Summer camp 2016

A really awesome Summer camp.  Sensei Darren Ball from Yamagawa-ha Fudoshin Ryu in Melbourne treated us to experience some of the aspects of their style, including some impressive displays of swordmanship as well as empty hand.  It was interesting to try his sword katas, which were different to what we usually do in Aikido although …

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2015 Winter Camp

Winter camp in Silverdale.  Photo was from the ground fighting part of Christiaan Bobos lesson.  Always good to get out of our comfort zone with a bit of ju jitsu.  As always some inspiring sessions from Jules, Dunken and Tony and great to meet up with Daniel from Melbourne.

Silverdale Summer camp

Another great get together with Dunken and crew up in Silverdale.  After some very energetic forays into boxing, Krav Maga and Systema, Diane Haines body awareness exercise were a welcome break. Off the mat we went for a swim each evening in the evening to freshen up – thanks to Lynette for being the ringleader …

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Hamilton friendship seminar

Our first seminar in Hamilton was a great success with an impressive array of Guest instructors including Shihan Junichi Nishimura, Dunken Francis, Tony Schaufelberger, Doug Gilmore  and our Ju jitsu friend Jules Robson.  Thanks also to local fencing instructor Mike Angelo for a fascinating introduction to fencing. As part of the event Sensei Clyde was presented …

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