Friday, December 30, 2016

Australia Day Dojo Closures 2017

The Belmont, Herne Hill and Leopold Dojos will be closed for the Australia Day Public Holiday on Thursday 26th January 2016.

Return to Training 2017

Normal Training Schedule for the following Dojos for 2017:

Highton Dojo-Sunday 22nd January 2017
East Geelong Dojo-Wednesday 4th January 2017
                              -Junior Belt Black Class returns Friday 3rd February at 6pm
Leopold Dojo-Thursday 5th January 2017
Torquay Dojo-Saturday 7th January 2017
Herne Hill Dojo-Thursday 5th January 2017

The Belmont Dojo resumes on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

The following schedule will operate at the Belmont Dojo only until and including Tuesday 24th January 2017. The Belmont Dojo will be closed Thursday 26th January (Australia Day)

Belmont Dojo Schedule-Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until Monday 30th January 2017.

Tiger Graded (all levels-Orange to 1st Kyu)-4.55pm to 5.25pm
Tiger Green Plus- 5.30pm to 5.50pm (Sparring on Tuesdays)
Beginner-6.15pm to 6.45pm
Combined Senior Graded  and Black Belts-6.50pm to 7.50pm (Senior Sparring Mondays only)

Senior Black Belt Classes resume Tuesday 31st January 2017

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recent Black Belt Promotions-December 2016

Congratulations to our new Junior Tiger Black Belts-promoted on Saturday 26th November-

  • Kouhai Harley, Georgia and Clementine from the Belmont Dojo
  • Kouhai Liam, Seth and Coby from the Leopold Dojo
  • Kouhai Thomas and James from the Torquay Dojo
  • Kouhai Nathan, Callum and Charlie from the Ballarat Dojo
A great effort by all with strong spirit.

Congratulations to our Junior Lion Black Belts-promoted on Wednesday 30th November-

  • Kouhai Jet and Ruby from the Belmont Dojo
Both have been training enthusiastically and regularly over the last two years.

Congratulations to our Senior Black Belts-promoted on Saturday 3rd December-

  • GoDan (5th Dan) Kyoshi Rhonda Wright
  • Nidan (2nd Dan) Senpai Daniel Kastanek
  • Kouhai Ashanti, Tahlia, Rohan and Charlie from the Ballarat Dojo
It was a high standard with an excellent display by all.

Christmas Message from Hanshi 2016

As this year draws to a close it is a time for personal reflection on our last 12 months. Each student should ask themselves-Have I achieved my goals? If so, then is it time to set new goals for 2017? If not, what plans do I have for the New Year? It is up to each individual to set aside time for training in order to achieve that desired goal-No Effort-No Result!

I wish to personally thank all my Black Belt Instructors that worked with me at our Belmont Headquarters as well as our Branch Instructors ie East Geelong, Highton, Herne Hill, Torquay and Leopold. It is important to understand that whilst we train at different locations we are all part of the Zenshin Organisation and the opportunity to train at various locations allows flexibility and variety in our personal training.

Thank you also to the many Instructors who gave up their time to assist with classes at all our Branches...your efforts are most appreciated.

We also share a close bond with our Ballarat Dojo run by Kyoshi Dick and Senpai Sue. They have been building up an enthusiastic student base over the last few years together with a strong and dedicated panel of Black Belt Instructors.

Of course Zenshin would not be where it is today without the support and dedication of our many students...may your ambitions and desires come to fruition in 2017.

I would like to wish everyone a Very Happy, Joyful Christmas Celebration with your family and friends and may you also enjoy a relaxing few days break as we prepare to enter the New Year.
Thank you all for your support and efforts throughout this year.

Osu Hanshi

Zenshin Polo Shirts available for Christmas Presents

Available in selected sizes for Juniors and Seniors in Black or White.
Please see Hanshi for details.

Kagami Biraki-Sunday 5th February 2017 at 9.00am

The Kagami Biraki is the most important training session of the year-please make an effort to attend and be on time. This is a very special ceremonial training session to welcome in the New Year.

All students are encouraged to attend-from Beginners through to Black Belt Students.
The Kagami Biraki will be held at Torquay at the same location as last year-
  • end of Darian Road (on the left hand side as you enter Torquay) at Fisherman's Beach
  • starting at 9.00am sharp
  • approximately one hour class
  • please wear bathers under your gi and bring a towel and change of clothes

Friday, December 2, 2016

Belmont Revised Timetable for Thursday 22nd December 2016

Thursday 22nd December at the Belmont Dojo as per the following:

  • Combined Tiger Graded (all levels)-4.55pm to 5.25pm
  • Combined Senior Graded (all levels)-6.00pm to 7.00pm (No Sparring)