2018

  • February – Visited Chishin dojo in Coventry
  • February – Introduced Aikido to over 80 primary and secondary school students. Two club students provided very professional support helping to demonstrate techniques, helping the children practise and understand the techniques. They provided an excellent example of Aikido students. Well done to Alex and Jonathan!
  • March – Attended Lancashire Aikikai Spring Course and received instruction from their principal instructor Bob Spence.
  • March – Introduced basic bokken work at joint course with Asoryu Aikido club in Huddersfield
  • April – Keighley Aikido Spring Course with Keith Hayward instructing. 3 students graded
  • May – Participated i Terry Ezra Spring course
  • May – Attended Isle of Wight course instructed by Keith Hayward and graded for 3rd dan
  • June – Attended JAC course in Durham. Instructors were John Emmerson, 5th dan DAN, Chris Mooney, 6th dan, Birankai, Gordon Jones, 7th dan, UKA, Terry Ezra, 7th dan KAA and Ian McClarence, 6th dan, BAF. 3 students attended
  • August – Summer seminar. Colin Jones, 3rd dan and Dawn Sherringham, 2nd dan from Nottingham instructor. This was a well attended course and btw Colin and Dawn gave excellent instruction and enthusiastically shared their knowledge and understanding of Aikido. One student graded
  • September – Attended Peter Brown course in Leicester. One student attended
  • October – Attended Keith’s 50 years in Aikido surprise seminar. 2 Students accompanied me. In addition to Keith, instruction was provided by senses Frank Burlington, Mark Pickering, Ian Grubb, and Mike Magnier
  • October – Attended Waka-sejsei seminar in Manchester. Great jamboree with several hundred aikidoka from around the UK. 3 club members attended

 

2017

  • February – Visited Chishin dojo in Coventry
  • April – Participated i Terry Ezra Spring course with guest instructors Ian Grubb and Davindar Bas senseis from Birankai
  • May – Keighley Aikido Spring Course with Keith Hayward instructing. 3 students graded
  • June – Attended JAC course in Birkenhead with John Emmerson, 5th dan, DAN, Brian Smith, 6th dan, BAF, Tony Cassells, 6th dan Birankai, Gordon Jones, 7th dan, UKA, and Terry Ezra, 7th dan, KAA
  • June – Joint training session with Shinboku Karate Club
  • August – Attended Mimuro-sensei seminar. One student attended
  • August – Attended UKA summer camp
  • November – Joint course with Asoryu Aikido Club
  • November – Attended White Rose Aikido winter course hosted by Shane Rile. One student attended
  • December – Attended Peter Brown Instructor’s course in Leicester

 

2016

  • February – Visited Chishin dojo in Coventry
  • February – Introduced Aikido concepts and techniques to students of the Taekwondo School of Excellence in Keighley
  • March – Attended Lancashire Aikikai Spring Course and received instruction from their principal instructor Bob Spence. One student accompanied me
  • April – Introduced Aikido to Shinboku Karate Club
  • May – Attended Terry Ezra and Mimura-sensei seminars in Birkenhead
  • May – Andrew Humphries & Sue Smith from Airenjuku, London University club and my old instructors visited to pass on their knowledge
  • June – Attended Peter Brown instructor’s course. One senior student attended
  • June – Attended Mimuro-sensei course. One student accompanied me
  • July – 3rd Annual Keighley Aikido Summer Course – Keith Hayward instructed. 4 students graded to 5th Kyu
  • August – Keighley Aikido Fundraiser to raise money to support the son of one of my former instructors. The son is undergoing intense cancer treatment. Strong support was received from the Aikido community with Terry Ezra, 7th dan and Shihan, Joe Curran, 6th dan, and Billy McAuley, 5th dan generously giving their time to instruct.

