|Posted by The Guv'na on February 10, 2019 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
The Mon grade students (junior) up to brown will take future graduations in class time.Those that train at Blakenhall will be assessed on a wednesday and those that train at Newcastle will be assessed on a Friday.
|Posted by The Guv'na on January 22, 2019 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
The summer grading dates and times are as follows:
Blakenhall Juniors - Weds 17th July. Newcastle under Lyme juniors - Friday 19th July.
Sunday 21st July
Intermediates - 12.30 pm til 16.30 pm.
Sunday 28th July 2019
Seniors - 10.00 am til 15.00 pm
A pre grading requisite must be completed and returned a week prior to the graduation along with the relative fee & up to date licence book. Students are obligated to attend classes for at least one session per week continually for the remaining 4 weeks leading up to the grading. Failure to submit the relative documentation etc will result in the student being unable to take the grading. The junior/intermediate dates may be subject to change. The final dates will be posted 2 months prior the graduation. For those unable to attend a particular grading day due to holidays etc, these will not be altered once finalized so no individual gradings will be taken, so do not ask. Arigato.
|Posted by The Guv'na on December 11, 2018 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
The winter grading dates and times are as follows:
Seniors - Sunday 20th Jan 2019 10.00 am til 16.00 pm
Juniors - Sunday 17th Feb 2019 12.00 to 14.30 pm.
Intermediates - Sunday 24th Feb 2019 11.00 am til 15.00 pm.
Students wishing to grade over the course of January and February must pick up a pre grading requisite. This must be completed and returned a week prior to the grading along with the relative fee & up to date licence book. Students must also attend classes for at least one session per week continually for the remaining 4 weeks leading up to the grading. Failure to submit the relative documentation etc will result in the student being unable to take the grading.
|Posted by The Guv'na on June 19, 2018 at 12:10 PM||comments (0)|
We currently have a 'Student of the Month' where a junior or intermediate is awarded a certificate of achievement for attendance, etiquette etc and they get to wear a black belt for the month.However the student who achieves the award no longer wears a black belt but is issued witha sleeve clip to sew onto the sleeve of their gi.We now have a new title added to our listings known as a 'Deshi' - meaning disciple or trainee of the art assisting with the junior grades & new starters. This position is designated to an adult at 4th kyu (purple) or above over 18 years of age. In the future they will train towards and become an instructor. Therefore they will wear the white belt with a black stripe while on the tatami with the children and change to their appropriate obi when they resume training in the senior category...
|Posted by The Guv'na on July 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Sunday July 20th saw the academy host a seminar with the legendary Renshi John Lovatt 6th Dan.The day consisted of drawing and cutting of the tachi (sword) with sequences covering standing and kneeling techniques.All that attended were totally enthralled by Renshi John Lovatts smooth and concise technique of Iaido,along with his narrative tales of his days training under great sensei's.A fun but very interesting day.Many thanks to Renshi John for his time to take the seminar
|Posted by nantwichjujitsu on April 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
"They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan."