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Adults 2011 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the senior 2011 mid year grading.

Shodan – Black belt

  • Richard Tham
  • Odette Stokes
  • Alvin Lau
  • Magdalene Huang

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Kids 2011 Mid Year Grading

These are the full results for the kids mid year grading.

6th kyu – dark green belt

  • Trent Sullivan
  • Phoebe Chin

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Issue 38 – Southern Aikido Connection

Another year is coming to a close and we are really excited looking forward into 2011 when ASC will celebrate our 20th. Anniversary by hosting the National Gasshuku from March 4-6. Well done Andrew & Irene, for building this wonderful aikido family in Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury. Meanwhile, have a great & safe Christmas and a fantastic New Year 🙂Editor – Terry Mah

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Issue 37 – Southern Aikido Connection

Wow! to an explosive start to ASC’s 2010 calendar and we’re going to see many more wows right through to March 2011 – yessss, you read me right, we’ll be having lots of aiki fun (as you can read in Andrew Sensei’s “A few thoughts…) right through to ASC’s 20th Anniversary come National Gasshuku in March 2011. So to all ASC members, I hope you’ll take advantage of as many of these gasshukus as possible to improve, train well and train safely and enjoy the aiki journey!

Editor – Terry Mah

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Issue 36 – Southern Aikido Connection

2009 has come and almost gone, and ASC has seen another wonderful Aikido year. We’ve had good growth in members and 12 yudansha grades – all this is possible only through YOU, the members of ASC – keep it up guys, and we will look forward to an even greater 2010. Happy holidays and let’s see how many of you guys are on the mat when we start up again on 5 January 🙂
Editor – Terry Mah

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Issue 35 – Southern Aikido Connection

Whoa! The year-end grading is just less than 5 weeks away and we’re still settling down from the awesome seminar by Yamashima Shihan! To all the people grading next month, all the best, focus on getting the basics right, and enjoy the grading – but the most important thing is, after all your focus on practicing the grading techniques, DO NOT STOP TRAINING after the grading because that’s when it suddenly clicks that your understanding of Aikido has improved and you’ll enjoy your training more. Ed.

Editor – Terry Mah

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Issue 34 – Southern Aikido Connection

We started 2009 with a blast – we were blessed with the honour of hosting Masuda Shihan again for the whole month of February – training was awesome as usual and fun at the same time. And now, we’re in the midst of preparing for the mid year grading. The weather is getting colder so make sure you warm up properly and enjoy your Aikido.

Editor – Terry Mah

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Issue 33 – Southern Aikido Connection

Where has the year gone! Well, our Aikido year was fun while it lasted! It has been an eventful year for ASC which started with hosting Masuda Shihan for a whole month; then the mid-year grading; Andrew Sensei was hosted by Club Aikido, Singapore for their grading & seminar in August; Gary & Logan attended Kimori Dojo’s annual seminar in Nagoya; ASC’s Spring Seminar with Yamashima Shihan in September; then Andrew, Irene, Shane & Miria jetted off to Tanabe for the IAF 2008 right after the Spring Seminar; and finally our year end seminar & grading with Takase Shihan followed by the awesome Dawn Training. This year, ASC is proud to have graded 4 Sandans, 6 Nidans, 5 Shodans, 83 Kyu grades, and 109 kids. What a year, eh!

You all deserve a great X’mas break and I’m sure you’ll be looking forward to another great Aiki year ahead.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Editor – Terry Mah

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Issue 32 – Southern Aikido Connection

Well, winter is truly upon us and the mat’s really cold, especially for the 6:30a.m. classes! But we still have the hard core Aikidokas turning up, which is super great enthusiasm! After an awesome “batch” that has just graded, we are now in the midst of the next series of proficiency tests to prepare for the November grading. Awesome! Keep on Aikidoing!

Editor

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Issue 31 – Southern Aikido Connection

Time really goes by when you’re having fun with Aikido. It was only a few winks ago that 2008 started and now, we’re looking forward to, and preparing for, our mid-year grading. This time around, it appears that we will have a record number of yudansha grading! All the best!

Editor

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