Monday, November 24, 2008

End of Semester

29th November 2008 will be the last class for Swinburne Aikido Club this year. But this doesn't mean you can't atttend any Aikido classes. Saturday class will end until further notice but the weekday classes will continue on as usual. Fee is RM35 per month.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This coming Saturday (8th November 2008), all members are advised to come to class for there will be an important announcement.

Sincerely yours,
President Hu

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Wednesday is a public holiday so there won't be any training then. There will only be Monday and Friday training.

Sincerely yours,
President Hu

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Announcement From President Hu

Be reminded that Chief Instructor Jong will be coming back from Singapore and will be conducting Friday and Saturday class. If you are able to come on Friday please do so for is not everyday we will be able to practice under his supervision or practice alongside with him.

Sincerely Yours,
President Hu

Sunday, September 7, 2008


This post is to explain the importance of falling. If one does not fall properly then the other will not be able to learn. It is very important to know how to fall while your body is relaxed. Falling back normally, rolling back and forth and flipping(advance falling). These are a few ukemi which you must master before you are able to learn new and advance techniques. These videos below are examples of students able to fall perfectly.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Swinburne Aikido Club Photo

Swinburne Aikido Club group photo taken on 30th August 2008.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Upgrading Results

The members listed below have successfully passed the upgrading test held on 30th August 2008.

CN. Name
S001 Avery Wee (5th kyu)
S002 Keith Chong (5th kyu)
S004 Liew Lin Shen (5th kyu)
S005 Jason Sim (5th kyu)
S006 Dayang Sandum (5th kyu)
S007 Annie Pui (5th kyu)
S008 Kelvin Lau (5th kyu)
S009 Lim Ai Fang (5th kyu)
S012 Chong Soon Eng (5th kyu)
S013 Wang Chang Liang (5th kyu)
S014 Aprilia (5th kyu)
S017 Henry Bong (5th kyu)
S018 Akram (5th kyu)

*After an upgrading, the hours accumulated will be cleared. All the name stated above will start from zero hour. And congratulation to all members who passed the upgrading.

Sincerely yours,
President Hu

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Upgrading Examination Requirement

This is the upgrading examination requirements.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


On the 30th of August 2008, Swinburne Aikido Club will be holding its first upgrading. The upgrading will be conducted by the instructor. The fee of the upgrading is RM25

Here are the list of the members eligible to take the examination
CN. Name
S001 Avery Wee
Keith Chong
Liew Lin Shen
Jason Sim
Dayang Sandum
Annie Pui
Kelvin Lau
Lim Ai Fang
Chong Soon Eng
Wang Chang Liang
Dayang Ferezlyn
Henry Bong

Sincerely yours,
President Hu

Announcement from President Hu

After discussing with Sensei Desmond, We have decided to add a few new things.. Members may choose from the following options

Option 1:
Those who comes for the Saturday class are entitled to come to 1 of the weekday classes. Check older post(Tuesday, April 22, 2008) for more information.

Option 2:
Those who can't make it to the Saturday class can come for all the weekday classes (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) but they are not allowed to go for the Saturday class.

Option 3:
Those who wishes to come to all the classes (4 classes) in a week are allowed to do so but they will have to pay an extra RM30. Each semester they will have to pay RM105 to join every class.

If you do not understand what is written here, please contact me. My telephone number can be located at the blog.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Swinburne Aikido Club 2008 Semester 2 Demonstration

During the 2008 semester 2 orientation, Swinburne Aikido Club did a demonstration for the new foundation and degree students. Below is the video of the demonstration which was uploaded by Sensei Reuben on Youtube.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Announcement from President Hu

Swinburne Aikido Club training will commence on August 9th 2008.

