On 8 March 2019 we, very sadly, lost Kanetsuksa Minoru shihan, the Technical Director of the British Aikido Federation and our head instructor of many years. Kanetsuka shihan taught and influenced all members of Manchester dojo who knew him and we continue to try to put his teachings into our practise every day.
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!!
Manchester Aikido club are running a six week beginners course starting 10th January 7-8.15 pm the course will run for six consecutive Fridays at a discounted price of £15 (including insurance)payable at the first class. This course is also open to any student who hasn’t trained for a while and would like to get back […]
Manchester Aikido Club, Wa Go Kan Dojo One day course of instruction at St Matthews Church dojo, Stretford M32 8HF. Sunday 15 September 2019. 10am to 12.00pm Andy King sensei, 4th dan British Aikido Federation shidoin. Practitioners from all associations welcome. Please provide proof of insurance when attending. Cost per day; £ 3.50 waged £ […]
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 […]
Manchester Aikido Club Wa Go Kan Dojo Is hosting a two day course of instruction by; Ian McClarence shihan 6th dan so-Hombu British Aikido Federation Chief Instructor for England On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019 The course will split over two days; Day one, Saturday 6 July 2019 will be an instructors course […]
Today was an amazing day for Manchester Aikido. David Yates and Rob Yates were awarded 6th and 5th Dan respectively. Their names are on the wall of the hombu dojo for the ceremony. This is amazing for them but also for all who have supported Manchester Aikido over the years. We hope to see you […]