Aiki Connections 2016

With Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna

We are delighted to announce that Howard Popkin returns to the UK, over the weekend of 4th & 5th June 2016. This year we are honoured that Joe Brogna is coming too. This means much more hands on time for all participants.

As with the last two years, tickets are limited, and can be reserved from today via paypal. The paypal link is on the event page.

Visit our event page for more information

Howard and Joe
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Howard and Kes Jo

South of the River 2015

The success of the recent South of the River Seminar, hosted by Genryukan Aikido, means that we were able to make an excellent donation to our supported charity SAGA Charitable Trust.

To all those who helped with the seminar, the instructors, mat movers, those who attended the weekend and very kindly donated to the charity, we would like to thank you for your generosity. We would also like to express our gratitude to the British Aikido Association for their extremely generous donation.

Sarah Jenner of SCT responded “Your donation is enough to give 180 school pupils in Kenya a bag of flour – each bag provides twelve meals for a family of four – food they would not otherwise be able to afford. Huge, huge thanks to you as always for supporting us and to everyone who got involved in making donations”

South Of The River seminar 2015


Genryukan Aikido is honoured to be hosting the 2015 South Of the River Aikido Seminar.

Thankfully this year we again have the wonderful sea views from our venue, the fantastic SAGA Pavilion in Folkestone, and have an exciting programme of Aikido scheduled for the weekend. We are hoping the weekend ticket will provide everyone with amazing value for money. It is an open event, so all are welcome.


  1. Ken Broome 7th Dan
  2. Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan
  3. Bob Jones 7th Dan
  4. Paul Wildish 6th Dan

A BAA National grading will take place on the Saturday afternoon for eligible BAA members. If you intend to take part, please email with the candidate details.

BAA Member Weekend Ticket (Saturday & Sunday) – £30
BAA Member Saturday only – £20
BAA Member Sunday only – £20

For Non-BAA members, the weekend cost will be £40.
Non-Member Saturday only – £25
Non-Member Sunday only – £25

More info on the BAA website

New Shodan

Anthony DownlingWe are proud to announce that Anthony Dowling who earned his black belt at the Herne Bay’s BAA Winter School.

He is our first Genryukan student to achieve dan grade and is a credit to the club. Congratulations Tony, all the hard work has paid off.

Also a big thank you to all the instructors and local clubs (Gowaryu, Mushin and Hassou Aikido) who helped him get there.