Genryukan Aikido

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.


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


Aiki Connections 2017

Once again, we’ve had a great weekend learning some Daitoryu Aikijujitsu techniques, thanks to Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna from the  Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai

The 4th edition of the Aiki Connection seminar has been a success with a packed dojo. It was very nice to see people from so many different martial arts style training together with open minds. Howard and Joe, as usual, brought their good humour and high level of skills, making the lessons very enjoyable and fun.

Big thank you to Phil Eyers for organising this great event.