing you all joy and success with your aikido training!
Kote Giri Kote Osae (4th Kyu)
Oyo Kumitachi Ki Osae Do Giri (1st Kyu)
Adult test techniques on our Testing Information page have been updated to the AYF 2017 technique lists. New Dan and Instructor recommendation forms are also available. Note that these forms have changed and new information is being requested. Forms are available as fillable PDF or Excel spreadsheet, MS Word versions are no longer available.
More dates will be added, but dates for closures so far are:
- Friday December 23rd 2016 through to Monday January 2nd, 2017 – Holiday break!
- Friday, January 13, 2017
- Monday, February 20, 2017, Family Day holiday
- Saturday, March 4, 2017, Seedy Saturday event
- Friday, April 14, 2017, Good Friday holiday
- Monday May 22, 2017, Victoria Day holiday
- Tuesday, June 20 through Friday, June 30 Carling Heights is closed for annual maintenance. Aikido classes will be outdoors in McMahen Park near Adelaide
- Saturday, July 1, 2017, Canada Day holiday
- Monday September 4, 2017, Labour Day holiday
- Monday October 9, 2017, Thanksgiving holiday
Our last class of the year is Thursday December 22nd. Classes resume on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017!