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Harmony 151 - Arun Aikido Club Gradings!
October 10, 2015

Knowledge is Power, but...
Action is the Key to Your Success!

Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit. Issue 151. October 2015.


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


"You Are What You Breathe, Drink, Eat, Think, Feel and Do"

Tony Wilden

You can live a healthy and vibrant life, by using the following tips daily...

1 - Breathe DEEPLY and Relax.
2 - Drink Plenty of PURE Water.
3 - Eat ORGANIC Food and Supplements.
4 - Focus on POSITIVE Thoughts.
5 - Positively EXPRESS Your Feelings.
6 - Gently STRETCH for Flexibility.
7 - List Your Life GOALS.
8 - ACT on Your Plans.

Remove stress, anxiety, and dis-ease, by completing the 8 holistic key steps. It's all explained here... Optimum Health Secrets


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Peace & Harmony

Tony Wilden
Aikido Health Centre

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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.

Please Note
The information provided in the Harmony ezine is for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any dis-ease. It should not replace the advice of your health advisor or doctor.

(c) October 2015 - All Rights Reserved - Aikido Health Centre
Tony Wilden - 98 Linden Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2BD UK

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