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Derby Road


DE56 1UU

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Aikido to be confirmed. Kenjusu grades are part of our annual seminar with Hennessy Sensei.

Seminar dates are to be confirmed.

Requirements for instructor status:

All members who wish to grade to Shodan must go through the instructor training programme. No extra charge is made for the extra requirements and only the requisite Honbu fee is paid.

Grading timetable

Training costs

For personal training requirements, please contact the principal instructor.

Examination fees

Grading fee for Kyu grades - £30 (Honbu certificate/belt/feedback form)

Grading fee for Dan grades - These are in two parts. 1st part payable to club which is set by Principal Instructor. 2nd part is set by honbu and payable to them.

Kenjutsu test fees are part of our annual seminar fees at the moment.

*Dan grade instructors are exempt from the annual membership fee  if they are required to have insurance to enable them to teach.

Single membership: £30 for either Aikido or Kenjutsu or £50 for both.

Family membership: Please ask the Principal Instructor.

Annual membership fee* (payable on 31st March each year)

Lesson payments

  • Either Aikido or Kenjutsu - £30 per month. £50 for both.
  • Family lesson payments: Please ask the Principal Instructor.
  • Visitors (Aikido only by prior arrangement) - £10 per session (includes insurance).
  • Lesson payments continue as per normal over the holiday period as costs have been calculated on a yearly basis.

Yoshinkan Aikido: Mondays 7.15 to 9.15 p.m.

Shin Arashi Ryu Kenjutsu: Thursdays 7.30 to 8.30 p.m.

There are extra training sessions by invitation.

Private lessons: By arrangement.

Adult beginners: By arrangement.

Please note that the dojo will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, 6th April to Friday, 17thApril 2020
  • Monday, 10th August to Friday, 21st August 2020
  • Monday, 21st December 2020 to Friday, 1st January 2021

Training times


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