Monday, September 7, 2009


Dear members,

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

1. Jonathan Sim - (3rd Kyu)
2. Dixon Lai - (4th Kyu)
3. Law Huong Ling - (5th Kyu)
4. Gan Ger Yuan - (5th Kyu)
5. Gan Ling Lim - (5th Kyu)

Congratulation to all and please practice harder. Please bear in mind that rank or belt is not the primary goal for genuine martial artist, what all Seishinkan members should have in mind is to upgrade and hone ourselves with the knowledge through diligent training.

During daily training, I strongly advise all members to take every class seriously and not to disturb the atmosphere with unnecessary annoyance. Please maintain the discipline but at the same time practice joyfully.

I also would like to call all members to help to maintain the cleanliness of the Dojo. The Dojo is for all and we need to keep it clean. Please do not leave your empty bottles, tissues etc unattended, the rubbish bin is there...feel free to collect and throw the rubbish to the proper place.

Lastly, here are the photos taken during the upgrading.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Dear members,

Monday 31st August 2009 is Hari Kebangsaan. So the dojo is closed and training will resume on 2nd September 2009. MERDEKA! MERDEKA! MERDEKA!


Dear all,

This is to confirm that the upgrading test will be held on 4th September 2009 (Friday). Please see the list for those who are eligible to go for the test.


1. Jonathan Sim (3rd Kyu)
2. Dixon Lai (4th Kyu)
3. Law Huong Ling (5th Kyu)
4. Gan Ger Yuan (5th Kyu)
5. Gan Ling Lim (5th Kyu)

Kindly get the upgrading form from me on Wednesday and submit it on Friday together with the exam fee of RM25 each.



Monday, July 6, 2009


Dear members,

This is to announce that an upgrading exam will be held in August. Exact date will be notified soon. Please take note.



Thursday, May 28, 2009


Dear members,

It is festive season again, so Monday class (1st June 2009) will be canceled. I will be away for the whole week, but classes on Wednesday and Friday remain as usual.

On behalf of the Chief Instructor, and all the instructors of Seishinkan Dojo, I wish all members HAPPY GAWAI DAYAK 2009, take care and come back safely. Don't get yourself palau too much.

Last but not least again, SELAMAT HARI GAWAI DAYAK, GAYU GURU GERAI NYAMAI, ooooohaaaaa!!!!!!

Thank you.


Thursday, May 21, 2009


Dear members,

This is to announce that 23rd May 2009, a group of Aikido students from ICATS College will visit our dojo and we will have a join training with them. Practice hour is from 1pm to 3pm.

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aikido and Combat Effectiveness

Many practitioners of aikido (from beginners to advanced students) have concerns about the practical self-defense value of aikido as a martial art. The attacks as practiced in the dojo are frequently unrealistic and may delivered without much speed or power. The concerns here are legitimate, but may, perhaps, be redressed.

In the first place, it is important to realize that aikido techniques are usually practiced against stylized and idealized attacks. This makes it easier for students to learn the general patterns of aikido movement. As students become more advanced, the speed and power of attacks should be increased, and students should learn to adapt the basic strategies of aikido movement to a broader variety of attacks.

Many aikido techniques cannot be performed effectively without the concomitant application of atemi (a strike delivered to the attacker for the purpose of facilitating the subsequent application of the technique). For safety's sake, atemi is often omitted during practice. It is important, however, to study atemi carefully and perhaps to devote some time to practicing application of atemi so that one will be able to apply it effectively when necessary.

Aikido is sometimes held up for comparison to other martial arts, and aikido students are frequently curious about how well a person trained in aikido would stand up against someone of comparable size and strength who has trained in another martial art such as karate, judo, ju jutsu, or boxing. It is natural to hope that the martial art one has chosen to train in has effective combat applications. However, it is also important to realize that the founder of aikido deliberately chose to develop his martial art into something other than the most deadly fighting art on the planet, and it may very well be true that other martial arts are more combat effective than aikido. This is not to say that aikido techniques cannot be combat effective - there are numerous practitioners of aikido who have applied aikido techniques successfully to defend themselves in a variety of life-threatening situations. No martial art can guarantee victory in every possible circumstance. All martial arts, including aikido, consist in sets of strategies for managing conflict. The best anyone can hope for from their martial arts training is that the odds of managing the conflict successfully are improved. There are many different types of conflict, and many different parameters that may define a conflict. Some martial arts may be better suited to some types of conflict than others. Aikido may be ill-suited to conflicts involving deliberate provocation of an adversary to fight. While there are some who view this as a shortcoming or a liability, there are others who see this as demonstrating the foolhardiness of provoking fights.

