Park Sessions

Every Saturday

Park Sessions have been established since the beginning of summer 2015 and has proved very popular. As part of rejuvenating Ashburton Park these sessions were introduced for the local community who have expressed their desire to see this developed even more. These sessions are absolutely free which hopefully encourage individuals to take up a healthier lifestyle. We are usually found by the front of Ashburton Hall but if the grass is wet then then you may find us on the pathway just past children's play-park. There is adequate parking available and a friendly café for refreshments and drinks attached to Ashburton Hall.

  • Times vary: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm every (Winter times) 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Summer times)
  • Wear loose clothing and trainers.
  • Bringing a towel and water are optional. (some prefer to bring their own mat)


To encourage a healthier lifestyle the silk fan (sensu), short stick (tanbo) and long staff (jo) are used to perform choreographed sets like dance movements. These forms are adapted from traditional martial arts sets but lend their movements to provide grace, strength and flexibility.

  • Provides a sense of welbeing.
  • Allows individuals to be creative and express their artistic sides.
  • Provides a sense of belonging.
A variety of aids are incorporated, such as dumb-bells, stretch-bands, balls and cones....