Aikido is a Japanese martial art created in the first half of the twentieth century by Morihei Ueshiba. It combines elements of classical jujutsu with concepts of movement and body management derived from sword fighting, and was in part framed by Ueshiba’s own spiritual beliefs.
Aikido contains a syllabus of throws and joint-locks which can be adapted to a wide variety of situations. Much of aikido’s technical focus is on the achievement of relaxed, unstoppable power, derived from the development of internal connections within the body. The individual techniques serve to train the body to respond appropriately in a martial context.
Because aikido is studied and practised in a co-operative environment, it is suitable for people of virtually any age or level of fitness. However, if you have any concerns about your ability to practice, please feel free to contact us in advance.
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.
For more information, please download our Welcome Pack.
United Reform Church Hall,
139 Muller Road,
Daren Sims (07941 257940 / 0117 9429104), or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.