The Dojo continues to progress at a slower rate, we
have completed the
wall boarding and have put mirrors on the
end wall, but still have to do the doors.
We have changed the Main Entrance to
the building to enter by a new meeting area at the rear. the Kitchen now has a new hob and oven and fitted
worktops, and has been split to make the new meeting area, where
covering has been laid. The old entrance
has had new double doors and frame fitted, and becomes a fire exit. We
have and wood
panelled the floor up to the mat, put rubber floor covering in the
area which we have now changed from a Multi gym to a strength
training area. This being recommended by our Mr Great Britain's
Strongest Man competitor, Lee Bowers (holder of a B.A in Sports
Management) as a more appropriate and representative method for our
We have done quite an amount of
maintenance repairs to the roof and the end wall over the Fire exit,
which requires some further work in the future and have had a quantity
of paving slabs donated which we have laid as a patio. We have had a new
gate and fence made and fitted at the side of the building in
readiness to remove the end gates and wall and make a small car park,
when planning permission is applied for. The garden has been
levelled in readiness for laying a decorative gravel feature.
THE OFFICIAL OPENING
On Sunday 5th May
2002 The Bushido Ju Jitsu
Club from Earby held their official opening day. The official Ceremony
was carried out by Sensei James Pape 7th Dan,
the National Coach for the British Ju Jitsu Association (GB) and
Sensei Paul Geoghegan 7th Dan Chief Instructor for the
Bushido Academy also attended.
The weather was extremely kind which no doubt
helped as throughout the day many people visited the Club and watched
many varied and interesting demonstrations. These included a Junior
class followed by the children sparring and having ground fighting
with these were a senior class, weapons and sword demonstrations and
Atemi demonstrations by Senor Dan Grades.
complete the day Sensei W. Clark demonstrated Wada Ryu karate with
several of his students.
Refreshments were provided throughout the day by a
dedicated team of helpers.
day was rounded off with the two guests and the senior Instructors and
partners enjoying a Cantonese meal at a local restaurant.
|Sensei James Pape (right), Sensei John
Idle (left) and Sensei Paul Geoghegan (with students)
term strategy is beginning to take shape and may be posted soon..
Below are a few photographs of the building as the
New sign in place
|| Rear of the Building
|Area map from Motorway
||Map of Earby showing Dojo location
Telephone John Idle
01282 814418 (home)
0777 3722224 (mobile