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The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969)
"...Budo (the Martial Way) is not felling the opponent by our force; nor is it a tool to lead the world into destruction with arms. True Budo is to accept the spirit of the universe, keep the peace of the world, correctly produce, protect, and cultivate all things in nature..."

Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido


Aikido, the dynamic Japanese martial art, requires no use of physical strength. It relies instead on the use of technique to neutralise an attack and is therefore suited to to men, women and children of all ages.

It is an art that involves throws, joint locks and immobilisations against one or more opponents. Practice also includes the use of the Bokken (sword), Jo (spear) and Tanto (knife). Aikido concentrates on using an attacker's own energy and momentum against themselves and places great emphasis on dynamic movement.

Brian Burrows, Principal Instructor 6th Dan So HombuShun Poo Kan Aikido has been established in the United Kingdom for 30 years in the teaching of traditional Aikido, in keeping with the philosophy of the founder, Morihei Ueshiba (more often referred to as 'O Sensei' or 'Great Teacher'). Our organisation's experienced base of instructors caters for all age groups and welcomes all beginners.

We have dojos at Wombourne, Bridgnorth, Sedgley, Codsall, Wigan and Hinckley in the UK and in Gastonia, North Carolina in the United States.


The British Aikido Board Sport England Shun Poo Kan Aikido is a member organisation of the British Aikido Board. The BAB is recognised by Sport England, formerly known as the British Sports Council, as the only governing body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
  Beginners Course
Beginners CourseWe are starting a new 12 week Beginners Course commencing 13th June 2009 at the following dojo:
Codsall Dojo
Codsall Leisure Centre
Elliotts Lane
Codsall
Wolverhampton
WV8 1PG
The classes run from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. You can either pay £4 per class or £40 at the beginning of the course (a saving of £8). No previous martial arts experience is necessary, just wear comfortable, loose clothing. Successful completion of the course entitles you to half-price membership for a year at Shun Poo Kan Aikido. All are welcome to come along and give it a try. Hope to see you there!