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Wednesday, 10th April 2013

MSMAS Dojo ~ Training Times / Special Events / Diary .....

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Tuesday, 9th April 2013

MSMAS Dojo ~ Continues to offer 'FREE' Judo to Junior/Youth aged 8/18 years ...

'FREE' Junior/Youth Judo ~ Available to young people across Sussex at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School (BJA No: 2075)

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Monday, 8th April 2013

MSMAS Dojo ~ Instructors Roll

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Sunday, 7th April 2013

MSMAS Judo ~ Medal success @ 2013 BJA Sussex County Judo Trials

A small MSMAS Junior & Senior Judo Team of just 6 Players, 3 Senior & 3 Junior attended this years BJA Sussex County Judo Trials, yet with only 6 they came home with 6 Medals to enjoy yet another 100% medal success day resulting in 3 x Sussex County Judo Champions & 6 x Sussex County Judo Players ...

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Monday, 1st April 2013

MSMAS Dojo ~ Marks loss of Hiroaki Izumi Shihan with 'JYG Aikido'

On March 1st 2013 we lost Hiroaki Izumi Shihan, today, April 1st 2013, just one month on, the ever growing list of 'Jin Yuu Gi Aikido' across the globe will remember.

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Friday, 29th March 2013

MSMAS Dojo ~ ‘Special Events’ ....

MSMAS ‘Special Events’ are held in addition to our regular 'Training Sessions' and 'UK Community Outreach Programme’..

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Sunday, 19th August 2012

MSMAS Aikido ~ Training with Shihan Hiroaki Izumi ...

Shihan Dr Hiroaki Izumi 6th Dan Aikikai, Shihan of the West Indies Aikido Federation & Honorary Member of MSMAS returned to the The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School and enjoyed a week with us ....back again in 2013 ?? Watch this space ....

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Thursday, 19th July 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ DNBKID Grades confirmed..

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School (Tenshin Kan Dojo UK) received confirmation of Grades from Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Honbu in Kyoto, Japan...

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Sunday, 15th July 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Medal at 'West Of England Senior Open'..

Well done to Shelley Jackson at ‘The West Of England Senior Open’ and gained: 1. Final points and gained her 2nd Dan 2. More GB Judo Ranking Points 3. Plus of course a Medal in the process …

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Friday, 6th July 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ .Present Dave Lee (‘Disability Martial Arts Association’) with a brand new mobility scooter to assist him with his work ….

MSMAS ~ Proud to support Dave Lee at the ‘Disability Martial Arts Association’ ~ www.disabilitymartialartsassociation.co.uk ~ by supplying him with a brand new mobility scooter to assist him with his work ….

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Saturday, 30th June 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Medals at the ‘NHC Senior Split Grade Banded Championships’

Well done to MSMAS Judo Player, Jonas Gudliauskas (5th Kyu), who medalled today in the 6th to 2nd Kyu Senior Men’s Category at the ‘NHC Senior Split Grade Banded Championships’ held at the High Wycombe Judo Centre, to continue his 100% medal run in this his first full year of fully competitive BJA Judo....

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Friday, 29th June 2012

MSMAS Aikido ~ Grading

Thanks to Hinton Shidoin for leading the MSMAS YuDansha Panel of Kyoshi Payne, Renshi Bibby, Payne Sensei, Franco Sensei & Francis Sensei....

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Sunday, 24th June 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Demonstrate at 'Brighton Japan' during 'Moshi Matsuri 2012'...

MSMAS once again was invited to demonstrate the traditional Martial Arts of Japan at 'Brighton Japan' this weekend during 'Moshi Matsuri 2012'...

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Sunday, 24th June 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Medal at Kent International ..

MSMAS Judoka Shelley Jackson medalled today at the 'Kent International' held at the National Sports Centre on London, leaving her just 2 points short of gaining her 2nd Dan... Go girl !!

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Friday, 15th June 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Hanshi-ho Payne appointed Head of the International Budo Academy ‘UK Chamber’

Hanshi-ho Payne has today been appointed Head of the International Budo Academy ‘UK Chamber’, by Dr Ron Kluger, Rector of the IBA. http://budoacademy.org/

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Sunday, 10th June 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Juniors take 7 x Medals at the South of England 'Open' Orange & Under Championships

MSMAS Junior 'Novice & Improver' Judo Players, many competing for the first time in an ‘Open’ take 7 Medals at the South of England 'Open' Orange & Under Championships for Boys/Girls (8-15 yrs) held at K2 Crawley, West Sussex.

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Tuesday, 5th June 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Demonstrate at Horsted Keynes Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.....

A 21 x strong MSMAS Diamond Jubilee Demonstration Team enjoyed the Village Celebrations..

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Monday, 4th June 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Demonstrate at Haywards Heath 'Once in a Lifetime' Queens Jubilee Event ..

A 21 x strong MSMAS Diamond Jubilee Demonstration Team enjoyed the Haywards Heath Celebrations..

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Wednesday, 30th May 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Host Ricardo De La Riva, legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt..

Arranged by Ivam Maciel of IMBJJ a great evening was had by all...

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Tuesday, 29th May 2012

MSMAS Iaido ~ MSMAS Kyu Gradings ...

MSMAS enjoyed an evening of Iaido, culminating in an Iaido Kyu Grading..

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Sunday, 6th May 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Gold at Inter-Counties !!

MSMAS Judo Players Andrius, Martyn & Shelley all enjoyed Gold Medals as Members of the Sussex County Male & Female Judo Teams at the Inter-Counties..

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Sunday, 29th April 2012

MSMAS Judo - Andrius medals at Salisbury Open...

MSMAS Judo YuDansha Andrius took final points towards his 2nd Dan Judo today when he medalled today at 'The Salisbury Open' ..

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Sunday, 29th April 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Judo YuDansha Richard takes Gold at BJJ Open !

MSMAS Judo YuDansha takes Gold at the Southern Open BJJ Tournament ....! Well done Richard .........

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Tuesday, 24th April 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Japan 2012 Team at 50th All Japan Butoku Sai in Kyoto, Japan ...

MSMAS Japan 2012 Team return to UK after attending '50th All Japan Butoku Sai' and '4th World Butoku Sai' in Kyoto, Japan ...

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Sunday, 22nd April 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ MSMAS enjoy Medal success at 2012 'Sussex County Trials'..

Another great day .. Seniors ~ 100% medal success with 2 Gold, 4 Silver & 5 Bronze... Juniors ~ 1 x Silver & 4 Bronze + Junior 'Spirit of Judo Award' !!

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Friday, 30th March 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Selected by Oakmeeds Community College to offer Martial Arts programme ...

Spread over 6 weeks and involving 3 different Martial Arts, proving once again a huge success...

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Friday, 30th March 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Selected to demonstrate at 'Brighton Japan' ...

Once again MSMAS will be at this prestigous event ~ more details later....

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Friday, 30th March 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Another 100% Judo Competition Medal day ..

This time for our Novice Juniors at the 'Easter Judo Event'...

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Thursday, 22nd March 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Selected by Oathall Community College to offer Martial Arts day ...

A great day was had by all, looking forward to 2013 ...

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Sunday, 18th March 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Another 100% Judo Competition Medal day ..

This time at Southern Area Kyu & Dan at K2 in Crawley, where Jonas takes Gold in the Men's Kyu Category, whilst Shelley takes Bronze in the Ladies category !

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Sunday, 11th March 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Support and demonstrate at Bunak-sai to raise funds for Tsunami Orphans..

MSMAS Dojo were in London today to raise funds for 'Aid for Japan', one year on from the Tsunami ...

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Sunday, 26th February 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Another 100% Judo Competition Medal day ..

5 x Medals at South Coast Senior Kyu & Dan Masters.. Well done to Shelley, Andrius, Jonas, Thomas & Malcolm !!

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Wednesday, 22nd February 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Selected to attend local Community College to lead Martial Arts Course..

Once again MSMAS has been chosen to lead this extended MA Course covering Judo, Aikido and Brazilian JuJitsu....

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Sunday, 12th February 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Shelley Jackson medals at NHC Ranking Event...

Today, not just a medal, but further points towards her 2nd Dan plus more 'GB Ranking Points' ~ Go Girl !!

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Friday, 27th January 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Holds 2012 'Budo Weekend !

Beginning with a 'Welcome Dinner' for those coming from across the UK, those flying in from Eurpoe and beyond, through to our 'Iaido Festival' with Carl Long Kyoshi, early morning 'Spirit Training' with James Bibby Renshi and concluding with a 'Kendo Taikai' with Shuichi Terashima Renshi, this was a busy weekend !

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Wednesday, 25th January 2012

MSMAS Judo ~ Player Medals at 2012 Commonwealth Judo Championships !!

Our entire Dojo at MSMAS congratulates Shelley Jackson after she competed on Wednesday 25th January at the 2012 Commonwealth Judo Championships at the ‘Millennium Centre’ on Cardiff Bay in Wales....

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Wednesday, 11th January 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Honorary Members

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Sunday, 8th January 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Hold Annual 'Kagami Biraki'.....

MSMAS Dojo held 'Annual Kagami Biraki' to brighten the arrival of the New Year plus renew our determination for the year ahead.

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Sunday, 1st January 2012

MSMAS Dojo ~ Hold Annual Misogi to greet the New Year

MSMAS held our annual collective noon day Misogi and chinkon-kishin with similar minded YuDansha and YuKyusha from our varied disciplines in our Dojo today...

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Sunday, 11th December 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ 1st Place at 'England Selection Trials', held to select Players for the 'Commonwealth Judo Tournament'

Well done to Shelley, who took 1st place at the 'England Selection Trials'...

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Thursday, 8th December 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ '2011 Annual Presentation Night'

A brilliant night for all who made it !! The evening opened with a short explanation of the Dojo .. This was followed by:

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Sunday, 4th December 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Novice Junior Judo Players compete and medal for first time !

12 of our Novice MSMAS Junior Judo Players competed this weekend in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with the following results...

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Wednesday, 30th November 2011

MSMAS Iaido ~ Visit as guests to Kaigan Dojo...

Kyoshi Payne with other MSMAS Iaido YuDansha were invited as guests to Kaigan Dojo the home of 'Kent Iaido', by Obbard Sensei...

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Saturday, 26th November 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ MSMAS enjoy 100% medal succes at the 'South of England Junior and Youth Open'

MSMAS Junior & Youth Judo today enjoyed yet another 100% Medal success day when they competed at the BJA Southern Area, 'South of England Junior and Youth Open' for Junior Boys/Girls (8/13 years) & Young Men/Women (14/17 years) held at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth ...

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Friday, 25th November 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Supports 'Aid for Japan' at Charity Event in central London....

Kyoshi Payne and other Members of MSMAS supported 'Aid for Japan', a charity and cultural event held in central London to aid the orphans of the Earthquake and Tsunami....

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Friday, 18th November 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Supports 'Breaking Down Barriers' Martial Arts Festival or Children with disabilities....

Payne Kyoshi taught yet again with Hinton Shidoin at the 'Breaking Down the Barriers' Festival held for Children with disabilities ...

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Sunday, 13th November 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ MSMAS Spirit Training on the beach in November .....

The first was held in 2009... This one at West Wittering Beach !!

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Sunday, 30th October 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Medal success at the '2011 Welsh Senior Judo Open' in Cardiff ...

Well done to Shelley who today medalled in the Finals of ‘The 2011 Welsh Senior Open’ being held at the ‘Welsh Institute of Sport’ in Cardiff …

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Friday, 28th October 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Appears in BJA Official Magaizine 'Matside' again !!

Matside: Issue 26 / October 2011 / Page # 36..

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Tuesday, 25th October 2011

MSMAS Iaido ~ Iaido Gradings now completed ......

The balance of the Iaido Gradings were completed at our regular Session 25/10...

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Thursday, 20th October 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Coach shortlisted as 'Young Coach of the Year' at 'Sussex Sports Awards' ..

MSMAS Judo Coach Shelley Jackson has been one of three Coaches shortlisted in the 'University of Brighton Young Coach of the Year' Category at this year's 'Sussex Sports Awards'.

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Sunday, 16th October 2011

MSMAS Kendo ~ Enjoy 'OPEN' Kendo Seminar with Renshi Terashima ...

Another great MSMAS Kendo Seminar, this time held in our new Kendo Dojo...

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Saturday, 15th October 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ MSMAS take 'Gold' at the '2011 British Championships' for 5th year in succession...

On Day #1 at the Ice Sheffield Arena, Martyn Woodhead took Gold to win the BJA National Championships for the 5th year in a row ....... consistency or what !!

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Thursday, 6th October 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ BJA Grading held, lead by Peter Powell Sensei....

A packed Dojo met Peter Powell when he arrived to lead the BJA Judo Grading for ALL MSMAS Judo Juniors, Youth & Adults last night at our Dojo, to which every MSMAS Judo Player was invited..

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Saturday, 1st October 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ working in alliance with IMBJJ ....,

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School, working in alliance with IMBJJ, congratulate Professors Eduardo Brigadeiro and Ivam Maciel on their IMBJJ Seminar, In-House BJJ Tournament and Grading.

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Monday, 19th September 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Martyn Woodhead takes #1 Ranking in Boys Judo Over 90Kgs !!

Martyn now sits 'on top of the pile' with the issue of the latest listings !!

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Sunday, 18th September 2011

MSMAS Aikido ~ Bedford Sensei to lead weapons at Sunday morning MSMAS Aikido Sessions ...

To further improve Aikido at MSMAS, Bedford Sensei will now lead weapons at our regular Sunday morning Aikido practice Sessions...

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Monday, 12th September 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Regret the passing today of Andy Whitfield (Spartacus star) ...

Andy Whitfield lost his battle with cancer today, aged just 39. RIP

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Monday, 12th September 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Hold Karate Weekend

MSMAS held another 'Free' Event ~ this time the MSMAS ‘KARATE WEEKEND’ ~ It was Open to ALL MSMAS Members ~ both Youth & Seniors....

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Sunday, 11th September 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Will remember the innocents lost on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 ...

* Times of impact: 0846hrs & 0902hrs * The burning Towers stood: 56 & 102 minutes * Time they took to fall: 12 seconds.

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Saturday, 10th September 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ '2011 Summer BBQ' & 'Vicky Day' ....

MSMAS Members, plus Vicky's family & friends, will together enjoy a fun BBQ, just as Vicky would have wanted, whilst marking her passing (11/6/11).

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Thursday, 1st September 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Welcomes another 'Honorary Member' ....

After many years of MSMAS Members and Mike training together, Mike Williams, 6th Dan Aikido Kyoshi Shihan DNBKID & 7th Dan Shin Gi-Tai Aikido Society joined us today.

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Monday, 22nd August 2011

MSMAS Kendo ~ Izumi Sensei leads some of the MSMAS Kendoka ....

Prior to his departure from the UK Izumi Sensei led some of the MSMAS Kendoka for a 'closed' Session at the Dojo ....

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Sunday, 21st August 2011

MSMAS Aikido ~ Attend Annual 'Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido Society Summer School' ...

MSMAS Aikidoka travelled as guests to attend the Annual 'Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido Society Summer School' where both Kyoshi Payne & Izumi Shihan were honoured to be invited to teach and lead the day....

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Saturday, 20th August 2011

MSMAS Aikido ~ Host Annual FREE & OPEN ‘Aikido Seminar' with Shihan Hiroaki Izumi ....

Another successful FREE & OPEN ‘Aikido Seminar' with Shihan Hiroaki Izumi ....

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Friday, 19th August 2011

MSMAS Aikido ~ A weekend with Shihan Hiroaki Izumi both 'home and away' !!

Aikido over 3 days for the Members of MSMAS Aikido Group....

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Thursday, 18th August 2011

MSMAS Aikido ~ Enjoy a 'Closed Session' with Shihan Hiroaki Izumi 6th Dan Aikikai ....

MSMAS Aikidoka were enthralled at a 'Closed' Aikido Session restricted to MSMAS Aikido Members ONLY ...

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Sunday, 14th August 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Medal success at 'Eastern Area Senior Judo Open' in Thetford, Norfolk.

As well as the Silver Medal, Shelley also gained another 60 'GB Ranking Points' plus another 10 points towards her own individual 2nd Dan (NiDan) within the British Judo Association....

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Saturday, 13th August 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Supporting Luke Sedge, Kohai @ MSMAS, in a Loch Ness World Record Charity swim for the Fire-Fighters Charity .....

5 of London’s brave Fire Fighters are in need of help, having set themselves a world record challenge, plus the goal of raising money for the 'Fire-fighters Charity'.

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Tuesday, 9th August 2011

MSMAS Iaido ~ Iaido Head receives DNBK Iaido Menjo ...

Some of the Members of the MSMAS Iaido Group were present as Guy Wakeford Sensei received, in due form, his Menjo confirming his Iaido Rank, at the hands of Kyoshi Payne...

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Monday, 8th August 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Congratulates Keiko Fukuda Sensei, first woman ever to earn 10th Dan Judo...

Is earning a Judo Dan Grade (black belt) on your life list? Then Keiko Fukuda Sensei just might be your ultimate hero ...

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Tuesday, 2nd August 2011

MSMAS Team ~ Returns from 'World Youth Butoku Sai' & 'Canada Butoku Sai' ......

The Junior/Youth Team is back from Canada after the '2nd World Youth Butoku Sai' and our Adults from 'Canada Butoku Sai' 2011.

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Wednesday, 27th July 2011

MSMAS Senior Team ~ Attends and participates at the DNBKID 'Canada Butoku Sai' 2011...

Kyoshi Payne plus other Adult MSMAS members travelled to Canada to attend and participate at the DNBKID 'Canada Butoku Sai' 2011 ....

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Tuesday, 26th July 2011

MSMAS Junior/Youth Team ~ In Canada to participate at the DNBKID '2nd World Youth Butoku Sai' 2011...

Kyoshi Payne plus other Adult MSMAS members accompanied our Junior/Youth Team Members to Canada to attend and participate at the DNBKID '2nd World Youth Butoku Sai' 2011 ....

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Saturday, 23rd July 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Assists Heijoshin Dojo to fulfill thier dreams....

Kyoshi Payne regretted that he could not accept the invite to attend the opening of the new Heijoshin Dojo on Saturday ....

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Thursday, 21st July 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Selected to attend Sackville School in East Grinstead to carry out an

First, a brief and general "Introduction to Martial Arts" presentation to the 260 pupils present, the day began ......

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Saturday, 16th July 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ YuDansha enjoy a weekend of BJJ....

Three MSMAS Judo YuDansha enjoyed a weekend of BJJ, two as Members of the Ivam Maciel BJJ Team at the ‘5th Brighton BJJ Open’, where IMBJJ took 2 x Gold and 5 x Bronze, whilst another enjoyed a BJJ Seminar in Hastings ...

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Sunday, 10th July 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ YuDansha Andrius Pakstaitis medals at 'West of England Senior Open'..

Well done to MSMAS Judo YuDansha, Andrius Pakstaitis at the ‘The West of England Senior Judo Open 2011’ held at the Link Centre in Swindon.....

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Saturday, 9th July 2011

MSMAS Judo & Ivam Maciel BJJ combine for joint training/sparring/seminar....

Held to assist IMBJJ for their next competition, Professor Ivam and Kyoshi Payne held a joint training/sparring/seminar + intro to IBJJF rules....

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Saturday, 9th July 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Competes and win at the 'National Teams' Judo Tournament in Sheffield...

MSMAS YuDansha Shelley Jackson was selected to compete in BOTH the Junior & the Senior Categories at the ‘National Teams’ Judo Competition held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield...

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Sunday, 3rd July 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Attends and demonstrate at London 'Japanese Art Festival' ...

The London 'Japanese Art Festival' is held over 2 days to offer a selection of Japanese cultural activities .....

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Wednesday, 29th June 2011

MSMAS ~ Hon Member Izumi Sensei at 32nd 'Annual BC Summer Camp', Kelowna, BC,.....

The 32nd 'Annual BC Summer Camp', Kelowna, BC, was held in Memory of Yukio Kawahara Shihan, 8th Dan...

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Saturday, 25th June 2011

MSMAS Judo ~ Takes Gold at the 'Kent International' Junior/Youth Judo Tournament ....

Well done to Martyn who took Gold at the 'Kent International' Judo Tournament at Crystal Palace in London today...

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Saturday, 25th June 2011

MSMAS Dojo ~ Supports 'Armed Forces Day' 2011 ...

Respect to all our Armed Forces !!

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Sunday, 19th June 2011

MSMAS demonstrate the Martial Arts of Japan at the 'Brighton Japan' Festval ...

'Moshi Matsuri' (Matsuri is Japanese for “Festival”) is an open air Festival celebrating traditional Japanese culture and food....

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Saturday, 18th June 2011

MSMAS congratulate IMBJJ Team on their success at 'Bournemouth Open'...

Well done to Ivam and his Team Members that competed at the Bournemouth BJJ 2011....

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Friday, 17th June 2011

MSMAS Hon Member Alexander Arabadjiev, Kyoshi, attends elite Budo Seminar for Iaido and Kendo in Kyoto, Japan.

Starting 19the June until the 27th, this elite Budo Seminar for Iaido and Kendo was held in the historic Butokuden in Kyoto, Japan.

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Tuesday, 14th June 2011

MSMAS 'News' hits BJA Web Site again !!

Check out: www.britishjudo.org.uk/communications/MSMAS.php

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Monday, 13th June 2011

MSMAS regret to report the sudden passing of Victoria 'Vicky' Morgan at the weekend.

Our thoughts and prayers are of course with Ray, her family and her many friends worldwide at this time. God bless you Vicky ....

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Thursday, 9th June 2011

MSMAS congratulated by HRH the Prince Edward at 'The South of England Show' ....

HRH the Prince Edward congratulated Kyoshi Payne on the Junior/Youth MSMAS Judo Players at ‘South of England Show’ to demonstrate Judo ...

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Saturday, 4th June 2011

MSMAS Judo strikes Gold at the ‘London Open International’.....

MSMAS Judo struck Gold at the ‘London Open International’ today ... www.londonjudo.org.uk/sitedata/Misc/London_International_Open.pdf

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Tuesday, 31st May 2011

MSMAS Judo welcomes Richard Raymond Sensei to lead Youth & Senior Sessions...

Richard Raymond Sensei visited MSMAS tonight to lead the Judo Session for our Seniors & Youth .....

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Sunday, 22nd May 2011

MSMAS Judoka attend GB Junior Men & Women National Squad Training...

Held at the British Judo Performance Institute, this Session will cover Ne-waza, technique and Tachi-Waza randoori....

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Saturday, 21st May 2011

MSMAS Aikidoka attend and support 'Mind, Body and Spirit' Aikido Seminar in Wales....

A number of MSMAS Aikidoka travelled to Wales to attend and support the ‘3rd Mind, Body & Spirit Annual Aikido Seminar’ being hosted by Treorchy Aiki Ryu, with proceeds being donated to the ’Japanese Disaster Fund’...

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Wednesday, 18th May 2011

MSMAS Judo YuDansha obtains 'top job' at World University Games in China ...

Peter White, a MSMAS YuDansha has been chosen to attend the World University Games in Shenzhen, China as part of the Great British Headquarters Team.

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Sunday, 15th May 2011

MSMAS attend and support ‘Aid for Japan’ in London, a relief event in support of the victims of the recent Earthquake-Tsunami in Japan…

Kyoshi Payne, Renshi Terashima plus Sensei’s Franco & Wakeford all took to the stage at the Conway Hall today in central London to support this event.

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Tuesday, 10th May 2011

MSMAS Judo welcomes Crawley Judo Club to regular our Tuesday Session...

Simon Mitchell and a number of his Senior Judo Players attended the regular MSMAS Senior & Youth Judo Session last night, in order to further strengthen the links between our 2 Dojos...

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Monday, 9th May 2011

MSMAS Iaido form new Study Group for Iaido YuDansha ...

This new 'Study Group' for MSMAS Iaido Yudansha has been formed to expand the Dojo's studies into Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu, under the guidance of Kyoshi Carl Long ....

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Sunday, 8th May 2011

MSMAS Judo Players assist Sussex County to success at Southern Area Inter Counties ...

A number of Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Judo Players helped Sussex County Judo to success at the Southern Area Inter Counties Judo Championships this weekend...

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Sunday, 1st May 2011

MSMAS Dojo selected and hosts 'Sussex County Judo Senior Squad Session' ...

Following the Sussex County Trials, the MSMAS Dojo was selected for the Pre~Southern Area Tournament training for Seniors (1000/1200hrs)...

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Sunday, 1st May 2011

MSMAS gains newest Member ...

Archie R Wilson born this day ~ 1st May 2011... At 7lb 5 Mum and child doing well, already back home... Well done to Mr & Mrs Hamish Wilson !!

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Friday, 29th April 2011

MSMAS Founder Kyoshi Payne joins 'One Hour for Heroes' (1H4H) in April ....

Roger Payne, Founder of MSMAS once again showed his support for our Armed Forces ....

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Wednesday, 20th April 2011

MSMAS appoints another new Judo Sempai following recent BJA Grading..

Will Price was advanced to 1st Kyu Judo last night and appointed Sempai... Well done Will !!

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Sunday, 17th April 2011

MSMAS YuDansha takes Silver at High Wycombe Spring Ne-waza Championships....

The High Wycombe Spring Ne-waza Championships were held at the High Wycombe Judo Centre......

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Sunday, 17th April 2011

MSMAS hold 2nd 'Introduction to Karate' Session at Honbu Dojo....

A Full Report will follow on this Session led by Archie (5th Dan) & Georgie Grassom (2nd Dan) ...

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Saturday, 16th April 2011

MSMAS supports 'Meeting of Minds' Aikido Festival for Marie Curie Cancer Charity....

I would like to thank you all for coming along and being part of the "Meeting Of Minds" seminar that was held on the 16th April at the High Wycombe Judo Dojo.

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Saturday, 16th April 2011

MSMAS begin 'BJJ' Sessions with Justin McGibbon ...

MSMAS will now hold regular Sessions for 'BJJ' with Justin McGibbon at our Honbu Dojo every Saturday 0930/1100hrs.....

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Thursday, 14th April 2011

MSMAS Aikidoka gains new ranking ...

Well done to Sary Wardakan who tonight gained his 1st Kyu ....

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Sunday, 10th April 2011

MSMAS medal again at BJA Annual Sussex County Judo Trials ...............

15 x Medals : 4 x Gold, 5 Silver & 6 Bronze... 4 Sussex County Judo Champions & 15 County Players PLUS 2 x ‘Spirit of Judo’ Awards ..

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Saturday, 9th April 2011

MSMAS YuDansha selected as Student HQ Administrator for the World University Games in China...

Peter White has recenly been accepted to act as Student HQ Administrator for the World University Games....

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Wednesday, 6th April 2011

MSMAS Renshi Bibby completes intensive training in Kenjutsu, Batto and other sword arts ....

Since March 30 until April 6 Renshi Bibby received intensive training in Kenjutsu, Batto and other sword arts from Kyoshi Carl Long, DNBKID Official Iaido Coordinator, at our Dojo in Mid Sussex.

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Tuesday, 5th April 2011

MSMAS Iaido Session led Kyoshi Carl Long ...

The regular Iaido Session at the Dojo enjoyed a rather longer Session than usual tonight as Carl long Kyoshi was able to practice with us and make valuable critique...

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Sunday, 3rd April 2011

MSMAS attend 1st DNBK ID UK Shibu Embu Taikai .....

MSMAS Dojo (Tenshin Kan Dojo UK) along with other DNBKID UK Dojos from across the UK attended this prestigious event, accompanying Kyoshi Payne, who acted as Taikai MC & Event Coordinator ...

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Saturday, 2nd April 2011

MSMAS Iaido Students enjoy an Iaido Clinic with Kyoshi Carl Long, DNBKID Iaido Kenshoin ....

Full Report will follow later ...

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Friday, 1st April 2011

MSMAS Cultural Consultant Akemi Solloway Tanaka on Channel 4 ....

See our Cultural Consultant Akemi Solloway Tanaka on Channel 4 commenting on recent events in Japan ...

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Tuesday, 29th March 2011

MSMAS Dojo enjoy YuDansha belt presentations ...

Two MSMAS YuDansha's tonight received their Obis (Black belts)....

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Sunday, 27th March 2011

MSMAS Judo Medals at the 'English Senior Judo Open' at the IceSheffield......

Today, Shelley Jackson not only took Silver at the 'English Senior Judo Open'

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Saturday, 26th March 2011

MSMAS supported WWF's Earth Hour once again in 2011 .......

What have Amanda Holden, Alexandra Burke and Tom Jones got in common? Yes, they can all hold a tune, but they also all registered for WWF’s Earth Hour – just three of the high-profile names who joined the 'big switch-off' on 26 March.

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Sunday, 20th March 2011

MSMAS Judo take 2 x Golds, 1 x Silver & 1 x Bronze at Southern Area Senior Kyu & Dan ‘Open’ for Men & Women...

Yet another 100% medal success, this time in all 4 Categories, for MSMAS Judo, at this prestigous event held locally at K2 in Crawley ....

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Saturday, 19th March 2011

MSMAS hold 'Introduction to 'BJJ' with Justin McGibbon at Honbu Dojo .....

Our alliance between our own ‘MSMAS Dojo’ and ‘Ivam Maciel Brazilian Jujitsu’ was formed for our joint benefit in the competition arena of Judo and BJJ ....

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Sunday, 13th March 2011

MSMAS Judo compete and take Gold at the BJA U20 English Open ...

Once again MSMAS struck Gold in Judo, this time at the U20 English Open !!

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Sunday, 6th March 2011

MSMAS held 1st 'Spirit Training' Session of 2011 under Renshi Bibby

On Sunday March 6th the 1st MSMAS 'Spirit Training' Session of 2011 was held, led by James Bibby Renshi at our Honbu Dojo, starting @ 0900hrs and finishing at noon !

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Saturday, 5th March 2011

MSMAS support 'Bunka Sai' in London ...

'Bunka Sai' means ‘Cultural Festival’, held and designed to introduce various different aspects of Japanese culture to the UK...

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Thursday, 3rd March 2011

MSMAS YuDansha pass Judo Dan Grade Technical Exams ....

Two MSMAS Judo YuDansha successfully passed these exams....

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Tuesday, 1st March 2011

MSMAS to train in memory of Helena Victoria Selvey for the month of March 2011...

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Tuesday, 22nd February 2011

MSMAS in alliance with Ivam Maciel BJJ @ www.ivammaciel.com

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School is proud to announce an alliance now exists between our Dojo and that of Ivam Maciel BJJ @ www.ivammaciel.com.

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Sunday, 20th February 2011

MSMAS take ‘Double Gold’ & 'Bronze' at South Coast Senior Kyu & Dan plus Masters Split Grade Open ......

Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Judo took 'Double Gold’ & Bronze at the South Coast Senior Kyu & Dan plus Masters Split Grade Open today in Worthing !!

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Sunday, 13th February 2011

MSMAS Judo Player Shelley Jackson takes Silver and wins 60 'GB Ranking Points' at Northern Home Counties !

Held at the High Wycombe Judo Centre, a full report will follow ...

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Saturday, 12th February 2011

MSMAS Judo Player Peter White collects points towards 2nd Dan at 'London Universities Judo Open' ...

Pete White, who recently won his 1st Dan in Judo to become another Judo YuDansha at MSMAS collected 17 points today towards his 2nd Dan with wins at the 'London Universities Judo Open' held at Brunel University.

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Friday, 11th February 2011

MSMAS hold special 'FREE' Junior & Youth 'Introduction to Competition' Session ...

Following our two specialist Sessions, held for both Male & Female, Junior & Youth Judo Players at MSMAS, this Session combined both Groups...

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Saturday, 5th February 2011

MSMAS Judo Player Peter White gains 1st Dan Black Belt !!

Pete White gained his 1st Dan BJA Judo Black Belt today by medalling in Warwick....

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Friday, 4th February 2011

MSMAS hold first ever 'Boys only' Judo Session ......

A busy mat of both Juniors and Youth 'Male Only' Judo Players all enjoyed a full 2 hour Session based on competitive Judo' led by MSMAS Judo YuDansha...

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Sunday, 30th January 2011

MSMAS hold first ever 'Girls only' Judo Session ......

A busy mat of both Juniors and Youth 'Female Only' Judo Players all enjoyed a full 2 hour Session led by MSMAS Judo YuDansha Catherine & Shelley, BJA Instructor Jeanette & assistant Georgie, my thanks for their input on the day ...

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Saturday, 29th January 2011

MSMAS Dojo Head in Rochdale to celebrate Hanshi Tattersall's birthday !

Jan 29th is Hanshi Tattersall's birthday, so Kyoshi Payne travelled the 5hrs to Rochdale in order to celebrate his birthday and also to take personal birthday greetings from Hanshi Hamada, Chair of DNBKID.

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Sunday, 23rd January 2011

MSMAS Judoka RESULT at '2011 Senior British Trials' ....

