Thursday, October 8, 2009

Aikido for Women

Aikido For Women

Date : 10.10.2009 (Saturday)
Time : 9 - 11 am
Venue : Auditorium (Building beside the Hostel)

  • Please note that this one day class is FREE and OPEN to ALL LADIES in Swinburne University.
  • Please wear appropriate sportswear. E.g. long pants.

See you there! =)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Aikido Dinner

Aikido Dinner

Time : 7.30pm onwards
Date : 26th September 2009 (Saturday)
Venue : Bampflyde Road, Instructor's house (Reuben) [Map will be provided on Saturday's training]

  • POT LUCK - Everyone is encourage to bring some food to share and please confirm with Eileen (016-8829707) / Fabian (016-8162567) with the food list.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Semester 2, 2009

On 15th August 2009, Swinburne Aikido Club will resume its usual Saturday training. It is very important for everyone to attend the class because we will be changing the committee members. There will be a meeting after the training.

The training time is as usual 1pm to 3pm

Friday, April 24, 2009

LATE POST: 4th April 2009

April the 4th is just another Saturday for everyone, but a special Saturday for the members of Aikido club because all of us were anticipating the arrival of Jun Yamada Shihan (7th Dan).

Some members went to the dojo around 10 a.m. in the morning to help with the moving of the mats. It took the members a few hours time to move the mats from the dojo and then loading it onto a lorry.

Arriving in Swinburne, the mats were carried into the auditorium (Block G) and arranged to form a square. Once all is done, everyone went to the nearby canteen for our lunch.

This is how our new ‘dojo’ looks like:

After the clock struck 1, members changed into their uniforms and getting ready for the upgrading examination under the supervision of Jun Yamada Shihan (7th Dan).

Some members did warm up exercises and their final practice before the examination starts. There were five people who took the exam, and they are Fabian Tan, Matthew Chien, Henry Bong and Zachariah Hong and Hu Ting Jie.

After the arrival of Jun Yamada Shihan, everyone is waiting for Yamada Shihan to lead the seminar. Those present are members from Seishinkan Dojo and Hikmah Dojo. Everyone sits in seiza.

It began with the upgrading of 5th Kyu. Originally, both Fabian Tan and Matthew Chien had selected their own uke but due to some changes, both of them had to switch turns to become uke and nage.

Next is Henry Bong on his upgrading to 4th Kyu.

Followed by Zachariah Hong on his upgrading to 3rd Kyu.

Lastly is Hu Ting Jie on his upgrading to the 1st Dan.

After the examination session ended, Yamada Shihan conducted a short class, teaching and explaining the techniques.

Like the classes in Aikido, everyone is told to practice together.

Even though Yamada Shihan’s hair color turns white, he is still brimming with energy like anyone in their 20s or 30s.

The seminar ends with Suwari-waza Kokyu-ho

We had the opportunity to have a photo session with Yamada Shihan, the picture below consists of the members of Both Seishinkan Dojo and Hikmah Dojo.

These are the members of our Seishinkan Dojo.

After everyone left, we had to stay back to move the mats back to the Dojo. If one thinks that moving the mats from the Dojo to Swinburne is hard, then moving the mats from Swinburne back to Dojo is something impossible.

The girls vacuumed the wood planks before placing the mats on top of it.

The guys piling up the mats.

We were awarded 100 plus to replenish our energy, it was a long and tiring day but I’m sure everyone enjoyed it.

Sorry for the late post since we all busy with projects and assignments

Happy Holidays~

Blogged by Wei Liang
Photos by Annie

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Borneo Post

The upgrading examination and practice held on the 4th April 2009 was posted on Borneo post.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


This is to announce that all Swinburne Aikido Club members who took the upgrading test on the 4th of April 2009 have passed and may hold their respective ranks with immediate effect. See below for names and new rank.

1. Henry Bong – 4th Kyu

2. Fabian Tan – 5th Kyu

Sincerely yours,
President Hu

*Retrieved from

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Swinburne Aikido Club

Today Swinburne Aikido Club officially held their first ever activity which can be considered its biggest and I, President of Swinburne Aikido Club would like to personally thank every member who participated and helped to make the function a success.


Sincerely Yours,
President Hu

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This is to confirm that the upgrading on 4th April 2009 will take place at Swinburne Auditorium. Members are required to come to the dojo in the morning of 4th April 2009 at 10:00 am to help to carry the tatami and then to bring them back to the dojo after the upgrading.

Co-operation from all members are very appreciated and please be punctual.

Sincerely Yours,
President Hu

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Important Announcement

Attention all members!

On the 4th April 2009, Jun Yamada Shihan will be coming to Kuching and he will be conducting an upgrading along with a training session so please come. The venue of the activities held might be at Swinburne's Multipurpose hall. I;ll confirm with everyone when the university management approves.

If is approve, every member will have to arrive at the dojo at 10 a.m. on the 4th to help carry the tatami mats over to swinburne.

Sincerely yours,
President Hu

Sunday, March 8, 2009


The current committee has been holding their posts for 2 terms. So for this current term, the club will be holding an open election for all members. Members will have to choose 8 names from the list below that they think will be dedicated in serving the club and always consider the club members interests. Members of the current committee will also be put up for election.

The current committee will decide who from the 8 names will hold which posts. The current committee will also have the final say on who is eligible to be in the committee.

Please leave your pick and suggestions in the comments.

1. Annie Pui
2. Aprilia
3. Arvincanz Zxardow
4. Avery Wee
5. Barongo Emanuel
6. Chong Soon Eng
7. Chua Hua Beng
8. Dayang Ferazlyn
9. Dayang Sandum
10. Dickson
11. Fabian Tan
12. Henry Bong
13. Hu Ting Jie
14. Jason Sim
15. Lau Chung Yik
16. Liew Lin Shen
17. Lim Ai Fang
18. Mohd. Salim
19. Pek Wei Liang
20. Wang Chang Liang

You can also vote for yourself if you are willing to take up a position in the committee.

Closing date will be on the 11th of March. Wednesday.

Voted members will need to attend the club AGM on the next day (12th March, Thursday) at 330 pm in the library.

Thank you.