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Norton Aikido

New Aikido Classes in Norton, Bury St Edmunds

Satomi Kai Aikido are excited to announce the opening of a new midweek classes on Thursdays at the Norton Village Hall. Currently, as well as local members, we have many people travelling from as far East of Stowmarket as Felixstowe….

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Aikido: Instructor Training

It must have caught me when the zanshin was low. Sensei Sion emailed me with news of a British Aikido Board instructors course, BAB approved, at Woodford Green. It’s a place I know well so, ‘Yes’ I thought, might be…

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Aikido Legend to visit the UK

Following young Alec’s  trip to Europe to train with world-renowned Aikido teacher Christian Tissier, soon the rest of the club will have the opportunity to share the experience as he comes to the UK to teach a special seminar. On…

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Aikido beginners course

Satomi Kai Aikido would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new students who joined our beginners course this month. We’ve had a good response to the course again, and our new starters seem a great bunch –…

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Bill Harris birthday celebration

A Celebration of Aikido

Every year in early January, our governing body, the Kai Shin Kai gives everyone an opportunity do dust off the Christmas cobwebs and burn some of the one-too-many chocolates by starting the year with a national aikido seminar. In that…

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Aikido Beginners Course

Aikido Beginners Course

New people are always welcome to come along and join in at Satomi Kai, but once a year the club runs a special beginners course. One of these introductory courses will be starting on Sunday 24th January at the Mid…

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Onami Dojo Visit

Following the success of our This Girl Can session where we were the hosts, we started this month with an outing to be guests at someone else’s class. We’ve always encouraged cross-training at Satomi Kai, as an important part of…

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This Girl Can

This Girl Can – Do Aikido

You have likely already seen the TV adverts for ‘This Girl Can’ – a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are…

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new aikido classes

New Midweek Aikido Classes At MSLC

Satomi Kai Aikido has opened new midweek classes at the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket. Satomi Kai have long standing ties with the centre, as the club has run martial arts classes there for almost 30 years. Both the…

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Aikido Bokken

Aikido Seminar with Bill Harris (7th Dan)

On Sunday March 3rd, Satomi Kai Aikido had the great pleasure of hosting a one-day seminar in Stowmarket with Sensei Bill Harris, and two of his assistant instructors.
Sensei Harris has been training in Aikido for over fourty years, attaining the rank of 7th dan, and is the Chief Instructor / Examiner of the Kai Shin Kai.

Aikido Peace Week

Aiki Peace Week

This month, Satomi Kai Aikido held a special class as part of International Aiki Peace Week. Aiki is the core of Aikido, and means not going against the flow/movement the attack, but instead sidestepping the power of the attack, joining…

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mo square

Movember 2013

This month is special for a charity that has come to mean a lot to Satomi Kai Aikido. It is of course Movember… Last year, our facially-hirsute team raised over £800 for the cancer charity, and this time we are…

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Aikido Coaching Qualifications

New Aikido Coaching Qualifications

This month two of our instructors, Sion Oxford and Adrian Munteanu, stepped their teaching up a gear with a British Aikido Board Advance coaching course. Known as the CL2 course, it consists of several distinct and lengthy sessions. It was…

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Sword seminar

Aikido Gradings & Seminars

Its been a busy time at Satomi Kai Aikido, as much of this month has been spent on grading exams. Almost all the club members took exams this time around, across a whole range of levels. For some members it…

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Kai Shin Kai Seminar

This month, students from Satomi Kai Aikido in Stowmarket took a trip to Oxfordshire for a national seminar at our organisations headquarters in Aylsbury Teaching on the day was shared by Roy Chandler and Ian Morgan, both senior instructors in…

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Thursday Aikido Classes now open

We are happy to announce that after much work, we now have a Thursday night Aikido class at the Cedars Park Community Centre in Stowmarket. The class is taught by Sensei Adrian Munteanu, of the Aikikai. Classes run from 8.00…

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Tameshigiri Seminar

On Sunday May 26th, students from Satomi Kai had another opportunity to take part in a Tameshigiri seminar. Tameshigiri is the Japanese sword art of cutting rolled mats with a single strike. Sword work is an integral part of Aikido, but…

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Photo of one of the demonstrations

Community Centre Open day

Today Members attended the opening weekend of Cedars Park Community centre. A huge thank you to those people that turned out. Especially thank you to those who took part in the several demonstrations during the day. It had been rather…

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Aikido Stowmarket

New Classes Starting – Cedars Park, Stowmarket

Satomi Kai are pleased to announce that they will soon be opening a new Aikido class at the newly built Community Centre at Cedars Park. This new Centre is a huge positive step for Cedars Park. There are a large…

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Aikido Omaha

International Aikido Visit

This month, one of our members took the opportunity to train as a guest at a dojo in the USA. Richard was in Nebraska as part of a work trip, but not wanting to miss practice had contacted Randy Porter…

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Aikido for charity

Red Noses at Aikido

As ever, this year’s Red Nose Day fell on a Friday, but Satomi Kai Aikido were still keen to show their support for Comic Relief with a Red Nose event of their own during their Sunday class. It was an…

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Aikido seminar

Aylsbury Aikido Seminar

On Sunday 13th January, students from the Satomi Kai aikido club in Stowmarket and Needham Market visited a seminar in Aylesbury given by sixth-degree black belt instructor Vincent Sumpter and guest instructor fifth degree black belt Steve Lindsey for Newport…

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Aikido Beginners Course – January

As part of the latest round of Olympics ‘Sportivate’ programmes, Satomi Kai Aikido Club are running another 6 week introductory course for beginners.

Aikimo – Members raise money for Movember

Well, the year has flown by once again, and already it’s November. Or should we say “MOVEMBER”? Each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The…

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Meeting The Dragon

It was a special month for martial arts this month, as the area had a very special guest in the shape of “The Iron Dragon”, Sigung Richard Bustillo. Richard Bustillo is probably most famous for being a direct student and…

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Live Blade Seminar

On Sept 30th, students from Satomi Kai had a rare opportunity to take part in a Tameshigiri seminar. Tameshigiri is the Japanese sword art of cutting rolled mats with a single strike. Sword work is an integral part of Aikido,…

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Olympic Excitement

Stowmarket Aikido Club had an exciting visitor to the class recently, in the shape of the Olympic Torch.

Aikido Summer School

Last month Adrian Munteanu, one of Stowmarket Aikido club’s instructors, took a trip to see two very special teachers at the British Aikido Federation Summer School: