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Miyuki Kumazawa Sensei Course

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Miyuki Kumazawa Sensei Course Wa Go Kan Dojo St Matthews Church Hall Chapel Lane Stretford Manchester M32 9AJ The venue is extremely busy on Saturday so there will be, unfortunately, a shortage of changing room space.  If you are local and you are able to attend ready for training, that would be a great help.  […]

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A Sad Loss To Aikido

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We have been informed of the sad passing of Terry Ezra shihan, the head instructor of Komyokan Aikido Association.  He passed away after a long illness.  Ezra shihan was previously a senior instructor and chairman of the British Aikido Federation before establishing the KAA in 1999. Our sincere condolences got to his wife, Petra, his […]

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Junior shodan – Hannah Sherratt

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that the very first British Aikido Federation junior shodan grade was awarded to Hannah Sherratt from our dojo in Manchester at the course with Ian MCClarence shihan on 27 November 2022.  Hannah has trained since she was 5 years old, initially in Lanzarote and from the age of […]

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Course with Ian McClarence shihan

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On 27 November 2022, Wa Go Kan dojo were pleased to hold a course with Ian McClarence shihan.  The event was extremely well attended, with practitioners from many dojos throughout the UK attending.  This made for a very enjoyable seminar with people training with people they had never met before. The course was followed by […]

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Steve Parr Shihan and Kids Grading

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Class at Wa Go Kan dojo with Steve Part Shihan. Excellent grading tests by the junior members. Congratulations to all our junior members. Devon Hogan to 6th kyu Yasmin Murtha-Stone to 6th kyu Leon Prost to 6th kyu Omar Almhabes to 5th kyu Alexia Vonrospach to 5th kyu Kate Chi to 5th kyu Larissa Hall […]

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Course at Wa Go Kan Dojo

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I am pleased to announce that on Sunday 27th November 2022 Ian McClarence shihan, senior instructor for the BAF in England will be delivering a one day course of instruction at our dojo. The class will be between 10am – 1pm and a grading test for any eligible BAF member candidates will be held after […]

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Dojo Closure

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The dojo will be closed for one day on Sunday 9th October 2022.  The Manchester half marathon is being run and the route goes along Chester Road (A56) so all the surrounding roads will be closed, making it impossible to get to the dojo. All classes as per normal until that date. Thank you.

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BAF Summer School 2022

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The first BAF summer school for 3 years was held at Chester University between 7-12 August 2022.  It was fantastic to get together with everyone from different dojos and the training with Kanazawa sensei from Hombu Dojo and all the BAF senior instructors, was great. We had success in the grading tests; Sunny Raftery – […]

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BAF Summer School and dojo class cancellations

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The British Aikido Federation summer school 2022 is on  from Saturday 6th August until Friday 12th August, consequently, classes at Manchester dojo are cancelled that week.  There will be no class on Friday 5th, Sunday 7th, Wednesday 9th and Friday 12th August.  I really do hope that all of you will be able to attend […]