What's important is that Saunders Sensei taught the essential principles that make Aikido strong and effective. Everything time I train with Saunders Sensei I feel equipped not only with new technical knowledge, but a better idea of the foundations of Aikido so that I can progress on my own.
This club offers superb aikido instruction in a friendly but committed environment and offers something for both beginners and existing Aikidoka.
When I first joined Meikyokai Aikido and was introduced to Yoshinkan Aikido I wondered how aikido could benefit me, a year on and I am more relaxed,confident and fit.To become any where near good in aikido you need a good teacher and at Meikyokai aikido you definitely will find that
Training is challenging, frustrating, fascinating, and rewarding all in one session. However, the best part is training with really great people, some of who have become really great friends. I have been training for over 10 years and my only regret about aikido is that I don’t do enough of it.
Training is a contstant intellectual as well as physical challenge. Each lesson at the Meikyokai I feel I make progress in both areas. Most importantly Sensei Neil's welcoming and encouraging attitude to work hard as well as enjoy the training is mirrored by a great group of friendly and dedicated students.
Throughout the year we teach, host guest instructors and attend a number of seminars within the UK. Meikyokai Aikido is fortunate enough to have hosted Robert Mustard Sensei a number of times over the last several years and also attending such seminars with teachers such as Takafumi Takeno Sensei, Jacques Payet Sensei, Joe Thambu Sensei to name but a few. Please check back regularly for more information and feel free to contact us regarding an information on this page.
A seminar with Robert Mustard Sensei & Toby Threadgill Sensei
We are pleased to announce Meikyokai Aikido will be holding a two day seminar with Sensei Robert Mustard and Sensei Toby Threadgill in September 2013. This proved to be a hugely popular event when we held this in September 2012, with fantastic feedback, so we thought we would hold this event again. Please find below an overview of the seminar dates, venue and costs:
• Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2013 at the Dartford Judo Centre
• Training times are as follows:
Saturday 14th September: 10:00 -
Sunday 15th September: 10:00 -
• Costs: £100 for Saturday & Sunday
£50 for Saturday or Sunday only.
If you book before 1st July 2013 the cost for both days is only £90.
Robert Mustard 7th Dan Yoshinkan Shihan -
We are pleased to announce Meikyokai Aikido will be holding a two day gasshuku with Robert Mustard Sensei in September 2013. This has proven to both a unique and popular event.
Please find below an overview of the course dates, venue and so on:
• Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2013
• The gasshuku will be held at the Shudokan Preston dojo.
• Payment options are once again available to spread the cost over a number of months.
For more information contact us for further details. Please note that places will fill up quick, so do not hesitate to contact us to reserve your place.
Neil Saunders Sensei will be teaching at the Keiko Shokon Aikido dojo in Somerset in June, for information please contact Christopher Gee at http://www.keikoshokonaikido.co.uk/ for more information. We look forward to seeing you all there.