Annie, the club's head of publicity added the dojo's link. Feel free to check it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Announcement From President Hu

Club activities will stop in July. It will resume in August. Those who wish to continue practicing in July may come for the regular class. The fee is RM35.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Announcement From President Hu

Starting from next week onwards, Tuesday class conducted by Sensei Richie will be canceled until further notice. Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will still continue as usual.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Important Announcement from President Hu

I've placed a poll on the right side of the blog. Please vote on it because the club is thinking of splitting the training group into 2. If you feel that the time on the poll is not suitable for you then drop a comment on this post letting me know what time you feel is better.

President Hu

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Announcement From President Hu

Attention fellow members of Swinburne's Aikido Club.

For every Swinburne Aikido Club's members. All of you are allowed to attend "ONE" of the classes during the weekdays. For some of you who missed a few Saturday classes are advised to attend one class during the weekday to replace the classes you have missed.

Time: Instructor
Monday 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Desmond
Tuesday 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Richie
Wednesday 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Reuben
Friday 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Desmond

*Only can attend one of those classes in a week. If any of you wish to earn more hours and practice more for your first upgrading, please come. Is fine if you decide not to attend any.

Updating blog.....

hi~ hi~ Sorry for the late update....

Seriously, it's week 8 since the start of the semester and we're all are busy... Assignments, projects and research going on and off... Even, the semester break holiday isn't enough!

Few weeks ago, we have a sensei came all the way from Singapore to guide and teach us.

These are the few photos taken:

we have:

Sensei Reuben Yap, Sensei Jong Kong Min( Singapore), Sensei Desmond Andrew and Sensei Richie Penyabang

from left to right.

Lastly, we have a group photo taken together... :)

Swinburne Aikido Club would like to thank Sensei Jong Kong Min for coming all the way from Singapore to teach and guide us. We will train ourselves and practise hard in future. Thanks for the guides and advices you have given to us! Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Aikido Dojo Location & Notice Board

Harlo people~

Sorry for the late updates! I have been busy a while and didnt get the chance to update the blog. Okay, for the ones who interested to join the Aikido Club! We actually practise Aikido at the Seishinkan Dojo not in Swinburne unfortunately but we do provide transportation to the dojo. So, Aikido dojo is situated at Jalan Simpang Tiga on the way to The Spring Shopping Mall!

It's just above Guardian! It's not that difficult to look for it!

Next, we have our official Aikido notice board at Level 5. Yay!

It's something for a start!~

Errm... That's all for now. This saturday should be interesting as we have a sensai from Singapore coming over to teach us! I bet some already exicited for the next lesson already. Haha. YATTA!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Back 2 Basics

Third week of Aikido 2008, and the members' excitement and hunger for more techniques can be felt growing like wild grass. But many complained that after any Aikido lesson their body's muscles and joints ache.

This post emphasizes on the importance of the body warm up and the basic moves of the Aikido Martial Art.
Like any other sports or martial arts, the player is required to warm up from head to toe. This is to loosen the body muscles and joints plus preventing them from unwanted injuries like sprains or cramps.

Aikido's warm up is quite different in a sense that it targets body joints more due to most of the Aikido's techniques involve in limiting the opponent's ability to further attack you through the locking of the body joints at crafted positions.

It is very important to stretch and massage the palms and wrists of the hands.

This is to prepare the wrists to withstand twisting and locking moves of Aikido.

The feet are equally important as well to be massage and flexed.

Our ankle is most vulnerable because it carries our entire body weight and the ankles are the ones receiving all the pressure of our movements be it walking, running or dashing around like a 'monkey'...hehehe =p

ps. the cheeky looking guy in the pictures is Salim.

-The Roots of Aikido-

Sensei Rubben & Sensei Desmond stated that it is very important for a beginner to learn the basic or root movement of Aikido and get use to it for it plays a vital role in the smooth transition in the learning of any Aikido techniques.

-The Samurai Walk-

The two pictures (just above) show Sensei Rubben demonstrating the Samurai Walk. The Samurai Walk trains the movement of the hips. Many of Aikido's defense technique require the sturdiness of the hips to accept and flex against an opponent's attack.

