Club History

 Opened in 2007, by a small group of experienced practitioners who continue studying together to the present day. The current membership comprises of beginners, students who have practiced a number of years, and some who have studied the art for decades.  In all cases, experience and knowledge is shared willingly.

The club has long-standing friendships with members of Manchester, Macclesfield and Belper Aikido clubs and is affiliated to the Aikido Headquarters Dojo (Hombu) through its membership of the British Aikido Federation

Since our opening a number of eminent teachers have graciously accepted invitations to conduct seminars at the dojo:  Takeshi Yamashima Sensei, Terry Ezra Sensei, Dan Messisco Sensei, Janet Clift Sensei and David Yates Sensei (images below). 

Takeshi Yamashima ShihanTerry Ezra ShihanDan Messisco SenseiJanet Clift SenseiDavid Yates Sensei