After Medal success in Sheffield at the 2011 ‘U20 British Trials’ against Great Britain’s Elite 'U20' Female Players, Shelley competed yet again, this time at the ‘Senior Women’s British Trials’ against the very best Senior Women Judoka in the UK today...

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Saturday, 22nd January 2011

MSMAS Judoka competes and Medals at 2011 'U20' British Trials ..

Well done to Shelley who Medalled today at the 2011 ‘U20 British Trials’ when she competed against other Elite U20 Female Players ...

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Sunday, 16th January 2011

MSMAS Junior Judoka all medal 1st time out at 'South Coast Open' !!

Firstimers Luke Fairhall, Jake Christian & Freddie Davies all medalled at this tough Open at Worthing !

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Monday, 10th January 2011

MSMAS Sempai writes a compilation piece on Daito Ryu ....

Alexander Khlemanov is a 1st Kyu Sempai at MSMAS. Born in Moscow, Russia and educated at the Moskovskij Inženerno-Fiziceskij Institut (Gosudarstvennyj Universitet) he holds a M.Sc. in Experimental Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics & Astrophysics.

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Sunday, 9th January 2011

MSMAS hold Annual Kagami Biraki to mark the arrival of 2011....

MSMAS, along with many other Martial Art Dojos in Japan and across the world, use the 'Kagami Biraki' ceremony to signify the first practice of the New Year.

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Sunday, 2nd January 2011

MSMAS FREE Judo for Juniors & Youth continues into 2011...

In 2008 MSMAS introduced ‘FREE Judo’ to ALL Juniors & Youth !

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Saturday, 1st January 2011

MSMAS hold Annual Misogi to see in the New Year..

At Noon on January 1st, 'Misogi' was held for all at MSMAS Members & our friends at Honbu Dojo...

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Friday, 31st December 2010

MSMAS have enjoyed a busy time throughout 2010, despite the economic situation ..

With training and events at MSMAS continuing completely unabated !!

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Tuesday, 28th December 2010

MSMAS Dojo details for 2011

THE MSMAS DOJO WILL REOPEN AFTER CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BREAK...

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Wednesday, 22nd December 2010

MSMAS receive Christmas Greeting from Hamada Hanshi in Osaka, Japan...

Once again Hamada Hanshi has sent us a Christmas message..

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Thursday, 9th December 2010

MSMAS Aikido Kyu Gradings, new Sempai appointed .....

The final Quarterly Aikido Gradings at MSMAS were held and resulted in the appointment of another new Aikido Sempai; Sary Wardakan...

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Sunday, 5th December 2010

MSMAS Novice Judo Players medal at local Judo Tournament...

Congratulations to them all after they competed today at this Judo Event in Tunbridge Wells.

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Thursday, 2nd December 2010

MSMAS appoints another new Judo Sempai, following recent BJA Grading..

On the attainment of his 1st Kyu Judo with the BJA, MSMAS are pleased to announce that Gus O'Grady has accepted the role of Sempai in the Dojo..

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Wednesday, 1st December 2010

MSMAS Judo Kata Teacher, Dr Llyr Jones, Ph.D. publishes “The Way of Kata in Kodokan Judo”

MSMAS Judo Kata Teacher Dr Llyr C Jones, (in co-authorship with Dr. Michael J. Hanon) recently published a comprehensive article discussing modern and traditional perspectives on the Kata of Kodokan Judo in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts (volume 19, 4.)

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Sunday, 28th November 2010

MSMAS hold Karate Session at Honbu Dojo....

Teachers at this Session included a 5th Dan, assisted by two 2nd Dans, all 3 of whom already train at MSMAS in other disciplines ......

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Thursday, 25th November 2010

MSMAS Judoka take BJA Gradings

A number of MSMAS Judo Players, both Junior & Youth, plus a number of Seniors, took their BJA Judo Gradings at the Honbu Dojo over the past 3 days....

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Tuesday, 23rd November 2010

MSMAS FREE Judo recognised by BJA @ www.britishjudo.org.uk/communications/MidSussex.php

The 'Free Judo' at MSMAS is backed by Nicola Fairbrother, retired former GB World Judo Champion, as MSMAS continue to offer 'free' training for youngsters aged 8/18 years across Sussex...

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Tuesday, 23rd November 2010

MSMAS Iaido Session led by our new YuDansha Guy Wakeford 1st Dan .....

The usual Iaido Session at MSMAS was tonight led by Guy Wakeford Sensei, following his promotion from ShoDan-ho to full ShoDan at the recent MSMAS Iaido Gradings ...

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Sunday, 21st November 2010

MSMAS Iaido Grading held at Honbu Dojo...

The last Quarterly MSMAS Iaido Grading of 2010 took place under the watchful eye of our Dojo Panel .....

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Sunday, 14th November 2010

MSMAS Sempai takes 70 points at just 2 events to ease towards ShoDan Judo !!

Peter White (MSMAS Sempai) was in action over the past 2 weeks at 2 events, taking 70 points in all towards his Judo ShoDan ....

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Wednesday, 10th November 2010

MSMAS Team (Tenshin Kan Dojo UK) at DNBK '5th America Butoku Sai & 45th Anniversary of USA DNBK' in USA

The DNBK '5th America Butoku Sai & 45th Anniversary of USA DNBK' was a major celebration event in 2010 ....

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Sunday, 7th November 2010

MSMAS Judo attends England Squad Session in Sheffield ...

After gaining England Squad places, MSMAS Judo Players were invited to attend a Squad assessment over the weekend of 6 & 7th November at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

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Sunday, 17th October 2010

MSMAS Judo Players selected as Members of England Judo Programme...

The England Judo Programme aims to compliment training at MSMAS for progression up to the BJA's World Class Performance Pathway...

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Thursday, 14th October 2010

MSMAS Judo Player Ranked joint # 2 in GB Judo Rankings !!

Following her success at the 'British Championhips' last weekend, Shelley is now ranked joint #2 in the GB Womens listing !!

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Saturday, 9th October 2010

MSMAS Players Medal at the ‘2010 British Judo Championships’ to take National Title for 4th year in succession!

This year the 2010 'British Judo Championships' were once again held at iceSheffield, in Sheffield over the weekend of the 9th – 10th October 2010.....

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Friday, 1st October 2010

MSMAS Dojo Head, Kyoshi Payne, back in Russia to lead Aikido Seminar ....

Once again Kyoshi Payne was back in Russia, this time to lead and teach at an Aikido Seminar hosted by Chinakhov Sensei...

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Thursday, 30th September 2010

MSMAS Judo Players in Rankings...

Latest England Rankings now show 2 MSMAS Players listed ...

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Sunday, 26th September 2010

MSMAS enjoy 100% Medal success at South Coast Open Judo Tournament !

MSMAS 'Improvers' took to the Competition circuit for the first time this weekend and enjoyed 100% medal success !!

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Tuesday, 14th September 2010

MSMAS Judo Yudansha enjoys 'special night of training' to receive Black Belt...

MSMAS Judo Yudansha, Sempai and Members all gathered together, with invited guests, to enjoy a special Judo Session...

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Sunday, 12th September 2010

MSMAS YuDansha & Kohai complete Triathlon to raise monies for 'Help for Heroes'...

Catherine and her partner Nick both took part in a Triathlon today to raise monies for 'Help for Heroes' & Cancer Research ! Also there, MSMAS Kohai Paddy Gilmartin....

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Sunday, 12th September 2010

MSMAS Judoka qualify at 'Southern Area Trials' for entry into the 'Nationals' ...

Once again MSMAS Judo players entered and qualified for the 'Nationals' by being placed in the top 4 of thier individual Categories....

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Saturday, 11th September 2010

MSMAS make a demonstration at Haywards Heath Fun Day ...

Despite the appalling weather, large crowds were drawn to the Haywards Heath Fun Day in Victoria Park where the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School were invited to demonstrate our various Arts.

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Friday, 10th September 2010

MSMAS Sponsor 'Gumpathon' in the USA.....

6 men over 8 weeks will run 3520 miles across America, coast to coast (New York to Santa Monica) to raise money for charities supporting injured servicemen on both sides of the Atlantic. 798 Towns & Cities, 16 States, 10 mountain ranges, 3 deserts = 1 epic challenge !

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Monday, 6th September 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Shelley Jackson takes Silver at Heart of England, plus 10 points to win her Black Belt !!

Hot on the heels of her success at the Welsh Open a week ago, Shelley gave another outstanding performance to take not only the Silver at this event but also the last 10 points she required for her own Black belt !!

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Sunday, 5th September 2010

MSMAS Youth Judo Player Martyn Woodhead takes Gold at the Heart Of England !!

Competing in the Under 100kgs C Band, Martyn took Gold with two wonderfuly executed double sleeve Harai Goshi to Ko Uchi techniques !!

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Saturday, 4th September 2010

MSMAS host FREE & 'Open to all' MSMAS Aikido Festival & Aikido Clinic with Izumi Sensei ...

Shihan Dr Hiroaki Izumi 6th Dan Aikikai, B.Sc. Adv., M.B.A., Ph.D., Shihan of the West Indies Aikido Federation, which includes Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia and that whole area, returned to the UK again and MSMAS Dojo where he is an Honorary Member, for another weekend of Aikido.

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Monday, 30th August 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Shelley Jackson takes Gold at Welsh Open ...

Once again this year Shelley Jackson entered and competed at the Welsh Open, this year to take the Gold with a superb Ippon win against an old adversory...

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Sunday, 29th August 2010

MSMAS Iaido Students pass 'interim' Grading...

A few Iaido Students at MSMAS took and passed an interim Grading held over the Bank Holiday Weekend at a special Session taken by Kyoshi Payne.

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Tuesday, 24th August 2010

MSMAS congratulate Youth Member on Exam results !!

MSMAS training was suspended for a few moments to congratulate Youth Member Matt Tweddle on his GCSE exam results, 6A*'s, 4A's and a B ..

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Saturday, 21st August 2010

MSMAS Dojo demonstrate Kendo & Iaido at The Japanese Art Festival in central London ...

Once again Kyoshi Payne oversaw the Martial Arts Demonstations at this prestigous event, held in central London...

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Wednesday, 18th August 2010

DNBK Elite Budo Seminar and Gasshuku in Kyoto Japan and Nagoya Castle 400th Anniversary Budo Taikai

Sponsored by Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International Division and Honbu DNBK ...

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Sunday, 15th August 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Andrius takes 5 x Ippons from 5 x contests to obtain additional 50 points & his 1st Dan !!

The BJA Hampshire Dan Grading today saw MSMAS Judo Sempai Andrius take 5 x Ippon wins from 5 x contests to obtain the 50 points he needed to complete his 1st Dan !!

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Thursday, 5th August 2010

MSMAS in Germany for Budo Seminar ...

Once again, MSMAS were back in Germany as guests of the Schulpforta...

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Sunday, 1st August 2010

MSMAS hold another 'Spirit Training' Session ....

Once again Bibby Renshi held another MSMAS Spirit Training Session ...

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Tuesday, 27th July 2010

MSMAS Judo appoints new Sempai following recent BJA Gradings. ...

Once again MSMAS are delighted to appoint a new Sempai to the Judo Session on obtaining his 1st Kyu at the recent BJA Gradings...

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Tuesday, 20th July 2010

MSMAS host Crawley Judo Club Members...

Once again MSMAS were pleased to host Members of Crawley Judo Club including Club Teacher Simon Mitchell, 4th Dan Judo BJA, Level 3 Coach, and a Sussex County, Southern Area, National, European and World Masters Competitor....

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Monday, 19th July 2010

MSMAS Youth Team return from DNBK '2010 Youth Butoku Sai' in Kyoto, Japan....

This biannual Taikai is held for the elite youth members of Japan with MSMAS & DNBK ID youth students are able to engage in traditional Budo demonstrations, with high spirit and intensity ..

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Sunday, 18th July 2010

MSMAS Novice Judo Players medal at local Judo Tournament...

A MSMAS Team of Novice Judo Players attended and medalled at this local Tournament...

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Thursday, 15th July 2010

MSMAS Junior Judo Players take Gradings with Peter Powell BJA Area Director of Examiners ..

Peter Powell once again led and took the Novice Group Gradings at MSMAS at the request of Kyoshi Payne where a number were passed......

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Friday, 9th July 2010

MSMAS mourns the loss of Nobuyoshi Tamura Sensei...

Nobuyoshi Tamura Sensei (8th Dan, Aikikai) passed away on July 9th, 2010....

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Thursday, 8th July 2010

MSMAS Aikido Kyu Gradings, new Sempai appointed .....

A number of Aikidoka at MSMAS took thier Gradings in front of the MSMAS Aikido YuDansha Panel at this Session...

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Sunday, 4th July 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Shelley Jackson takes Silver at Hampshire Open !!

Entered in the Ladies 'Over 78kgs' Category Shelley won her first contest which went the full 5 minutes by 2 Yukos...

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Saturday, 3rd July 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Adrian (AJ) Jackson becomes BJA Senior Area Referee !

After both techical and practical examinations 'AJ' has now qualified as a Senior Area Referee for MSMAS, Sussex & the Southern Area !!

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Saturday, 3rd July 2010

MSMAS Dojo Head renews 1st Aid Qualification..

Kyoshi Payne's existing 1st Aid Qualification was due to expire in October. As he is due to be teaching in Russia now on the same date as the MSMAS 1st Aid Course date, he took the opportunity to attend this British Red Cross Course hosted by BJA Sussex County....

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Sunday, 27th June 2010

MSMAS 'Closed' Kenjutsu Clinic with Kyoshi Carl Long ...

Members of MSMAS enjoyed a 'Closed' Kenjutsu Clinic with Kyoshi Carl Long at our Honbu Dojo ...

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Saturday, 26th June 2010

MSMAS OPEN 'Iaido & Kendo Summer Festival' with Kyoshi Long & Terashima Renshi... .....

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Summer ‘Iaido & Kendo Festival’ was open to ALL Iaido & Kendo students of any rank, style and affiliation and was fully booked with all places taken !!

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Thursday, 24th June 2010

MSMAS welcomes Honorary Member Shihan Carl Long Kyoshi to the UK ...

On June 24 Shihan Carl Long Kyoshi will arrive in the UK to visit and train with us, but also to lead with our own Shihan-Dai Dr Shuichi Terashima Renshi, MSMAS Kendo Head, our MSMAS 'Open Iaido & Kendo Festival' being held on Saturday June 26th ...

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Monday, 31st May 2010

MSMAS 2nd 'Zazen Meditation Workshop' with Shihan-Dai Dr Shuichi Terashima Renshi...

This event was open to all MSMAS Members who wanted to increase their mind-body awareness, know themselves more deeply, or live their lives more fully........

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Sunday, 23rd May 2010

MSMAS Judo at Southern Area Referee & Table Officials Course.

MSMAS Judo Sempai Peter Hyde & AJ (Adrian Jackson) represented MSMAS at this event, hosted by Tonbridge Judo Club.

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Sunday, 16th May 2010

MSMAS Aikidoka at Toshiro Suga, 7th Dan Aikikai, Seminar in Scotland ...

Toshiro Suga Sensei began Aikido in 1968 at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, training with Teachers such as O'Sensei, Saito Sensei, Arikawa Sensei and Tohei Sensei.

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Sunday, 16th May 2010

MSMAS Shelley Jackson 'takes on the world' at the British Open 2010 ...

Young Shelley Jackson once again showed her courage and committment by entering this years 2010 British Judo Open at K2 in Crawley over the weekend...

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Saturday, 15th May 2010

MSMAS at Horsted Keynes Summer Fayre...

MSMAS were pleased to support this loacl event by making a short demonstration of both Iaido & Aikido.

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Monday, 10th May 2010

MSMAS Judo assist Sussex County to success at Southern Area Inter Counties ...

A number of Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Judo Players helped Sussex County Judo to success at the Southern Area Inter Counties Judo Championships this weekend...

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Sunday, 9th May 2010

MSMAS 1st 'Zazen Meditation Workshop' with Dr Shuichi Terashima Renshi...

This event was open to all MSMAS Members who wanted to increase their mind-body awareness, know themselves more deeply, or live their lives more fully........

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Sunday, 9th May 2010

MSMAS Judo Player appointed 'Captain of Judo' at Sheffield University Judo Club ...

Peter White, MSMAS Judo Sempai, has been appointed the new Captain for Sheffield University Judo Club.

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Wednesday, 5th May 2010

MSMAS at Oathall 'Step into Sport Day'...

Once again MSMAS was chosen to teach Judo at yet another local educational establishment in Mid Sussex....

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Tuesday, 4th May 2010

MSMAS Dojo Head, Payne Kyoshi, back in Russia again to teach Aikido ...

