Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Dates for your diary [your new 2011 diary that is!]

We hope you all had a good Christmas and have managed to get the shrink wrap off new shinais, hakama and keiko-gi. If you need advice on how to prep your shinai Kodokan Kendo Club has a nice guide. Meanwhile be terrified, I finally got a set of refereeing flags!

Anyway, moving on to the new year here's a few dates for your diary

  • Friday, 31 December 2010 - Renew BKA membership [for us oldies who still renew in December]

  • Wednesday, 5 January 2011 - Winter training [no bogu needed, just tracksuits, t-shirts and shinais/bokkens/suburi bokkens]

  • Monday, 18 January 2011 - kata [first kata of 2011]

  • Wednesday, 12 January 2011 - Winter training [bring bogu, just in case, but likele tracksuits, t-shirts and shinais/bokkens/suburi bokkens

  • Wednesday, 19 January 2011 - Club photograph, make yourselves presentable and turn up!

  • Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - Beginner's Night

  • Saturday, 2 April 2011 - Liverpool Kendo Club Seminar

  • Sunday, 3 April 2011 - Liverpool Kendo Club Seminar

  • See you in 2011!

    Wednesday, 15 December 2010

    Wednesday 22nd December practice is CANCELLED

    The Egg is shut on Wednesday 22nd December so Kendo practice is cancelled. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED! Next practice should be Wednesday 5th January - Winter Training, bring your tracksuits, T-shirts, and suburi bokuto's. Bogu not necessary.

    No doubt more will be said tonight. As this is the last practice of the year make sure you make this last lesson count and put in as much effort as possible.

    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    Christmas meal - the morning after

    Hopefully everyone got home safely. It was past midnight by the time I got in but it was a really good night and well worth going for the great company.

    If you didn't already know I put the photo on Facebook of [nearly] all of us in attendance. You can find it here.
    See you all Wednesday so we can work off the meal

    Thursday, 9 December 2010

    Christmas meal

    Just to remind everyone, Friday 10th Dec at 8. Etsu.

    Cost will be what ever you want it to be. Joe recommends the sushi platters shared. The sushi chef is from Osaka.

    Christmas traning dates

    Apparently there is some confusion about training over the festive period. In particular Mark some think there will be practices on Christmas and New Years Eve. I'm not entirely sure where this is coming from but aside from it being a chronological impossibility - those dates are Fridays, if you recall we practice on Wednesdays, the calendar currently has training thus:
    • Wednesday, 15 December
    • Wednesday, 22 December
    • Monday, 21 December - kata
    • Wednesday, 29 December
    • Wednesday, 5 January 2011 - Winter training
    • Monday, 18 January 2011 - kata
    • Wednesday, 12 January 2011 - Winter training
    • Wednesday, 19 January 2011
    • Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - Beginner's Night
    Some of these dates may change and as yet need to be confirmed but this is the current potential schedule. On top of this we have the current weather conditions that may or may not affect training, it did last year, so the only way to keep up-to-date is to subscribe to the Liverpool Kendo Calendar RSS feed. I will try my very best to keep it accurate, failing that you can check on the forum for contact details and email/message/ring one of us.