Wesley Memorial Methodist Church Hall. Bryants Hill. St George. Bristol. BS5 8QS

07775 610 464
info@tenchikandojo.com


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    Take Your First Steps
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    To Mastering Aikido
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    At Aikido Tenchikan Dojo

A Typical Class

What should you expect

"With anything new the hardest part is starting."

With the help of the instructor and your fellow students we try to make your first step as easy as possible. Your job is simply to arrive.

Every class follows a similar structure including warm-up, breakfalls, basic exercises, techniques, weapons (wooden sword or staff) and some free practice.  

To find out more about our classes click below...
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International Instructors

Our regular seminars

Aikido is a complex and subtle martial art which requires constant study and development. We understand Aikido requires lifelong study so we continually seek to improve our Aikido through regular instruction by senior teachers Kobayashi dojos, Japan and Europe.  We also travel to Japan and Europe to train with our instructors when they visit other Kobayashi dojos.


To see our latest seminar schdule click below...

Aikido Dojo In Bristol

Open To Everyone

Aikido Tenchikan Dojo is a Traditional Aikikai Aikido dojo based in St George, Bristol practicing all aspects of traditional Aikido including weapons bokken & jo (sword and staff).  Tenchikan Dojo is open to everyone over the age of 18 to join our practice.

The instructors try to preseve the martial art of Aikido and the teaching style of Kobayashi dojos, Japan.

To find out more about Tenchikan Dojo, click below..

Why Practice Aikido In Bristol?


Aikido Tenchikan Dojo hold regular Aikido courses in Bristol and Bath. Annual international Yudansha (black belt) examinations are held under the direction of Hiroaki Kobayashi Sensei on behalf of Yasuo Kobayashi Sensei 8th Dan. These black belt examinations are certified and registered by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, Hombu Dojo Japan.

Ten Chi Kan Dojo is a fully insured member of the British Aikido Board; its instructor is qualified having completed the BAB's coaching course.


So what does this mean to prospective new members?


  • Practice with a Japanese trained instructor affiliated to Kobayashi Dojos, Japan
  • Receive annual practice with Kobayashi dojo instructors from Japan
  • International Aikikai recognised Dan grades
  • Membership of the British Aikido Board (national governing body of Aikido).
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OUR SEMINARS


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ABOUT AIKIDO

WHAT IS AIKIDO?
A BRIEF HISTORY

Aikido was created by Morihei Ueshiba who was born in Japan on December 14, 1883.
Aikido in its current form is a relatively young martial art being formally named around 1942. However Aikido techniques are rooted in many ancient martial arts including Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu, yari & Ken Jutsu.

It could be said that Aikido takes the joint locks and throws from jujitsu and combines them with the body movements of sword and spear fighting. We must also take into account that many Aikido techniques are the result of Master Ueshiba's own innovation.

Aikido focuses on using an attacker's own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement

Even with all his martial knowledge and strength, he felt very dissatisfied. He began delving into religions in hopes of finding a deeper significance to life, all the while continuing to pursue his studies of budo.


To find out more about Aikido click below​


INSTRUCTOR

JEFF MILLS
DOJO-CHO 4TH DAN AIKIKAI

Jeff started Aikido back in 1995 whilst at University.
Already with a background in Judo through his younger years he took to Aikido straight away.
During his degree he not only studied Aikido but also Wing Chun Kung Fu and Judo.​ But Aikido was his main focus practicing several times a week.

Practicing several times a week for 4 years he obtained his black belt. 

Upon graduation Jeff moved to London and continued his Aikido study.  It was at this time he first encountered Hiroaki Kobayashi.  After this experience Jeff's passion for Aikido solidified.


In 2001 Jeff fulfilled his ambition of travelling to Japan to study Aikido.  He spent three months as a live-in student known as an uchi-deshi in Japanese.  This emersive experience consisted of living and sleeping in the dojo and practicing Aikido everyday plus many dojo chors.  However he enjoyed this experience so much he returned a couple more times over the years and in 2005 took his (nidan) 2nd degree black belt test at (Hombu Dojo) the world Aikido headquaters in Tokyo. 


​To find out more about Jeff Mills click below




UPCOMING
COURSES & SEMINARS

20

OCT

2017


19/10 - 22/10
PILL DOJO, BRISTOL

Urban Shihan returns once again to Bristol for a weekend of great Aikido. Big strong movements, with loads of influences from leading Shihan.


17

DEC

2017


COURSE & GRADING

17/12 - 17/12
​​​​​​​PILL DOJO, BRISTOL

Open seminar featuring association instructors.  Kyu grading for members


23

FEB

2018


KOYANAGI SENSEI COURSE

23/02 - 25/02
PILL DOJO, BRISTOL

Koyanagi Sensei returns again to the UK  Long time uchi-deschi of Kobayashi Shihan.  This teacher's sytle is heavily influenced by Kobayashi sensei big circlular movements.


TBC

MAR

2018


COURSE & GRADING

TBC PILL DOJO, BRISTOL

Open seminar featuring KUK association instructors.  Kyu grading for members