Payne Kyoshi departed for Russia yet again on Friday, this time to teach Aikido at a combined Jujitsu & Aikido Seminar led by Alexander Arabadjiev Kyoshi and hosted by Alexander Chinakhov Sensei...

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Wednesday, 28th April 2010

MSMAS Junior & Youth Judo Players attend 'ExCell South East 3' Launch Night...

Held at Tonbridge Judo Club and led by Kate Howey, BJPI and GB Performance Coach, a team from MSMAS attended both the Technical and Randoori Session....

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Sunday, 25th April 2010

MSMAS Aikidoka runs 'Brighton Marathon' & 'London Marathon' for charity...

Dave Richardson of MSMAS ran the 'Brighton Marathon' and this week ran the 'London Marathon' ~ Support him @ www.justgiving.com/Dave-Richardson0

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Sunday, 25th April 2010

MSMAS hold 5th 'Spirit Training' Session at West Wittering Beach at 0500hrs....

Once again Bibby Renshi held our monthly 'Spirit Training' for our Dojo at West Wittering Beach....

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Sunday, 25th April 2010

MSMAS hold Iaido Grading at Honbu Dojo with Guests ...

The 1st Quarter of 2010 MSMAS Iaido Grading took place, with invited Guests sitting on the Panel at our Honbu Dojo alongside our own Iaido YuDansha....

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Friday, 23rd April 2010

MSMAS supports 'Breaking Down Barriers' Festival for Children with disabilities....

Payne Kyoshi taught yet again at the 'Breaking Down the Barriers' Festival held for Children with disabilities ...

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Thursday, 22nd April 2010

MSMAS yet again celebrates 'Earth Day'.....

Although MSMAS will celebrate 'Earth Day' it is not siomply one day at MSMAS, for to offset the MSMAS 'carbon footprint', Payne Kyoshi has secured an acre of Brazilian Rainforest (Lat: 5.648 / Long: 61.490), thus locking in 260 tonnes of global warming CO2, equivilant to the annual carbon footprint of ten British families ....

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Saturday, 17th April 2010

MSMAS at 'Meeting of Minds Aikido Festival' to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Charity...

Payne Kyoshi taught at the 'Meeting of Minds' Aikido Festival for Marie Curie Cancer Charity at the High Wycombe Judo Centre....

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Monday, 12th April 2010

MSMAS YuDansha James Bibby Renshi leads Budo Gasshuku in Washington DC USA ...

Renshi Bibby returned today after teaching and leading a Washington DC Budo Gasshuku in the USA for 2 days, as the guest of Wright Sensei....

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Sunday, 11th April 2010

MSMAS succeed once again at the '2010 BJA Sussex County Judo Trials' ...

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School succeeded once again at the '2010 British Judo Association Sussex County Trials' taking a total of 14 Medals in all, including 8 Sussex County Champions, 14 Sussex County Players; 8 Sussex County Team Members & 6 Sussex County Squad Players …

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Sunday, 11th April 2010

MSMAS YuDansha Richard Loureiro has busy weekend at High Wycombe Judo Centre ...

Richard Loureiro was a 'very busy boy' over the weekend at the High Wycombe Judo Centre....

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Wednesday, 7th April 2010

MSMAS to train in memory of James Shears for April ....

MSMAS is saddened by the passing of James Shears (aged 35) ....

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Monday, 5th April 2010

MSMAS mourn the loss of today of Akinori Hosaka Sensei 8th Dan Kodokan (1938/2010) ...

This morning, aged 72, Akinori Hosaka Sensei died peacefully after a short illness with loved ones by his side.

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Monday, 29th March 2010

MSMAS concludes 6 week Martial Arts Course at Oakmeeds Community College...

At the request of the PE Head at Oakmeeds Community College, the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School today completed a series of Lectures/Sessions on the traditional Martial Arts of Japan.......

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Monday, 29th March 2010

7 x MSMAS YuDansha & Sempai all gain BJA Instructor Award...

After a two day BJA 'Instructor Award' Seminar at MSMAS Honbu Dojo 7 MSMAS Members gained the BJA Judo Instructor Award, an official qualification of the British Judo Association, the United Kingdom National Governing Body for Judo, to join our established Coaching Team .....

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Sunday, 28th March 2010

MSMAS Judo host 2nd day of BJA 'Instructor Award' Seminar at MSMAS Honbu Dojo....

MSMAS was selected to host this two day BJA 'Instructor Award' Seminar, an official qualification of the British Judo Association, the United Kingdom National Governing Body for Judo.

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Saturday, 27th March 2010

MSMAS Judo YuDansha medals at British Open BJJ in Birmingham...

Cris Leahy medalled in a field of 9 competitors at this years event....

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Saturday, 27th March 2010

MSMAS Judo host 1st day of 2 day BJA 'Instructor Award' Seminar at MSMAS Honbu Dojo....

MSMAS was selected to host this two day BJA 'Instructor Award' Seminar, an official qualification of the British Judo Association, the United Kingdom National Governing Body for Judo.

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Monday, 22nd March 2010

MSMAS continue 6 week Martial Arts Course at local Community College...

At the request of the PE Head at this local Community College, the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School continued a series of Lectures/Sessions on the traditional Martial Arts of Japan, this week Kendo ........

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Sunday, 21st March 2010

MSMAS Members run for 'Sport Relief' in full Gi and win !!

David Richardson & Shaun Maher ran at the 'Sport Relief' event in full Gi..

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Sunday, 21st March 2010

MSMAS Junior Novice & Improver Judo Players compete & medal at Tournament in Kent....

Another great day for MSMAS Novice Junior Judo Players ~ 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze and a 'Spirit of Judo' Award...

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Sunday, 21st March 2010

MSMAS hold Bibby Renshi's 'Birthday Workout' with a prize to the last man standing !

This Session was held as the '4th Spirit Training' Session of 2010 and once again led by Renshi Bibby ...

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Sunday, 21st March 2010

MSMAS Sempai collects Gold medal for the +78kgs Year 12/13 girls at British School Championships ....

Once again Shelley Jackson of MSMAS collected yet another Medal by taking Gold at the British School Championships....

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Thursday, 18th March 2010

MSMAS host Peter Powell Level 3 Coach & BJA Grading Registrar for Judo Gradings....

The Car Park was jammed and the Dojo was heaving when Peter Powell arrived, as MSMAS Judo Players of all ages and abilities began to take to the Mats for a very entertaining evening...

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Monday, 15th March 2010

MSMAS continue 6 week Martial Arts Course at local Community College...

At the request of the PE Head at this local Community College, the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School continues a series of Lectures/Sessions on the traditional Martial Arts of Japan, this week Judo ........

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Sunday, 14th March 2010

MSMAS Junior & Youth at Southern Area Junior and Youth Open....

After a long absence from Contest, 3 MSMAS Players took part in the Southern Area Junior and Youth Open this weekend....

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Monday, 8th March 2010

MSMAS Kendo hosts Santos Renshi...

The regular Kendo Session at MSMAS was suspended tonight to allow Santos Renshi another opportunity to train, on this his last full day in the UK.

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Monday, 8th March 2010

MSMAS continue 6 week Martial Arts Course at local Community College...

At the request of the PE Head at this local Community College, the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School continues a series of Lectures/Sessions on the traditional Martial Arts of Japan, this week 'Self Defence' with 'Officer Santos' from the USA ........

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Sunday, 7th March 2010

MSMAS Iaido host Luis Santos Renshi for Ryu Sei Ken Batto Do ...

Sunday's Iaido Session at MSMAS was taken by Luis Santos and Seminar in Ryu Sei Ken Batto Do ...

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Sunday, 7th March 2010

MSMAS Aikido host Luis Santos Renshi for Aikido ...

Sunday's Aikido Session at MSMAS this week was taken by Luis Santos ...

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Saturday, 6th March 2010

MSMAS at Open Aikido Course in Wales where Kyoshi Payne teaches...

Kyoshi Payne was invited to teach at this 'OPEN' Aikido Course in Wales, hosted by Kyoshi Williams of the Treorchy-Aiki Ryu where Renshi Santos from the USA visiting MSMAS was also able to take a Session...

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Saturday, 6th March 2010

MSMAS Kendo train and practice at Dubai Kendo Club...

MSMAS Kendo recently had the opportunity to train at the Dubai Kendo Club....

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Thursday, 4th March 2010

MSMAS 2010 Annual Presentation Night venue packed to the rafters !!

It was standing room only in the The Princess Beatrice Suite located at the beautiful Ravenswood Hotel at Sharpthorne for MSMAS Annual Presentation Night

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Monday, 1st March 2010

MSMAS continue 6 week Martial Arts Course at local Community College...

At the request of the PE Head at this local Community College, the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School continues a series of Lectures/Sessions on the traditional Martial Arts of Japan, this week Aikido ........

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Saturday, 27th February 2010

MSMAS demonstrate at 'Japan Art Festival' at Richmond College ...

Once again MSMAS participated and demonstrated at the 'Japan Art Festival' at Richmond College ....

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Monday, 22nd February 2010

MSMAS start 6 week Martial Arts Course at local Community College...

At the request of the PE Head at this local Community College, the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School will today begin a 6 week series of Lectures/Sessions on the Martial Arts of Japan ........

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Sunday, 21st February 2010

MSMAS Member runs the 'Brighton Half Marathon' in just 1 hour 22 minutes !!

Dave Richardson ran the Brighton Half Marathon today ....

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Sunday, 21st February 2010

MSMAS enjoy 'double Medal success' at the BJA South Coast Senior Kyu Grade Open...

Once again MSMAS enjoy medal success at yet another event...

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Sunday, 21st February 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Alex achieves his Black Belt at BJA Hampshire Dan Grading ...

Alex enjoyed 4 contests on the day for his own 1st Dan, plus another going for his 2nd Dan ...

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Sunday, 21st February 2010

MSMAS hold yet another 'Spirit Training' Session....

This 3rd 'Spirit Training' Session was once again led by Renshi Bibby ...

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Sunday, 21st February 2010

MSMAS Judo Sempai Peter White medals at USIST ....

MSMAS Judo Sempai competed as part of the Sheffield University A team at USIST this weekend when Sheffield University hosted its 13th Annual University of Sheffield International Students Judo Tournament...

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Sunday, 14th February 2010

MSMAS Seniors Medal at NHC Senior Open ...

MSMAS Sempai Andrius Pakstaitis and Shelley Jackson both competed and medalled at this event...

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Saturday, 13th February 2010

MSMAS Sempai takes more points at 'Female Only' National BJA Dan Grading ...

This 'Female Only' National Dan BJA Grading was held at High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe and started at 1000hrs ...

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Sunday, 7th February 2010

MSMAS hold annual 'Kagami Biraki' ~ Postponed by weather from 10/1....

It is an annual tradition at MSMAS to hold this Session as traditional ceremonial beginning of our Budo Keiko. Normally held 10/1, but due to heavy snow, was held 7/2...

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Saturday, 6th February 2010

British Judo Association President George Kerr awarded 10th Dan...

British Judo Association President George Kerr has been awarded the 10th Dan – making him only the seventh 10th Dan in the World and the fifth non-Japanese judoka ever to receive the honour.

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Sunday, 31st January 2010

MSMAS hold another 'Spirit Training' Session....

This 2nd 'Spirit Training' Session was once again led by Renshi Bibby ...

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Sunday, 24th January 2010

MSMAS Dojo was closed temporarily for building works to improve facilities ......

Under the guidance of Guy Wakeford Sempai and his Team, the floor under the Changing Rooms was replaced and the Ladies Changing Room extended to cope with our ever growing numbers...

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Wednesday, 20th January 2010

MSMAS to work in association with Sport Unlimited in 2010...

Sport Unlimited is a nationwide initiative aiming to get more children and young people taking part in sport and physical activity, outside of school.

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Tuesday, 19th January 2010

MSMAS Dojo Head continues with 'Sports Coach UK' until 2011...

Kyoshi Payne, an existing Member of 'Sports Coach UK', will now continue with them for a further term, until 2011.

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Tuesday, 19th January 2010

MSMAS Sempai Alex Tame leads Senior & Youth Judo Session...

As part of the Dojo's ongoing growth, Alex Tame led the Mat at this Session, under the watchful eye of Kyoshi Payne.

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Sunday, 17th January 2010

H4H New Years letter....

Dear H4H Supporter, A new year is always daunting as we face the challenges of the next twelve months and, with doom and gloom in the news and freezing weather, it is sometimes hard to look forward with eager anticipation.

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Thursday, 14th January 2010

MSMAS donated to 'Tearfund' to assist immediately with the Haiti Earthquake Relief work....

Kyoshi Payne, on behalf our MSMAS, made an immediate cash donation to Tearfund as a tangible sign of our concern for those caught up in this terrible event....

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Monday, 4th January 2010

MSMAS Kendo ~ First Official Session of 2010...

This first Kendo Session of 2010 was led by Renshi Shuichi Terashima, 5th Dan Shihan-Dai as the first regular Session at MSMAS for the new year....

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Friday, 1st January 2010

MSMAS held 'Annual Misogi' as usual on the 1st Day of 2010 ...

MSMAS held 'Annual Misogi' to start the year ...

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Thursday, 31st December 2009

MSMAS 2009 ~ A brief review...

What a year 2009 turned out to be...

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Saturday, 26th December 2009

H4H Christmas Message ~ It’s been quite a year !!

It’s been quite a year, has 2009. Help for Heroes, far from fading, has gathered pace and our volunteer fundraisers have brought in over £20m since The Millies on 15 December 2008.

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Sunday, 20th December 2009

MSMAS held 2 'informal' Sessions, before the Christmas break.....

Prior to the Christmas closure, the MSMAS Dojo, as usual, held 2 final Sessions, one for Iaido, the other Aikido, as we do every Sunday morning ...

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Saturday, 19th December 2009

MSMAS donates to Wikipedia ....

MSMAS Founder, Roger Payne Kyoshi donated today to Wikipedia after a personal appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales....

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Thursday, 17th December 2009

MSMAS Free Novice Junior Judo ~ Last Official Session of 2009

This last Session was led by Will Price, Jeanette Kwasniewski & Guy Wakeford, under the watchful eye of Kyoshi Payne. This was the last 'FREE' Junior Judo Session before Christmas..

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Thursday, 17th December 2009

MSMAS Senior Aikido ~ Last Official Session of 2009

This last Session was led by Kevin Hinton, MSMAS Aikido Head, Shidoin, 3rd Dan Aikido. This was the last Aikido Session before Christmas..

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Wednesday, 16th December 2009

MSMAS Free Improvers Junior Judo ~ Last Official Session of 2009

This last Session was led by Shelley Jackson & Peter Hyde, both MSMAS Sempai, under the watchful eye of Kyoshi Payne. This was the last 'FREE' Junior Judo Improvers Session before Christmas..

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Tuesday, 15th December 2009

MSMAS Senior/Youth Judo ~ Last Official Session of 2009

This last Session was led by MSMAS Honorary Member Simon Mitchell, 4th Dan Judo BJA & Level 3 Coach, a Sussex County, Southern Area, National, European and World Masters Competitor. This was the last Adult/Youth Judo Session before Christmas..

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Tuesday, 15th December 2009

MSMAS Iaido ~ Last Official Session of 2009

This last Session was led by MSMAS YuDansha Irene Franco, 2nd Dan Iaido DNBKID. This was the last Iaido Session before Christmas..

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Monday, 14th December 2009

MSMAS Kendo ~ Last Official Session of 2009

This last Kendo Session was led by Renshi Shuichi Terashima, 5th Dan Shihan-Dai. This was the last Kendo Session before Christmas.

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Monday, 7th December 2009

MSMAS Junior NOVICE Judo Players take 14 Medals at first attempt !

Well done to the MSMAS ‘Novice Junior Judo’ Team on Sunday when they competed at the ‘Class Master’ Christmas Judo Event held in Tunbridge Wells.

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Sunday, 6th December 2009

MSMAS Sempai Adam takes more Points towards Dan Grade...

Adam Barker attended the BJA Sussex Dan Grading at Worthing...

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Wednesday, 2nd December 2009

Help for Heroes December Newsletter...

On 12th November, a team from H4H went up to Headley Court to take part in the Topping Out ceremony.

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Sunday, 29th November 2009

MSMAS Iaido ~ 4th Quarter Grading results...

Once again some of our Iaido Group were under the watchful eye of our Grading Panel in order to grade this weekend...

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Sunday, 29th November 2009

MSMAS Judo YuDansha Chris Sharp takes first step to 3rd Dan...

