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Yamashima Sensei spring seminar review by Ben Hoffman

Yamashima Shihan emphasized moving with the whole body by de-emphasizing the role of the hands. For example, connecting with the shoulder or arm and gently unbalancing uke, instead of the standard manual approach. This type of training most definitely forces you to move from the centre and changes the focus of your awareness. I think everyone found it a quite difficult, but rewarding exercise.

Yamashima Sensei spring seminar review by Filip Maric

Read Filip’s review of the spring seminar:

http://www.jikishin.co.nz/2013/09/labreport-9-september-2013-yamashima.html

Adults 2013 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the adults 2013 mid year grading.

Sandan

  • James McNeill
  • Elissa Mah

Nidan

  • Magdalene Huang
  • Jeremy McGregor
  • Richard Tham

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Kids 2013 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the kids end of year grading.

5th Kyu – Light Blue

  • Annabelle Chin

6th Kyu – Dark Green

  • Ynys Bach-Strong

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Adults 2012 End of Year Grading

These are the full results of the adults 2012 end of year grading.

Sandan 

  • Colin Grealy

Kids 2012 End of Year Grading

These are the full results for the kids end of year grading

Semi 5th Kyu – Light blue/white tips

  • Dion Houston
  • Annabelle Chin

Adults 2012 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the adults 2012 mid year grading.

Nidan – 2nd Black Belt

  • Logan Fort

 

Shodan – 1st Black Belt

  • Michelle Williamson
  • Jordane Lew
  • Priscilla Falconer

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Kids 2012 Mid Year Grading

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Semi 5th kyu – Light blue/white tips

  • Rilke Comer
  • Raiyan Azlan

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Issue 40 – Southern Aikido Connection

Nearly Spring Seminar

Details:

  • 25th – 26th August
  • Shirley Boys High Gym, Christchurch.

Guest Instructors:

  • Hiroshi Fujimaki Shihan [World Aikido HQ, Tokyo],
  • Nobuo Takase Shihan [Aikido Shinryukan].

Following on from the success of last year’s Spring Seminar we again will hold a major seminar in Christchurch at nearly spring time. We hope you will join us for great training with superb guest instructors!

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Adults 2011 End of Year Grading

These are the full results for the adults 2011 end of year grading.

Yondan – 4th black belt

  • Terry Mah
  • Din Mamat

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