Thursday, July 28, 2005

Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Jubilee Celebration Photos

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Is that you Mark?? Posted by Picasa

Ellis Sensei and Eastman Sensei st Abbe Sensei Celibration demonstartion... Posted by Picasa

Ellis Sensei at Abbe Sensei Celibration Opening Rei Posted by Picasa

Mark Eaastman Sensei and Brad Breeman Sensei at Abbe Sensei Celibration Posted by Picasa

Brad Breeman Sensei and Mark Eastman Sensei at the Abbe Sensei Seminar Posted by Picasa

Haden Foster Sensei demonstrating at Abbe Sensei Seminar Posted by Picasa

R to L - Nigel Jones Sensei, Henry Ellis Sensei, Derek Eastman Sensei, and Andrew Pugh.  Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 22, 2005

London Pride

You come to place your bags of hate
On bus and train, you made us late
Yet we'll be back tomorrow
We'll carry on despite our sorrow
Your bags of hate caused some to die
Yet we stride out strong with heads held high
You'll never win, we will not bow
You can't defeat us, you don't know how
This London which we love with pride
Is a town where scum like you can't hide
Don't worry we'll hunt you down
And lock you up in the name of Crown
We're London and we're many races
Just look you'll see our stolic faces
We all condem your heinous act
You'll not win and thats a fact
We'll mourn our dead and shed a tear
But we'll not bow to acts of fear
Your out there somewhere all alone
There is nowhere now you can call home
Olympics ours we've won the race
Your timing then a real disgrace
Our strength you'll find remains unbowed
We're London and we're very proud

Thursday training in TX

Thursdays class was an excellent one. we trained weapons (mostly Jo techniques), with only some minor injuries incurred by the Tall Man. Jump higher and I will try not to bounce the staff!! Also Daniel Turton made it to class looking for "some excercise" we did our best to accomodate him.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

L to R - Al Montemar Sensei, Derek Eastman Sensei, David Warne Sensei, and Chad Hatcher..... Last night in Merry England.  Posted by Picasa

Chad's Back on Line

About time I do believe. After the crash clean up on the computer I have gotten back on the net. Alot of pic's are comming and posts to add.

Classes have been great. Students from the Karate class have been joining in and just need to come in more regularly.

On Thursday Al Sensei, Joe, and I went through kick defences. Front snap kick, lead leg kick, and back roundhouse. Falling was the hard part. Irime-nage was the crowd favorite followed by kotegease (watching out for the punch to the head). All very effective and fun.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Friday at basingstoke

Hello all. To introduce myself my name is mark greenwood, i train at the basingstoke dojo. I will try to post what is happening at basingstoke. Firstly Sensei Brad, Sensei Mark and Sensei Andy were all given their next dan grades by Sensei Ellis and Sensei Eastman. Sensei Ellis then went through the knife technique he demonstrated at the Crystal Palace seminar.

We then practiced a moving nikkyo from first form, which i dont think i will ever ukemi out of properly. We then practiced third and fourth form shionage, both positive and negative. It was a great session, with the great start setting the theme of the night.

Question, everytime i step on the mat i really feel like a beginner. Everytime i see a technique that i have practiced a few hundred times, i feel like a beginner. Sometimes i feel my shionage is my best technique, then it falls apart. I used to think i was quite good at ukemi, untill friday. Is this part of the learning curve in Aikido, that you must constantly start again?

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Shocked and saddened

I saw the news this morning and my heart sank. I hope this finds all of you and your family's alive and well. Keep your heads up, these cowards will not be able to hide forever. My heart goes out to all the family's who lost loved ones today.
Bill Loose

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Chad is not...

This is Chad at Tower Bridge in London England.

-Chad is not adding to the graffitti on Tower Bridge.

-Chad is not scraping his daughter's name on the hand rail.

-Chad is not defacing London property.

-Chad is not doing anything to get himself deported.

-Chad stopped whatever he was doing when a Bobby came by and didn't turn around when the Bobby yelled at him to come back, but ran thru a crowd and lost the pursuing Bobby on his way back to the Tube Station.

Everyone's attention please..,

Paul Emel is in the house.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

First Blog

Hey everybody,

This is my first time here, so, let me introduce myself. I am Paul Emel one of Sensei Dave Rogers Students in Alamogordo. I now run the dojo and everything seems to be going as well as can be expected. Bye for now.

Monday, July 04, 2005

A fistful of Guiness

This is a promotional shot of an upcoming martial arts movie featuring Sensei Derek Eastman in "A fistful of Guiness". The story is a modern day remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai", but in this version it's just one Samurai who drinks enough Guiness for seven.

This photo was taken after the Kenshiro Abbe Jubilee Seminar, in the same pub up the huge hill from Crystal Palace. Many thanks to Dave Rogers for supplying the hat.Posted by Picasa

Everyone's attention please...,

Bill Loose is in the house.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Chad on Ice (Chad-cicle)

This is Chad freezing his bum off on the flight home across the pond. I was getting up to use the loo when I walked by seeing him shivering, and to be honest it was a little chilly on the plane, but I've got enough "natural insulation" aka "bodyfat" that I really didn't care, however Chad has no natural insulation and was shivering while trying to sip something hot. I was laughing while taking this picture and Chad tried to flip me off, but his fingers were too cold to move so I laughed even harder. Posted by Picasa