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  • August- Attended UKA Summer Camp with Katsurada-sensei as the guest instructor
  • September – Joint course with Asoryu dojo in Huddersfield. One student accompanied me. I gave a flavour of the UKA summer camp and introduced techniques and variations taught by Gordon Jones, Katsurada-senesi, and Cath Davis.
  • October – Attended UKA Autumn Seminar with one student
  • November – Adam Hurlin, 5th dan visited for one night only!
  • November – Yamashima Takeshi sensein, 7th dan

 

2015

  • April – 4th Keighley Spring Course. Mike Magnier & Keith Hayward instructed
  • April – Attended Matt Hill seminar near Preston
  • May – Attended Ezra-sensei course
  • June – Peter Brown-sensei course
  • July – Attended Mimuro course
  • July – Attended Kubota-shihan 8th dan course in Leicester
  • August – Attended UKA Summer School and 30th Anniversary course with Waka-sensei
  • November – Attended Kevan Ginns-sensei course. One student accompanied me

 

2014

  • February – Attended Te Shin Kan birthday seminar for Keith Hayward. One student participated in the weapons course
  • March – Attended Matt Hill seminar near Preston
  • April – Korea trip – Youn Ick-am Kwanjang-nom, Korea Aikido Federation
  • May – 3rd Keighley Aikido Spring Course, Keith Hayward, 6th dan
  • July – Attended Youn Ickam Kwanjang-nim’s first course in UK
  • July – 2nd Keighley Aikido Summer Course. Billy McAuley, 5th Dan, Asoryu Aikido Club instructor was guest instructor
  • July – Attended Mimuro-sensei’s course in Stockport, Lancs
  • July – Introduced Aikido to Keighley Rugby club’s youth team
  • September – Attended Frank Poole seminar, Huddersfield
  • October – Attended UKA seminar with Keith Hayward, 6th Dan, Eddie McCalla, 6th Dan and guest instructor Mark Pickering, 6th Dan, Birinkai
  • November – 1st Autumn seminar in Keithley Aikido Club. Mike Magnier & Keith Hayward instructed
  • Participated in Fundraising activity for Foundation UK organised by Asoryu Aikido Club in Huddersfield. Keighley Aikido Club raised £146 contributing to the nearly £400 raised
  • December – Attended Shane Riley seminar in Dewsbury

2013

  • February – Invited to teach at a joint class with Asoryu Aikido Club
  • February – Attended a UKA seminar in Telford
  • March – Introduced Aikido to local Taekwondo club
  • April – Held second seminar and grading (5 students graded). Keith Hayward, 6th dan and Shihan instructed. At conclusion of seminar received Fukushidoin certificate
  • May – Attended Terry Ezra shihan’s 50 Years in Aikido seminar with one student
  • May – Attended Matt Hill Iyama seminar. Matt Hill, 5th dan, trained for several years at the Iyama dojo under Saito-sensei. Matt was one of the few foreigners that Morihiro Saito-sensei took to his seminars as his uke.
  • July – 1st summer course with Billy McAuley, 5th Dan, Asoryu Aikido Club instructor as guest instructor.
  • July – Attended Mimuro Atsushi, 6th Dan, Yokohama International Aikido Club. Mimuro-sensei, like Yamashima-shihan trained under Yamaguchi-shihan
  • August – Attended UKA summer school. The club members travelled for 4 days of instruction from Kobayashi-sensei supported by Gordon Jones, Keith Hayward, Peter Brown, Peter Brady, Phil Smith,Cath Davis, and Steve Magson. This year, Kobayashi-sensei taught taught 2-3 hours each day which really helped us understand his very precise style of Aikido
  • September – Article published in Bingley Matters
  • September – Attended Jack Poole course. Two club members participated in the course lead by Jack Poole, 7th dan supported by Marill Poole and Billy McAulley. Although Jack is now very old and has limited mobility, today he was able to come on to the mat and give direction on what is now his very minimalist style of Aikido.
  • October – Attended UKA Autumn Course in Dudley
  • December – Attended Shane Riley’s seminar in Dewsbury

 

2012

  • February – Participated in Health Day at Beckfoot School – Introduced Aikido to over 50 children
  • February – Held first seminar and grading. Keith Hayward, 6th dan and Shihan instructed
  • April – Attended Ezra-sensei’s Easter seminar in Birkenhead
  • May – Attended inter-association seminar in Birmingham
  • August – Attended UKA Summer School in Telford with one student
  • October – Attended Joint Aikido Council course in Chester
  • November – Attended White Rose Aikido course in Dewsbury
  • December – Introduced Aikido to local Taekwondo club

 

2011

  • May & August attended BAB Coach Leader and Young Person’s Courses
  • August – Attended UKA Summer School in Telford
  • October – Attended course at Asoryu Dojo and was asked to teach an additional special session
  • November – Started additional class at Beckfoot School

 

2010

  • May – Club formed
  • June – Attended Doshu’s first seminar in the UK for about 15 years
  • August – Attended UKA Summer school with one student