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Asoryu Aikido Club, Huddersfield

"Aikido Club, teaching Traditional Japanese Aikido in West Yorkshire to all age groups & challanges"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Asoryu Aikido Club is affiliated to the following Aikido assocations; the Go Shin Kai Aikido Assocation & the BAB (British Aikido Board), see website for more information 

Our Mission & Ethos

The Mission of Asoryu Aikido Club in the UK and beyond is…

To support, develop and encourage the teaching of good Aikido to all those in the UK and from the wider Aikido community who are interested in learning Aikido, Asoryu Aikido Club’s way (Asoh Kinjo shihan’s style of traditional Aikikai Aikido). That is a style of Aikido which focuses on the flowing movements of Aikikai supported by the structure and discipline of Aikido as interpreted by Asoh Kinjo sensei 7th Dan, Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo, Japan. Aikido training which is highly repetitive, training that concentrates on kihon, training that is extremely rigorous, energetic and active, in training sessions that are dedicated to learning, development and growth in Aikido. To prepare Asoryu Aikido Club members to become, not only good aikidoka who form part of Asoryu Aikido Club but, more importantly good aikidoka who can hold their own within the worldwide aikidoka community. 

The Ethos & Principles of Asoryu Aikido Club in the UK and beyond are…

Asoryu aikidoka should through good and honest Aikido training the Asoryu Aikido Club way, become an integral and respected part of the wider Aikido community in the UK and the wider Aikido community worldwide and should be dedicated to the advancement of good Aikido that benefits the community as a whole. Asoryu Aikido Club should at all times maintain an all-inclusive policy. We should never entertain any form of; ageism, racism, sexism, religious intolerance or any other kind of isms or intolerances. Asoryu Aikido Club actively discourages all forms of competition within its Aikido training regime. Asoryu Aikido Club's aikidoka should be humble, respectful, always willing to learn from others, always willing to share with others, should avoid being critical of their fellow aikidoka and their fellow Aikido clubs and associations. Asoryu Aikido Club's aikidoka should be patient and tolerant of all other Asoryu Aikido Club's aikidoka and all aikidoka everywhere. 

As clearly defined, evidenced and enchrined within the Asoryu Aikido Club Constitution (see below), all Club members can expect and rely upon the principles of; respect, fair treatment, the protection of basic human rights and the right to be heard. The most important of these Club principles is the protection and fair treatment of every Asoryu Aikido Club member; any form of bullying, maltreatment, disrespect, discrimination, manipulative behaviour or abuse of position by any Club member against any other Club member(s) will not be tolerated and will be addressed by the Asoryu Aikido Club, Steering Committee.

Our Services Are

Low Cost

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What We Do

Why Choose Aikido?

Aikido is a unique and highly effective Japanese martial art intended to train the body, the mind and the spirit and can be practiced by both the young and elderly alike. 

If you are considering taking training in a martial art then Aikido - which does not use strength, expands your mental alertness, develops your self-confidence, improves your level of fitness and is very enjoyable - could be the "way" for you.

Aikido (合気道, aikidō) is a Japanese Martial Art developed by O Sensei, Ueshiba Morihei as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." O Sensei's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.

Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the Aikidōka (Aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws, joint locks and immobilisations.

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You can help me by, recommending Aikido to the people you know, as an activity that will help people to relax, gain confidence and cope better with their daily life. It helps people to deal with life's problems in a way that is free from stress and anxiety and it enables them to develop lasting friendships with other like minded people. Aikido goes way beyond the training hall, it is a highly social activity practised in a friendly environment and which breaks down barriers to social engagement with ALL people.

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Additional Info

This is a low cost yet highly beneficial activity, offering huge benefits to All individuals without any form of discrimination whatsoever. Aikido is open to every member of society.

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