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We will be opening our NEW DOJO @St Mark’s Community Centre on Tuesday 3rd May. Classes start at 6:30 (age 5+) and 7:30 (adults)Please check out the Classes page for details2016 is a special year, as it not only marks our 10th Anniversary as a club, but also marks 50 years in Aikido for Peter Brown Sensei, 50 years since T.K. Chiba Shihan’s arrival in the UK, and also Nara Aikikai’s 50th Anniversary.
KSK Instructors Course (everyone welcome to attend)Sunday June 19th, 10:30-12:30, Secular Hall, LeicesterUKA Summer School13th-19th August, Harper Adams College, Newport, ShropshireAs soon as more information is available, we will update this website
MEMBERSHIP & INSURANCE FEESFOR THE YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS Adults- £32 Students andUnwaged- £25 Under 18’s- £18(all prices are subject to change)
Beginners are always welcome to any of our DOJO.Please turn up ready to start class at least 5 minutes before the start timeIf you are a Beginner, and have no KEIKOGI (the white uniform worn when practicing Aikido), please wear something comfortable to train in such as Tracksuit bottoms and T-Shirt/HoodieDo not wear Jewellery or watches, etc during trainingPLEASE CHECK OUR CLASSES PAGE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING TIMES, PRICES,ETC
ABOUT AIKIDO DERBY
BEGINNERS, AS WELL AS STUDENTS FROM OTHER AFFILIATIONS AND MARTIAL ARTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT AIKIDO DERBY. We belong to KYUSHINKAN,whose main dojo is in Leicester under the instruction of PETER BROWN SENSEI,6th DAN so hombu SHIDOINWe are always working to promote Sharing Aikido through Friendship, and regularly visit other Dojo and Sensei to learn and share Aikido. This includes several visits to Dojo belonging to Kubota Ikuhiro Sensei, 8th Dan so Hombu SHIHAN, Nara Aikikai, Nara, Japan,ALL GRADINGS are recognised by the UKA, and are therefore recognised by the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO, Tokyo, Japan, which is the home of the founder’s dojoPLEASE CHECK OUR ABOUT US PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
DOJO CHOJason Hunt SenseiShodan so HombuYUDANSHAPatrick Reilly SempaiShodan so HombuGerald Tuckwood Sensei, (guest)Nidan so HombuRECENT GRADINGSOmedetou GozaimashitaSENIORSPatrick Reilly,Shodan so HombuVictoria Hunt, NikyuJUNIORSRebecca Hunt, Nikyu (ii)Mary Jean Melindo, Gokyu (iii)Jamie Bowle, Gokyu (iii)Bernadette Melindo, GokyuJerome Melindo, Rokyu (ii)Luke Stuart, Rokyu (ii)Maks Pachomov, Rokyu (i)Aleks Pachomov, Rokyu (i)Matilda Hunt,RokyuGANBATTE KUDASAIKEEP UP THE GOODWORK!!
Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created during the 1920s by Morihei Ueshiba (1883~1969), an expert who reached the highest level of mastery in the classical Japanese Martial Arts. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Aikido has not competition. The goal of Aikido training is not perfection of a step or skill, but rather improving one's character according to the rules of nature..
Aikido training is intended to promote physical and mental training, according to the proficiency level of each skill and repeatedly practice so anyone can practice. Aikido training is not only good for health, but also develops self-confidence naturally for daily life. The dojo is a ideal place to deepen the understanding of the human eye, to meet people regardless of age, sex and occupation..
Sixty years have passed since the spread of Aikido overseas began. During this time, Aikido has become established in 130 countries. Aikido has taken root all over the world because it is recognized as a way to train the mind and body, and as such, its value extends beyond race and border.source: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/aikido/about.html (April 2016)