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Dojo Closure

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The dojo will be closed for one day on Sunday 9th October 2022.  The Manchester half marathon is being run and the route goes along Chester Road (A56) so all the surrounding roads will be closed, making it impossible to get to the dojo. All classes as per normal until that date. Thank you.

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BAF Summer School 2022

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The first BAF summer school for 3 years was held at Chester University between 7-12 August 2022.  It was fantastic to get together with everyone from different dojos and the training with Kanazawa sensei from Hombu Dojo and all the BAF senior instructors, was great. We had success in the grading tests; Sunny Raftery – […]

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BAF Summer School and dojo class cancellations

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The British Aikido Federation summer school 2022 is on  from Saturday 6th August until Friday 12th August, consequently, classes at Manchester dojo are cancelled that week.  There will be no class on Friday 5th, Sunday 7th, Wednesday 9th and Friday 12th August.  I really do hope that all of you will be able to attend […]

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Class Cancellations

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Just to let you know that because St Matthews centre is closed over the Jubilee weekend, we cannot have our classes on Friday 3 June or Sunday 5 June.  The last class before the Jubilee weekend will be Wednesday 1 June and we will resume on Wednesday 8 June.   Apologies for that but it […]

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New Beginner Course – 15 June to 20 July

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We are going to run a Beginners Course starting 15 June for 6 weeks. Every Wednesday 7:15pm to 8:15pm. This will be run alongside the regular Wednesday evening class but in a separate training area. If you want more details contact us via email or any social media.  There is no need to pre book.  […]

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Class Cancelation

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Unfortunately, our dojo will be closed for training on Sunday 3rd April 2022.  This is because the Manchester marathon is being run that day and as the course goes directly past our dojo, all the surrounding roads will be closed. Classes up to that date are as normal.

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BAF National Course, Oxford

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The British Aikido Federation held its first national course in over two years on 12-13 March 2022 at the Oxford University and City club.  The course was very well attended but I’m especially pleased that 8 of the members of Wa Go Kan dojo attended over the weekend. At the course we remembered our former […]

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Dojo Closure 10 October

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Unfortunately, we will have to close the dojo on Sunday 10 October 2021.  This is because the Manchester marathon is being run on that date and the route takes it along Chester Road, directly past the dojo.  All the surrounding roads will be shut so it will be impossible to get there. Apologies of that […]

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Kanetsuksa Minoru shihan – 08 March 2019

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Two years ago, 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 […]

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Disclaimer

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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 […]