Staffordshire's only Registered Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo. Aikido Goryukan Stafford is Staffordshire's leading traditional martial arts school based in Stafford. Goryukan Stafford Dojo offers quality instruction in Aikido,Self Defence,Physical Restraint for Security & Doorsupervisors and Physical Intervention for Schools and Care Homes with classes 5 days a week in one location, classes for both adults & children. We provide a welcoming environment for beginners suited to achieving your personal goals.
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◦Full time schedule - Affordable rates - No contracts - Quality instruction - Friendly enviroment - Qualified and registered instructors - Traditional Dojo setting - Qualified Physical Restraint Instructor - Qualified Self Defence Instructor
A great place to try something new, keep fit, have fun and make new friends. Train in as many classes as you want with Yoshinkan qualified and registered instructors. Your first class is free so why not contact us now and give Aikido a try?
The Yoshinkan 'House for Cultivating the Spirit' was founded after World War Two. This style of aikido is occasionally called the hard style because the training methods are a product of the gruelling period Soke Shioda spent as a student of Ueshiba.
Yoshinkan Aikido has some 150 basic techniques which are practiced repeatedly; these enable the student to master the remaining ones, which total some 3000 overall.
The Yoshinkan style of Aikido emphasises the self-defence aspect of the art. It is more practical and gruelling than the other styles of Aikido and to an outsider may appear part of a violent Japanese tradition.
Yoshinkan Aikido is not a sport. Aikido is the development and strengthening of the body and mind, and the practical side of Aikido must never be forgotten. However, Aikido is for all, irrespective of age, sex, race or culture.
TOP NOTCH: I've been fortunate enough to have visited this school twice since 2009. The instructor and students are top notch. I highly recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn aikido in a tradition way, yet in a family oriented atmosphere. Both the youth and adult programs are great. Great dojo!
My son joined this club and I was at first a little worried as it seemed a lot for him to take in, but with Jay's patience and humour he learned fast. It has made a great difference to him as he was a very shy boy who got bullied a little, he is now so much more confident and outgoing! I would recommend this club to any parent.
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