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March 2008 training schedule

February 26, 2008

March 2008 training schedule

Week one
Mon 3rd – 6pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group B)
Mon 3rd – 8pm to 10pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Thurs 6th – 6.30pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group A)
Thurs 6th – 7.45pm to 9.30pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Sat 8th – 3pm to 5pm Beginner and intermediate training with Ali Martinez

Week two

Mon 10th – 6pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group B)
Mon 10th – 8pm to 10pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Thurs 13th – 6.30pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group A)
Thurs 13th – 7.45pm to 9.30pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Week three
Tues 18th – 6pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group B)
Tues 18th – 8pm to 10pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Wed 19th – 7pm to 8.30pm Beginner and intermediate training with Shane Duggan (Cancelled!)
Thurs 20th – 6.30pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group A)
Thurs 20th – 7.45pm to 9.30pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Week four
Tue 25th – 6pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group B)
Tue 25th – 8pm to 10pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Wed 26th – 7pm to 8.30pm Beginner and intermediate training with Shane Duggan
Thurs 27th – 6.30pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group A)
Thurs 26th – 7.45pm to 9.30pm Intermediate and dan grade training
Sat 29th – 7pm to 8.30pm Beginner and intermediate training with Rex Dunlop
Week five
Mon 31st – 6pm to 7.30pm Beginner’s training (Group B)
Mon 31st – 8pm to 10pm Intermediate and dan grade training

Of note this month:

1 – Two new classes
As announced elsewhere in this blog, the senior student at the dojo, Ali Martinez, is opening his own dojo and so he won’t be teaching his usual Saturday afternoon slot anymore. Instead, there will be an additional two new classes starting at the dojo, designed specifically for new and intermediate students. Shane Duggan (4th dan shidoshi-ho) and Rex Dunlop (4th dan shidoshi-ho) will take these classes, taking place on wednesday evenings and saturday mornings at the Rathmines dojo. As the dojo continues to grow in size, these classes are designed to make sure students of all grades and abilities get instruction specifically tailored to their needs.

2 – Bank holiday class changes
Due to the two bank holidays in March falling on Monday March the 17th and 24th (Easter Monday), training will move to the following day, Tuesday for the convenience of anyone who plans to be away for these weekends.

3 – Seminar with Sveneric Bogsater Shihan
The Bujinkan Butler Dojo is organising a seminar with Swedish master teacher Sveneric Bogsater Shihan. I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to attend – Sven is a fantastic martial artist and a true shihan (gentleman teacher). You can find out more about the course at this link.

General notes

Fees

It’s possible to pay for each class individually – each class costs 12 euro, but if fees are paid for the month in advance on the first training session of the month, each class costs 10 euro instead. It is not obligatory to attend any particular number of classes per month, but training at least twice a week is recommended for optimum progress. Reduced fees are also payable for people in full time education or out of work.

Open mat training
Open mat training is not a class, but rather an opportunity for members of the Dōjō to get time to practice what they feel they need to work on. There is no teacher at these sessions, but senior grades will be on hand to supervise. Sessions are announced in the main classes during the week and on the discussion board. Note: Open mat training is open to all students of the Bujinkan Meehan Dōjō, but only to students of other Dōjōs of 3rd Kyu brown belt and above.

Monthly workshops
A workshop is usually held once a month to allow time to explore a particular topic in depth.

Other classes
Occasionally, weekly classes are offered in particular aspects of Budo Taijutsu – these are announced in class. There are also occasionally classes in Japanese language and culture, first aid, meditiation and more.

– Alex Meehan
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  1. […] tonight or next Monday due to bank holidays – instead, training will take place tomorrow. Check out the schedule for more […]



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