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Old 08-20-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
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Aikido in Derbyshire/Yorkshire+general?


Seems I may have to leave Japan shortly to return back to the UK (Chesterfield nr Sheffield). I wondered if anyone knows of any good dojos or teachers in Derbyshire/Yorkshire area?...I currently practice Nishio style aikido but doubt whether there is anywhere I can practice this form without excessive travel.

Assuming I can't find a dojo..at what level can you start some form of club?..I'm currently only 1st que....I expect this is no where near sufficient?

Many thanks

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Old 08-20-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: Aikido in Derbyshire/Yorkshire+general?

For Sheffield try:


In particular I recommend:
The Sheffield Hallam University Aikido Club : http://www.shef.ac.uk/misc/rec/aikido/

But then, I might be biased

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Old 08-20-2005, 02:16 PM   #3
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Re: Aikido in Derbyshire/Yorkshire+general?

Well worth a look, The Yorkshire Aikikai (BAF):




Re teaching:


Good luck Lee,

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Old 08-22-2005, 03:16 AM   #4
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Re: Aikido in Derbyshire/Yorkshire+general?


There are some great ones:

1. Sheffield: Scott Albright (5th dan) is their instructor. He's awesome. Lemme know if you want his number. He's Shodokan.

2. York: Myself and the crowd here. Please do come and visit if only once. See url in signature. We are of course, Shodokan.

3. Leeds/York: Aikikai with either Ken (5th dan) or karl (3rd dan).

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
yann@york-aikido.org York Shodokan Aikido
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:18 AM   #5
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Re: Aikido in Derbyshire/Yorkshire+general?

Hi Lee,

I don't know about Chesterfield, but I do have a couple of recommendations for Sheffield (if you have your own transport, not too far away at all).

Actually, I'm just seconding Yann and Ruperts' recommendations.

I train at the Shodokan club that Yann mentioned. We're lucky to have an excellent 5th dan Shodokan instructor, and we train in our own dojo right in the middle of town. I'm not sure what state the website is in at the moment, drop me a mail if you're thinking of paying a visit, you'll be most welcome.

The club Rupert mentioned is also a good one.

These two clubs have quite a different 'feel' to the training. Depending on what you're looking for, I think you'd probably find a fairly definite preference for training at one or the other, so I'd suggest checking out a couple of classes at both to see how you feel.

Leeds/York is too long a journey from Chesterfield for regular training imho, ok for a visit, but in your place I'd find the commute a real chore after a while.

As far as I know you're right about "Nishio style", I've not heard of anyone with that particular lineage in this immediate area.


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Old 08-22-2005, 12:14 PM   #6
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Hi Lee,
I train in Sheffield at the Hallamshire Aikido club, we're just off the ring road (Prince of Wales road) at the Waltheof sports centre. We practice on tuesdays, thursdays and sundays. You're more than welcome to come along

Our website is www.hallam-aikido.co.uk if you want to take a look.

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Old 09-08-2005, 10:11 AM   #7
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Re: Aikido in Derbyshire/Yorkshire+general?

Hya everyone

Very sorry for the long delay in replying....not had net access for quite a while.

Many thanks to everyone who kindly replied to my query..I'm back in the UK now and really looking forward to checking out some of your suggestions.


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