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Aikido

Gen Sen Jyuku

Aikido Sports Club

A Short Video On How Training Normally Looks Like:

What is Aikido?

  • Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, known as O-Sensei meaning “great teacher”. Aikido is a synthesis of O-Sensei's martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs. The art uses throws, locks and pins as its principal movements.  Translated as “the way of harmonious spirit” the primary goal for the practice of aikido is to overcome oneself instead of cultivating violence or aggressiveness

Aikido: "the way of harmonious spirit"

  • Ai, meaning “joining” or “harmonising”
  • Ki, meaning “breath”, or “energy”
  • Do, meaning “way” or “path”

  

O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba

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: Combat Room, Sports and Wellness Hub,  Cryfield Village, University of Warwick,  Coventry, CV4 7EU

When? Thrice a week.

  • Monday: 09:00-10:50 
  • Wednesday: 20:00 - 21:50 
  • Friday: 14:00 - 15:50 

Club Memberships: 

The purchase of club memberships can be bought by sessions, termly or yearly, and are as follow:

One session: £3.50

Termly fee(with a free gi): £50

Yearly fee (with a free gi + 20% discount): £125 

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. 

Opportunities!

  • 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, if it were not for the pandemic, Germany and Strasbourg, France in 2020!
  • To build our trust with one another, we have a social after our training sessions 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!
  • During lockdown, we have also been exploring different ways to stay close online, such as Jackbox, Murder Mystery Nights, Spyfall, Cards Against Humanities etc.

     

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

Don't forget to follow us on

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gensenjyuku/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warwickaikido/

Website:  https://warwickaikido.com/

We hope to see you on the mats! :)

 

Covid-19 Training Precautions:

Disclaimer: ( as of summer 2021) COVID procedures are no longer mandatory, though we still encourage precautionary practices to allow safe training.

Please see our website for more details: https://warwickaikido.com/covid-19/

-Pre-session sign-up required: Members will need to sign-up in advance for each session via a SU system: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/login

For university regulations and guidelines please kindly refer to the COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 FAQs from the SU and Warwick Sports. 

Upcoming Events

Spring Seminar
12th March 10am - 4pm
Weapons Seminar
4th June 10am - 4pm
Combat Room, Warwick Sports Hub
Come join us for a day of weapons training!

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