Basho/competition training

What is Basho?

Every year, the best sumo wrestlers in Japan come together six times to compete in the Grand Tournaments. Seeking to reach the summit of the sumo world, wrestlers from across the country converge on Tokyo every May for one of these Grand Tournaments, known as the May Basho. An impressive sight to behold, it’s far from merely a competition of brute strength, as this age-old sport has developed a range of over 70 different tricks, throws and forms over the years, meaning a good deal of skill is on display alongside the phenomenal physiques.

Aikido Basho Training

We have borrowed the term “Basho” for our monthly training sessions that concentrate on Aikido training, specifically for competition. As with Sumo, Aikido competition is not about strength, it relies on the skill of the practitioner – these lessons are to develop that skill!

Bromley: Sundays 10:00 – 11:30am … Last training Sunday class of the month (note: no class on bank holidays)
Tunbridge Wells: Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:30pm … First Tuesday of the month.