Some of the senior members of the club went to The Sleeping Storm Dojo on Sunday 25th November 2007 and took the area grading. The grading staff headed by Sensei Adrian Tyndale, Godan awarded the following grades

Christophe Courtin – Shodan
Kirsty Bricknell – 1st Kyu
Eoin Kerrigan – 2nd Kyu

Jim would like to take this opportunity to thank the grading panel and all the coaching staff at Kikusui Kai Aikido for running the grading and say very well done to Christophe, Kirsty and Eoin.

Christophe, Kirsty and Eoin

Here are the result of the grading held on 10th December 2006:

Adult section

Yoshiko Sidoli 3rd Kyu
Josie Bricknell 3rd Kyu
Andy Mahon 4th Kyu
Keiron Le Tournier 5th Kyu
Gavin Le Tournier 5th Kyu

Junior section

Josh Latter 3rd Kyu
Kelly Dempster 3rd Kyu
James Norman 4th Kyu 2nd mon
Rebecca Norman 4th Kyu 2nd mon
Hannah Aiton 4th kyu 2nd mon
Bethany Norman 4th Kyu 1st mon
Oscar Coleman 5th kyu 3rd mon
Jamie Coleman 5th kyu
James Le Tournier 5th kyu
Gemma Phipps 6th kyu 3rd mon
Sam Delfiore 6th kyu 2nd mon
Ashton West 6th kyu 3rd mon
Tristen West 6th kyu 2nd mon
Jay Jackson 6th kyu 2nd mon

Student of the year went to Josh Latter
The Aiki ‘Spirit’ award went to Rebecca Norman

Most promising new comer awards :
girls section – Hannah Aiton
boys section – Oscar Coleman

Student of the month for Nov 06 was Kelly Dempster. Dec 06 was Jamie Coleman.

The Gowa Ryu Uchi Deshi for 06 is Tom Davey.

Well done everybody!

Kirsty Bricknell and Eoin Kerrigan passed to blue belt and green belt respectively on Wednesday night at Thanet Judo Kwai.
It was a very energetic grading and they both performed really well. So a hearty well done

16 Juniors from Eastleigh Aikido plus Jamie, Nicole, Alex, John, Kirsty and parents

11 Juniors from Ashford Aikido Club plus Jim and parents

8 Juniors from Winchester Aikido Club plus Bob, Alistair, Tim, Adam, William, James and parents

17 Juniors from Tanseikan plus Vanda, Sean, Volkan, Joe, Charlie and David


Starter Grades

1st Emma Whitlock & Niamh Carpenter
2nd Dylan Hawksworth & Daniel Wright
3rd Lucie Dick & Louise Young

Middle Grades

1st Rebecca Norman & Kelly Dempster
2nd Oliver Hunt & Chris Wolstenholme
3rd George Ellis & Charles Ellis

High Grades

1st Charlie Keeper & Jenna Barnes
2nd Sian House-Merritt & Africe Townsend
3rd Louis Barnes & Adam Collins


Beta B

1st Joshua Fielding, Emma Whitlock & Tamara Field-Wilson
2nd Billy Savage, Ryan Muhareem & Dylan Hawksworth
3rd Jordon Ellis, Mathew Belayneh & Oliver Rowe

Beta A

1st Lucie Dick, Curtis Price & Oliver Hunt
2nd Thomas Murphy, Jacob Platt & James Norman
3rd Louise Young, Max Magill & George Ellis

Alpha B

1st Nick Woodman, Josie Bricknell & Chris Wolstenholme
2nd Rebecca Norman, Charles Ellis & Charles Yuen
3rd Perry Robert, Louis Barnes & Bethany Norman

Alpha A

1st Sev Nzsdejan, Charlie Keeper & Freddie Hawkings
2nd Birkan Parlar, Adam Collins & Sean Muharrem
3rd Sian House-Merritt, Jenna Barnes & Ed Thomas

Tanto Taisabaki (Beta)

1st Jacob Platt
2nd Bethany Norman
3rd Curtis Price

Tanto Taisabaki (Alpha)

1st Jenna Barnes
2nd Adam Collins
3rd Ed Thomas

Best Aikidoka Awards

Africe Townsend
Kelly Dempster
Dylan Hawksworth

At last, the pictures of the competition training day with Nicole Anson & Marlon Hoating are available here.

The event was held on 21st January 2006 at the Triangle Community Centre in Dover. The “freeplay” training day was designed to direct children and young people in the art of Tanto Randori.. You’ll see just how much fun the kids have had that day. 🙂