BAB Coach Level 1 Course at Meadowcroft, Aylesbury - July 2011

BAB Coach Level 1 Course at Meadowcroft, Aylesbury - July 2011 Last weekend three members of our club took the practical part of the BAB Coach Level 1 Course at Meadowcroft, Aylesbury - July 2011.

The course was organised by Kai Shin Kai Coach Liaison Officer Bob Salloway and run by Kai Shin Kai Coaching Officer/ BAB Coach Tutor Craig Hargreaves from Reading KSK.

Every participant had to prepare a 20 min lesson plan and then put his homework to the test by teaching a group made up from over half a dozen different KSK clubs.

Please find the list of participants below:

Aylesbury Aikido - David Salmon
Bicester Shintaiki Aikido Club - Carlos Carvalho
Bicester Shintaiki Aikido Club - Richard Hitchman
Chippenham KSK - John D Jacques
Chowa Ryutsu Ryu (Coventry) - Louisa Ryan
Gatwick Budokai - Oleh Buga
Pinner Aikido Club London (Harrow) - Joseph Doyle
Pinner Aikido Club London (Harrow) - Dean Ramsey
Pinner Aikido Club London (Harrow) - Robert Roszczyk
Witney and Carterton Aikido - Joanne Buckingham

We are very happy to announce that all of the candidates achieved the required standards and were awarded with a pass. Well done everyone!

If you would like to see the images from the event, please follow the links: Gallery #1, Gallery #2

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Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art and is very different from disciplines such as Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, BJJ, Kempo and Krav Maga where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.

Aikido is an extremely efficient self defence (also as Self-Defence Women London) system utilising balance-taking and posture-breaking movements to achieve joint locks, pins and throws. It contains elements of Ju Jitsu, Kendo, Judo and other budo.

Aikido Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at our Harrow dojo, and Thursday evening at our Pinner dojo in NW London. Pinner Aikido Club London is a part of the Kai Shin Kai International Traditional Aikido Association (KSK), which is a member of the Aikido Alliance.

Aikido is essentially a non-violent Martial art system that encourages the avoidance of confrontation and harmony with an aggressor. The classes are well attended with Aikido students always on the mat and aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced but everyone is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.

Our Aikido students work at their own pace during the training sessions and no one is forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with.
Pinner Aikido Club in London can help you achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness. Most of all though, our classes are fun.

You do not have to be competitive or naturally athletic to take part in the Aikido class. Learning Aikido is about self-improvement and self-confidence.

Regardless of your size, body type and current level of physical ability or disability. If you are looking for a healthier, more confident way of life, then the modern art of Aikido may well be for you.

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