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Harmony 151 - Arun Aikido Club Gradings!
October 10, 2015
Action is the Key to Your Success!
It's Tony here from the Aikido Health Centre with your Harmony ezine. It is packed with unique tips and insights on aikido, health, and spirituality.
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In this issue, Aiki Peace Week Review. Plus Arun Aikido Club Gradings, and why they are difficult to pass - find out below. Next month, we spotlight how to have your say at our Community Forum... stay tuned!
On 24th September 2015 members of the Arun Aikido Club had a great opportunity to increase public awareness of Aikido as a joyful practice of harmony, compassion, and non-violence.
They enjoyed a 3 hour Aiki Peace Seminar that was represented by three Aikido clubs. The instructors were Sensei Piers Cooke 7th Dan, and Sensei Tony Wilden 5th Dan.
Training fees and donations, a total of £105, were sent to Aiki Extensions - a non-profit organisation founded in 1998, and dedicated to passing on and applying aiki principles in business, psychotherapy, bodywork, mediation, conflict resolution, etc.
For full review, photos, and video visit... Aiki Peace Week Seminar 2015
Usually grading ranks and certificates are not the main focus of students who practise the art of Aikido. But it is a good idea to have feedback to confirm you are on the right track in your training.
In the West, it is more common for students to expect gradings. This is because people have been brought up based on hundreds of tests and confirmation of their ability in every area of society.
People tend to crave recognition!
The grading ranks we use at the Arun Aikido Club are...
8th kyu - white belt
7th kyu - yellow belt
6th kyu - green belt
5th kyu - blue belt
4th kyu - orange belt
3rd kyu - brown belt
2nd kyu - brown belt
1st kyu - brown belt
1st dan - black belt
2nd dan - black belt
3rd dan - black belt
We have a grading system that involves plenty of hard work, and are very difficult to pass. Unfortunately, some aikido students hope for an easy path through the grades, and stop training because they find it difficult.
Students leave for a variety of reasons, but this often filters out the weaker students who only had one eye on their training and the other eye on their belt (ego).
Unfortunately this leads to reduced student numbers. But it is important to avoid diluting the skills required to protect the future of the art of Aikido.
When it comes down to it your Aikido ranks, belts, and certificates will not help you in difficult situations, but solid aikido skills and aiki principles will!
For full details on Aikido Classes, Self Defence Seminars, and Private Lessons in Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK, please visit... Arun Aikido Club
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Tony Wilden is an Aikido Instructor and qualified in several Healing Arts. He has a deep interest in spiritual matters, optimum health, environmental issues, and the creation of harmony between people and nature. Tony is on a path to wisdom, freedom and power and shares his insights on aikido, health, universal principles, ancient knowledge and master strategies.
Tony Wilden - 98 Linden Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2BD UK
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