Doshin Aikido Club - Taunton, Somerset
Itai Doshin Aikido
Club is directly linked to Japan as members of the Owari Aikikai under the
chairmanship of Takimoto Shihan (7th
Dan Aikikai) who are registered with the Aikido Aikikai headquarters (The Hombu)
in Tokyo. We are the first club outside of Japan to be part of Owari Aikikai so
this is a special honour for us. Owari Aikikai consists of 21 dojos and
approximately 500 students.
We teach traditional
Aikido as developed by the founder Ueshiba Morihei and are privileged to receive
technical direction from Toshiaki Kawachi Sensei (5th
Dan Aikikai) who is a student of Takimoto Shihan. We have been very fortunate
in having Kawachi Sensei as part of our Club whilst working in the UK for three
years and albeit he has now returned to Japan; will continue to provide
technical direction and visit the UK when he can.
It is worth pointing
out that Aikido is particularly suitable for women, as correctly practised is
not dependent upon physical strength. By all means call us for a chat but the
easiest way of seeing what we do is to come along and watch a session (see
website for full details).
We welcome new
students who wish to experience this soft, dynamic, yet powerful martial art.
www.itaidoshin.uk Email: [email protected]