Chris Sharp took his first steps to his 3rd Dan by 2 maximum score Ippon wins at the London Budokwai Gradings...

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Saturday, 28th November 2009

MSMAS hold another FREE Junior Judo Randori Session..

Once again, MSMAS held another totally 'FREE' Junior Judo Randori Session open to all MSMAS Junior Judo Players plus others from any other Club, Association and/or Federation … irrespective of ability !

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Saturday, 28th November 2009

MSMAS welcomes new 'Honorary Member' Ken Tallack, 8th Dan Karate Do, Kyoshi, DNBKID...

Ken B Tallack, 8th Dan Karate Do, Kyoshi, DNBKID, is the current Canadian Representative, International Division, Dai Nippon Butokukai, Canadian Karate Kung-fu Association 8th level Master Instructor, Okinawa Kobudo Master Instructor, Director, Non Profit Martial Arts; Head Instructor Tallack Dojo; Founder , Meibukan of Canada: Founder Goju-Ryu Meitoku-ha.

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Thursday, 26th November 2009

MSMAS Kendo Head gains Doctorate by achieving Ph.D.

Shuichi Terashima, MSMAS Kendo Head, 5th Dan Renshi, Shihan-Dai Kendo DNBKID, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc. today achieved his Ph.D. to become Dr Terashima.

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Tuesday, 24th November 2009

MSMAS Judo Advisor Peter Powell takes Senior Judo Mat....

Peter Powell, the MSMAS Judo Advisor, 3rd Dan BJA & Level 3 Coach travelled to take the Senior/Youth Mat this week...

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Friday, 20th November 2009

MSMAS Dojo in Moscow, Russia for 'Classical Tradtional Budo Training Seminar'...

MSMAS were once again in Russia, for what is rapidely becoming almost an Annual Event, for the final MSMAS Dojo visit overseas of 2009....

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Saturday, 14th November 2009

MSMAS Judo Kata Teacher Dr. Llyr C. Jones publishes Kata article...

MSMAS Judo Kata Teacher Dr. Llyr C. Jones, (in co-authorship with Professor Carl De Crée) recently had published a comprehensive three-part article on the Gô-no-kata of Kôdôkan Judo in Archives of Budo, published by International Scientific Literature, Inc.

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Saturday, 14th November 2009

MSMAS Judo YuDansha claims Gold at Kent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championships....

Once again Medal success for Cris Leahy as he crossed over to compete as a 'Novice' in the 'Brazilian Ju Jitsu Open' held at the Dartford Judo Club.

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Wednesday, 11th November 2009

MSMAS Sempai Shelley Jackson now ranked 4th in British Judo..

According to the latest British Judo Association World Class Performance Programme Female Ranking List 2009 for Women Over 78 Kgs Shelley is now listed 4th...

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Sunday, 8th November 2009

MSMAS Judo Sempai selected and competes for Sheffield University Judo Squad.....

Peter White, MSMAS Judo Sempai competed at the Yorkshire Closed Team event as part of the Sheffield University Judo Squad..

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Saturday, 7th November 2009

US Chito-ryu Karate Federation National Seminar ....

This Clinic was a huge success with Hanshi Dometrich teaching for the first 2 hours, an amazing feat for being just 5 weeks out from total knee replacement.

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Thursday, 5th November 2009

H4H teams are back from Kilimanjaro....

H4H are delighted to report that the two H4H teams are back from Kilimanjaro and apart from sunburn, blistered lips, swollen legs, Tanzanian Tummy, numb toes and any number of other altitude induced ailments, we are all fine!

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Wednesday, 4th November 2009

MSMAS opens NEW & FREE 'Improvers' Wednesday Session for MSMAS Juniors ....

This NEW & FREE 'Improvers Session' was begun for a selected number of our new MSMAS Novice Junior Judo Players who wished to begin their path towards competition Judo...

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Sunday, 1st November 2009

MSMAS hold another 'Spirit Training' Session....

Renshi Bibby once again led MSMAS Members for a morning's Spirit Training on the beach, this time at West Wittering near Chichester ...

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Sunday, 1st November 2009

MSMAS Judo Sempai Medals at Welsh Open ...

Once again Shelley Jackson was in action, this time at the 2009 'Welsh Senior Open' held at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff....

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Saturday, 31st October 2009

MSMAS host another FREE Junior Judo Randoori Session...

Once again, MSMAS will hold another totally 'FREE' Junior Judo Randori Session open to all MSMAS Junior Judo Players plus others from any other Club, Association and/or Federation … irrespective of ability !

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Sunday, 25th October 2009

MSMAS Judo Player Medals at ‘Hampshire Junior & Split Grade Open’ in Portsmouth ..

Once again, Shelley Jackson was in the Medals, this time when she snatched Bronze at the ‘Hampshire Junior & Split Grade Open’ held in Portsmouth....

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Sunday, 25th October 2009

MSMAS Sempai Andrius gains 30 points at Budokwai Dan Grading in London...

Andrius Pakstaitis made a great start towards his Judo Black Belt, by taking 30 points with 3 Ippon wins at the Budokwai Dan Grading ....

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Friday, 23rd October 2009

MSMAS Yudansha Lee Fahey becomes a 'London Firefighter' ....

Lee Fahey, long term Member of MSMAS, 'passed out' at the London Fire Brigade Training Centre, after an intensive 17 week Training Course to become a LFB Firefighter...

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Wednesday, 21st October 2009

MSMAS attend an 'Invitation only' Reception & Briefing by the Army Presentation Team....

At the invitation of Brigadier I S James OBE, on behalf of the Army Board, Kyoshi Payne represented MSMAS at a Reception & Briefing by the Army Presentation Team.

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Monday, 19th October 2009

MSMAS Judo Player pictured on cover of BJA Annual Report 2008/2009

Shelley Jackson, a highly competitive Judo Player at MSMAS can be seen pictured on the cover of the 2008/2009 Annual Report issued to all clubs throughout the UK...

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Sunday, 18th October 2009

MSMAS Judo Medal again ~ this time at the 'Clacton International' in Essex ..

Once again Shelley Jackson was in action again taking Silver at this International event...

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Monday, 12th October 2009

MSMAS Judo enjoy Gold Medal success at 'British Nationals'....

Yet another busy weekend for The Mid Sussex Martial Arts Judo players as three of them contested at the ‘2009 British Masters’ held in Sheffield this weekend.

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Sunday, 11th October 2009

MSMAS attend DNBKID Rensei Taikai in Athens, Greece....

Once again, Kyoshi Payne and other Members of Tenshin Kan UK Dojo, our DNBK Dojo within MSMAS, were on thier travels again, this time to Athens for the DNBKID Rensei Taikai.

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Monday, 5th October 2009

MSMAS Judo enjoy a Gold, Silver & Bronze weekend !!

Gold, Silver & Bronze Judo medal success for Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Players after another busy weekend for our Judo players....

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Sunday, 4th October 2009

MSMAS Judo Player Andrius takes Gold at High Wycombe Cup...

Well done to Andrius, who took Gold at the British Judo Association 2009 High Wycombe Kyu Grade Cup held at the High Wycombe Judo Centre.

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Saturday, 3rd October 2009

MSMAS Judo enjoys Medal success at British Judo Association 2009 British Masters Championships

Well done to MSMAS YuDansha Sue Buckley who medalled at the London Area 2009 British Masters Championships held at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Essex.

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Thursday, 1st October 2009

MSMAS 2009 Charity 'Help for Heroes' update..

The 2009 MSMAS Charity is 'Help for Heroes', as such we have received the following....

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Thursday, 1st October 2009

MSMAS welcome new Honorary Members ~ John & Jutta Brennan, GoDan (5th Dan) Karate DNBKID

John & Jutta Brennan are now both full 'Honorary Members' of MSMAS.

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Tuesday, 22nd September 2009

MSMAS welcome new Honorary Member ~ Simon Mitchell, YonDan (4th Dan) BJA

Simon Mitchell, now a full 'Honorary Member' of MSMAS will further strengthen Judo at MSMAS as we enter our 3rd decade of teaching Judo at MSMAS ...

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Monday, 14th September 2009

MSMAS Honbu Dojo reopens after floor repairs...

Thanks to Guy (MSMAS Premises Manager) & Paddy for their excellent work over the 3 days, plus thanks to Alex K, David Frankham, Malcolm McGennity and his son, Sarah & William Price, Peter Hyde, Irene and Edward G for all their help…

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Monday, 14th September 2009

Hiroaki Izumi Sensei at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA...

This Aikido Seminar with Izumi Sensei - 6th Dan was held September 11-13, at Wits Dojo, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg ....

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Saturday, 12th September 2009

MSMAS Youth Judo Players succeed at the Southern Area Trials...

Medals were not presented at this event. Instead the 'top 4' Competitors in each Category from the Southern Area Trials form the selection criteria for the Southern Area quota of competitors at the ‘2009 British Championships’ to be held on the 10th & 11th October 2009 at iceSheffield.

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Friday, 11th September 2009

MSMAS YuDansha returns after travelling the world ...

MSMAS YuDansha Catherine left April 29 on the 2215 flight to Bangkok with her boyfriend Nic and returned 11th September....

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Monday, 7th September 2009

MSMAS double Judo Medal success at 'Heart of England' Championships in Birmingham..

It was a long day at the ‘Heart of England’ Judo Championships, held at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham today !

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Sunday, 6th September 2009

MSMAS welcome a new Honorary Member ~ Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei, RokuDan (6th Dan) Aikikai

Izumi Sensei, now a full 'Honorary Member' of MSMAS, will further strengthen the Aikido at MSMAS as we enter our 3rd decade of teaching Aikido at MSMAS ...

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Tuesday, 1st September 2009

MSMAS host 'FREE' Yudansha (Black Belt Only) Aikido Seminar with Hiroaki Izumi Sensei...

MSMAS Aikido again hosted Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei at our own Honbu Dojo to lead this, the 2nd of two separate Sessions.

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Monday, 31st August 2009

H4H sees opening of the first Army Recovery Centre.....

The 17th August in Edinburgh saw the opening of the first Army Recovery Centre. This project, a joint venture between H4H, the Army and Erskine, is the first of its kind and a great step forward for the recovery of our wounded men and women.

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Saturday, 29th August 2009

MSMAS hold 'closed' Aikido intense Seminar for Members Only

As part of our Aikido weekend with Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei (6th Dan Aikikai) held at our Honbu Dojo, MSMAS Students were able to enjoy a full day of Aikido. 29th & 30th August, when he will lead 2 separate Sessions at MSMAS.

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Thursday, 27th August 2009

MSMAS welcomes Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei on his return to our Dojo...

Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei, Rokudan (6th Dan) Aikikai under Kawahara Shihan, Shidoin for Kawahara Yukio Shihan of the Canadian Aikido Federation since 1995, Shihan Dai of West Indies Aikido Federation (Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia) made a surprise visit to our Dojo tonight ahead of his Seminar with us at the weekend...

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Tuesday, 18th August 2009

Kyoshi Payne & MSMAS Aikidoka at Seminar in JAMAICA......

Kyoshi Payne helped to conduct an important Aikido Seminar together with Hiroaki Izumi Sensei at the Grand Opening of the 'West Indies Aikido Federation' new Aikido Dojo in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

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Monday, 17th August 2009

Elite 'Budo Seminar' & 'DNBK ID Rensei Taikai', KYOTO, JAPAN, commences.

MSMAS wish all Participants from across the world arriving in Kyoto to receive intense attention from Honbu instructors strong Ki to enjoy the training opportunities offered in Honbu Kyoto Butokuden.

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Monday, 10th August 2009

MSMAS hold 1st 'Greece 2009' Gasshuku....

In preparation for 'Greece 2009' Members of the MSMAS Team attended another Session in their preparation 'Gasshuku' with Terashima Sensei and Bibby Renshi at the new MSMAS Kendo Dojo.

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Sunday, 9th August 2009

MSMAS Iaido Grading results...

Once again some of our Iaido Group were under the watchful eye of our Dan Grade panel in order to grade this weekend...

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Wednesday, 5th August 2009

Nicola Fairbrother 7th Dan, M.B.E., Judo World Champion & Olympian, lends her support to MSMAS Junior/Youth Judo Programme..

" This is a great idea - and one that I support wholly. I know how much it cost me (well, I should say how much it cost my parents, really) to keep me going in Judo when I was younger. Congratulations to Roger and the team for coming up with and sustaining this idea. Everyone in Sussex - you don't know how lucky you are! Go for it. Go and try Judo for free today!"

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Tuesday, 4th August 2009

MSMAS welcomes 'new' Member for Iaido & Judo ......

MSMAS welcomed Neil Grigg to our Dojo. Neil had been searching for a suitable traditional Iaido Dojo in Sussex to train with.

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Sunday, 2nd August 2009

MSMAS Judoka attend 'Ladies' only training Session...

Held at Bexhill Judo Club, this Women's Only Training session run by Joyce Heron and Carol Doherty offered a good mix of weights and abilities in attendance After a warm up, Joyce and Carol split the mat to 1st Kyu & above with one Coach with lower grades with another. Lunch at 12.00 then onto some groundwork drills followed by ground work randori. The Session closed with Judo specific circuit training for the last hour.

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Tuesday, 28th July 2009

MSMAS Judo host George Ellis ~ BJA Regional Development Officer (South East)

George Ellis, the new BJA Regional Development Officer for the South East joined our Youth/Senior Mat for an evening of Judo at our Honbu Dojo...

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Sunday, 26th July 2009

MSMAS attend and work with WSCC to support London 2012 'Open Day' ..........

MSMAS were once again selected to support ‘West Sussex County Council', this time an 'Open Weekend' over 24-26 July, called 'London 2012', being held in advance of the Olympics.....

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Saturday, 18th July 2009

MSMAS Judoka takes Gold at North Wales Open in Colwyn Bay ...

Under -73 kg MSMAS Player & YuDansha, Emyr ap Sion, took Gold at this event, held in Colwyn Bay, North Wales....

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Saturday, 18th July 2009

MSMAS Judo with Southern Area Teams that take Gold, Silver & Bronze at National Team Championships.....

The 2009 National Junior Team Championships were hosted by The British Judo Association North West Area and held at the Sutton High Sports Centre, Sherdley Park, St. Helens, Merseyside.

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Thursday, 16th July 2009

'Speaking Up for Heroes' ~ a 'Help for Heroes' update..

For one unforgettable night, several of the finest speakers in the UK will gather at the Royal Institution, London, to present on the subject of courage, of achievement, of overcoming impossible odds – to celebrate heroism itself.

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Sunday, 12th July 2009

MSMAS supports British 10K London Run & 'The Maypole Project'...

The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with complex medical needs and their whole family.

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Saturday, 11th July 2009

MSMAS demonstrate Martial Arts at Japanese Art Festival in Richmond, Surrey.

The Japanese Art Festival was held over the 11th and 12th July 2009, and is the third Japanese Art Festival presenting two days of art, cultural activities and fun at the Richmond Adult Community College, Richmond, Surrey, UK.

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Thursday, 9th July 2009

MSMAS enter into BJA 'School/Club' link Agreements....

As part of our 'FREE' Junior/Youth Judo Programme at MSMAS, we have now entered into the first of a series of 'BJA School/Club' link Agreements....

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Monday, 6th July 2009

MSMAS 'new' Kendo Dojo opens...

After 2 years of practice at our own Honbu Dojo, the Kendo Group has now moved to their own 'bespoke' Dojo...

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Saturday, 4th July 2009

MSMAS attend Iaido & Kendo Seminar...

Kyoshi Payne, Terashima Sensei and Lee Fahey Sensei all attended an Iaido Seminar, led by Ochiai Sensei, dispatched directly from DNBK Honbu, whilst Terashima Sensei participated at the Kendo Seminar, held the next day ....

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Monday, 29th June 2009

MSMAS appoint new Dojo 'Kohai'

During his trip to Germany with Kyoshi Payne it was decided to appoint a new Dojo Kohai in the person of Paddy Gilmartin.

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Sunday, 28th June 2009

MSMAS Aikidoka at Aikido Seminar with Hitohiro Saito Sensei ~ PORTUGAL

MSMAS Aikidoka are in Portugal for a Seminar with Hitohiro Saito Sensei .....

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Saturday, 27th June 2009

MSMAS Junior Judo Player takes GOLD at Kent International ...

Once again Martyn Woodhead was on the Medal trail, this time at the Kent International at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace.

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Friday, 26th June 2009

Kyoshi Payne in Berlin, GERMANY with other MSMAS Members

Once again Kyoshi Payne was on his travels, this time in Germany to attend a Seminar and Grading...

