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Dojo Closures

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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 […]

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Ian McClarence Shihan July 2019

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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 […]

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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.