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Jon Sharp
04-14-2004, 03:18 AM
Sorry for the boring thread.

I'm moving back to the SW of England this year, specifically the Bath area, and am looking to find (ideally!) an Iwama ryu dojo locally. The SW appears to be underserved in that department. Does anyone have any recommendations in that area. Of course if there are any great dojos of any style locally then I would also love to hear about those too.

Thanks for the help

Mark Williams
04-14-2004, 05:00 AM
If you're moving to Bath then I would suggest Templegate Aikido Dojo in Bristol, it is part of the National Aikido Federation led my Sensei Michael Narey.

You can visit their website at:


Flo Ricard
04-14-2004, 05:15 AM
Well, it's not Iwama Ryu but there is an aikidojo in Bath. They train Mondays, Fridays and Sundays if memory serves me well. Their website is currently down but the url is http://www.bathaikido.org.uk/

I'll try and dig out a contact number for you if you wish.

Sara M
04-14-2004, 05:15 AM
umm.. dont know if this is any help to you, the aikido is ki aikido... you can always check us out!!:): there are two that i could find for bath...



Widcombe Parish Hall

Widcombe Hill



Mondays 7:45pm to 9:45pm

Thursdays 7:45pm to 9:45pm

Teacher:- Mr. J. May 3rd Dan

Contact:- 07740 706 232

e-mail info@bathkiaikido.org.uk

Website http://www.bathkiaikido.org.uk

Bath RUH


Physio Gym

Royal United Hospital



Thursdays 7:15pm to 9:15pm

Teacher:- Mr. W. Liddell 3rd Dan

Contact:- 01225 336635


good luck..

Flo Ricard
04-14-2004, 06:37 AM
Here's the 'dojo search' entry:

Bath Aikido Society

Instructors: Paul Mitton, 4th dan; Tony Bristow, 4th dan

Phone: 044 (0)117 9861553

Schedule: Monday & Friday 6:30-8pm (Juniors), 8-10pm (Seniors); Su 11am-1pm (Seniors)

E-mail: paulmitton@cityofbristol.ac.uk URL: http://www.bathaikido.org.uk/

Style: Aikikai

Affiliation: BAB

They're a friendly lot, check it out.

Jon Sharp
04-15-2004, 05:57 AM
Thanks for the replies. I'll check those dojos out. It appears that their is some guy in Bristol who is involved in Iwama ryu, but isn't listed on the Iwama GB website, so who knows.:)

The SW does seem to be a base for Ki Aikido, I wonder how that came about?