While the Joint Aikikai Council, The British Aikido Federation and Wa Go Kan Dojo, Manchester will work hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we cannot be held responsible in the case of infection. You participate in practice at your own risk. For our junior members please receive the consent of your parents/guardians before resuming […]
Just for everyone’s safety in the present situation, the following rules will be adopted at our dojo when you come to train. 1. If you don’t feel well, please do not turn up to train or watch the class. 2. Arrive/ leave after class in gi, unless this is not possible due to travelling on […]
Unfortunately we will be closed on the following dates; Sunday 5 April 2020 – Manchester marathon is being run and the route takes the event along Chester Road meaning road closures in the area of the dojo Friday 10 April 2020 – Good Friday Sunday 12 April 2020 – Easter Sunday. Busy at the church!!
Congratulations Well done to the following members of the Wa Go Kan dojo who were successful in their grading tests at the BAF summer school 2019; ikkyu; Denham Phipps and Eloi Perez shodan; John Alarcon and Lorraine Gomez nidan; Nigel Kay sandan; Marsha Balaeva yondan; Caroline Smith Fantastically well done by all the members of […]
The dojo will be closed on Friday 16th, Sunday 18th, Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd August 2019 as the British Aikido Federation summer school will take place that week at Chester University. All details for the seminar can be found on the BAF website and that can be accessed from our “links” page. Please do […]
Please remember the Wa Go Kan dojo is closed after practise on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open on Sunday 6 January 2019. A very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all.
2018 is an extremely important year in the history of the British Aikido Federation, formerly the Aikikai of Great Britain, as it is the 50th anniversary year. A number of events will take place during the year the highlight of which will be a seminar led by Hombu dojo cho, Ueshiba Mitsuteru sensei. The […]
Many congratulations to Phil Hadfield, who passed his sandan test at summer school 2017 at Chester University. Well done to him and thanks to all dojo members who attended the seminar over the week.
The Five Spirits of Budo 1) Shoshin – Beginner’s Mind This refers to the kind of attitude that you probably had when you first started martial arts. You were excited and eager to learn. You had an attitude of openness, eagerness, and had no preconceptions of how to do your techniques. You just wanted to […]
On a recent trip to Tokyo, I had the pleasure of meeting an Englishman called Mike Williamson, who has lived over there for many years and is married to a Japanese lady, Keiko Yakawa san. Yakawa san is the sister of a man I have trained with for many years in Japan; initially at Mr […]