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Friday, 19th June 2009

Kyoshi Payne in Bologna ITALY, with other MSMAS Members

Kyoshi Payne was in Bologna with other MSMAS Members before travelling south to Ancona, then on to the 'Summer Camp' to meet up with the MSMAS Youth Team and Judo YuDansha Chris Sharp..

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Sunday, 14th June 2009

MSMAS Judo Players in Montegiorgio, ITALY to attend 'Youth Camp'..

Members from the MSMAS Junior & Youth Group were in Italy, accompanied by an experienced MSMAS Judo YuDansha, Chris Sharp...

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Sunday, 7th June 2009

MSMAS Judo Players in the Medals again, this time at the 'Salisbury Open'...!!

‘Hot on the heels’ of the Novice MSMAS Junior Judo Players Medal success at the Northern Home Counties ‘Red Belt Rumble' , it was again time for Junior, Youth & Senior Players at the Salisbury Judo Open Tournament held this weekend !

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Wednesday, 3rd June 2009

MSMAS Iaido Grading results...

Once again our Iaido Group was under the watchful eye of the Iaido Grading Panel.

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Tuesday, 2nd June 2009

MSMAS congratulate 2 new Dan Grades & 4 new Sempai in the Dojo after Gradings...

The MSMAS Senior Grade list was extended at the weekend following the Assessmnets carried out by Chris Doherty the BJA Teachincal Officer.

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Sunday, 31st May 2009

MSMAS hold Judo Grading assessment for Juniors/Youth/Seniors/Dan Grades....

This 'Special Judo Session' was led by Chris Doherty (BJA Technical Officer) with Peter Powell (BJA Grading Registrar, Senior Examiner & Southern Area ~ Director of Examiners).

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Saturday, 30th May 2009

MSMAS Instructors list added to yet again.......

As we approach the end of the first half of 2009 new Coaches, Instructors, Sempai, Advisors & Consultants have again been appointed.

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Saturday, 30th May 2009

MSMAS hold another FREE Junior Judo Randori Session..

Once again, MSMAS were able to hold another totally 'FREE' Junior Judo Randori Session open to all MSMAS Junior Judo Players plus others from any other Club, Association and/or Federation … irrespective of ability !

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Saturday, 30th May 2009

Kyoshi Payne assists at Japanese Art Festival 'Bushido Day' ...

This 'Bushido Day' was held to meet and arrange the Martial Art Demonstration participants for the Festival being held on the 11th and 12th July 2009.

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Thursday, 28th May 2009

MSMAS Judo Players to compete for Sussex County at Kent International in June

Sussex County Judo have selected a number of MSMAS Judo Players, both Junior & Senior, to compete for them at the 'Kent International' in late June.

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Sunday, 24th May 2009

MSMAS Novice Junior Judo Players from our 'FREE' Judo Programme compete for the first time...

A small selection from our large number of Junior Novice Red Belt Judo Players competed today at the 'NHC Red Belt Rumble' at High Wycombe for the first time ever...

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Sunday, 17th May 2009

MSMAS Judo attends revalidation event to keep up to date with new BJA Syllabus...

A Course looking at the new BJA Junior Mon & Senior Kyu Technical Gradings, a Workshop for Coach Revalidation.

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Saturday, 16th May 2009

MSMAS Judoka Cris Leahy medals at High Wycombe Masters !

Cris Leahy was in action again on the Masters Circuit at this Tournament at High Wycombe Judo Centre.

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Saturday, 16th May 2009

MSMAS Judo Player Emyr ap Sion competes at Northern Ireland Open Championships !!

Held at the Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Sunday, 10th May 2009

MSMAS Judo Players help 'Sussex County Judo' to Gold & Silver at the Inter Counties..

Both Senior & Junior Judo Players from MSMAS competed this weekend for Sussex County....

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Sunday, 10th May 2009

MSMAS Judo Player competed 'outside comfort zone' to Medal at BJJ Tournament..

Cris Leahy, MSMAS Judo Instructor and current BJA GB Heavyweight Masters Champion took Silver at his very first attempt in 1st ZT BJJ Tournamnet held in Hove....

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Saturday, 9th May 2009

MSMAS joins the Gurkha Justice Campaign

The Government must act now, after years of delay, to change the law to allow all retired Gurkhas the right to stay in the UK, without reservation.

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Monday, 4th May 2009

MSMAS play small part in £20 million for H4H Charity.....

'Help for Heroes' is our Charity for 2009, as such our donations have been continuous, below our latest H4H Newsletter...

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Sunday, 3rd May 2009

MSMAS Judo Players at 2009 British Open

3 Players from MSMAS entered this years British Open ...

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Sunday, 26th April 2009

MSMAS Member runs the London Marathon for Great Ormand Street Hospital....

Ben Weeks ran for MSMAS on behalf of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC) ... Charity Registration No 235825

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Saturday, 25th April 2009

MSMAS Aikidoka attend 'Mind, Body & Spirit' Aikido Seminar in Wales

Kyoshi Payne was invited to teach as the 'Special Guest Instructor' at this Aikido Seminar whilst he was in Wales for the 'Annual MSMAS Gasshuku'...

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Friday, 24th April 2009

MSMAS Annual 'FREE' Gashuku at the MSMAS 'Welsh Training House'...

Once again MSMAS Members took part in our Annual 'free' Spring Gasshuku held once again at the MSMAS Training House in Wales...

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Sunday, 19th April 2009

MSMAS Judo Players attend 2009 Sussex Trials...

Once again MSMAS Judo Players attended the Sussex Judo Trials...

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Saturday, 18th April 2009

MSMAS Aikidoka help to raise £750 at the 12th Annual 'Meeting Of Minds' Charity Aikido Festival for Marie Curie Cancer Fund.

Once again Kyoshi Payne was invited to teach at this the 12th Annual Aikido Seminar held to raise much needed funds for the Marie Curie Cancer Charity.

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Saturday, 18th April 2009

MSMAS Aikidoka attend Daniel Toutain Aikido Seminar in Scotland...

Despite the distance involved, MSMAS Aikidoka were once again north of the border to attend this event....

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Monday, 6th April 2009

MSMAS Judoka at 2 day National Squad Training in Sheffield....

Once again, MSMAS Judoka were invited to 'train with the best' at another GB National Squad training Session held over the weekend..

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Sunday, 5th April 2009

MSMAS congratulate Hanshi Dometrich on receiving 9th Dan in Virginia USA

MSMAS (Tenshin Kan Dojo UK) are pleased to congratulate Hanshi Dometrich at a DNBK ID event being held in Virginia, USA.

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Saturday, 4th April 2009

MSMAS delighted to welcome a new honorary Member ~ Graham Turner ......

Graham, now a full 'Honorary Member' of MSMAS, will further strengthen the Judo Team at MSMAS as we enter our 3rd decade of teaching Judo at MSMAS ...

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Saturday, 4th April 2009

MSMAS observe 'Kensho Kai'....

On Saturday DNBKID USA will hold Annual 'Kensho Kai' in honor of all deceased spirits.

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Wednesday, 1st April 2009

MSMAS Judo YuDansha & Sempai train with GB Squad prior to 'Europeans'..

A 10 strong Team of MSMAS Judo YuDansha & Sempai trained at a 2 hour Randori under the guidance of Patrick Roux, the GB Coach.

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Sunday, 29th March 2009

MSMAS Yudansha attend 'Ne-Waza' & 'BJA Coach Revalidation' Session....

This Ne-Waza & BJA Coach Revalidation event was held at the Blossom House School in Wimbledon.

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Saturday, 28th March 2009

MSMAS take part in Earth Hour today !

Tonight at 8.30pm, our Dojo, along with 1000's of people, businesses and many iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour – WWF’s Earth Hour.

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Saturday, 28th March 2009

MSMAS hold another FREE Junior Judo Randori Session..

Once again, MSMAS were able to hold another totally 'FREE' Junior Judo Randori Session open to all MSMAS Junior Judo Players plus others from any other Club, Association and/or Federation … irrespective of ability !

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Friday, 27th March 2009

MSMAS hold 'Judo Day' for SSco in local WSLA College ...

Once again MSMAS were active in the local community offering an introduction to Judo to over 200 Students at a local WSLA College.

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Saturday, 21st March 2009

MSMAS donates to 'Village Flower Show' to raise funds for 'Bench' .......

Once again MSMAS was able to assist our local community by sponsoring the printing of the Schedules for the Village Flower Show .....

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Friday, 20th March 2009

MSMAS donates to 'Right to Play Day' to assist Michelle Rogers Judo Olympian of the BJA...

The MSMAS donation will assist the 'Right To Play Day' up on Wednesday 25th March.

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Sunday, 15th March 2009

MSMAS Judo Players take Gold & Silver at BJA South Coast Senior Kyu, Dan & Masters Split Grade Open ....

This Open event, held at the Worthing Leisure Centre, Goring-by-Sea in Worthing, was for two of our Players their first attempt at Competition.

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Saturday, 14th March 2009

MSMAS delighted to welcome a new honorary Member ~ Peter Powell ......

Peter, now a full Honorary Member of MSMAS, will further strengthen our Judo Coaching Team as we enter our 3rd decade of teaching Judo at MSMAS ...

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Friday, 13th March 2009

MSMAS donate to Red Nose Day 2009 ....

Due to an unexpected and most generous donation from one of our parents, it was decided to contribute it to Red Nose Day 2009 on behalf of all MSMAS Members ...

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Wednesday, 4th March 2009

MSMAS Judo Player at GB National Squad Judo Training Camp

MSMAS Judo Player Shelley Jackson has been invited, as part of the full Junior National Judo Squad, to a 2 day training camp at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

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Monday, 2nd March 2009

MSMAS at Japanese Art Festival 'Bushido Day'...

Kyoshi Payne led and coordinated the 'Bushido Day' on March 1st with Martial Arts demonstrations all through the day.

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Sunday, 1st March 2009

MSMAS Judo Players Medal at Welsh Nationals 2009 ......

Emyr ap Sion, MSMAS YuDansha & Coach took Gold in the Men's -73Kgs Category, Tom Wood claimed 5th in the Men's -66Kgs Category, whilst Bethan Rees, another MSMAS YuDansha & Coach took Bronze in the Ladies -57kgs Category....

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Saturday, 28th February 2009

MSMAS hold another FREE Junior Judo Randori Session..

Once again, MSMAS were able to hold another totally 'FREE' Junior Judo Randori Session open to all MSMAS Junior Judo Players plus others from any other Club, Association and/or Federation … irrespective of ability !

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Sunday, 22nd February 2009

MSMAS Instructors list added to yet again.......

Even though we are only 2 months into 2009, the MSMAS Instructors list has been added to once again to take into account the progress made by our many Members.

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Saturday, 21st February 2009

MSMAS Judo Junior Martyn Woodhead takes Gold at ‘North West Age Banded Tournament’ in Merseyside,

Martyn Woodhead, today took yet another Gold Judo Medal for MSMAS, this time at the ‘North West Age Banded Tournament’ in Merseyside.

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Thursday, 19th February 2009

MSMAS hold 'FREE' Judo Taster Session for Olympos, Burgess Hill...

In line with the 'FREE' Judo now available to Juniors & Youth at our Honbu Dojo, MSMAS were chosen by Olympos to host this 'Taster Session' @ Olympos, Burgess Hill.

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Wednesday, 18th February 2009

MSMAS Iaido ~ 1st Quarter Grading results...

The Iaido Grading Panel sat for the first time in 2009 to assess a number of MSMAS Iaido practioneers.

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Tuesday, 17th February 2009

MSMAS 'Judo Kata' Evening with Llyr Jones, MSMAS Judo Kata Coach

This MSMAS Judo Kata Course continued the coverage of Nage no Kata.

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Sunday, 15th February 2009

MSMAS take 4 Medals at the Northern Home Counties Open at High Wycombe

Once again MSMAS Judo fielded a selection of our Adult Judoka to compete at this event, thought by many to be a tough draw, as most, if not all Players contesting were either YuDansha or National Squad (flagged) members.

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Saturday, 14th February 2009

MSMAS Aikidoka at Jacques Bardet Aikido Seminar in Scotland

MSMAS were in attendence at this Aikido course in Edinburgh, Scotland taken by Jacques Bardet, 6th Dan who is a senior student of Tamura Sensei in France.

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Sunday, 8th February 2009

MSMAS attend Aikido Seminar in Edinburgh with Sugawara Sensei 7th Dan Aikikai..

Aikidoka were the guests of Azami-kai as the hosted Shigeru Sugawara Shihan (7th dan Aikikai, Hombu Dojo Shihan) once again.

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Friday, 6th February 2009

MSMAS to train in memory of TARCSA Sándor Dooshi, Jujutsu Nidan in March 2009

The Hungarian Branch of DNBKID, the Hungarian Budo Federation – HBF, the National Jujutsu Federation – Hungary and the Ishinkan Szépvölgyi Dojo regret to announce with deep sorrow and broken heart that beloved student and close friend, Mr. TARCSA Sándor Dooshi, Jujutsu Nidan passed away after a very short illness.

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Tuesday, 3rd February 2009

MSMAS YuDansha receive new honorific Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Titles....

In July last year, Dai Nippon Butokai for the first time in history, decided to officially recognize the following 'Order of Merits' from DNBK ID.

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Monday, 2nd February 2009

MSMAS secures another 52 x Gee Mats for an additional Training Area...

MSMAS is delighted to have acquired another 52 Geemats (35 green & 17 red), to form an area of 8m x 13m for our new Judo Training Area...

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Sunday, 1st February 2009

MSMAS Judo Sempai takes further 20 points at BJA Sussex Dan Grading..

Adam Barker, Judo Sempai at MSMAS, took a further 20 points towards his Dan Grade with 2 Maximum score Ippon wins at the BJA Sussex County Judo Dan Grading.

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Sunday, 1st February 2009

Kyoshi Payne appointed ‘Representative for Judo’ (Kenshoin) within the ‘International Division’ of ‘Dai Nippon Butoku Kai’...

Kyoshi Payne, already the existing and long term Official ‘Representative of United Kingdom’ (Daihyo), until 2011 of the ‘International Division’ of ‘Dai Nippon Butoku Kai’, has now been officially appointed as ‘Representative for Judo’ (Kenshoin), within the ‘International Division’ of ‘Dai Nippon Butoku Kai’ by Dr. Hiroyuki Hamada, Vice President of DNBK Hombu and Chairman of the DNBK ID.

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Saturday, 31st January 2009

MSMAS Judo Player takes Gold at BJA Midland Area Under 20 Age Band Championships...

Once again MSMAS Junior Judo Player Martyn Woodhead was on the contest trail, this time at the Walsall Campus in the Midlands.

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Saturday, 31st January 2009

MSMAS hold another FREE Junior Randori Session..

Once again, MSMAS were able to hold another totally 'FREE' Judo Randori Session open to all MSMAS Junior Judo Players plus others from any other Club, Association and/or Federation … irrespective of ability !

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Friday, 30th January 2009

MSMAS 'Help for Heroes' Charity fund is building !

Kyoshi Payne and Catherine Payne were invited to visit Headley Court as guests, to see where the funds being raised at MSMAS and given to 'Help for Heroes' was going...

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Thursday, 29th January 2009

MSMAS to train in memory of Grand Master Helio Gracie in February 2009

It is with regret that another great Martial Artist has left us for the afterlife.

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Thursday, 29th January 2009

MSMAS Aikidoka take Grading ....

The first tranche of Aikidoka at MSMAS took their Gradings today under the watchful eye of the YuDansha Panel which included Kyoshi Payne (Dojo Head) & Kevin Hinton (MSMAS Head of Aikido).

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Wednesday, 28th January 2009

MSMAS attend Mid Sussex Club and School Conference 2009.....

Working together for our sporting future!

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Wednesday, 28th January 2009

MSMAS attend Great Britain Randori Session at British Judo Performance Institute

Yudansha from MSMAS were at the Great Britain Randori Session held at the British Judo Performance Institute in Dartford.

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Tuesday, 27th January 2009

MSMAS Judo to host 'Monthly Randori' Session for Adults & Youth.. ..

In order to continue to provide our Judo players with exactly what they require, our new monthly 'Judo Randori Sessions', introduced for our Adult & Youth Players, are proving a great success ...

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Monday, 26th January 2009

MSMAS Judo Intructors gain BJA Instructor Award...

Cris Leahy (MSMAS YuDansha) & Steve May (MSMAS Sempai) both received their BJA Instructors Awards today, signed by Densign White (BJA Chairman) & Colin McIver (BJA Head of Technical).

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Friday, 23rd January 2009

Kyoshi Payne to coordinate and lead Martial Arts at 'Bushido Day' at Japanese Art Festival ..

