Category: Aikido

  • Weapon techniques

    As done this morning, here is the video of Morihiro Saito doing the full 20 Jo Suburi (of which we quickly saw the first 5): And for future reference, here is the 31 Jo Kata:

  • SOTR 2012

    This weekend, the 3rd edition of the South Of The River seminar took place at the SAGA Pavilion in Sandgate, Kent. We were lucky to have an excellent line up of instructors: Yoshiomi Inoue, Ken Broome, Shaun Hoddy, Harvey Goodman, Mick Pratt and Danielle Jones. We were also honoured to have a visit from Tetsu Ehara Shihan. The […]

  • Nidan grading

    Me being awarded my Nidan (2nd Dan) in Tomiki Aikido by Shaun Hoddy Sensei (6th Dan) in Basildon, Essex, the 14th July 2012

  • New mats have arrived.

    At last, we have received our new mats! We now have 48 Shogun Supermats, thanks to a grant from Sport England Small Grants Programme. We’d like to thank all the people who came to the dojo at 8am, ready to help unloading the mats. It was much appreciated. After 2 hours wait enjoying a continental breakfast, everybody […]

  • Robert Mustard Sensei @ Genryukan Aikido

    On Tuesday, our little club was honoured to play host to none other than Robert Mustard Sensei (7th Dan). We crammed 24 people into the dojo for the 2 hour session. Many of the participants had not met Mustard Sensei before, and were therefore yet to experience his incredible aikido talent, and be treated to his excellent sense […]

  • Robert Mustard Sensei coming to Genryukan Dojo!!!!!!!

    Genryukan students have got seriously lucky here. What a coup for our little dojo! We are pleased to announce confirmation that Robert Mustard Sensei (7th Dan Yoshinkan) is coming to teach at Genryukan Dojo. This special class will be on Tuesday 4th October 2011 from 7pm – 9.30pm (so the day immediately after the regular […]

  • New venue for Genryukan Aikido dojo!!

    I am really pleased to announce that the Genryukan Aikido dojo is moving to a new venue, the Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre. It is located in Belgrave Road, off Folkestone Road in Dover. Training there will start from the 22nd February, and every Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. I must thank Richard Scopes Sensei from […]

  • New badges for Genryukan Aikido

    Badges have been ordered for my new Aikido club, based on the this original design (left). They should be dispatched by the end of september… Fingers crossed, they will look awesome! Just a reminder that Genryukan Aikido holds lessons every mondays at the Dover Leisure Centre. Our members are mainly beginners, but seen how they […]

  • First training night!

    Yesterday was the grand opening of Genryukan Aikido and it went pretty well! It took place in the main hall of the Dover Leisure Centre (Dover, Kent). We were lucky to have an excellent turnout of about 25 people, shame that we had to chase the venue’s staff to get some mats put down!!! I […]

  • New Aikido club opening in Dover, Kent

    I’m opening a new aikido club is opening on Monday 22nd June with the help of Gowaryu & Katsujinken Aikido clubs. The new club is called “Genryukan” Aikido, Genryukan meaning  “Practical flow”. We will be training every monday from 22nd June at Dover Leisure Centre. Training sessions will be from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Our club […]