Howard Popkin @Genryukan 2015

Aiki Connections 2015 – with Howard Popkin Sensei 

Course date : Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June 2015

Howard Popkin Sensei

We are pleased to announce that Howard Popkin Sensei returns to Genryukan dojo in June 2015. Those who attended Howard’s first UK seminar here in May 2014 will agree it was a fantastic weekend, with all participants enjoying Howard’s great humour and sublime skills.

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BAA South of the River Seminar 2014


On behalf of the British Aikido Association, Genryukan are honoured to be hosting this year’s South of the River Seminar.

September 20th & 21st 2014
Hawkinge Community Centre, nr Folkestone
Instructors Ken Broome, Bob Jones, John Burn, Shaun Hoddy & Simon Fraser
Open to members and non-members alike.
National Dan grading on Saturday.

For full details see the SOTR 2014 event page on the BAA Website.


Howard Popkin Place up for grabs – not to be missed!

Aiki Connections – Daito Ryu with Sensei Howard Popkin 

Due to a last minute cancellation, there is one space available. Grab it now below if you want it!

Date of Course : Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May 2014

Howard Popkin Sensei

We are very pleased to be hosting Howard Popkin Sensei from the USA, a long time student under Okamoto Seigo, founder of Roppokai Daitō-ryū and a student of Horikawa Kodo Sensei (longest serving student of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu founder Takeda Sōkaku).  This is Popkin Sensei’s first seminar to be held within the UK.

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.

The course fee is £100 and it will be a very full weekend – to register or for more information please email Phil Eyers

Course content
Overview of Daitō-ryū jūjutsu, Aiki-jūjutsu, and Aiki-no-jutsu
Relationship of Daitō-ryū techniques to Aikido techniques
Methods of analyzing techniques for improved efficacy
Methods for improving overall softness in techniques

Location will be at Genryukan Dojo, Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre, Belgrave Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9RA. – Easy access by car via the M20, Via train to Dover Priory Station. The Dojo is within walking distance (less than 10 mins from station).

We can provide accommodation for you, just get in touch.

Payments via paypal in advance, just contact Phil Eyers via email at or on 07445 453182

We are limiting the event to only 25 participants.

Please wear white dogi without hakama.

Buy your advance ticket now or put down your deposit via paypal to secure your place.

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Koryu and Randori training at Thanet dojo

Thanet Dojo are holding a 3 day intensive, including aikido koryu, randori and fitness training in preparation for the european competition in April.

Instructor: Harvey Goodman

All welcome.

Date: 25th-27th Feb 8am-12

For more information please contact Dick Todd