Congratulations to Mike, Simon, Luke, Steve and Sophie for passing their recent gradings. Mike and Simon are awarded ikkyu (brown belt), Luke and Sophie nikyu (purple belt), and Steve rokkyu (yellow belt).
Everyone has been working hard and these awards acknowledge the improvements they’ve made. Congratulations to all and keep up the good work.
Larbi Sensei is a personal student of Yamada Shihan who bestowed the title of Shiodin to Larbi Sensei in 2012. The title Shiodin is official recognition of not only Larbi Sensei’s skills in Aikido but also for his knowledge and skill as a teacher.
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. Continue reading Larbi sensei returns to Weston-super-Mare→