Welcome to the website for Trowbridge Aikikai
We are a small, friendly club practising Hombu aikido in Wiltshire, under the instruction of Bob Hill Sensei, 6th Dan aikikai.
If you have an enquiry, please email us on:
trowbridge_aikikai at fastmail dot fm
or call Rob, on 0705 005 2931
Dates for your diary, 2016-2017
12th IAF Congress: Takasaki, Japan, 27th Sept - 2nd October 2016 (IAF Congress website)
Moriteru Doshu: Brussels, 22nd-23rd October 2016 (as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations between Belgium and Japan)
Waka sensei: Melbourne, 17th-22nd January 2017 (as part of Aikikai Australia's 2017 Summer School)
Janiv sensei: Trowbridge, April 2017 (Trowbridge Aikikai Spring Keiko)
Smibert sensei: Middelkerke, Belgium, 26th-28th May 2017 (a group from Trowbridge Aikikai will be attending; please see Bob or Rob for travel/details)
Inner Aikido Seminar: Maredsous, Belgium, 22nd-27th August 2017 (please see Bob or Rob for travel/details)
Training with Hombu-recognised shihan is an important part of your aikido development, recommended for kyu grades and a pre-requisite for yudansha tests.
"In the simplest terms, aikido training is a process through which we learn how to use our bodies skilfully; how to work with timing and distance. Training firmly and precisely, by performing techniques again and again, is the best way to improve."
Please Note: 2016 venue for Wednesday sessions
From now on, we will be using the hall of West Ashton Primary School (BA14 6AZ) for Wednesday evening sessions
Training times are unchanged: 18:30-20:30
Please allow a little extra time so you can find the school, park, and help with fetching mats.
Saturday training continues at Leighton Sports Centre, 10:00-12:00 as usual.