-Fall & Roll-

Sensei Desmond is rotund but when he demonstrates the techniques of Defensive Falling & Rolling he really makes it look easy. He does it with such grace and ease that it really boost the confidence of other "XL" members. He fall & roll so graceful; He makes graceful people look not graceful. Bravo to Sensei Desmond!!!

The proper technique of falling and rolling will benefit both the defender and the attacker. It will reduce the effect of impact of a throw or toppling by an Aikido move.

This is mainly to prevent injuries from occurring during an Aikido lesson.

To everyone that wishes to practice the martial art - Aikido, it is very important to be entwined with the basic moves of Aikido and make sure to warm up!!!

-Or else end up like this...-

Sunday, March 9, 2008

2nd Meeting~


Welcome to our 2nd meeting. Here's a little short preview of what we (Swinburne Aikido Club) learn on last Saturday (08.03.2008). There will be picture posted. Pictures definately worth thousand words.

Introducing our Dojo~~

Currently, for this semester (2008) , we're going to learn in the Aikido dojo which is located at Jalan Simpang Tiga, above Guardian, also it's the same row with Dua Puluh Sen Store. By the way, it is also on the way to The Spring Shopping mall. (I'm sure everyone knows the way to the Spring Shopping Mall!!! :P ) Well, before our lessons started, yes, as you can see, Aikido is located at the 3rd floor. So, we go all the way up to the 3rd floor!! -___-" At least, it's better than our swinburne which sometimes when we're late, we go rushing to our lecture class in 8th floor. Phew~

Our dojo is called the Seishinkan Dojo.

It's a nice and comfortable dojo.

As you can see, we're all basically excited and very energetic towards the class. :)

This is our Sensei Reuben (the one in uniform do-gi) teaching us. Actually, we have another Sensei Desmond but, he's not here today.

During the class we practise the technicque after sensei demo for us. We all train in pair.

This is one of the technique of pinning people down to the ground.

For Aikido, "Tori" the one who takes, defender in aikido. As for "uke" is the one receiving, attacker in aikido. So, in this picture, Keith will be the "uke" and Salem will be "Tori".

In Aikido also, we also learn that height and size doesn't matter. (Sorry, no offense here!!!) For example, it's good for girls sometimes too defend themselves from the ones who is taller or bigger size then them. On the other hand, it's good for guys to defend their girl friends from danger. So, the important point is, as long as we practise the correct techinique, we are able to defend ourself from danger.

Both the picture above, we get to learn to pin people down. It's a very important basic. It may look easy, but once being pinned down, you're unable to move no matter how much strength you enforce to get up. If were to force to move around to be released, it may result in a serious arm injuries. ~.~ WARNING: Do not attempt this at home unless you know the correct technique.

So, basically, it's the end of the class already. We all are tired and exhausted but, all the techniques we learnt is very useful toward our future as to defend ourself. We're looking forward towards the next class!!! :) Definately, we all enjoy ourself and make new friends as the class progress on. So, INTERESTED!!??? Come and join us (Swinburne Aikido Club) every Saturday practise at 1pm to 3pm.

*Owh yea, for those who stayed in hostel and worry about the transportation to the dojo. We will provide the transportation to the Dojo. We gather at Swinburne Chilipepers every Saturday(12.00-12.25pm). So, see you!!!

Have a nice day. ~cheers~

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Hallo! Welcome to our Swinburne Aikido Club’s Blog! Basically, our club just established last year (2007) and we will update you with more information about what’s Aikido all about! Briefly, Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morehei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Indeed, it involves all of that!!! In Aikido, we will learn how to defend ourselves also while protecting the attacker from injuries. We’re more defensive type of martial art rather than the offensive type of martial arts. You will learn to be more relaxed while performing the martial art than being stress and tension. This will definitely also a good workout for those who are tired from their studies. Let go of tension, relax your mind and have fun! Come and join us at our weekly practice which is on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm starting from 1st March 2008.

~Stay tune for more updates~