About us

We have a friendly and lively club with a mixture of men and women. Our club covers all aspects of aikido training:

Kihon (basics)
Kata (pre-arranged paired forms) competition time
Randori (Sports practice)
Plus applied aikido and Japanese traditional weapons practice (tanto, bokken, jo)

We started the club in 1998. Paul Bonett has been practicing aikido since 1980.

We practice in the Shodokan system, developed by Tomiki Kenji Sensei, a senior student of Uyeshiba Morihei, the founder of aikido.

This link gives you a brief history and context for our aikido:Shodokan Aikido (it is quite a good synopsis of our system). The preson mentioned in the article, Nariyama Tetsuro Shihan in Osaka, os Paul Bonett’s Sensei and examiner and the guide for the development of our aikido.

Our club is very successful at regional, national and international level in competition and is well respected for the high standard of its students. It won the overall Team Trophy in the 2010 BAA Kyu Grade Nationals. We entered a team in the 2009 Kyoto Festival of Aikido and the 2013 Osaka Shodokan Aikido Federation tournament. Paul refereed in the 2015 World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Our Juniors have been regular medal winners at national level competitions.

Training Schedule: Please click on the Training Times link for our timetable.

Clothing: You do not need aikidogi (合気道着 or 合気道衣) is the formal Japanese name for the uniform used for aikido training) to begin with; tracksuit is ok. We are barefoot on the mat (tatami) and there are changing rooms and showers at the dojo.

We welcome beginners and all our students endevour to support newcomers as they begin to learn.

Paul Bonett

5th Dan – JAA/BAA Aikido; 4th Dan Shotokan karate

BAA/SAUK Senior Grading Examiner

National and International Coach

Manager Shodokan UK International Squad 2001-2005

Kata coach BAA 2015 Gold Coast Squad SAF World Championships

National and International sport aikido Judge and Referee

Tel: 07774 629014 or 01273 677365

Paul Bonett, 5th Dan Aikido, 4th Dan Shotokan Karate
Paul Bonett, 5th Dan Aikido, 4th Dan Shotokan Karate
Carole Grey - 2nd Dan
Carole Grey – 2nd Dan
Kiyo Allen - Second Dan
Kiyo Allen – Second Dan
Yumiko Hanstock - Second Dan
Yumiko Hanstock – Second Dan

 

 

Tom Ascroft - 1st Dan
Tom Ascroft – 1st Dan
Voja Davidov - 1st Dan
Voja Davidov – 1st Dan
Ron Puttock - 1st Dan
Ron Puttock – 1st Dan
Jon Gorf - 2nd Dan, instructor at Worthing Shodokan
Jon Gorf – 2nd Dan, instructor at Worthing Shodokan

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