Welcome back for Term 2

I hope that everyone has managed to catch up on those odd things that creep up in a Semester over the past fortnight. This week we will be back to broadly regular programming in relation to Club-supported activities.

This week will see the start of an extra iaido session in the 7.45-9.15 session on Tuesday, and Jesse will be starting the fire twirling group Monday and/or Wednesday (as will be advised). We will be working hard to start the kids jujutsu and kids kendo classes in the coming weeks, and we are also still on the look out for a new permanent home for kendo with a suitable floor for practising on. 

We will have to play our Monday afternoon kendo training by ear this week — the CBRC might still be partially set up for the graduation ceremonies of the past fortnight, which will mean that we are unable to do standard keiko — as the MEAC is back to Extend use so we will not be able to relocate as we did last week. If that is the case, we will most likely do some kendo kata practice, either at the CBRC or nip across to the Japanese Garden.

In jujutsu we will be continuing with kansetsu waza. Could I ask that everyone try to get to the dojo 15 minutes before the official start of class so that we can have sufficient time to set up and engage with what will be a fairly packed month and a half leading up to gradings.

Given the shortening of daylight, could I also ask that those of you who are coming to Arnis bethere promptly to start on Tuesday.

And we still need to have some more volunteers to help with the regular cleaning of the MEAC. So please talk to any of the Executive members about joining the crew!