Genryukan Aikido

Martial Arts for Mental Health

I am pleased to announce an initiative started by the Up 4 Mental Health” charity, involving Genryukan Aikido and Folkestone Hypnotherapy.

“Martial Arts for Mental Health” will start on April 2nd 2023, 10am-11:30am at the Folkestone Business Hub.  This FREE activity is for people suffering from anxiety issues, regardless of gender, age, background or abilities. This will be a 6 weeks course, you can join at any time.

The aim is to participate in a friendly activity, with like-minded people. If you’re worried about feeling awkward, you won’t be the only one. You’ll be just fine and you’ll be in good hands. Christophe is a 2nd Dan Aikido instructor, qualified hypnotherapist specialising in anxiety issues, and ex-anxiety sufferer himself. The only rule is “do what you can“. No pressure, no judgment, just a bit of fun, as demonstrated in the video below. 
(IMPORTANT: you will not be expected to be thrown like Tom in this video!)

Get your FREE ticket on Eventbrite:


Back to the dojo

We’re back to the dojo!!

Assuming everything goes to plan with the restrictions being lifted šŸ¤žšŸ¤žšŸ¤ž, we will resume normal training on Monday 5th July 2021.

See you all Monday.


Seminar by Nariyama Shihan and honbu instructors Thursday 17th August 2017

Special SAF International seminarĀ given by Nariyama Testsuro shihanĀ and visiting Osaka honbu dojoĀ instructors.

It will happen on Thursday 17th August, Ā the day before the World Championships in London.

It will be from 10.00 – 15.30 at Thomas Tallis Sports Centre, close to the competition venue. It is open to all players.

To book a place, emailĀ to confirm name, contact details (email), club and grade.

More details available on this flyer:Ā Aug 2017 Seminar