Since conflicts are not restricted to situations that result in physical combat, it may be that a martial art which encodes strategies for managing other types of conflict will serve its practitioners better in their daily lives than a more combat-oriented art. Many teachers of aikido treat it as just such a martial art. One is more commonly confronted with conflicts involving coworkers, significant others, or family members than with assailants bent on all-out physical violence. Also, even where physical violence is a genuine danger, many people seek strategies for dealing with such situations which do not require doing injury. For example, someone working with mentally disturbed individuals may find it less than ideal to respond to aggression by knocking the individual to the ground and pummeling him or her into submission. Many people find that aikido is an effective martial art for dealing with situations similar to this.

In the final analysis, each person must decide individually whether or not aikido is suited to his or her needs, interests, and goals.

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Dear members,

Please take note that 1st May 2009 (Friday) is a public holiday, so, as usual, there is no class. All members are invited to join the Swinburne class on Saturday to replace the Friday class.

Thank you.


Monday, April 20, 2009


Opening Speech

Haiyaa!!! Uke

Ready to pin him down...

Looks fake?!! Huh!!!

This is painful!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Dear members,

Those who are interested to learn weapon, please leave your contact no. in the comment column for Mr. Jack to contact whenever he is free to teach.

For non-member who is interested to learn weapon, please contact me (Desmond) for terms and condition.

Thank you.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009



Pictures on the big day

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Dear members,

Please take note that Friday the 10th of April 2009 is a public holiday (Good Friday), therefore, the dojo is closed. But Saturday class for Swinburne is as usual.

Please take note.



Dear members,

I would like to express my heartiest gratitude and congratulations to all members who have helped in materializing the event on 4th April 2009. It was the biggest event that the dojo has held so far and it is beyond words to describe the efforts that members have put in to make the function a success.

This is also to announce that all candidates who took the upgrading test on the said day have passed and may hold their respective ranks with immediate effect. See below for names and new rank.

1. Hu Ting Jie – 1st Dan

2. Zachariah Hong – 3rd Kyu

3. Henry Bong – 4th Kyu

4. Fabian Tan – 5th Kyu

5. Matthew Chien – 5th Kyu


Desmond Andrew

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Dear Candidates,

Would like to wish good luck to all who will sit for the upgrading exam on 4th April 2009.


Monday, March 30, 2009


Dear members,

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.


Sunday, March 22, 2009


Dear members,

Please see below for those who are eligible to go for upgrading exam on 4th April 2009. The upgrading will also include kyu rank.

1. Hu Ting Jie (1st Dan)
2. Zachariah (3rd Kyu)
3. Henry Bong (4th Kyu)
4. Fabian (5th Kyu)
5. Matthew (5th Kyu)

Thank you

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Dear members,

Please take note that on 4th April 2009 (Saturday), Jun Yamada Shihan will be coming to conduct a black belt upgrading test. The test will be held (tentative) at Swinburne Multi Purpose Hall at 2 pm. All members are invited to come and practice on the said date.

For further information, kindly contact Desmond Andrew.


Monday, March 16, 2009


Dear members,

This is to announce that weapon class scheduled on every Thursday is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, members who are interested in weapon, still can consult Mr. Jack for guidance whenever he is free.


Sunday, February 8, 2009


This is to announce that the following students have successfully passed their exam held on 23rd January 2009.

1. Romzan bin Bujang (5th Kyu)
2. Dixon Lai (5th Kyu)

The above mentioned names may hold their respective ranks with immediate effect.

Thank you.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Some of pictures taken during the weapon class. Good job Jack!!!


Dear members,

Dojo will be closed from 26th January 2009 to 30th January 2009 for Chinese New Year celebration. Class resumes on 2nd February 2009.

Have a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year to all Chinese members.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Memories at 3rd Mile dojo. Best explained in pictures.