Mar 142020
 

This is a new virus for humanity and everybody’s immune system has to develop antibodies. Corona virus Symptoms are a cough, temperature and breathing problems but most people seem to just have a mild cold or feel under the weather.

Mortality is 2-4% depending on test, country, how many people are actually being tested.

Apparently, older people, and people with underlying problems (for example: immunosuppression, recent chemotherapy, lung disease etc. are at higher risk, children seem to be ok).

Therefore: anybody with symptoms should not turn up at Joint Aikikai Council member organisation dojos, seminars or events just in case one is infected with corona virus (although risk is low to moderate unless one has just travelled from a high-risk area).

If one has symptoms stay at home, ring the NHS for advice, they will come to the house and test you if they feel it is necessary.

Do not go to the GP or hospital unless you have serious problems and even then, it’s better to ring 111, the GP may arrange direct hospital admission rather than potentially infecting the GP practice.

Sweat does not transmit the virus but the droplets from coughing or saliva do. It is of most importance not to cough or sneeze into the open air, instead cough or sneeze into a paper tissue, dispose of the tissue appropriately and wash your hands immediately for a minimum of 20 seconds.

During practise, seminars or events we should avoid sticking our fingers in our mouths, nose or eyes.

Use sanitizer whenever possible.

Refer to the UK Gov, NHS website for further guidance.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

2020-03-16 Update: Government guidelines now suggest that vulnerable people and those over 70 years of age stay at home for extended periods to protect themselves.

2020-03-17 Update: Those that are holding dojos can practise in a contactless way by performing solo ukemi, suwarawaza, taisabaki excesises and weapons. 

Shared weapons should be wiped clean before being passed on.

Sanitizer should be used at the beginning and end of each class.

Apr 142019
 

Please find attached details of our 20th anniversary course to be held on the 4th and 5th May.

If you’d like to attend the course, or the evening meal, please use the following booking forms:

Course Booking Form: http://jointaikikaicouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/booking-form-bw-version.docx

Dinner Booking Form: http://jointaikikaicouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Dinner-Booking-Form-2019-.doc

Mar 092019
 

The Kanetsuka family announces with great sadness the loss of Minoru Kanetsuka. He passed away peacefully on Friday 8th March 2019.
The family will be working with the BAF to make arrangements for a memorial service/celebration of life for anyone in the Aikido community wishing to pay their respects, the details of which will be announced once they are finalised.

We ask that the privacy of the Kanetsuka family is respected at this sensitive time.

 Posted by at 22:23
Jan 132019
 
Miyuki Kumazawa Sensei – 6th DAN

Ryusuikan Dojo
Housesteads Drive,
Hoole Lane
Chester, CH2 3DL

Sat 2nd March 2019 2pm – 5pm
Sun 3rd March 2019 10am – 1pm

Adults – £25 (£15 per day)
Juniors (U18) – £15 (£10 per day)
(proof of insurance cover must be provided)
Members of all organisations and styles welcome

Contact: David Yates Tel: 07712190995
Email: david.yates42@btinternet.com

For further details www.manchesteraikido.com or see the flyers here & here.