Kyu Shin Kan have officially been recognised by the Aikikai Foundation Hombu and as such, ALL GRADINGS AND INSTRUCTORS ARE RECOGNISED BY THEM I visited Kubota Ikuhiro Shihan in Japan this October, to Practice  and Study Aikido, and maintain building Bridges with Nara Aikikai, and had a fantastic time. During this visit, I took a grading for Nidan. The results have been released on the Nara Aikikai Webpage, and I was successful  Jay 8) We are always updating this website. Please keep checking back for more info
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Beginners are always welcome to any of our DOJO. Please turn up, ready to start class at least 5 minutes beore the start time. If you are a Beginner, and have no Keikogi (the white uniform worn for practice), 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 MORE INFORMATION, REGARDING TIMES,PRICES, ETC
BEGINNERS, AS WELL AS STUDENTS FROM OTHER AFFILIATIONS AND MARTIAL ARTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT AIKIDO DERBY. We belong to KYU SHIN KAN, whose main Dojo is based in Leicester, under the instruction of Peter Brown Shihan, 6th Dan Aikikai. We are always working to promote Sharing Aikido with Mutual Heart, and regularly visit other Dojo and Sensei to LEARN and SHARE Aikido. This includes regular visits to Japan, to train at Dojo in Nara, under the guidance of Kubota Ikuhiro Shihan, 8th Dan Aikikai, Nara Aikikai. We also have links with Sawada Toshiharu Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai, Kimori Dojo, Nagoya. ALL GRADINGS are recognised by the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO, Tokyo, Japan, which is the Founder of Aikido’s Dojo
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
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
 (April 2016)
KSK Instructors Courses at Secular Hall, Leicester (everyone welcome to attend) Sunday 11th February 10:30-12:30 (with added time for Yudansha gradings) Sunday 10th June 10:30-12:30, Sunday 16th September 10:30-12:30, Sunday 2nd December 10:30-12:30, Friendship Course, Loughborough SPK, Pure Arts, Loughborough, £5 (£3 Kids) Sunday 8th April 10:00-16:00 This is to celebrate 40 years in Aikido for Rob Goulden Sensei (LSPK)
MEMBERSHIP &  INSURANCE FEES FOR THE YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS: Adults/Students & Unwaged - £25 Under 18’s - £18 (all prices are subject to change)
DOJO CHO Jason Hunt Sensei Nidan Aikikai
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR Patrick Reilly Sensei Shodan Aikikai   YUDANSHA Gerald Tuckwood Sensei Nidan Aikikai
Omedetou Gozaimashita
SENIORS Ivars Abolins Rokyu JUNIORS Mary Jean Melindo Yonkyu Bernadette Melindo Yonkyu Jerome Melindo
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Aikido Derby Courses at our Dojo, £10, Instruction from Peter Brown Shihan Sunday 28th January 17:00-20:00 Sunday 27th May 17:00-20:00 Sunday 26th August 17:00-20:00