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Adults now have an option if you are unable to attend Thursday classes.
A new class for adults began this September at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre.
Tuesday classes are from 6pm to 7pm.
with the Gordon Head Recreation Centre, Tel: 475-7100,
Classes will begin on Tuesday 13 September, once again from 12:15pm, in the school gym.
This will be an exciting year of transition for Gordon Head School.
As we begin classes at Gordon Head Elementary School, we are mindful that it will be the last year that we will have Aikido classes at the first and only elementary public school to offer Aikido. From next year, Gordon Head Middle School will probably be the first public middle school to offer Aikido; perhaps in the province.
Grateful thanks to Mr Brent Kelly who first gave his approval for Aikido classes to begin in March 2004. Since then, the first batch of students have matured and are slowly emerging to be able leaders themselves.
We are proud to be part of the rich heritage of Gordon Head School. We wish Mr Kelly and all the staff of Gordon Head a very happy anniversary as they prepare for their anniversary celebrations next year.
Grading Tests will now be conducted three times a year, in October, February and June.
Students who are ready and eligible for grading will be invited to sit for the test.
The next grading will be:
Friday 14 October 2005 during the 5pm class.
No video recording or photography will be allowed during Grading Tests.
For the syllabus, click the Grading Structure link above.
Periodic bokken and jo practice will be included in classes. These will mostly be held on the last class for each programme cycle.
Regular weapons classes will commence once we have enough students at the 5th Kyu level.
We do have bokken and jo for sale if you wish to purchase them. You will then be able to bring your own jo or bokken to class when required for practice.
It is NOT compulsory that you buy the weapons.
We are only informing you of their availability as we have had requests for them.
The prices are as follows:
This year, we are planning to have a little get together before we break for Christmas vacation.
The programme will include a short demonstration by our students before settling down to a potluck feast.
This would be a great opportunity for everyone to mingle and celebrate a year of Aikido practice. Besides tasting and savouring each other's food, it is also a good opportunity for parents to see their children in action, if they have not seen them yet.
Details will be announced later.
Living harmoniously and purposefully while caring, sharing, loving and striving to fulfill one's full potential dutifully has been the way of bushido, the way of the martial artist/warrior. The samurai lived in constant awareness that each day may be his last. Living in this way made him mindful of his behaviour (that it was always proper), and ensuring that all his affairs are in order - especially for his family. This will always be a recurring theme as we journey on a path like Aikido.
As a wise man says: "When we change the way we see things, the things we see change" (Dr Wayne Dyer).
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