Monday, 4 November 2013

Tachi Dori workshop in North Devon

The Hartland Aikido Club will host a special Tachi dori (sword-taking) workshop given by Sensei Richard Small (4th dan, Takemusu Iwama Aikido Europe) on Friday 29th of November between 7:00 and 9:00. To keep up to date with this and other events, see the Hartland Aikido Club web site.

Friday, 4 October 2013

North Devon Aiki Peace event

The North Devon Journal published a feature about the Aiki Peace Event in Barnstaple recently.

The article can be read HERE.

Monday, 2 September 2013

North Devon Aikido Seminar, 21st September

The Bideford Aiki Jo Club is organising an Aikido and Aiki weapons workshop in North Devon, to celebrate the closing of International Aiki Peace week. This is a great chance to meet, and practise with, teachers and students from several different 'schools' of Aikido.

Date: Saturday 21st September, 2013
Venue: The Budo Centre, The Ice Factory, Fairview Car Park, Barnstaple, EX31 1JP, North Devon
Registration 12.45.
Times: 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
(Insurance required)
Please bring Boken and Jo if you have them.

Teachers are:
Sensei Richard Small 4th dan (Iwama) TIA Europe. Teaches Aiki weapons in Bideford.
Sensei Huw Collingbourne 2nd Dan British Ki Aikido Association - founded and teaches Hartland Aikido Club
Sensei Jenny Herniman 4th Dan Shudokan Braunton Aikido Club
Sensei Mark Allcock 2nd dan TIA Europe of Wellsprings Aikido in Dorset
Sensei Andrew Cullerne 5th Dan Shudokan Barnstaple
Sensei Brian Stockwell 7th Dan Tenchi Ryu Barnstaple

Find out more about International Aiki Peace week.

Aiki peace week is a charitable event
Student fee  £10
All proceeds to charity. ( Macmillan Nurses)

For more information, contact Richard Small (TIA Europe) or Huw Collingbourne (BKAA)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Association of Ki Aikido


Thank you for setting this up. I look forward to much reading and posting and send best wishes from the Association of Ki Aikido in sunny Kilburn, North West London.

Have fun

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Glad to be part of the group

Well , of one thing I am sure, my Aikido is better than my ability to use this modern electronic stuff. Well done Huw for making this opportunity. I'll plug my web site here as I'm not sure my profile relates to Aikido .... something to work I guess. I look forward to finding out what is going on in your worlds. Richard

Welcome to Aikido Dojos UK

So what is this site all about? In short, this site aims to provide a place for British Aikido clubs to help one another, share information and (I hope!) eventually to organise events that we can share too.

This project was started by Huw Collingbourne, sensei at the Hartland Aikido Club in North Devon. We are a very small and rather remote club that practises way out in the wilds of the North Devon Countryside. Unfortunately we are situated at a considerable distance from the other clubs in our 'parent' organisation, The British Ki Aikido Association.

In fact, our closest contacts in 'real life' (rather than by phone or email) are with other clubs from other organisations. For example, I regularly practise with the aiki-jo club in Bideford which is part of a different Aikido organisation from a different Aikido tradition (Iwama). Not all small, independent or remote Aikido clubs are that fortunate. Maybe you go to a club that has no other club nearby. Or maybe there is a club nearby but the sensei may not be open to practising with other clubs or styles of Aikido? If that's the case, we might be able to help. Your club isn't the only one that has had to deal with the problems that afflict small clubs and dojos. Lots of us have had to get to grips with the problems of running a club on a shoestring, trying to attract (and keep) new students, creating web sites, dealing with insurance - or just finding opportunities to get together and share our Aikido practice with other people. That's what 'Aikido Dojos UK' is all about - making contact, sharing ideas, helping one another out.

First and foremost, this is a group of Aikido friends. This is not an 'association' - there is no membership, no fees and no 'red tape'. You can participate in this site if you belong to an established association or if you have a tiny, independently-run club. And there is no restriction on the 'style' or 'school' of Aikido. All we ask is that you are open to clubs from other styles and other organisations.

Why not join us? Send an email to me, Huw Collingbourne, (details on the Contacts Page). Maybe you would just like a listing for your club on the Aikido Clubs page? Or maybe you would like to take a more active part by contributing posts to this web site? Just drop me a line and let's talk about it.

Best wishes to all,