On 28th February there will be art, cultural activities, including the Manga & Anime Art Exhibition and on 1st March 2009, the 'Bushido Day' at The Japanese Festival.

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Thursday, 22nd January 2009

MSMAS host Mark Chisenhall 5th Dan Karate Instructor from Chito Ryu in USA....

The 2nd Official Visitor to the Mid Sussex Martial Arts School this year was Mark Chisenhall, a 5th Dan Karate Instructor from the Chito Ryu in the USA, who spent 4 days at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School.

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Saturday, 17th January 2009

MSMAS Judo Sempai, Shelley Jackson, takes Gold at 2009 Welsh U20’s Open Championships

Just a week after gaining her full GB Judo Squad place, Shelley took her 1st Gold Medal of 2009 at the 'Welsh U20's Open' held at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

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Wednesday, 14th January 2009

MSMAS Judo mentioned again in official BJA Matside Publication ~ Issue 15 # JAN 09

As well as the full page editorial written by Catherine Payne of MSMAS, some of our other Judo Players also gained a note or two in this months edition ...

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Tuesday, 13th January 2009

MSMAS hosts Danny da Costa for a Session of innovation ....

Our first Official Visitor in 2009 was Danny da Costa, 6th Dan Judo & 4th Dan Aikido, Past GB International Judo Player, Past British Open Judo Champion, Past European Judo Silver Medallist & Past World Judo Masters Champion.

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Monday, 12th January 2009

MSMAS Dojo Head continues with 'Sports Coach UK' until 2010

Kyoshi Payne, an existing Member of 'Sports Coach UK', will now continue with them for a further term, until 2010.

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Sunday, 11th January 2009

MSMAS hold 'Kagami Biraki' to open 2009 !

MSMAS, along with many Martial Arts Dojos in Japan and across the world, used the 'Kagami Biraki' ceremony to signify their first practice of the New Year.

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Saturday, 10th January 2009

MSMAS Judo Sempai, Shelley Jackson, medals at British Under 20 Trials to take GB Judo Squad place at 1st attempt !

The U20 Trials took place at the EIS in Sheffield and brought together aspiring U20 Judo Players from across the UK, all trying to gain a medal place and go forward to create the 2009 British Junior Squad.

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Monday, 5th January 2009

MSMAS Dojo training resumes....

Training at the Dojo resumed today with Kendo under Shuichi Terashima Sensei...

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Sunday, 4th January 2009

MSMAS 2009 to be ‘Year of Culture and Enlightenment’....

Every year the MSMAS Dojo plans ahead...

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Saturday, 3rd January 2009

MSMAS Instructors Roll revised ready for 2009...

As we approach the end of 2008, the Instructors Roll at MSMAS has been reviewed, to take into account the progress made by our many Members.

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Thursday, 1st January 2009

MSMAS hold 'Annual Misogi' as usual on 1st Day of 2009 ...

MSMAS held 'Annual Misogi' to start the year ...

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Wednesday, 31st December 2008

MSMAS Kendo 2008 Review & 2009 resolutions...

A personal message from Shuichi Terashima Sensei, Kendo Teacher at MSMAS...

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Thursday, 25th December 2008

MSMAS take a look back at 'MSMAS 2008' as this year draws to a close...

MSMAS Dojo has enjoyed yet another great year in 2008…

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Wednesday, 24th December 2008

MSMAS Dojo make a 'Christmas Donation' to our chosen 2009 Charity : 'Help for Heroes'

On Wednesday 29th October, MSMAS Dojo announced that our chosen Charity for 2009 was to be 'Help for Heroes'...

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Monday, 1st December 2008

MSMAS Kendo enjoy 3 hours of Tachi-giri ~ cutting a standing log ....

This 3 hour 'Tachi-giri’ (cutting a standing log) Session was held for all MSMAS who use Bokken, not just our Kendo Students.

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Sunday, 30th November 2008

MSMAS Judo Player wins BJA black belt in under 2 minutes !

MSMAS Sempai Allan Smith demolished 5 separate opponents to gain his British Judo Association Black Belt by full competition at the famous London Budokwai, the oldest and most famous Japanese Martial Arts Club in Europe.

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Thursday, 27th November 2008

MSMAS Judoka attend and win at Bright FM Awards !

Two Junior MSMAS Judo Players, nominated as 'Sporting Stars' for their overall Judo performances in 2008 were at 'The Bright Awards 2008' for the presentation ceremony at the Chequer Mead Theatre in East Grinstead to collect Awards as 'winners' !

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Tuesday, 25th November 2008

MSMAS Judo holds 'Monthly Randori' Session for Adults ..

In order to continue to provide our Judo players with exactly what they require, our new monthly 'Judo Randori Sessions', introduced for our Adult Players, are proving a great success ...

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Friday, 21st November 2008

MSMAS Dojo officially honoured by 'Sussex Sports Partnership' as one of the 'Top 3 Teams' in Sussex !

The MSMAS Dojo was officially confirmed by the 'Sussex Sports Partnership' last night as one of the 'Top 3 Teams' in Sussex !

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Tuesday, 18th November 2008

MSMAS Judo host Judo Kata Course covering Nage no Kata ...

MSMAS Judo held the first of 3 Kata Courses with our Judo Kata Coach Llyr Jones. Watch this space for more dates....

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Thursday, 13th November 2008

MSMAS 'Free' Junior Judo Scholarship holders pass initial BJA Judo Grading !

The first intake of Mid Sussex Martial Arts School ‘Free’ Junior Judo Scholarship Students passed BJA Judo Grading and also helped support ‘Help for Heroes’ campaign in the process...

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Wednesday, 12th November 2008

MSMAS Judo Coach published in BJA Matside Publication ~ Issue 14 # OCT 08 ~ Page # 26

Catherine Payne, MSMAS Judo Coach and YuDansha, wrote in October's 'Matside' magazine, the official publication of the British Judo Association ...

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Tuesday, 11th November 2008

MSMAS Judo welcomes BJA Southern Area Examiner to 3rd Quarter Judo Grading..

Peter Powell, also Vice Chair of BJA Hampshire County, held a packed Senior Judo Mat to carry out a number of Gradings and Grade transfers..

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Friday, 7th November 2008

MSMAS Dojo at 'Breaking Down the Barriers' Martial Arts Festival for the Junior Disabled...

Once again, MSMAS attended and fully supported the late Terry Taylor's annual 'Breaking Down Barriers 2008' Martial Arts Seminar for children with disabilities...

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Thursday, 6th November 2008

MSMAS Junior Judo Player Martyn Woodhead gains 'England Judo' place !

Following his success at all levels in competitive Judo, Martyn Woodhead has now gained an 'England Judo' place ....

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Wednesday, 29th October 2008

MSMAS announce Charity for 2009 to be 'Help for Heroes'...

Every year MSMAS Members support a specific Charity, in 2009 it will be 'Help for Heroes', a Charity set up to try and make a real difference to the lives of our wounded service men and women ....

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Tuesday, 28th October 2008

MSMAS Judo introduces a new 'Monthly Randoori' Session for Adults ..

In order to provide our Judo players with exactly what they require, a new monthly 'Judo Randoori Session' has been introduced for our Adult Players ...

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Tuesday, 28th October 2008

MSMAS Judo appoint 2 new Judo Sempai...

On obtaining competitive 1st Kyu Senior Judo rank within the BJA it has become the tradition at MSMAS to be appointed a Judo Sempai..

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Sunday, 26th October 2008

MSMAS Judo continues 100% unbroken contest medal success with Gold & Bronze at Hampshire Open..

The British Judo Association Hampshire Junior & Senior Split Grade Open Competition held at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth was the venue this time

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Sunday, 26th October 2008

MSMAS Aikido at Yoko Okamoto Seminar in Edinburgh...

On Saturday & Sunday, 25/26th October 2008, MSMAS Aikido were once again be 'north of the Border'...

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Saturday, 25th October 2008

MSMAS Judo host yet another Junior 'Free' Monthly Randoori Session ...

Another 'Free' Randoori Judo Session for Juniors led by World Masters Medalist; Sue Buckley of MSMAS Judo & Cris Leahy MSMAS Judo YuDansha & GB Masters Judo Champion....

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Saturday, 25th October 2008

MSMAS Iaido at Edinburgh University 'Japan Day' ...

MSMAS Dojo were present at Edinburgh University, after being invited to present an Iaido demonstration at the prestigous 'Japan Day' event as guests of the President of the 'Edinburgh University Japan Society' ...

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Monday, 20th October 2008

MSMAS Dojo in USA to celebrate 110th birthday of late Dr Tsuyoshi Chitose, Hanshi, Ju Dan, Founder of Chito-ryu.

MSMAS Dojo were in the USA to attend the United States Chito Kai Annual Seminar, Black Belt Testing & USCK Annual Awards Banquet.

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Sunday, 19th October 2008

MSMAS Judo medals again, this time at Clacton Open ...

The 100% Medal success run continued at the weekend at the Clacton International !!

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Sunday, 12th October 2008

MSMAS Judo takes a Gold and a Bronze at the '2008 British Championships' .......

Martyn Woodhead of MSMAS took GOLD at the '2008 British Championships'(formerly National Age Banded) on the Saturday, whilst Shelley Jackson took Bronze for the MSMAS Girls on the Sunday ...

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Sunday, 5th October 2008

MSMAS Dojo, the UK venue for DNBK ID Awards Ceremony ....

MSMAS Dojo was the venue for DNBK ID Awards to other UK Members who were unable to be present at the 3rd World Butoku Sai held in Japan earlier this year.

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Tuesday, 30th September 2008

MSMAS Dojo ends 'Gasshuku 2008' with a splash !!

'Gasshuku 2008' began on Thursday September 25 and finished on Thursday 30 with a 'Budo Day' including early morning training on the beach at Camber Sands !!

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Sunday, 28th September 2008

MSMAS hold Annual Presentation Day....

This year MSMAS Annual Presentation Day repeated last year's successful format...

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Saturday, 27th September 2008

MSMAS Judoka takes Gold to become British Masters National Heavyweight Champion...

Cris Leahy stormed to Gold at the British Masters Championships held on Saturday....

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Saturday, 27th September 2008

MSMAS Dojo hosts Alexander Arabajiev Kyoshi from Russia for Jujitsu Seminar...

Shihan Alexander Arabajiev Kyoshi, DNBK ID Representative of the Russian Federation, taught a full Mat on Saturday as part of the 2008 MSMAS Annual Gasshuku'...

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Thursday, 25th September 2008

MSMAS Aikido - 3rd Quarter Grading results...

A Panel of 6 Aikido YuDansha assessed a number of our Aikido MuDansha at our regular Quarterly Gradings...

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Sunday, 21st September 2008

MSMAS Iaido ~ 3rd Quarter Grading results...

A Panel of 6 Iaido YuDansha assessed a number of our Iaido MuDansha at our regular Quarterly Gradings...

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Saturday, 20th September 2008

MSMAS Dojo assists Zenshin Karate Dojo by making a charitable donation to Penny Brohn Cancer Centre in Pill.

MSMAS has not been immune from the terrible effects of Cancer on its own Members. So, when Zenshin Dojo contacted us, we helped without hesitation...

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Friday, 19th September 2008

MSMAS stays on course in 2008 …

MSMAS seeks only quality and equity for all, with quality of training, quality of choice and quality of experience to produce quality Martial Artists…

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Thursday, 18th September 2008

MSMAS Junior Judo Scholarship News ...

After just 4 weeks, the first intake of Judo Scholarship Students have now completed thier initial Sessions ....

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Sunday, 14th September 2008

MSMAS Dojo as VIP Guests of Sussex County Sports Partnership...

Members of the MSMAS Dojo, as VIP Guests, attended the 'Closing Ceremony' at Hickstead of the Sussex Games...

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Sunday, 14th September 2008

MSMAS Judo medals again, this time at South Coast Open Junior Age Banded Championships ..

MSMAS Judo continued it's 100% Medal success at competitive Judo Tournaments with 3 Medals in three separate Categories at this 'Open' Event held is Sussex.

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Sunday, 14th September 2008

MSMAS Aikido hosts Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei at our Honbu Dojo ......

Izumi Sensei's Aikido experience stretches back over 30 years ....

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Saturday, 13th September 2008

MSMAS Judo host yet another Junior 'Free' Monthly Randoori Session ...

This 'Free' Session was led by World Masters Medalist; Sue Buckley of MSMAS Judo, plus Steve May MSMAS Judo Sempai & Cris Leahy MSMAS Judo YuDansha....

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Sunday, 7th September 2008

MSMAS Judo takes Gold at 'Heart of England' Judo Championships 2008 ~ a 'World Class Start Programme' Selection Event ..

The BJA 'Heart of England' Judo Championships took place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham ..

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Monday, 1st September 2008

DNBKID officially recognize Roger Payne, Kyoshi as Judo Official Representative.

This is a great honour for our Dojo worldwide as this appointment signifies the emblematic importance of DNBKID’s recognition that Kyoshi Payne will now stand as Official Representative in the classical and traditional discipline of Budo, which they intend to uphold.

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Sunday, 31st August 2008

MSMAS Dojo & Youth return from Germany as the Guests of 'State of Sachsen-Anhalt' after attending 'Schulpforta Camp 2008' ....

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Saturday, 30th August 2008

MSMAS Aikido help to raise £1000.00 for Great Ormond Street Childrens' Hospital ......

Held in Berkshire, MSMAS Aikido taught at the Annual MAP Charity Seminar, held this year in support of Great Ormond St Children's Hospital...

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Sunday, 24th August 2008

MSMAS chosen by Mid Sussex District Council to carry Olympic Flag for handover Ceremony...

MSMAS Dojo was invited to be part of this Event held in Sussex to mark 'Olympic Handover Day' complete with Flag Raising Ceremony...

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Friday, 22nd August 2008

MSMAS Dojo welcomes 'newest' member .......!

At 0320hrs on Friday morning to Cris & Anna Leahy ~ 'Casey Leahy' arrived, weighing in at 6lbs 7oz.... Congratulations to them, from all at MSMAS ...

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Tuesday, 19th August 2008

MSMAS Judo welcomes the Vice Chair of BJA Hampshire County ...

A packed Senior Judo Mat enjoyed a superb evening under the tuition of Peter Powell, Vice Chair of Hampshire BJA Judo...

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Monday, 18th August 2008

MSMAS Dojo registers as a Change4Life Partner ...

After letter from Rt Hon Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health, MSMAS immediately registered as a Change4Life Partner...

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Thursday, 7th August 2008

MSMAS Youth Members back from All Japan & International Youth Butoku Sai in Japan ...

MSMAS Members are now back from Japan after attending '17th All Japan Youth Butoku Sai' and '2nd International Youth Butoku Sai' held in the historic 'Butokuden' in Kyoto, Japan. ...

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Sunday, 27th July 2008

MSMAS will mourne the loss of Robert Everhart Kyoshi by training in his memory in September...

My first personal practice with Robert was back in 1997 at the '25th Anniversary Camp' of DNBKID, held at Nags Head in North Carolina, where he and others were instructed by Hanshi Hamada to share with me ‘the kindness’, when I was tested in my own disciplines ~ a day I will always remember.

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Saturday, 26th July 2008

MSMAS hosted yet another FREE Junior Judo Randoori Session ...

Sue Buckley, MSMAS Judo Instructor, GB Masters Champion/Squad Member & 2008 'World Masters' Judo Medalist together with Steve May, MSMAS Judo Sempai, once again led this Session....

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Tuesday, 22nd July 2008

MSMAS Dojo leaders gain new DNBK ID honours..

In Mid June, DNBK ID Honbu advised us that for the first time in history, DNBK will officially recognize the following order of merits from DNBK ID. All have now been endorsed by Chair of DNBK ID.

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Monday, 7th July 2008

MSMAS Kendo with Shuichi Terashima Sensei ...

Terashima Sensei, YonDan (4th Dan) Kendo held a special session for our 4 selected Kendoka ...

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Sunday, 6th July 2008

MSMAS Judo medals at ‘The Hampshire Open’ to continue 100% medal success in 2008

Shelley Jackson continued her 100% Medal success run in 2008, with a Silver at this Competition held in Portsmouth...

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Thursday, 3rd July 2008

MSMAS Aikidoka welcome Mark Hayes-Watkins (Daito Ryu)

Mark Hayes-Watkins leads a study group in the UK on the techniques of Daito-Ryu under the direction of Certa Shihan (Overseas Director of Foreign Development) for the Nihon Daito Ryu Aikibudo Daito Kai School.

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Monday, 30th June 2008

MSMAS ~ Not a bad 6 months so far ...

