Apr 2021: Added Return to the Dojo as new page. Made various Covid changes as alerts. Particularly on Home page
Updating of links where broken becuse site address has changed. Please report any that remain broken
Mar 2021: Guidance on the weapons part of grading syllbus on what "equivalent" means 1. Grading Syllabus…………. has a new section added below the existing Weapons content
4. 1st Kyu Gradings ………… this is a new section – drawing on existing material and adding Guidance regarding.
Feb 2021: Guidance and Guidelines to those testing for Dan Grade (Link on Grading Page Item 4 Dan Grading); clarification for some terms see page 2 translation document. (Further work will done when the material for the new Handbook is available)
Change of Child Protection Officer to Istvan Koloh
Aug 2020: Support main page added
Istvan Koloh CPO designate after AGM in Nov20
July 2020: Zoom course - Weapon as Partner Sat 18 July 1400 – 1530. Click here for details.
Jun 20: Safeguarding policy addendum added for the guidance of its officers, members and new students concerning its further objectives regarding safeguarding can be found here.
Lancashire Aikikai Member's who hold Aikido grades from other Associations. Read here recent paper approved by AMG June 2020
May 20: May's Newsletter added to the Members Area
Safeguarding - Vulnerable adult policy highlighted
Apr 20: Added 2019 and 2020 videos of our Embukai
Inward Group people changed
Mar 20: Added alerts that Clubs are likely to be closed in line with coronavirus advice of no non-essential contact.
Feb 20: Ribby - Session times and course fees for 2020. (poster added 29Feb)
Ribby - Saturday course meal Menu added to site. Preordering needed
Jan 20: Preston course theme announced and poster released
Tax guidance for clubs published 2013 confirmed as still appropriate 2020. HMRC link.
Tax Guidance for Club leaders - password required
Dec19: Child Protection page - links to BAB website revised
Preston & Ribby course dates added
Nov19: Dulwich is now a full members of the Lancashire Aikikai
AGM details for 24th Nov Agenda and reports. Password free link circulaed to members by the Secretary. Posted in Member's area - password required.
Terms of Reference for the Course Planning Group added.
Oct 19: 24th Nov Altrincham course poster added - details of Trafford's club meal and course theme announced
2nd Nov HG Course confirmed as 12.30 - 16.30 12.00 for registration and laying mats
Sept19: Marple's September course - poster and details added
Date of a Members only course for 2nd Kyu and above announced 2nd November
Early details of the November Altrincham course announced
Newsletter 40 - September 2019 issued see Members Resource section
Details of Sankaku Aikido Club opening in Didsbury from 1st Oct
Jul19: Marple September's course added - note revised date to 21st September
Jun 19: Support to open a new club added
May19: Grading costs due to currency changes posted in Grading Admin
Details of Mon course added
St Helens Club hosting Visiting Sensei - Phil Smith Shihan (UKA) 7th Dan 10th April
Phil Smith Visiting Sensei St Helens 10th April - provisional
Preston course details published
Email addresses to Coordination Groups published
Collective email to members of the Grading Review Group added
AGM minutes added. (Access password needed)
Collective email to members of the Media Group added.
Grading Review Group - change name and terms of reference
Website changed to reflect Secretary's report that Hombu fees are reconverted once a year in May.
AGM is Sunday 25th November at Altrincham Leisure Centre after the course. Agenda. Lancashire Aikikai members can also download the AGM and all the reports associated with the AGM. (Members will need the access password if you don't have this ask your Club Leader) . Past minutes for members - click here
Oct 18: Link to Instagram Account @lancashire_aikikai added to site.
Mon Club obituary for Keith Downs
Sept 18: The Lancashire Aikikai's Privacy Notice has been published.
Policy change - 1st Kyu gradings will now be conducted on Aikikai courses. Clubs grade locally now upto 2nd Kyu
Aug18: Preston course date annouced for 2019 - 10th Feb
Jul 18: Marple course 14th Sept - details of theme, revised times added
Jun18: Data Protection Officer now called Data Protection Coordinator
Updated clarification over Hombu fee and changes to timetable and when forms and moneies submitted
May18: Ribby weekend course dates announced; Details for Japan Day 3rd June added to Calendar page
Updated application form - now on site
New Data Protection page created in preparation for NGB advice
Executive appoint Ian Cherry to treasurer role.
Explanation of what grading certificates mean - added to Item 7
Updated Hombu Fees inline with Exchange Rate Item 6
Mar18: the Principal of the Lancashire Aikikai announced on 14th March...... "We are very sorry to announce that Keith Downs, 5th Dan and Chief Instructor of the Lancashire Aikikai, passed away last night in Hospital following multiple strokes.
Our thoughts are with his wife Laura and his family at this sad time."
Ribby Club Demonstrations Video added
New Secretary of Lancashire Aikikai - Chris Wallace
Anglesey course 10th June 2018
Ribby course menu - menu choices and numbers by 24th February
Marple Aikido are hosting a Lancashire Aikikai evening course on Friday 14th September at their dojo for their 10th anniversary
David Jones has taken on role of Data Protection Officer
Altrincham course & AGM 25th November 2018
AGM Minutes Nov17 - Members need usual password
Bury Club now takes only 18+
Preston Club has cancelled its Wednesday class
Ribby - Saturday course meal 18:30. Numbers needed
Preston course details 11th Feb 18
Stockport Club leaves the Lancashire Aikikai - web pages adjusted
AGM to run after Stockport course (Sunday 26th Nov). Bundle of papers handed out in meeting agenda, minutes 2016 and written reports added to members's area.
Permission to Teach list of instructors shows those currently approved - it previously included those who had expired
Stockport course and AGM 26th November 2017
Ribby Hall dates set 2nd to 4th March 2018
First Aid course 18th November by Ian Cherry - venue Preston. Expressions of interest to Ian ASAP
Course & Grading photo from 5th Aug 17 - published also on Facebook
Member's Aikikai Newsletter published
Hombu fees updated as at July. See 6. Grading Admin
Details about Mimuro Sensei visit to the UK (updated 22ndJul)
Evening course meal - Mimuro 6th Aug (Now superceded)
Trafford Aikido have new weekday class nights
Evening course details Friday 9th June at Marple
Ribby 2017 - Video of course. Clips of instructors coaching
Membership and Insurance Taster Insurance and other recent clarification by the BAB
Mimuro Sensei course details for 6th August added.
Revised Hombu application forms, clear guidance and example of completed forms now added to Grading page.
Fees for Hombu April 17 - See 6. Grading Admin
Ribby Evening meal details added. Book your seat by 17th Feb
Ray Munns is the new Child Protection Officer for the Aikikai
Altrincham course details added for 17th September 2017
Added Executive annoucement re Dan Grade catch up subsidy.
Added Hombu Yen base prices to Grading Admin Section 6 including subsidy details for 5th Kyu
Updated Calendar page with confirmed courses where details known and showing other courses where detail not yet settled.
Preston course confirmed 29th Jan
Minor Revision to Grading page inline with briefing from Hombu Rep
Added AGM agenda and reports. (Restricted members area) Your Club Leader has the access details
Course fees for Concessions? - Standard fee revised to £10.
Membership fee revised to £30 and Concession £18. Await pro rota figures and update to Procedures manual and costs link for every club..
Fee for 3 month temporay membership for non BAB registered visitors.
AGM - Financial Support announced additional support to CWO. Await review of the supporting document and web page.
Course Checklist general update
Club Checklist general update