" I attended the Aikido Jo (wooden staff) seminar with Martin Acton Sensei at the Dojo in Dromore.
It was great, lot of fun, informative & practical. Very well worth it.
We learnt basic moves using the Jo first, and then Sensei showed us a technique for throwing a partner using the Jo, which we then practiced. The thing I liked about it was that we were given time to practice the technique and gain confidence that we can use it if the need arises. In the past I have gone to other seminars and was given a lot of useful information and techniques but was not given enough time to practice the techniques. Martin Sensei was very patient and understanding, tweaking the schedule to meet the needs of the students. We all had a very enjoyable time, received some very practical tips and left feeling great.
We all are looking forward to doing the next seminar with Martin Sensei next month.
I highly recommend you to try these seminars, I was on many others with Martin Sensei like " how to defend against knife", "sword seminars", etc.and they were all first class. "