Learn Yoshinkan Aikido
*** FIRST LESSON FREE - BEGINNERS WELCOME TO ALL CLASSES ***
Learn to defend yourself by blending with an attackers power, dispersing his energy, and finally, throwing or controlling the attacker. In addition to aiding weight loss, increasing fitness, stamina and balance and developing self-confidence. Traditional Weapons (Staff, Sword and Knife) classes are also available.
Aikido is ideal for all ages and all levels of fitness. Beginners are introduced gradually to techniques and a safe way of falling to protect their body. You are encouraged to develop at your own pace.
Yoshinkan Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art taught to the Japanese Riot Police, which, when used for self-defence can counter many different attacks. Ken Shin Kai teaches Yoshinkan Aikido and is a member of the Aikido Yoshinkan Foundation (AYF) based in Tokyo, Japan.
Ken Shin Kai is a "Not For Profit" organisation and a member of the British Aikido Board, which is recognised by the Sports Council as the Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
All Club Instructors have a minimum of 10 years experience, with Instructors having a minimum of 5 years experience. All hold governing body and internationally recognised qualifications, first aid qualifications, insurance and have been CRB checked, to ensure that you have a safe and qualified environment in which to learn the martial art of Aikido.
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Cancellations: Occassionally there will be cancellations in addition to a summer and christmas break, please ensure you check the CANCELLATION page before attending classes.
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