27-28 June 2015 – Brighton Ki Society Summer Camp with Bob MacFarland Sensei 6th Dan

Brighton Ki Society is holding its Summer Camp on Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th at Oakhurst Farm, Horam, East Sussex TN21 0LJ with UK Chief Instructor Bob MacFarland (6th Dan).

This weekend is an excellent opportunity for anyone to delve deeper into their practise of the fundamental principles of both Ki and Aikido. The weekend will include general and advanced Ki Aikido Classes, Ki and Kiatsu Classes.

We require advance notification of your attendance and especially for the various meal options in order that we can inform the numbers to the caterers. To ensure that you will get included can you please provide this information to McFarland Sensei before May 6th. Payments are due by no later than May 27th please.

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Saturday 27th June

It would be good if some people could turn up earlier than the 10 am start time indicated so they can help to put out the mats as where we put them depends on the weather.

10:00 – 10:30 – Help put out mats
10:30 – 13:00 – Ki Aikido Class
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch (please bring contribution dish/es to share)
14:00 – 17:00 – Tai Gi Advanced Ki Aikido

Evening Meal: www.maygarlandinn.co.uk
Please arrive at the Mary Garland Pub from 6pm, meal starts at 7pm

(2 course set meal £15 – Drinks not included)
(note: payment is to be made directly to the pub don’t include this cost within your payment options to BKS )

Sunday 28th June

Breakfast: Buffet Full English Break Fast can be ordered £6 per head at the Mary Garland Pub

10:00 – 12:30 – Ki Class
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch (please bring contribution dish/es to share)
13:30 – 16:00 – Kiatsu

Lunches: You need to bring your own lunch and drinks to share – the village shop which does not have a lot anyway is not open on Sundays


* Children Half Price

Per session: £12.00 (£10 Student/Concs)
Per Day: £20.00 (£16 Student/Concs)
Whole Weekend : £30 (£24 Student/Concs)

Additional Information

Additional Information from Anette who has kindly made her farm’s facilities available to us. See below for Directions, Accommodation and General Rules


Oakhurst Farm, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0LJ

From Brighton the best way is:

  • Go to Lewes
  • Take 2nd exit to Lewes
  • Go through Tunnel
  • At roundabout take 2nd exit to Heathfield, follow signs to Heathfield
  • Go through Rigmer, Laughton until you get to junction, take a right to Eastbourne you are now on A22
  • Follow A22 about a mile until you see sign to Gun Hill on your left
  • Take this road until you get to A267
  • The entrance to Oakhurst Farm is almost opposite but you need to take a short left and then right
  • The entrance to Farm is on the A267 there is sign Oakhurst Farm between bus stop and bins
  • Drive down driveway 300 yards until you see a gate and an Elephant sign – the gate will be open and drive down to car park

It should take you 45 minutes from Brighton

If people are coming from other directions from London – M25 – Tunbridge Wells A267 and then look out on your left for entrance but generally the “landmark” is May Garland Inn on A267 – from London before Pub on your left other direction reverse.


I have a big field for tents – there are 2 toilets you can use and there is also 1 small shower room and a cold hose (THIS IS FREE).

There is also a professional campsite 5 minutes walk away with proper showers please check website below:

http://horam-manor.co.uk (you have to book this yourself but there are availabilities it is a nice place)

There are more bed and breakfast places around but you need a car to get to them – taxis are very expensive and hard to get where we are.

General Rules

I have horses – please don’t feed them – touching them I am NOT responsible if they bite!
For children – I am not responsible if children are injured if they climb the hay bails for fall into a ditch etc…

There is plenty of parking available.

Just to say again – you need to bring everything – shops are about 10 minutes away with the car and supermarkets in Heathfield shut at 4 pm on a Sunday

Regards Anette