The Sendokai Group practices Yoshinkan Aikido, as taught by the founder Soke Gozo Shioda.
The Sendokai Group is under the guidance of Sensei Terry Harrison (Chief Instructor and founder) along with competent Instructors and students who continue practising the ‘Hard Style’ of Yoshinkan Aikido.
By incorporating the original hard style basics, we are now developing the ‘Softer Style’ also; with the subtle techniques and inherent movements. But; in order to understand the ‘soft style’, it does encompass years of hard training and focus on the set basic movements.
This enables the development of techniques that when accomplished shall require very little effort, with finite timing, focus on balance, inherent strong movements when applied shall be quite devastating and fulfilling once attained.
You shall also learn to utilise your opponents attacking force by blending with them and through your continued training learn how to control them.
‘Tenacity and Spirit’
Not only will you be learning a practical martial art, you will be developing your mind and body together. You will also have an understanding of self defence applications that are a part of your training, that is very useful in today’s society.
The continued progression of our group is achieved by inviting high ranking Sensei from Japan and by visiting to Japan, by imparting their knowledge and guidance for all our groups Aikido development. The dissemination of this knowledge is vital to our development and growth as a group, as we believe that continued learning (with all these new subtleties and technical advancements) is vital to our Aikido and that knowledge is self perpetuating.
‘Strive for the Ultimate’
Our group practices with all other styles of Aikido also, as we have always done this and will maintain the connections, camaraderie with these groups and also with other martial arts that we have practised with and know.
If you are seriously interested in coming along and joining us, please read the information on our website, then come along for a discussion with one of our Instructors and give it a try.
We are a non profit making group and our Instructors do not receive payment for their teaching.