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Dojo Closures

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Sadly the dojo will be closed on Sunday 7th April due to the Manchester marathon being run directly past our building, meaning all the roads are shut around the area.   We will also be closed over the Easter weekend (Friday 19th and Sunday 21st April).  As you can imagine, the church will be busy […]

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Dave and Rob Yates promotions

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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 […]

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BAF 50th Anniversary Year

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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 […]

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Congratulations!!

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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.

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Happy 60th birthday!

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All members of Manchester Dojo would like to congratulate our Sensei David Yates on reaching his milestone 60th birthday today. We are truly grateful for all the years David dedicated to teaching us, guiding us through gradings and making us train hard, and we look forward to many more years with him. He is what […]

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Oxford Oct 2016

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Photo from the Oxford Course 2016.  Congradulations to Marsha (2nd Dan) and Marcin (1st Dan). Collecting there Certifications.

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The Five Stages of Budo

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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 […]