Genryukan Aikido

Nice use of shoto

Video of Lia Suzuki Sensei. I really like the use of the short sword. Good for training not to grip uke and avoiding a slightly longer weapon than a tanto. We might have to get some in.



There will be a grading up to blue belt at the Genryukan Dojo on Monday 26th October 2009. The venue is at the Dover Leisure Centre, and the session will be from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

The fee for the evening will be £10. That includes normal training.
Those who pass get their belt for free.

The grading is open to all ZETAR affiliated club members.

For students not grading that night, the fee remains £5 (£3 for juniors) as usual.


Recommended Reading

You may or may not know Neil Saunders’ book, “Aikido: the Tomiki Way” is probably our most recommended read for our members. The sheer number of photos alone is fantastic, helping to see the continuity of techniques from start to finish.

If anyone would like to buy these books direct from the author, or his DVD, we have added a link to Neil’s site to our links section.

Google books also has a nice preview of “Aikido: The Tomiki Way”