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Wellington grading seminar: Saturday 21 May 2016

Grading - May 2016Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $10 for the seminar,  your grading fee is on top of this.

If you are invited to grade, please complete the online registration and pay your fee before grading. You will still have to complete the paper form as well.

Please remember, if you are planning to grade:

Summer Aikido Challenge

Invite one person you know to come and try Aikido for free in February. There is no commitment to stay, no previous experience is required and you don’t need to wear any fancy training gear.

We offer a wide range of classes during the week. Our Monday and Wednesday 6-7pm time slot is ideal for those who are just starting out or are curious. Challenge your friends and family to try something new and different in the new year. Get them to commit to 2 classes a week for one short month and they’ll thank you for it!

Introduction to Aikido Course

introductory course coverWe are very happy to announce our new regular feature: Introduction to Aikido.

Introduction to Aikido course is a great way to learn first-hand about the martial art of Aikido. The course is suitable for anyone 16 years or older and does not require any prior experience in martial arts.

To register please fill out the on-line registration form.

What:    Introduction to Aikido
When:   Mondays of 4, 11, 18, 25 November
Time:     6-7pm
Where: Aikido Tenshindo, 2 Drummond Street, Wellington
Cost:     $20 (payable at the first class)

The 7 Minute Guide to Happiness

7 Minute Workout
7 Minute Workout

I’ve been looking for a while for a good, short yet comprehensive full-body workout that could be used either as a warm up routine or as a full workout when repeated in multiple sets.

I’ve finally found something really good which I think is worth sharing with other like-minded people.

The routine is based on sports science research conducted at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, FL.

If you’re looking for some new exercises or a challenge, check out this routine. It’s fun, short, sure to make you puff and because it’s so well balanced you’ll get great results, as long as you do it every day of course, after all there is no such thing as free lunch 😉

Winter Seminar with Simon Puffett, 21 – 22 July 2012

Book the weekend of 21-22 July for a mid-winter seminar with Simon Puffett sensei. Simon has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many aspects of Aikido.

He will bring his unique style of teaching to our Wellington dojo for an action packed weekend.

“Together we will focus on the physiological movements of Aikido and weapons technique. Concentrating on keeping contact with Uke through improved posture and efficient body and hip movement.

More importantly you will be in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere with others being encouraged to explore your Aikido.