Shukan News 23rd July 2012


When: Tuesday, 7th August 2012
Where: Nathan Dojo
Time: 6.45pm
Please wear comfortable clothes.


When: Saturday, 25th August 2012
Where: Nathan Dojo
Time: 10.30am
Please bring a plate to share.

1. Mansfield/Mt Gravatt Dojo – Wednesday class cancellation

Unfortunately circumstances beyond our control have resulted in the inability to hold the Mansfield/Mt Gravatt classes this week, 25th July 2012. All kids and adult classes will return to normal again from 1st August 2012. We will advise again via newsletter and on our website when we will be holding the Ladies Only class. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused.

2. New Aikikids website

We are excited to announce that the official launch of the new Aikikids website is almost ready! You can preview everything we have done thus far as follows:

Its all coming together very nicely however we would love to have any contributions of photos, videos or testimonials if you would like to send them our way.

If you contact Nat on with testimonials. Photos and videos can be uploaded via our Facebook Gallery page and if you have a YouTube channel already, you can forward videos to us that way. Alternately, if you have photos/videos sized under 50Mb, you can use a free service called YouSendIt – (you have to sign up but it costs nothing).

Just to assure everyone that the privacy and online protection of our Aikikids is of utmost importance. For this reason we have taken every precaution to ensure that children remain as anonymous as possible including regular monitoring of posts, photos and video uploads, requesting that if children are referred to, that only their first name is used, and disabling of the ability to ‘tag’ photos on our Facebook sites. The taking of photographs and videos will now be a regular occurrence in every dojo so that we can keep updating all of our internet sites. If at any time you don’t want your child involved, please let us know immediately.

We invite you to become an active part of our online community by ‘liking’ photos and videos, sharing them and links with your friends and family, and of course contributing electronic content as above-mentioned. Kids should get great enjoyment from seeing themselves online, and its a great thing they can share with their friends!

Also, an Aikikid-only mailing list has now been created and a newsletter will be sent out at minimum monthly, dedicated to Aikikids, their achievements, latest dojo news, upcoming events and the like.

Your feedback and suggestions are very welcome as we want these sites to be a place of interest and resource for you all. We look forward to bringing you heaps more Aikikid action from our dojos in the near future!

3. Thought of the Week

“The are only two ways to handle tense situations: you can change them, or you can change the way you look at them. There is enlightenment to be had in changing the way you look at things.” … from The Little Book Of Calm” by Paul Wilson (1996)