AIKIDO DERBY 2016
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HOW TO FIND US
Aikido Derby, DMAC, 34 The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BE 07958651534 Jason@AikidoDerby.co.uk
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NEWS
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 details   2016 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.
COURSES
KSK Instructors Course (everyone welcome to attend) Sunday June 19th, 10:30-12:30, Secular Hall, Leicester   UKA Summer School 13th-19th August, Harper Adams College, Newport, Shropshire As soon as more information is available, we will update this website
MEMBERSHIP & INSURANCE FEES FOR THE YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS Adults- £32  Students and Unwaged- £25  Under 18’s- £18 (all prices are subject to change)
BEGINNERS
Beginners are always welcome to any of our DOJO. Please turn up ready to start class at least 5 minutes before the start time If 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/Hoodie Do not wear Jewellery or watches, etc during training PLEASE 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 SHIDOIN   We 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 dojo PLEASE CHECK OUR ABOUT US PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
DOJO CHO Jason Hunt Sensei Shodan so Hombu YUDANSHA Patrick Reilly Sempai Shodan so Hombu Gerald Tuckwood Sensei, (guest) Nidan so Hombu RECENT GRADINGS Omedetou Gozaimashita SENIORS Patrick Reilly,  Shodan so Hombu Victoria Hunt, Nikyu JUNIORS Rebecca Hunt, Nikyu (ii) Mary Jean Melindo, Gokyu (iii) Jamie Bowle, Gokyu (iii) Bernadette Melindo, Gokyu Jerome Melindo, Rokyu (ii) Luke Stuart, Rokyu (ii) Maks Pachomov, Rokyu (i) Aleks Pachomov, Rokyu (i) Matilda Hunt,  Rokyu GANBATTE KUDASAI KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
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)
ABOUT AIKIDO