Genryukan Aikido

Welcome to Genryukan Aikido

Aikido is a non-aggressive martial art that can be learned by all. Come and train in an environment where you can enjoy yourself and progress at your own pace and within their your capabilities and limitations.  We have students from very mixed backgrounds, and of all ages and abilities.

Beginners are always welcome!

  • Learn a non-aggressive martial art, suitable for everyone.
  • Train in a safe, friendly environment and learn at your own pace.
  • Improve your fitness, coordination and confidence.
  • The first session is free so you can give our martial art a try,  with no obligations!

Grading night - 2013
Aiki Connection Seminar 2015 with Howard Popkin Sensei
Junior throwing Tom
Lesson with Robert Mustard Shihan
Kote gaeshi
South Of The River seminar 2015
Family Session
Ninindori training (multiple attackers)
Lesson with Robert Mustard Shihan
South Of The River Seminar
Shomen Ate
Training with Mick Pratt Sensei
Mick Pratt Sensei
Getting ready for Kote Gaeshi (wrist fold)
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Genryukan Aikido is a non-profit martial art club established in 2009 in Dover, Kent, member of the British Aikido Association.

Latest news:

And we’re closed again…

Due to the change in covid restrictions, we unfortunately have to suspend training sessions again, and this until further notice.

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Back to the dojo

We’re back to the dojo!….. carefully.

We will resume Monday training sessions, but obviously, there will be no contact training unless you’re part of a social bubble. I’ve just done a risk assessment and I would need everybody to sign it on arrival (or you can print it and sign it, ready to hand in):

Be sure to bring your own drinks (ideally alcohol-free), bring weapons if you have any (not firearms please), keep your distance (mai ai) and wear a mask. No mask, no training. Just pretend to be a ninja if it makes you feel better (I know I will).

I’ll be there at around 7pm, help with the mats would be appreciated as there’s extra cleaning. Also for that reason, the session will be 90 minutes so we have more time to clean and put the mats away.

So the training session will be from 7:30pm until 9pm.
(Unfortunately, no beginners as we’re still working things out)

See you all Monday.

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Aiki Connections 2018 – Daito Ryu Aiki-jujutsu

Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna return to the UK at the end of June 2018 for the fifth annual Aiki Connections weekend, in historic Dover. Home to the famous white cliffs and the amazing 11th Century Castle.

Those who attended the previous four UK seminars here will agree it is always a fantastic weekend, with all participants enjoying the great humour and sublime skills that are on offer.


Read reviews of our previous Aiki Connections seminars here


Howard Popkin, long time student of Okamoto Seigo, the founder of Roppokai Daitō-ryū and a student of Horikawa Kodo Sensei (longest serving student of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu founder Takeda Sōkaku).

Howard is a teacher of rare quality, profound, light-touch kuzushi, extensive technical knowledge and fine humour. His lessons and technical insights into the practice of aiki are true treasures for any serious student of aikido, judo and many other arts.

Location: Genryukan Aikido, Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre, Belgrave Rd, Dover, Kent CT17 9RA.
(Parking is available on site)


For more information, and to book tickets, visit the event page here

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