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Gen Sen Jyuku

Aikido Sports Club

Aikido: "the way of harmonious spirit"

  •  ai – joining, unifying, combining, fitting, harmony
  •  ki – spirit, energy, 
  •  do – way, path

What is Aikido?

  • Aikido is a martial art and a philosophy that originates from Japan and the founder O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The philosophy of Aikido is to harmonise with your opponent to neutralise attacks without injury, and it is non-competitive.

Who teaches us?

  • Our dojo is lead by Chris Mooney 7th Dan Shihan; a world-renowned teacher with over 40 years of experience in Aikido.
  • He studied and travelled with the eminent T.K Chiba Sensei and has one of the only full-time dojos in the UK. 


  • Mooney Sensei sits on the Teaching Council of the British Birankai (British Aikikai), overseeing the work of the Teaching Committee and the cultivation of the next generation of Aikido teachers. 
  • Mooney Sensei is the technical director of Birankai in Germany, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

What do we learn?

  • Its techniques include pins, controls and throws, which use the attackers' strength and weight against them. Using rotational motions, Aikido neutralises the aggressors' force and includes empty hand, bokken (sword), jo (wooden staff), and tanto (knife) defences. 

Where and when we do practice?

Where? In the Combat Rooms in Sports and Wellness Hub at the University of Warwick. 

  • Address: University of Warwick Cryfield Village, Leighfield Rd, Coventry CV4 7EU

When? Twice a week.

  • Wednesday: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Friday: 19:00 - 21:00

Your safety when practising :

  • Our practice of techniques is conducted on a matted area using judo mats.
  • We wear white gi with a white belt, but newcomers are welcome in sportswear 
  • Martial arts is to trust another with your health and safety and to have others trust you, it is about having respect for those around you. 


  • We have a number of seminars throughout the year with an annual trip to a dojo in another country. Our previous trips have been to Berlin, Athens and soon to Germany and Strasbourg, France on our upcoming tour in 2020!
  • In addition to practising at Warwick Univerisity, you'll be given the chance to train at the Ei Mei Kan Dojo in Birmingham with experienced seniors.
  • To build our trust with one another, we have a social after our training session to grab a meal or a drink. We often meet up with each other in our spare time to play badminton, football, squash, sing karaoke and watch movies!


If you have any questions, do feel free to contact us via our Facebook and email.  For further information, visit our website. 

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We hope to see you on the mats! :)


Join This Club

This is an On Campus club. You’ll need a Warwick Sport Club Pass as well as a Sports Federation membership.

This is an Off Campus club. You’ll need a Warwick Sport Club Pass as well as a Sports Federation membership. Find out more about joining clubs here.

Current students should purchase the Aikido Standard Membership below.

This membership will be on sale from the 1st September 2019
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