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www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, August 20, 2015 — 19 SPORT & FITNESS WHAT IS IAIDO? WHAT IS KENDO? LIMITED TIME-ONLY OFFER! Iaido is the art of the Japanese sword, of drawing and striking in a single, smooth movement. Using metal swords (Iaito) students learn Kata (simulated combat situations that reflect the traditional uses of the sword). Developed four centuries ago, the art teaches the techniques and posture to correctly handle a sword, along with developing the focus, confidence and general well-being of the student. Kendo is the Japanese word for “The way of the sword”. “Ken” meaning ‘sword’ and “Do” meaning ‘the way’. It originated and developed in Japan from the time of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai in ancient Japan were skilled warriors who protected their feudal lords from the time of the 8th century through to the 17th century. Proper Kendo schools appeared in the early Muromachi period from 1390-1600AD and have continued to this day. Join the Beginners Introductory Course and receive a FREE Shinai valued at $70 (a weapon used for practice and competition in Kendo representing a Japanese sword). • Suitable for men, women and children of all ages. • Beginners can start on any Monday or Wednesday (except the last Monday of the month) and must wear trousers or track suit and t-shirt (everything else provided). • First lesson is free. • Full membership (or joining the Beginners Intro Course) grants you unlimited access to all classes including Iaido. he Japanese sword, of drawing and striking movement. s (Iaito) students learn Kata t situations that reflect the traditional ). Developed four centuries es the techniques and posture e a sword, along with developing nce and general well-being nese word for “The way of the sword”. ord’ and “Do” meaning ‘the way’. eveloped in Japan from the time of the he Samurai in ancient Japan were skilled ected their feudal lords from the time of rough to the 17th century. Proper Kendo in the early Muromachi period from have continued to this day. LIMI Join the Beg valued at $ rep •S • Beg last Mon t-shirt • Firs •F y AUCKLAND KENDO CLUB – 165a Pilkington Rd, Panmure For timetable & club fees please visit www.aucklandkendoclub.org.nz Email: email@example.com Auckland Kendo Club is a not-for-profit organisation FAST, FURIOUS, SKILFUL, EXCITING, FUN Play Summer Hockey Get your friends and work colleagues together and give hockey a go! No experience necessary Grades to suit all levels - social or serious All games at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium Sausage Sizzle Premier Mixed (GK recommended), Youth (U18) Business House (mixed), Men only, Women only, Juniors (Years 3-8) Season starts week of 12th October To register go to www.akhockey.org.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org CD233862 Cockle Bay Tennis Club 41 Meadowland Dr, Howick - Ph 534 4152 email@example.com - www.cocklebaytennis.co.nz CD233449 • Free Coaching (1-2pm) for children and adults • Social Tennis (2-4pm). New and existing members welcome. • Pro Shop open • Demo racquets available • BBQ and bar open • Full outline of membership options on our website NEW MEMBER SPECIAL Bring this advert to get $25 off a membership upon joining! NEW MEMBER SPECIAL Bring this advert to get $25 off a membership upon joining! OPEN DAY AND REGISTRATIONS SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 2015 - 1-4pm Come and check out our Award Winning Club! All ages and abilities welcome CD223827 PAKURANGA UNITED RUGBY CLUB SUMMER TOUCH MODULE Seniors: Tuesdays or Thursdays Juniors: Wednesdays The 2015/16 season kicks off week after LABOUR WEEKEND through to end of February Registration and information online from 1st Sept www.purc.co.nz Any further enquiries to Ben 576 7928 extn.1 126678 0274 970 499 Teaching our kids the importance of exercise Young rugby stars in the making – the Pakuranga Highlanders under 8s and Pakuranga Oilers under 6s have been enjoying stellar success on the field of late. Coach Glen Beattie recently led the Pakuranga Highlanders to victory against Carlton delivering a crippling 95-5 score. Photo Rachel Makata DO YOUR children spend too much timewatchingTV?Doyouhavetrou- blegettingthemtoplayoutsidewhen they get home from school? Here are sometipstohelpyouencouragethem tobephysicallyactive. Limiting the time spent in front of the TV or computer is a great start, but it isn’t enough. The best way to getyourkidsmovingistosetanexam- ple, such as getting around by foot or bike whenever possible, and by being active yourself. You might also think about participating in some of their activities. For example, instead of te- llingthemtogooutsideandgobiking, suggest a family expedition; a group activityismuchmoreappealing. To truly motivate children, help them find a sport they like. If they expressadesiretotryanewsportnext year,don’tinsistthattheycontinuein the same sport they’ve been playing for thelast two years. Let them make their own choices, but make it clear that they are to commit for the dura- tionoftheactivity. Keep in mind the importance of keeping a healthy balance between planned activities and free time. Children will start to see sports as an extra chore in their schedule if homework, extracurricular activi- tiesandfamilyplansdon’tleavethem some time alone or with friends. Sports should be all about fun! It is important to integrate sports into youngpeople’sdailyroutinesbecause physicalactivityisbeneficialfortheir health, wellbeing and academic suc- cess. In addition to improving many aspects of fitness (motor skills, co- ordination, flexibility, etc), sports havepositiveeffectsonwellbeingand mentalhealth.Beingphysicallyactive improvesmood,self-esteemandone’s quality of sleep. It also reduces stress andsymptomsofdepression.Physical activity also helps children develop social networks, self-confidence, a sense of responsibility and perseve- rance. Furthermore, when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, athletes are inclined to be more careful about eating well in order to perform better. At school, physical activity increases attention span, concentration and memory. That is why the academic results of active students tend tobe better than those of inactive students. In fact, a loveofsportscanbecomeamotivation that reduces dropout rates. School sports also create a sense of commu- nitybelongingandloyalty.There’s no doubt about it: playing sportsis more thanjustkeepingfit.
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