parents and students,
Thank you for such a fabulous Autumn season of practice. I
hope that each lesson enriches you as much as it enhances
my learning and practice of Aikido. Every week presents something
for me to reflect on. Your support, enthusiasm and interest
in Aikido are overwhelming. Congratulations to all our students
who have been upgraded.
generous Christmas gifts and well-wishes are also very appreciated.
My family and I are grateful to you; we are honoured. Thank
too soon, a whole year has passed and we look ahead to a new
year again. Time to reflect on the year that has gone by,
and to look ahead with hope and promise; learning from our
experiences. The march of time is relentless as we watch our
children grow, recognising that we have also come a long way
on our own journey. Looking at all the students, it is amazing
how much has been achieved. Many have come and gone through
the doors of our dojo, and I wish each and everyone a safe
and fulfilling journey. It is no accident that our paths have
converged, even if it was just for a while.
will begin once again from Tuesday 4 January. And for those
eligible for their next grading test, the tests will be held
during the week of February 22.
Notices webpage has been updated with the dates for the upcoming
class cycles beginning in January. Membership, Grading, and
UAV Order Forms are now also available on that webpage. I
hope you will find that convenient. I trust our online calendar
is also useful to you. Here is the link once again:
keep our database current, do inform us if you have a change
of address, new email, or new contact numbers. If you have
any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.
a most blessed Christmas, and a meaningful and successful
you in the Dojo.
peace and harmony,
Rafael Oei Sensei.
Ueshiba Aikido Victoria
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