Martin Abrahams has studied Aikido and Kashima Shinryu at Tetsushinkan Dojo, under the direction of Paul Smith 5th Dan, for 7 years.
In 2006 Martin attended the Summer Course in Wales, hosted by Tetsushinkan and led by Inaba Sensei, Head of The Shiseikan Dojo at The Meiji Jingu in Tokyo. During this course he was awarded his Shodan (first grade black belt).
Martin has assisted with instruction on two courses led by Stan Lee, 3rd Dan, once in Oslo, Norway - June 2007 and the second in Helsingborg, Sweden – 2008.
In March 2008 Martin initiated an after school club at Fleet School in Camden which he successfully led through to August 2009. This club continues to run at full capacity.
In June 2008 Martin was recommended for promotion to 2nd Dan by Paul Smith, and in 2013 promoted to 4th Dan. This was endorsed by Inaba Sensei and certificated by The Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo.
In October 2009 Martin moved with his wife and two children to Dorking and has, since then, assisted Nicola Endicott with her classes at Dorking Aikido Dojo. With Nicola’s support, Martin delivered a series of 4 Kashima Shinryu Kenjutsu (Japanese swordsmanship) courses.
On moving to Dorking Martin initiated discussions with Mole Valley Sports Council regarding the provision of Aikido classes for children. In the autumn of 2009, in consultation with MVSC and movingeast, Martin proposed to establish a new Dojo to deliver classes for both adults and children in the local community and to offer taster classes to 2 secondary schools in the area. Following a successful bid, administered and managed by Movingeast/Tetsushinkan Dojo, Sport England has awarded £9,211 to enable Martin to establish and manage a new dojo based at The Reading Room in Westcott, Surrey.
movingeast gratefully acknowledges
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