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.


Organised by Richard Portsmouth 7th Dan Shihan & Principal Instructor The Traditional Ueshiba School Of Aikido, all proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Fund.

Also invited to be present are :

·         Tony Yates                 7th Dan           Head of British Yoshinkan Aikido Federation
          Jack Poole                  7th Dan           Head of UK Shinwakai Aikido
·         Garry Masters             6th Dan           Head of Ken Shin Kai ,UK
·         John Jenkin                 6th Dan           Head of Koshinkan Aikido
·         Les White                   6th Dan           Principal of Traditional Aikido Ryu
·         Roy Sheppard             6th Dan           Head of Kurai Aikido
·         W Kolesnikov             6th Dan           Head of KSMBDA
·         Merill Poole                6th Dan            Chief Instructor at UK Shiwakai Aikido
·         Josette Grolier             5th Dan           Aikikai -JAA -France.)
·         Roger Bish                  5th Dan           Senior Instructor Ken Shin Kai
·         Marc Portsmouth        4th Dan           Traditional Ueshiba School Of Aikido, UK
·         Georges Tran              4th Dan           Mompellie France

The Day began with a 'Warm Up, then Tony Yates opened the teaching followed by the other Instructors.

After the lunch break Kyoshi Payne led a session on Aiki-Jo & Aiki-Ken.

Many thanks to Richard Portsmouth Shihan for another super day plus Kyoshi Payne's personal thanks for the beautiful pen and ink drawing he received to mark the day...

We look forward to April 2010 and the 13th Annual Seminar which will be held over 2 days...




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