You’ve found our dedicated Centre for Aiki Practice.  Our haven of peace. 

Interested in taking-up a form of practice?

Something enjoyable that would enhance your life,

that would build your confidence and energise you, make you more valued,

AND be of benefit to those around you and the wider world?

We might have just the thing for you!

At Isshinkan we have a very particular approach to Aikido, which makes it much, much more than just a martial art.  It’s a unique approach within Aikido that’s becoming more and more influential outside Aikido.  For example, its conceptual foundations are at the heart of the Spring Project, of which our Founder and Principal, Denis Burke, is one of the Co-Founders.  The Spring Project’s Unrecruitment initiative was recently spoken on by Rajeeb Dey at the 2013 Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Our approach is clearly explained in a new book by Denis Burke entitled “Purpose & Practice.” The ideas it contains also have many applications outside Aikido.  Our practice is a joyful activity for the enhancement of every aspect of life and the wider world.  It emphasises ‘positivity’ as a viable alternative to ‘aggression’ and focuses on developing our capacity for Curiosity, Honesty, Generosity, Respect and Gratitude as a foundation for strength and resourcefulness.  For us, an essential requirement that this approach satisfies is that it works physically as well as mentally.


Monday nights are Beginner’s Nights: 7.30 till 9.30 pm

       We have a new Beginners group forming now!

              Try a taster.  Your first session is free!

                                 See Courses Page for details


Classes for Children and Youth   

Children’s and Youth Aikido Classes are held at The Aikido Centre on Friday evenings during school term-time:

For ages 5-12: from 5.40pm

For ages 12-18: from 6.45 till 8pm

Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For children or youths under the age of 16 we require a parent or guardian to watch at least one class before enrolment.

16-18 year olds may attend Monday Evening Beginner’s Sessions if they prefer.


Buy the book here

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