Sunday, 16 March 2014

Alan Ruddock Sensei Memorial Weekend

Dear Aikidoka,

Preparations for the Alan Ruddock Memorial Weekend are well underway and there is much anticipation of a great weekend’s training among those that I have been fortunate enough to talk to from around the country. The times for the weekend sessions will be as follows:


Sat April 5: 10:30am - 1pm   &     2pm  -  5pm

Sun April 6: 10:30am - 1 pm &     2pm  -  4pm.


I have asked a number of instructors from around the Island, and beyond, to contribute from their experiences with Alan, and would have asked many more of you had I the sessions to offer. I am very grateful to those instructors who have kindly agreed to same, including; Martin Mathieu (2nd Dan- Downpatrick), Fiona McCauley (2nd Dan- Dublin), Esther Voort (3rd Dan- Leiderdorp, Holland), Ken Waters (3rd Dan-Limerick) and John Meldrum (3rd Dan- Cork).

 UCC AC look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible for this special event and would greatly appreciate it you would confirm attendance by email to n.oleary@ucc.ie so that we can finalise numbers for admin forms for Mardyke/food details for Sat night.

All the best,
Niall O’Leary

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Alan Ruddock Sensei Memorial Weekend

UCC Aikido Club is proud to host this year’s

Alan Ruddock Sensei Memorial Weekend
Training course

April 5th & 6th, 2014

Venue: Mardyke Arena, Cork.


Following on from the success of the inaugural event organised last year by the Circle of Harmony Aikido dojo Limerick, it is our hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome as many members of the Irish Aikido community as possible again to this year’s event.

The weekend will celebrate Alan Ruddock Sensei, a humble and inspiring teacher, whose fascinating life in Aikido many were lucky to share in. Session instructors will be drawn from across the country to reflect his commitment to the spread of Aikido, and the strength and vibrancy of the legacy he has left behind.

In the current economic climate, we envisage a total cost of €30 for the weekend. The Mardyke has top class facilities (including saunas, steam room, relaxation suite etc) and a fully matted studio will be available all weekend. Get together on the Saturday night will be in the Hayloft, above Cork’s infamous Long Valley Bar, in the heart of the city - (Party food incl). Rates for local accommodation are being negotiated and will be posted out to all asap.

All queries please contact n.oleary@ucc.ie

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Happy New Year

A big welcome back to all in the Cork Aiki Dojo. Classes have resumed every tuesday night from 7pm.


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Holidays

We will be on Christmas Holidays from Wednesday 18th December until January 14th 2014.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and friends for a great years training.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy the break.

All at the Cork Aiki Dojo

Monday, 30 September 2013

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Summer Holidays - returning 3rd September

Cork Aiki Dojo is now on summer holidays. Classes will resume on Tuesday 3rd September. We wish everyone a very pleasant break.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Class Cancelled - 28th May/4th June

Please note that class will be cancelled on 28th May and 4th June inclusive due to holidays.

Class resumes as normal on Tuesday 11th June.