Wow ~ what a fantastic year so far !

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Sunday, 29th June 2008

MSMAS Judo medals at ‘The Kent International’

Yet again Shelley Jackson continued on her 100% medal success in 2008...

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Saturday, 28th June 2008

MSMAS Judo host yet another 'FREE' Monthly Randoori Session,

Open to all Junior Judoka .....

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Thursday, 26th June 2008

MSMAS Judo Medals at World Masters Judo Championships !

Sue Buckley, Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Judo Instructor & Member of the Great Britain Masters Judo Squad travelled to Belgium...

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Sunday, 22nd June 2008

MSMAS Judo gains Club Mark 'Bronze' Award for excellence...

MSMAS Judo have at last received confirmation of our 'Bronze' Award ...

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Sunday, 15th June 2008

MSMAS Judoka took 'part in last ever' BJA Competitive Judo Grading in the UK...

Congratulations to both Junior & Senior Judoka after the competed at:

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Saturday, 14th June 2008

MSMAS host two British Judo Association Licensed Coach Education Courses ~ June 14

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School having already held a 'British Judo Association' Licensed Coach Education Course 'Equity in Your Coaching' today hosted a 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' Course today.

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Sunday, 8th June 2008

MSMAS Junior & Youth Judo Players continue 100% medal winning streak in 2008 ..

K2 at Crawley was the Venue for this event; 'The South of England Open Junior and Youth Championships', a 3* BJA Event..

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Sunday, 8th June 2008

MSMAS watch Shelley as she continues her 100% Judo Medal run in 2008 ..

Over the past 6 months, every Tournament has equalled yet another Judo Medal in 2008... Can it last we ask ourselves ?

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Tuesday, 3rd June 2008

MSMAS host 'Swordsman' Nakagawa Sensei as he revisits the MSMAS Dojo for DNBK Rank Presentations ...

Tonight we had the pleasure of Nakagawa Sensei from Japan ...

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Sunday, 1st June 2008

MSMAS Aikidoka attend Toshiro Suga Sensei Aikido Course held in Scotland

MSMAS Aikidoka attended this Aikido Course, held in Edinburgh.

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Sunday, 1st June 2008

MSMAS double Medal success at Salisbury Open Judo Championships

MSMAS take Gold & Silver at Salisbury Open Judo Championships....

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Saturday, 31st May 2008

MSMAS host yet another FREE Junior Judo Randoori Session ...

Once again, this Junior Judo Randoori Session was open to all Junior Judo Players from any Club, Association and/or Federation …

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Thursday, 29th May 2008

MSMAS Aikidoka success at 2nd Quarter Grading in 2008

Over 30 Aikido Students were available for this Quarter's Grading at MSMAS..

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Wednesday, 28th May 2008

MSMAS Iai practioneers open Quarterly Gradings at MSMAS ...

Iaido opened Gradings at MSMAS this Quarter..

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Sunday, 25th May 2008

MSMAS appoints new Judo Coach to join our existing Team ...

After a long association, Dr Llyr Jones will now join MSMAS as a full Dojo Member, when he moves home later this month into our area...

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Tuesday, 20th May 2008

MSMAS appoint new 'Kohai' in the Dojo ...

Following on from 'WBS 2008', Peter Hyde has been appointed 'Kohai' in the Dojo ...

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Monday, 12th May 2008

MSMAS Instructors gain new Grade Rankings at 'World Butoku Sai' in Japan

At the prestigous '3rd World Butoku Sai' many of the School's Instructors gained DNBK Rank progression ....

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Sunday, 11th May 2008

MSMAS Judo Players assist Sussex County Judo to 'double Gold' at Southern Area Inter Counties .....

This weekend at the Southern Area Inter-County Team Championships MSMAS Players competed for Sussex County ...

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Monday, 5th May 2008

MSMAS in Japan at '3rd World Butoku Sai' & '46th All Japan Butoku Sai'...

MSMAS back from Japan ...

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Sunday, 27th April 2008

MSMAS secure another 100% Medal success at Peterborough U20 Championships...

Shelley Jackson once again competeted for MSMAS, this time in both the Junior & Youth categories, medalling in both !!

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Saturday, 19th April 2008

MSMAS attend Charity 11th (Official) Meeting Of Minds Aikido Festival for Marie Curie Cancer ~April 19

Kyoshi Payne taught again this weekend at this major Annual Aikido Festival held for Charity..

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Friday, 18th April 2008

MSMAS gain 'Equity in Your Coaching' awards...

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School hosted the first of two Coach Education Courses back in March ...

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Sunday, 13th April 2008

MSMAS success at BJA Sussex County Trials ~ April 13th...

The 2008 MSMAS Judo Team that attended this years Sussex County Trials enjoyed considerable Medal success in both the Junior & Senior Groups...

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Saturday, 12th April 2008

MSMAS 7th & final Gasshuku Weekend ~ Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th

This weekend was our ‘7th Weekend Gasshuku’, the final one in our preparation for our Team's attendence at “The 3rd World Butoku Sai’ in Kyoto, Japan later in April....

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Tuesday, 1st April 2008

Kyoshi Payne remains as Official Representative of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai UK Branch

Kyoshi Payne today received an extension to his appointment until April 2011, given at the hand of Dr Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada, Hanshi, Chair, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International Division.

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Sunday, 30th March 2008

MSMAS win 100% Medal success at the BSJA National Individual Championships ..

Held at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, in Cardiff, Junior Judo Players from MSMAS took part and ALL medalled at this National Annual Event...

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Saturday, 29th March 2008

MSMAS host another FREE Junior Judo Randoori Session ~ 1000/1200hrs

Once again, this Junior Judo Randoori Session was open to all Junior Judo Players from any Club, Association and/or Federation …

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Saturday, 29th March 2008

MSMAS join 'Earth Hour'

MSMAS will today "turn the lights out" as a gesture to raise awareness of a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour.

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Sunday, 23rd March 2008

MSMAS Medal success at HNC 'Red Belt Rumble' ~ Sunday March 23

Novice MSMAS Junior Judoka once again took part at this Annual event especially for Novice Players...

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Saturday, 15th March 2008

MSMAS Aikidoka attend Aikido Seminar with Shigeru Sugawara Shihan ...

Shigeru Sugawara Shihan, 6th Dan Aikikai over 2 days in Edinburgh....

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Saturday, 8th March 2008

MSMAS hold 6th MSMAS Gasshuku Weekend ~ Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 March

This weekend will be our ‘6th Weekend Gasshuku’...

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Sunday, 24th February 2008

MSMAS Judo Students complete this 1st Quarter's Gradings ..

Nearly 50 Judoka were able to Grade this Quarter ....

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Saturday, 23rd February 2008

MSMAS hold another 'Free & Open' Junior Judo Randoori Session (1000/1200hrs)

'Free’ MSMAS Junior Judo Randoori Session at our Dojo … Everyone was welcome..

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Saturday, 16th February 2008

MSMAS Aikidoka attend Aikido Seminar with Jacques Bardet ...

Jacques Bardet 6th Dan, held a 2 day Aikido Course ..

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Sunday, 10th February 2008

Iaido Grading at MSMAS for this Quarter’s Grading 2008

The Iaido Grading at MSMAS for this Quarter’s Grading, resulted in nearly another 20 Kyu Grades being evaluated …

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Saturday, 9th February 2008

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 ~ 5th MSMAS Gasshuku Weekend

This weekend was our ‘5th Weekend Gasshuku’...

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Thursday, 7th February 2008

'AJ' gains British Judo Association’s National Competition Commission Qualification.

Adrian Jackson (AJ) who acts a ‘Development Officer’, ‘Welfare Officer’ & ‘Competition Coordinator’ at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School successfully passed the written examination for the qualification of 'Timekeeper/Scorer' with The British Judo Association’s National Competition Commission.

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Sunday, 3rd February 2008

Aikido Gradings at MSMAS opens this Quarter’s Gradings .......

MSMAS Aikidoka opened the Grading Results for this Quarter, with our other Disciplines to follow ....

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Friday, 1st February 2008

MSMAS '2008' Charity announced ..

This years Charity will be Lennox Children's Cancer Fund (Reg: 1011325)..

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Friday, 18th January 2008

A busy start at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School in 2008 for all ...

Just a few weeks into the New Year, and any thoughts that it may be quieter for us in 2008 than it was in 2007 have been quickly dispelled...

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Wednesday, 16th January 2008

Where do the all these Students at MSMAS come from ?

Following our 2008 Student Register update ,,

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Sunday, 13th January 2008

Shelley takes Silver at the Welsh Open Championships in Cardiff

Saturday saw another National Medal won by MSMAS, this time at the 'Welsh Open' Championships held at The Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff ...

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Saturday, 12th January 2008

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 ~ 4th MSMAS Gasshuku Weekend

This weekend was our ‘4th Weekend Gasshuku’...

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Thursday, 10th January 2008

MSMAS 'Welfare Officer' gains Sport Coach UK Certification

'Welfare Officer’ at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School certificated‘Sports Coach UK’

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Monday, 7th January 2008

A quick look back over 2007 as we start training in 2008

As training this year begins, a quick look back at 2007 ...

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Monday, 7th January 2008

January 7 ~ Sessions resume for 2008

Although regular Sessions will resume w/c 7h January, prior to that, 2 x 'Warm Up' Sessions will take place on Sunday Jan 6 ..

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Monday, 7th January 2008

MSMAS Instructors for 2008 appointed ..

The 2008 Mid Sussex Martial Arts School Instructors & Assistants Roll announced ..

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Sunday, 6th January 2008

Sunday Jan 6 ~ 2 x 'Warm Up' Sessions ~ prior to resumption of regular 2008 Sessions..

Prior to the start of our regular Sessions in 2008, two 'Warm Up' Sessions were held ..

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Sunday, 6th January 2008

Chester Page snatches 'Bronze' at the South Coast Mini Mons ..

Unknown to anyone at MSMAS, young Chester Page snatched a 'Bronze' at the South Coast Mini Mons ..

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Tuesday, 1st January 2008

Annual Misogi at MSMAS

As usual, Annual Misogi was held for all MSMAS Students, irrespective of discipline, age or grade.

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Tuesday, 1st January 2008

Responsible Travel @ MSMAS in 2008

MSMAS 'lock in' 260 tonnes of global warming CO2 ...

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Saturday, 8th December 2007

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December ~ 3rd MSMAS Gasshuku Weekend

This weekend was our ‘3rd Weekend Gasshuku’...

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Friday, 7th December 2007

‘On Top of the World!’

Chris Sharp, a heavyweight Judo Black Belt competitor, and Member of The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School...

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Sunday, 18th November 2007

MSMAS Junior becomes ‘National Junior Judo Champion’ at The British Judo Association’s ‘Junior Nationals’

Once again, The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School saw competitive Judo success..

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Sunday, 11th November 2007

‘Double Gold’ at the ‘Yellow & Under’ at BJA Sussex event

‘Double Gold’ at the ‘Yellow & Under’ as Junior Judo Players at Mid Sussex Martial Arts School, Emily Baker & Chester Page, both sweep to victory at this event.

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Saturday, 10th November 2007

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November ~ 2nd MSMAS Gasshuku Weekend

This weekend saw our ‘2nd Weekend Gasshuku’ held in preparation for our Team's attendence at “The 3rd World Butoku Sai’ in Kyoto, Japan ~ April 2008”.

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Tuesday, 6th November 2007

International, National, Regional & County news at MSMAS

A busy time for Members of The Mid Sussex Martial School at International, National, Regional & County level…

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Sunday, 28th October 2007

Grading success for Students at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School

Grading success for Students at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School across the three main disciplines offered at the School.

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Saturday, 13th October 2007

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 ~ 1st MSMAS Gasshuku Weekend

This weekend was our ‘1st Weekend Gasshuku’ ...

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Tuesday, 11th September 2007

MSMAS Gasshuku ~ September 11th to 20th, 2007

Our Annual 'Free of Charge' MSMAS Gasshuku this Summer was 10 days long and held primarily to assist with the physical and mental attitude of our Students & Teachers.

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Tuesday, 14th August 2007

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Course at MSMAS

A Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Course was held at MSMAS on Tuesday 14 August by Dr Llyr Jones.

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Thursday, 9th August 2007

1st World Youth Butoku Sai 2007 ~ USA

All back safe & sound from an excellent experience for all concerned..

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Saturday, 28th July 2007

Kyoshi Payne to teach in Florida

Kyoshi Payne accepted an invitation to teach Aikido, Aiki Ken & Aiki jo at Aikido Tenshin Dojo in Florida...

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Saturday, 21st July 2007

MSMAS 'Goodwill Party' ~ 1900 onwards

As part of the 'send off' for our 5 Junior Students taking part in WYBS 2007, the School has arranged a Party to which all MSMAS & friends are invited ~ Live Music, 'Hog Roast' & Licenced Bar ~ Full details upon application

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Monday, 11th June 2007

Kyoshi Payne teaches at Aikido Seminar in New Milton, Hampshire

Kyoshi Payne taught at an Aikido Seminar celebrating 40 years in Aikido for John Harding in New Milton, Hampshire.

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Sunday, 3rd June 2007

MSMAS with Toshiro Suga (6th Dan, Aikikai) in Edinburgh.

This Seminar was held by Toshiro Suga (6th Dan, Aikikai) at Craiglockhart Sports Centre in Edinburgh and attracted Students from across the UK and as far a field as Germany.

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Saturday, 2nd June 2007

MSMAS Junior Judo Players take 9 Medals at Gatwick Diamond Games !

4 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 Bronze means another 80% + Competition Medal success rate ...

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Sunday, 22nd April 2007

MSMAS Medal success at Sussex County Trials...

Despite being one of the smallest entries ever made by The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School at the BJA Sussex County Trials, our 19 Players managed to collect no fewer than 15 Medals between them

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Saturday, 21st April 2007

MSMAS at 10th Meeting of Minds Aikido Festival to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Charity..

This Annual Aikido Festival has raised thousands of pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Charity ..

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Sunday, 1st April 2007

MSMAS Medal at 'BSJA 'National Individual' Judo Championships !

MSMAS Junior Judo Players were again in action, this time at the British Schools Judo Association, National Individual Championships, held at K2 in Crawley.

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Sunday, 25th March 2007

MSMAS Junior Judo Players score at Red Belt Rumble..

Gold, Gold & Bronze this weekend for MSMAS Junior Judo Players !!

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Sunday, 25th March 2007

Another Gold for MSMAS Judo YuDansha at Salisbury Open

Another Gold for MSMAS Judo YuDansha at Salisbury Open where Chris Sharp demolished all three of his Opponents in just under two minutes flat...

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Saturday, 3rd March 2007

MSMAS Ladies attend the Brighton & Hove Women's International Day

MSMAS Ladies attended and demonstrated at the Brighton & Hove Women's International Day in Brighton in company with Akemi Tanaka Sensei.

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Thursday, 1st March 2007

MSMAS ~ in the States again !!

Yet again, MSMAS have been on their travels again, once more back to the USA ...

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Sunday, 25th February 2007

MSMAS Junior & Senior Judo Players attend BJA County Judo Gradings

Once again, MSMAS Junior & Senior Judo Players attended the BJA County Judo Gradings held at Portsmouth and the BJA National Gradings held at The Budokwai in London, in order to test themselves in Contest for advancement in the Grades this Quarter.

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Sunday, 18th February 2007

British Judo Association 'Sussex County' Training takes place at MSMAS !!

'Extract' from E Mail MSMAS received from Duncan & Stuart Maclean (BJA Sussex County Men Coaches) ~ "Thanks once again for today. Duncan and I were pleased with the turn out and were impressed with your pupils enthusiasm and willingness to join in. We really like the traditions that your School upholds and the respect your students have for the Martial Arts they study. It is just a shame that other clubs that should have had players attending were not represented."

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Saturday, 3rd February 2007

Yoko Okamoto Sensei Aikido Seminar in Scotland

MSMAS Aikidoka once again travelled to Scotland to learn and train at a Seminar with Yoko Okamoto Sensei (6th Dan Aikido Kyoto Dojo-cho) at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh.

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Saturday, 1st March 2003

MSMAS attend Japanese Art Festival to demonstrate traditional Martial Arts...

Kyoshi Payne led and coordinated the 'Bushido Day' held at the Japanese Art Festival on March 1st by holding Martial Arts demonstrations throughout the day.....

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Friday, 27th July 2001

MSMAS Judo appoints new Sempai following recent BJA Gradings. ...

Once again MSMAS were delighted to appoint yet another Sempai, this time for the Senuor Judo Group at MSMAS...

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Thursday, 1st January 1970

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