Summer Holiday Closure

Please note that the dojo will be closed at the end of August. The last training session will be Monday 15th August and we’ll start again on Saturday 3rd September.

Always remember to wear sunscreen.


Genryukan Aikido is 7!


It seems just like yesterday when we started with the support of Gowaryu Aikido, trying to get over the impostor syndrome and hope the club will take.

We’ve had a lot of students come and go. We had different venues, different associations and many guest instructors in various styles. All this allowed us all, instructors and students alike, to learn, evolve and grow in our aikido practice.

Our techniques and teaching methods may have change in time, but the constant through all the years have been a willingness to learn more and have fun whilst doing so.

I hope we will carry on for many more years with the same thirst for knowledge, open-mindedness and fun.

The success of the club is a collective effort, so I would like to take the opportunity to thank James Dempster, Phil Eyers, Tom Davey, Tony Dowling, Eoin Kerrigan, Paul Smith, and all of the other instructors & students that walked through the club door.

So if you come along next Saturday, there is a strong possibility that there will be cake…


New grades

Congratulations to Tany Wert, Alex Jowett and Nicola Hughes for earning their yellow belt.

Excellent work, keep it up. 🙂


South of the River 2015

sotr2015The success of the recent South of the River Seminar, hosted by Genryukan Aikido, means that we were able to make an excellent donation to our supported charity SAGA Charitable Trust.

To all those who helped with the seminar, the instructors, mat movers, those who attended the weekend and very kindly donated to the charity, we would like to thank you for your generosity. We would also like to express our gratitude to the British Aikido Association for their extremely generous donation.

Sarah Jenner of SCT responded “Your donation is enough to give 180 school pupils in Kenya a bag of flour – each bag provides twelve meals for a family of four – food they would not otherwise be able to afford. Huge, huge thanks to you as always for supporting us and to everyone who got involved in making donations”