Last night at the City Club with Phil Newcombe, 7th Dan

Calling all past members, present members, visitors and spectators of City University Shodokan – the last training session in this historic location will be next Thursday 30th August, 7:00 pm.  It is our pleasure to announce that Phil Newcombe, 7th Dan shall take the session as fitting completion to a chapter of over 25 years.

There [...]

Mike McCavish Sensei - Club Visits

Full schedule for Mike McCavish, 5th Dan across the UK.

Saturday 21st July | 11am – 2pm.
Jo and Bokken Aikido Seminar
Seven Islands Leisure Centre, 100 Lower Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 2TU.
Contact: Vanda Fairchild on 07957 403 578

Tuesday 24th July | 8pm-10pm
Thursday 26th July | 8pm-10 pm
Tunbridge Wells, Vale Royal Methodist Church, London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent,  TN1 [...]

The London & Hove Aikido Festival 2012

This years instructors include:

• Satoru Tsuchiya, 6th Dan
• Scott Allbright, 6th Dan
• Michael Mccavish, 5th Dan
• Erik Dop, 4th Dan
• Matt Houlton, 4th Dan
• David Findlay, 3rd Dan

Film on Southern Inter-Club Basho held Saturday 23rd June

On Saturday, June 23rd, the South East Clubs had a friendly get-together for Aikido basho session to test our skills and prepare for the Shodokan Open Competition on July 7th.

Song: Come As You Are by Yuna (Tyler Clark Remix)
Artist: EDM Network

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Side Note: The woman doing randori in the beginning is a senior [...]

Shodokan Open Tournament Information & Entry Form

The annual Shodokan Open 2012 Tournament is confirmed for Saturday 7th July at the Dartford Judo Club.
Please see attached full tournament information and entry form.

Shodokan Open 2012 – Tournament Information

Shodokan Open 2012 ENTRY FORM

Deadline for Entries: Friday 29th June.

Referees and volunteers also welcomed – please let us know if you are available.

If for any [...]

Regional Grading Congratulations

Darryl Kearvell, 2nd Kyu – Blue
Thanh-Giang Nguyen, 3rd Kyu – Green
Dominic McGree, 4th Kyu – Orange
John Wallbank, 4th Kyu – Orange
Matyn Richards, 5th Kyu – Yellow Belt
Frederick Johnson, 7th Kyu – Red Belt
Jacob Johnson, 7th Kyu – Red Belt
Ilya Paripsa, 8th Kyu – Red Belt with 1 Star
Joseph Farrow, 8th Kyu – Red Belt with 1 [...]

The Shodokan training system

Tomiki Shihan discovered that the educational principles and randori training of Judo could be applied to Aikido. He devised a set of 17 techniques which could be applied in competition (the randori no kata) including striking (atemi waza) and wrist locking (tekubi waza). He also created a series of basic practices (kihon kozo) to help [...]

Skenny 2012 - Wales Spring Bank Holiday Aikido Seminar

There are still a (very) few places left for this seminar.

This years Wales Spring Aikido School course is going to be taken by Tsuchiya Sensei, 6th Dan. If you have not experienced Tsuchiya Sensei’s Aikido then you are in for a treat.

The course will be from Saturday 2nd June and will finish on 4th June, [...]

Annual Aikido Pub Crawl - Saturday 26th May

This year’s Pub Crawl is celebrating the birthdays of James & Imogen Burman (Imi is 40 this year!!).

Starts 1:30pm in Nottinghill Gate and will eventually end in Soho, Covent Garden way – lots of beer and dinner eventually – Everyone is welcome!!

Here are all the details…..Route Map of Pubs – May 2012

If you have [...]

Sussex Sport Aikido - Change of training night

Sussex are changing training from Friday to Thursday’s – same time, same place, different day!

Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm St Andrews, (Old Church) Hall, Church Road, Hove
Thursday, 8:00-10:00pm University of Sussex, Sports Centre, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RB

Contact: Jerome Chin-Aleong,