The weekend of May 9th, 10th, 11th saw the welcome return of Larbi sensei from Belgium.
The weekend’s training started with Larbi sensei presenting Paul Newnham with his Aikikai shodan certificate. The presentation came as a great surprise to Paul and the rest of the group; this ratification by the hombu is a great honour to the Rising Sun Aikido group.
The tatami had around 50 students on Saturday and the day ended with Al Carchrie and Matt Bowen being graded by Larbi sensei for their Aikikai shodans. Everyone enjoyed the course and the evening meal on Saturday was a welcome break. The final day saw around 30 aikidoka on the mat and although everyone was tired at the end, all said it was the most enjoyable weekend.
This is becoming an event not to be missed. – Ray Brown sensei
Larbi sensei will be returning to Weston-super-Mare for another weekend of aikido on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November 2014.
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