Training for charity in the Holmer Green Dojo : thank you (有り難う) !

  Thanks to those who attended and supported the charity event last night. Overall, we managed to raise a total of £330 in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. See below a picture of the Dojo wearing their proudly earned Blitz pink belts. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and looking forward to training with you all very soon. Enjoy your …

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Kagami Biraki (鏡開き), Holmer Green Dojo [ 8-Jan-18 ]

A special lesson to mark the first practice session of the New Year, will be held on the 8th of January 2017 (usual start @7:30pm), in the Holmer Green Dojo. ​Kagami Biraki (鏡開き) is a Japanese traditional ceremony which literally translates to “Opening the Mirror” (from an abstinence) or, also, “Breaking of the Mochi. ” It traditionally falls on January 11 It refers to the …

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A special training session in Holmer Green [ 18-Dec-17 ]

The last training session of the year in the Holmer Green Dojo will be held on the 18th of December 2017 (usual start @7:30pm). On that special day, all proceeds raised (including training fees) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Care Charity. So come in numbers, have fun, and expect the unexpected! For further information, please contact  Sensei Davenport (david.davenport7@aol.com or by text on …

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“Shu-Ha-Ri” (守破離), with Scott Langley

Well, well… What a great session, with Langley Sensei throwing spanners in the works throughout the day! Forget (or rather transcend…) the basics, and strive to apply principles before stances and techniques. In other words, “Shu-Ha-Ri” (守破離): start by learning the rules (“Shu“: obey); reflect on what you have learnt and understand how the rules can be bent or tranformed (“Ha“: disgress); go beyond and …

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