Bermuda Aikido Network
October 23rd to 27th - Bermuda Aikikai
Tentative Class Schedule- Date and Time Description
Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm Jamie Constable 4th dan
Thursday 7:15pm - 8:15pm James Baptiste 3rd dan
Friday 12:15pm -1:15pm Weapons
James Constable 4th dan/John Manderson 3rd dan
Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Eugene O'Connor 4th dan
Friday 7:15pm -8:15pm Sensei Smith 6th dan
Friday after class: Dinner To Be Confirmed.
Saturday 9:00am -10:00am Michael Robinson 3rd dan
Saturday 10:15am - 11:15am Anthea Pascaris 3rd dan
Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm Peter Aldrich 3rd dan
Saturday Lunch: Provided at dojo
Saturday 2:00pm-3:00pm John Manderson 3rd dan
Saturday 6:30pm - Dinner at Harborfront Restaurant
($65.00 does not include drinks/grats)
Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am Anthea Pascaris 3rd dan
Sunday 10:15am -11:15am Andrew Haight 4th dan
Sunday 11:15am - 12:15pm - Graham Fraser 3rd dan
Sunday 2:00pm, Boat cruise from Darrell's Wharf.
Monday 12:15pm-1:15pm Weapons
James Constable 4th dan/John Manderson 3rd dan
Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Kenneth Robinson 2nd dan
Monday 7:15pm-8:15pm- Sensei Smith 6th dan.
Seminar Fee: Whole weekend $150.00
Saturday Banquet: $65.00 (Does not include drinks/gratuities)
This schedule may change, so please check back for updates.
See below for tips and tricks for travel to Bermuda.
We can try to assist in finding a place to stay but we have found in the past that the best deals and info is always found on the internet or through a travel agent especially if you like major hotels. Hotel accommodation in Bermuda is not cheap and some folks go the guest house route.
If you are interested in staying in a guest house or apartment the following info is very useful and we have had visitors that have been very pleased with the results:
Bermuda Accommodations Inc.
www.bermudarentals.com(lots of useful links here too!!)
General Info on Bermuda Rentals
Deposits for most properties are 15% paid at point of booking, and 85% paid upon arrival in Bermuda.
They do not include tips in their prices: if there is maid service at the property you rent, it is customary and a kindness to leave a gratuity.
Hotel bookings require a credit card deposit and certain conditions apply.
Please note: Several of the large house rental listings must pay the 7.25% Bermuda Government occupancy tax.
Large house rentals also require a lease and payment in advance. Please read Terms of Service for further details.
Where ever possible will also try to house visitors with members and their families but this cannot always be guaranteed.
Although we cannot always provide transport for everyone, it would be helpful to know who is arriving on what flight etc. so we can try!! Taxi’s are available directly ahead of you as you exit the airport arrivals hall and can be shared to the same destination.
Mopeds can be rented from a cycle livery and you need to tell them whether or not you want a SINGLE SEATER or a DOUBLE SEATER. We normally recommend the following and depending on bookings MAY be able to arrange a discount:
Warning on Mopeds: They are fun, they are cool, and they can be DEADLY!!! We drive on the opposite side of road here and there is A LOT of traffic. If you rent a bike make sure that you are comfortable with riding on the road-if not take it back!!! Road rash is often considered the “Bermuda Tourist Tattoo” and there is no better way to ruin your holiday. Whilst I am not trying to discourage you from renting a moped, it is the best way the see the island, BE CAREFUL. Don’t try to ride like local (we kill ourselves at a rate of about 1 ½ a month on bikes) and DON’T drink and drive on a moped!!! And after saying all that….have fun!!!!!
Bermuda has a very efficient and reasonable bus and ferry service, the details of which can be found here through the Bermuda Rentals web site links.
I thought that I would write down a few quick notes of things you should know before you arrive in Bermuda.
It is Hot!
Bermuda is hot and very humid in the summer and you will need to drink more water than you expect. Energy drinks etc are helpful too as you will find yourself face down somewhere if you don’t hydrate!!!
It is hot!!! You will get a sunburn here in a heart beat if you are not careful (especially you pasty white people-you know who you are!!!) Sunblock is your best friend; wear it everywhere, all the time!!! (Sunblock is expensive here, so bring some with you-30 SPF or above)
Bring a hat or two to keep the sun off of you head (especially you guys with “thinning” hair-WE know who WE are!!!) Bring a light weight long sleeve shirt as sun protection and to help you “beat the burn” and a UV swimming shirt may also be useful as well.
Bermuda is still relatively safe if you are aware of your surroundings-don’t leave your brain on the plane!!
I probably don’t need to mention this but I will: DON’T BRING ANYTHING THAT YOU SHOULDN’T (narcotics) otherwise you may be staying here a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time!!! Also guns are ILLEGAL here as is carrying a knife or any “bladed article”.
Don’t turn it on!!!! Roaming charges in Bermuda are “off the hook”, so if E.T. must phone home, buy a calling card at the local grocery or pharmacy.
In Bermuda, $1 Bermuda is the same as $1 US and US currency is accepted everywhere in Bermuda. But, Bermuda is expensive so bring more money-we need it!!! Spend, spend spend!!!
General Bermuda Info Site: