Monday, 9 April 2018

April Newsletter

April 2018

 

Firstly, I would like to say congratulations to Gemma Lesley for competing at the BAA opens and achieving silver in the women's individual shiai. Congratulations!

 

Secondly, I would like to wish the best to all SAUK competitors from across the country competing at the Koshiyama cup at the end of April.

 

Thirdly, I would like to pass my congratulations across to the students who competed at the student nationals. You did incredibly well, and all progressed so far. Please keep up the good work!

 

Dates

April

Tuesday 24th – Grading at 6:30pm till 8pm, Sheffield Dojo*

May

Saturday 19th – Dojo spring cleaning*

Saturday 26th – Seminar by Endo – sensei in Kent

June

Friday 13th – Annual General Meeting (AGM), Red deer @ 7:30pm*

Friday 29th June to Monday 2nd July – Garigall Training camp

July

Saturday 7th – SAUK summer grading and seminar with Scott Albright*

 

More information

 

Grading

This is a grading for our city members and junior dan grades. We will need Uke's again. So, if you are free, please come down to and help each other. It would be greatly appreciated.

 

Dojo Cleaning

This is the annual spring cleaning of the dojo where we make it beautiful! We need as many volunteers to help clean the place down and make it ready for another year of blood, sweat and tears. Dinner is on the Dojo! I repeat, you shall be fed for your valiant efforts.

 

AGM

This general meeting is for the re-allocation of the committee roles which are always advertised in the dojo, above the sink. If you feel you would be suitable for any of the roles, please show an interest and put yourself forward and come to the meeting being held at the Red Deer. (Jang sent out an email with the dinner menu's)

We will have dinner and discuss the roles and committee relating topics!

 

SAUK Summer grading

This is a typical grading, however, there will also be a seminar by Scott Albright Sensei (6th Dan) at the EIS, Sheffield. Everyone is welcome of all abilities and ages. So please grab your gi, come and support your fellow aikidoka at their grading and have some fun at the seminar.

 

 

Kat Love

(Events and Newsletter officer)

 

 

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Re: Koshiyama Cup Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!

Hi again,


I made a small error in the e-mail below. In case it wasn't already obvious, the deadline for entries is this Friday (30th March), and not 30th April. Apologies for any confusion caused by this error.


Regards,

James




From: James Ang <james_ang@hotmail.co.uk>
Sent: 27 March 2018 20:53
Subject: Koshiyama Cup Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!
 

Good evening all,


The deadline for Koshiyama Cup entries is fast approaching. I will be putting in the entry form for all Sheffield clubs this Friday (30/04/2018) at 12.00. 


If you are planning on going, please let me know as soon as possible. In addition, if you are going, I require the following information from you for registration:


  • What grade are you?
  • Are you competing or refereeing for the competition part?
  • If you are competing, who is your kata partner?
  • Are you going to the Saturday evening meal?
  • Do you want an event t-shirt? If yes, what size do you want?

Please take time to read the official information document for the event before confirming entry with me. In particular, please pay close attention to the fees that you will be expected to pay on the first day of the event.

Any questions, let me know.


Regards,

James Ang

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Koshiyama Cup Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!

Good evening all,


The deadline for Koshiyama Cup entries is fast approaching. I will be putting in the entry form for all Sheffield clubs this Friday (30/04/2018) at 12.00. 


If you are planning on going, please let me know as soon as possible. In addition, if you are going, I require the following information from you for registration:


  • What grade are you?
  • Are you competing or refereeing for the competition part?
  • If you are competing, who is your kata partner?
  • Are you going to the Saturday evening meal?
  • Do you want an event t-shirt? If yes, what size do you want?

Please take time to read the official information document for the event before confirming entry with me. In particular, please pay close attention to the fees that you will be expected to pay on the first day of the event.

Any questions, let me know.


Regards,

James Ang

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Aikido February NewsLetter

Hello Everyone,

Firstly, I would like to say congratulations to all those who partook in the Kangeiko and managed to fit in 24 hours training! The little party after was a success with some amazing international dishes being cooked. It now part of that year where we have some competitions coming up, so please read everything carefully and ask questions if you are confused.

