Great feedback

I have been a committed budoka for some fifty years, first practising judo, then subsequently practising Tomiki Aikido, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iaido and Mugai Ryu Iaiheiho. Throughout my budo journey I have shared practice with jujutsu, jodo, kenjutsu, karate, Nihon Shorinji Kempo and Chinese tai chi teachers. This experience…

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Nice words…

“My brief time training with Popkin and Brogna Sensei radically altered my perspective on aiki. One of the first things you will notice with Popkin and Brogna Sensei is the confident effortlessness of their movement. Come in contact with one of them, and instantly you are attached to something you…

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Aiki Connections Single Day tickets

As we reach the “one month to go” mark before the Aiki Connections weekend with Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna, we are very pleased that so many have booked up to attend.  We understand that there are some who are unable to make the whole weekend, so to help with…

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Assumptions, courtesy of Peter Boylan

An excerpt from an old post on Peter Boylan’s (the Budo Bum) blog…. “Getting out to a seminar or two in another art can broaden your perspective on situations the arts you study are intended to deal with. Every art has a frame through which it interprets the world. It’s…

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Aiki Connections 2018, not long now!

As we reach the four weeks to go to point, there’s good news for those who booked their place early.  The complimentary event t-shirts are ready and will be available at the Aiki Connections weekend. Those who missed the free event t-shirt offer can still order one here Aiki Connections…

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Epic training day

We had a fantastic days training on May Bank holiday Saturday. The beautiful weather set the scene for an intensive seven hour training session. Participants came from as far afield as Cornwall, from London, and from the local area of course. I want to thank the Cornish contingent for travelling…

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Aiki Connections 2018

As we get closer to Aiki Connections 2018, if you are planning to attend, please book your ticket via the event page here http://www.daitoryu.co.uk/aiki-connections-2018/ Event T-shirts can also be ordered for delivery or pick-up at the Aiki Connections event. http://www.daitoryu.co.uk/aiki-connections-2018/aiki-connections-t-shirt/

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Great feedback from Nikos

Last summer, through a contact of my teacher, Quentin Cooke, I was informed of a small Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu study group led by Phil Eyers that follows the Roppokai tradition and Seigo Okamoto sensei. This group has been inviting two American teachers, Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna sensei (personal students of…

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