Aikido is a Japanese martial art and competitive sport involving throws, strikes and joint locks. It is an ideal form of self defence for men and women of all sizes, which tactfully employs efficient body movement, and not sheer physical strength, to generate power.
Tomiki Kenji Shihan (on right of photo) founded Shodokan Aikido in 1976, emphasising the modern educational significance of peaceful budo (martial arts). A systematic training method prompts progress and understanding. University of Nottingham Club members have competed at national and international level, including the 2011 International Championships in London.
We welcome beginners and experienced players from all backgrounds alike. There are at least three evening sessions per week, and additional seminars with the best instructors from around the country. Gradings are regularly conducted and our socials always involve good food!
You can join at any time simply by turning up to any session in comfortable clothing, or contacting the current Club President (Alan 07831274202, firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are affiliated with Shodokan Aikido UK.
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LEFT TO RIGHT:
(Back row) Tao, Nathan, Alan, Bashar, Phil, Hank, Niels
(Middle two) Yanin, Sybil
(Front row) Anthony, Mohammad, Jess, Heiss