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February

Saturday 24th – Student Nationals Training for Sheffield students, Free

March

Saturday 3rd – Student Nationals Training for Sheffield students, Free

Saturday 10th - Student Nationals Training for Sheffield students, Free

Saturday 10th – Squad Training, York, £15

Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th – Student Nationals, Nottingham*

April

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th – Koshiyama cup, Geneva, Switzerland*


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Extra Info


Student Nationals

Registration cost: £15

Time start: 10am


Training

There will also be three extra sessions on each Saturday running up to the student nationals at 2pm – 3:30pm and they are FREE! It will be a chance for competitors to practice with their kata partners their embu routines and to practice Shiai. At one of these sessions there will be the application forms for you to fill out. It is up to you to find your partner; discuss what activities you are entering; and who is acting as uke and tori.


Logistics

This year we will not be taking the mini bus and will need to take the train or other forms of transport. However, the competitors may need to take more than one train and travel to and from Sheffield to Nottingham, if accommodation can not be found in Nottingham.


Accommodation

TBC – I am awaiting confirmation on whether any Nottingham students can house competitors. If not, we will have to investigate hotels, airb&b or commute to and from Sheffield.


Koshiyama Cup

This is an international competition that is going to be held in Geneva, Switzerland. We want as many SAUK competitors to attend, including students. There is often a lot of Kyu grades and so please if you want to go and have the means, go!

If you are having some financial issues, there is a chance you could receive some sponsorship of up to £100 from the dojo to help with your expenses. If this is something you are interested in, please write a formal application explaining why you want to compete and email it to secretary@sheffieldaikido.og.uk before the 24/03/18. Please bear in mind if your application is successful, a certain amount of commitment to training will be required i.e. attend two randori sessions per week out of three (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Additional information about the event will be attached.


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Any additional information or changes will be sent out. Train hard everybody!


Katrina


(News & Events Officer)


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Kangeiko Timetable

Hi,

 

I am still having some issues with the new events officer email, so i have used my own email for the time being. Please see attached the Kangeiko timetable for this week. Cost is £15 per person. The first session is at 12pm on Sunday!

 

Kat (Events and news officer)

 

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

January News Letter

Hello Everyone,

 

Happy New year! I hope you have had a wonderful xmas and new year and ready for all the exciting stuff happening this year.

 

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January

 

Sunday 28th - Bowling social, 11am – 5pm, £5 per person (Please confirm you attendance to James Ang by the 21/01/18)

 

February

 

Sunday 4th – City vs Student Event, 1pm – 4pm, followed by food

 

Sunday 4th – Dogi jumble sale ( We have a lot of extra Dogi and will be selling them off at discounted prices at the City vs Student Event)

 

Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th – Kangeiko, 7:30am starts

 

Saturday 17th – International food party in celebration of completing kangeiko at Burton Street Foundation (£7 per person)

 

Wednesday 14th – Special Valentines Training (bring a plus one for free!)

 

Tuesday 20th – Grading at Sheffield Dojo, 6:30pm (can 2nd Kyu and above please attend the prep session before and stay through the grading to act as Uke)

 

March

 

Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th – Student Nationals 2018, Nottingham University (Details tbc)

 

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Regards,

 

Katrina (Events & News officer)

 

 

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Fw: Bowling Social 28/01/2018

Good evening all,


I hope you have all had a good Christmas and New Year. I'm just writing a quick reminder about the bowling social that I briefly mentioned before Christmas. All the details are in the e-mail I wrote below.


As mentioned already, places are strictly limited to 12 people. The following people have already responded to me that they are coming:


  1. (Myself)
  2. Maggie
  3. Hannah
  4. Sam
  5. Scott 
  6. Celine
  7. Katrina
  8. James Sharp


So as it stands, there are 4 spaces left. Therefore do be quick in responding if you want to come. For those who are coming, we will be meeting at 10.45 outside the Virgin Money bank at Fargate in the city center and we'll go for lunch afterwards somewhere.

On another note, I will be slowly transitioning the e-mails I send regarding socials to a different address in the near future, so do look out for that.

James 

From: James Ang <james_ang@hotmail.co.uk>
Sent: 22 December 2017 10:00
Subject: Bowling Social 28/01/2018
 

Good morning all,


Now that we are done with the club Christmas dinner, I am in the process of organising our next social.


I have booked for us to go bowling on Sunday 28th January from 11.00-13.00. We can also go out for food before and or/after the bowling. The location of the bowling alley is in the city center and costs should be less than £5 a person for the full 2 hours which you pay on the day (the exact cost will be determined by numbers at the social). Places for bowling are strictly limited to a maximum of 12 people so do let me know asap if you plan on coming along.


As the social is still ages away, I will send out another reminder about this nearer the time.


This is probably the last time you hear from me as the socials officer in 2017 so I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all a good Christmas and new year.


James