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 -
We are pleased to announce Meikyokai Aikido will be holding a two day seminar with Sensei Robert Mustard in May 2014. Please find below an overview of the seminar dates, venue and costs:
• Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May 2014 at the High Wycombe Judo Centre
• Costs: £70 for Saturday & Sunday
£40 for Saturday or Sunday only.
If you book before 1st March 2014 the cost for both days is only £60.
For more information about the seminar and how to sign up for this course, download the booking form:
An open seminar with Robert Mustard Sensei & Tobin Threadgill Sensei
We are pleased to announce Meikyokai Aikido will be holding a two day seminar with Sensei Robert Mustard and Sensei Tobin Threadgill in September 2014. This proved to be a hugely popular event when we held this in September 2012, and September 2013 with fantastic feedback, so we thought we would hold this event again.
Please find below an over of the seminar dates, venue and costs:
• Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September 2014 at the High Wycombe Judo Centre
• Costs: £100 for Saturday & Sunday
£50 for Saturday or Sunday only.
If you book before 1st July 2014 the cost for both days is only £90.
For more information about the seminar and how to sign up for this course, download the booking form
Neil Saunders Sensei will be teaching at the Koushinkan Aikido Oxford dojo in January,
for information please contact Richard Watts at http://www.shudokan-
Robert Mustard 7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido Shihan -
We are pleased to announce Meikyokai Aikido will be holding a two day gasshuku with Robert Mustard Sensei in October 2014. This has proven to both a unique and popular event.
The dates are Saturday 4th and Sunday the 5th October and will be held at the Shudokan Preston dojo. For more information regarding this course, please contact us for details.