New Club Email Address

We have created a new email account, that is to be jointly accessible by both Sensei Julia and Adam.

Previously most of our online profiles (such as our Twitter account or Yell.com listing) used Adam’s email address, which while there was no issue with it, it did mean Julia would be unable to access those sites to make any changes if needed.

Therefore we set up this new email is jointly accessible by both Julia and Adam and we will move to use it in future for any new pages. It will also make it easier to pass on access to those pages should either Julia or Adam stop coaching.

But without any further ado, the new address is: dragonspiritaylesbury@gmail.com . You can of course still contact us through our private addresses if you want to speak to one of us directly.

Contact Us:
Head Club Coach Julia:
Tel: 07964753308
Email: johnsilver48@hotmail.com

Club Coach Adam:
Tel: 07527297022
Email: adam_tritton@yahoo.co.uk

Club email (read by both Julia and Adam):
Email: dragonspiritaylesbury@gmail.com

Haya-ashi Ju-Jutsu, Summer 2019

For the last 6 weeks of the summer holidays, I’ve been travelling to Norwich to join the Haya-ashi Ju-Jutsu club twice a week for some extra weapons practice ahead of my 2nd Dan grading in October.

I would like give my thanks to Kyōshi Robert Howes (7th Dan), Senseis Jack Stapleton (3rd Dan), Martyn Webster (3rd Dan) and Jason King (2nd Dan), as well as everyone else at the club who took the time to help me and make me feel welcome at the club.

At the start of the summer I had ear-marked 6 dates I would be attending, in the end though it I attended 11 classes back to back! Even though I was just a visitor, by the end I didn’t feel like one, more a home away from home.

They are of course more than welcome to join in at our classes in Aylesbury should they ever be in the area!

Also finally, good luck to Steven Newson who is going for his 1st Dan black belt on the same day I’ll be doing my 2nd. Chances are one of us will end up playing Uke for the other at some point!

Summer 2019

This Friday sees our last week of classes before the summer break. We all enjoy training, but it’s not quite as fun when it’s too hot!

After Fridays classes, we will reopen for lessons on Friday 6th September 2019.

That doesn’t mean it’s all stop for everyone though! Sensei Adam will be has a busy summer planned, with a Seminar in Manchester on the 3rd August being run by the highest ranked belt in the WJJF, Jūdan (10th Dan!) Shihan John Greenhalgh.

That’s on top of the 6 planned trips to Norwich to attend classes run by Scichidan (7th Dan) Kyōshi Robert Howes, just as he did last year.

While this will be mostly for his own Nidan (2nd Dan) training, Adam will bring back more training methods and techniques for the rest of us to use!

International Martial Arts Seminar (3rd August 2019)

New seminar announced!

Hanshi John Greenhalgh, the highest ranked person in the WJJF, at the mightily impressive rank of Jūdan (10th Dan!), will be hosting a seminar in Manchester on Saturday 3rd August 2019.

To book, Hanshi Greenhalgh has asked that people message him privately though Facebook.
EDIT: This is now a past event, please not not message Hanshi Greenhalgh.

The seminar is being held at:
Worsley Leisure Centre
Bridgewater Road
Walkden
Greater Manchester
M28 3AB

To get directions via Google Maps, click here.

WhatsApp

We have set up a WhatsApp group!

If you would like to be added then please contact either Sensei’s Julia or Adam and they can add you to the group manually.
NB: We used to have a clickable link for people to add themselves but it got abused by spammers, so we have removed the link.

Please be aware that this requires a mobile phone number that will be visible to everyone else in the group. If you do not want your phone number shared with other people they you may not want to use this app.

If you would like more information, you can check the WhatsApp website – https://www.whatsapp.com/

Provisional Grading date

We have set a provisional date for our next grading session. We are looking at doing gradings the first week of July, which would be Friday 5th July. We want to have the gradings done before the summer break but also want to allow everyone enough time to get ready, which is why we settled on the first week of July.

This date may change as we will require a senior coach to invigilate, and we may need to adjust the date around when they are available.

We will let you know as soon as we know what the final confirmed date will be.

Sōke Clark Seminar Highlights (16th February 2019)

Footage from yesterday’s seminar at World Ju-Jitsu Federation. See if you can spot our Sensei Adam!

You can also view the pictures posted by the WJJF on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2571672632904499&type=1&l=3a34f97b13

And to quote our Sensei Adam:
That is the HARDEST workout I have done in a long time! Great to work with and learn from other Sensei, Kyōshi, Shihan and Hanshi.

Feeling humbled by how much I was able to help others and be helped.

I really enjoyed it, even if I’m a bit bruised after!