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Success or Not

Being a Martial Artist we learn and practice discipline and an ethos of self reliance to help us further our physical and emotional skills. We can work with coaches that are the best in the world, train with the best students and in the best...

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Martial Training

Martial Training

Following a weekend of Yoshinkan Aikido training with Robert Mustard Sensei 8th Dan at the Eagle Dojo in Nottingham. I’ve been reflecting upon the concepts of Kamae, Zanshin, Mushin, Fudshon, Shoshin and Metsuke All important concepts within Japanese Martial Arts to understand and use.

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Star of the Month

Congratulations to Nate for being chosen by Lindsey Sensei and Bryan Sensei as the Star of the Month for January 2019. In each class we have a student of the month, the Star of the Month is chosen from across all classes of all ages, in all...

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Snow closure

Saturday 11:53pm Update.We've driven through Jays Close this evening, the road is very icy and there's a couple of inches of snow in the car park. Given the forecasted temperature and the messages from several families, saying they aren't coming...

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It’s too much!

Train harder! Train faster! Longer stance! Deeper stance! Go harder! Lift heavier! Do one more.

Have you heard those whilst training? I’m guessing, with a reasonable amount of personal experience and knowledge that the answer is yes.

That’s fine, a good coach should be helping you to extend your boundaries or in sports terms training the overload principle.

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Christmas Closure

Christmas Closure

Our last class before the Christmas holidays is on Sunday  16th December. We open again on Wednesday 2nd January.   We'd like to thank all of our members for training with us this year and we would all like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a...

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Safeguarding Mark in Martial Arts

Safeguarding Mark in Martial Arts

We are pleased to announce that we have recently become accredited with The Safeguarding in Martial Arts Mark. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been designed to promote and recognise martial arts clubs/organisations who demonstrate good...

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UK Coaching Awards 2018

UK Coaching Awards 2018

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy has been nominated for the prestigious UK Coaching awards and has reached the final of the Coaching Culture Organisation of the Year along with British Canoeing and The Youth Sport Trust. It’s a great achievement...

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