Here is the April 2023 aikido update for the Ki Federation. This is a late post as it was uploaded at the beginning of May.
On the Paris course in April, the following Dan Grade members were upgraded:
- Paris AFKA: to 5th Dan – T. Fesneau; to 4th Dan – M. Case and Leon Babin.
- Paris AKA: to 5th Dan – C. Chakrabarte Rennes; to 4th Dan – M. Deslandes.
The following British Dan Grades were upgraded on their group courses
- M. Stringer to 5th Dan
- I. Drew to 7th Dan
Congratulations to all the Dan Grades above.
It was good to see our members from Paris and Holland on the combined 6th/7th/8th Dan Group course.
Our Spring Seminar is taking place on the 20th and 21st May. We have a number of members taking their Dan Gradings on the Saturday. We have two for 1st Dan, three for 2nd Dan and three for 3rd Dan. We therefore require Dan Grades to make ukemi. Please contact the office by email, or leave a message on the answerphone if you can attend. The Saturday Dan Gradings start at 9.30am with an open course from 2pm to 4pm. The open courses on Sunday will be from 10am to 12 noon, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm with a Kyu Grading at 3.45pm.
Mark Greenley is arranging a day course in Muswell Hill, London, on Saturday, 23rd September. This will include a Kyu Grading.
For the 1st Kyu group course on the13th May, Dan Grades are also welcome to attend.
We send our best wishes for a good recovery to Simon Rudge and Paul Tyreman, who were both recently taken ill.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Spring Seminar, and hope the Paris members have a good journey over.