UK Shinwakai was formed, in 1993, under the direction of Sensei Jack Poole 7th dan, who holds senior grades in both Yoshinkan and Aikikai styles of Aikido. The Association was established to pursue the study of Aikido through the incorporation of the structure and discipline of Yoshinkan, with the flowing movements of Traditional Aikido. Sensei Poole also wished to promote a true ï¿½family spiritï¿½ within the Association and over the years other like minded organisations have joined and regularly train together, in harmony. There are now 4 organisations, each headed by their own Chief Instructor, who offer traditional, and Yoshinkan training throughout the south of England. Whilst each organisation retains responsibility for its own teaching and gradings they meet corporately, as the Heads of Shinwakai, to promote the overall management and development of the Association. The UK Shinwakai is affiliated to the Aikido Yoshinkan and the International Aikido Federation.
|Membership Type : Full Member|
Traditional and Yoshinkan styles are offered through the 4 member organisations and students benefit from the opportunity to experience other styles through regular joint courses and club visits.
|Association Website : http://www.ukshinwakai.org/|
|Email the United Kingdom Shinwakai Chairman : Jack Poole|
|Email the United Kingdom Shinwakai Vulnerable Adult & Child Safety Officer : Glenn Karpel|
Ashinkan Aikiki, Liversedge, , Bradford
Chelmsford Dojo (Kurai Aikido), Victoria Road, Chelmsford,, Essex
Jirikimusubi Dojo, Cornwell Ave,Great Sankey, Warringt, Cheshire
Kurai Aikido, Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Pinkneys Green Green Youth & Community Ctr, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Shin En Aikido Kai, Bradford, Yorkshire West
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