Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido is a Japanese martial art created in the first half of the twentieth century by Morihei Ueshiba.

Its main feature is an emphasis on blending and harmonising with an attacker’s force in order to overcome them; this is achieved through a syllabus of throws and joint-locks which can be adapted to a wide variety of situations.

The techniques of aikido are such that an attacker can be harmlessly controlled, immobilised or seriously injured depending on the intention of the practitioner.

Because aikido is studied and practised in a co-operative environment, it is suitable for people of virtually any age or level of fitness.

Bristol North Aikido Dojo

Bristol North Aikido Dojo

We practice a traditional form of aikido handed down by Nobuyoshi Tamura (a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba) and his students Pierre Chassang and Michael Narey. The dojo is a member of the National Aikido Federation, founded by Tamura, Chassang and Narey, and is registered with the British Aikido Board, the UK’s governing body for Aikido. All our instructors are certified to at least Coaching Level 1 by the BAB.

Bristol North Aikido Dojo is also associated with the Sangenkai, a group of practitioners from a variety of disciplines who study the internal power bodywork system taught by Dan Harden.


United Reform Church Hall, 139 Muller Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 9RE.


Daren Sims (07941 257940 / 0117 9429104), or for further details.

New students always welcome!