Genryukan Aikido

Koryu Dai Ichi Seminar

Zen Eikoku Tomiki Aikido Renmei is hosting a Koryu Dai Ichi Seminar under the direction of Shaun Hoddy Sensei 6th Dan Tomiki Aikido, 1st Dan Taiho-Jutsu.

Saturday 14th November 2009, from 2:30pm to 5:45pm

“My daughter Lisa who lost her battle to cancer on 27th November 2006 has inspired this course. The aim of this course is to raise money for the Karen Ball Fund. The Karen Ball Fund is a small charity based in the county of Rutland who came to our aid by funding some of Lisa’s private treatment. All profits made will be donated to the Karen Ball Fund.”


Please support this good cause:
ZETAR Licensed Instructor Free
Adult Course Fee £8.00
Junior Course Fee £4.00

More details available here:
Course invite, Koryu Dai Ichi Seminar


Articles from Mokuren Dojo

We have added a link to articles from Mokuren Dojo, an Aikido & Judo club in the USA.

New articles are added on a very regular basis and we feel that they would interest our students.

You can find the links on the left hand side of the site, below the “Categories” section.


The Blind Men and the Elephant


A number of disciples went to the Buddha and said, “Sir, there are living here in Savatthi many wandering hermits and scholars who indulge in constant dispute, some saying that the world is infinite and eternal and others that it is finite and not eternal, some saying that the soul dies with the body and others that it lives on forever, and so forth. What, Sir, would you say concerning them?”

The Buddha answered, “Once upon a time there was a certain raja who called to his servant and said, ‘Come, good fellow, go and gather together in one place all the men of Savatthi who were born blind… and show them an elephant.’ ‘Very good, sire,’ replied the servant, and he did as he was told. He said to the blind men assembled there, ‘Here is an elephant,’ and to one man he presented the head of the elephant, to another its ears, to another a tusk, to another the trunk, the foot, back, tail, and tuft of the tail, saying to each one that that was the elephant.

“When the blind men had felt the elephant, the raja went to each of them and said to each, ‘Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? Tell me, what sort of thing is an elephant?’Continue reading“The Blind Men and the Elephant”


Membership and Insurance

We would like to remind the students who have not yet acquired their membership  or have let it expired, that they can download the membership form here, fill it in and return it to one of the instructor.

While we are sorting out a bank account for the club, we regret that we are unable to take cheques yet.

The membership is important as it will allow the students to be graded under ZETAR and also includes their yearly personal insurance.


Genryukan Training session

Here are some pictures taken last monday.

It was very nice to see everybody in Gis, getting in the spirit of aikido.
Despite being composed of only beginners (3rd proper lesson), some really good techniques are already showing through.

Well done guys, please carry on like this!