ABOUT THE CLUB & TYPE OF TRAINING

Background

This Coventry H/O dojo has been the hub of over 45 years of training in the Martial Art of

Aikido and Budo. This club was started by Master Pat Stratford (8th Dan) and handed onto his students Dr Furrukh Aslam and Tariq Aslam to continue learning, adapting and imparting knowledge and skill.

Aikido helps people by the way of empowering and being expressive.  It is powerful  and can be effective as a self defence, however, allows one to develop calmness and an inner peace. 

AIKICOMBAT - Combat / Self - Defence 

If you have seen Aikido before or are a practitioner, be prepared for a big surprise. We have lifted the boundaries of traditional Aikido and teach a very effective method of self defence, you need to be open minded to this. The world is changing the availability of information and the access to fighting styles is easier and more prevalent, moral boundaries have deteriorated and the level of skill of those that would do us harm has increased. 

 

The Art form has to evolve, change and adapt to dealing with this new level of threat, this is where Combat Aiki or self-defence comes into effect. 

SMALL CIRCLE AIKIDO - Traditional / Contemporary Aikido -

We realise people like different aspects of a Martial Art and so we continue to teach a more traditional form of Aikido, however, it is also at the same time quite contemporary and has been adapted and changed to serve the context of this ever changing and challenging environment.  Techniques are shorter, smaller , more efficient and thereby more effective. A continuation of the style of Aikido Master Pat Stratford started.  We work on the principles of Small Circle Aikido. 

We also teach sword work,  a combination of various styles though rooted in Kashima Shinryu. Also expect to practise Jo (stick) and knife work (defence against).  Expect to learn basic yoga and breathing techniques for that calmness of the mind and spirit.

 

Ethos / Philosophy

We train with every type of person, gender, ethnicity and background. We create an environment that is conducive for learning and builds upon a community of practitioners that share knowledge. Everyone is welcome. Come see us, chat with us, train with us and see if this is for you.

 

FIRST SESSION IS FREE FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

Furrukh
Tariq
MICK
Richard

COVENTRY H/O

INSTRUCTORS

Dr Furrukh Aslam, 6th Dan

Tariq Aslam, 6th Dan

Mick Hammond, 5th Dan

Richard Mulchahy, 6th Dan


©2018 by Zan Shin Ryu Aikido.

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Open Aikido courses for 2020

Coventry: 10-4pm

Sun 28th June

Sun 27th Sept

Sun 29th Nov

 

ALL GRADES AND MARTIAL ARTS ARE WELCOME

 

Cost: £20 for full-day

Contact: Tariq on 07861774282