Genryukan Aikido


Excellent training session last week, nice to have a busy mat with keen students.
Keep up the hard work!


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


Howard Popkin @ Genryukan Dojo, 24th & 25th May 2014

Aiki Connections – Daito Ryu with Sensei Howard Popkin 

Please note this course is now SOLD OUT. We are operating a wait list should there be cancellations or places added, so email if you would like to be included.

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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Christmas Break

The club will be closed during the Christmas & New Year period.
The last session will be on 16th December 2013, and training will resume on the 6th January 2014.


Satoru Tsuchiya Sensei at the BAA Winter school in Herne Bay

Satoru Tsuchiya Sensei 6 Dan, from Shodokan Aikido France will be teaching at this year’s BAA Winter School.
Tsuchiya Sensei is well known to BAA members in the South and is a very popular and accessible teacher. Also teaching this year will be Shaun Hoddy 6 Dan, Vanda Fairchild 5 Dan, Paul Wildish 6 Dan & Bob Jones 7 Dan.

This year’s school will be held at a new venue in Herne Bay.
Look for more news shortly on the BAA website and in the soon to be published Shizentai 2.