英国南部揚心館支部道場

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Yoshinkan, Southern England Shibu Dojo  

We are a small Dojo located in Crondall, between Fleet and Farnham, on the Surrey and Hants border.


We practice the Motoha Yoshin Ryu school of Jujutsu (a classic form of Japanese Martial Arts) under the guidance of our Soke, Yasumoto Akiyoshi.


While we are predominantly a Jujutsu Dojo, this school of Jujutsu includes the use of various weapons such as the Hanbo or Short Staff. 


We also have an Iaijutsu study group for the swordsmanship of Muso Shinden Ryu.

We have a friendly, no nonsense approach to training, which is conducted safely in a traditional manner. Suitable for anyone, from beginners right through to experienced martial artists, regardless of size or current fitness levels.


Our focus is not on sport martial arts, or flashy moves, and our attitude towards self defence is quite different to many other organisations.


 In our Dojo you will find a serious and common sense approach to actual fighting. Our aim is to give students real life skills (physical and mental) which will enable them to handle themselves in violent, potentially life threatening situations.


The same skills used by Samurai for generations to stay alive in a culture where death and killing was an accepted way of life, on and off the battlefield.


We teach both adults and juniors.


Please note, we are in no way connected to the Yoshinkan Aikido organisation, and we do not practice Aikido in our Dojo.


While the name 'Yoshinkan' appears the same when using the English alphabet, when written in Japanese it is quite different.


Gozo Shioda's Yoshinkan Aikido Federation use the kanji 養神館 translated roughly as Hall of Spirit Cultivation


Whereas Yasumoto Sensei uses 楊心館 which translates roughly as Hall of the Willow Heart/Spirit.


Motoha Yoshin Ryu is a branch of the Hontai Yoshin Ryu, Takagi Ryu, known for its association with the Willow Tree, hence the use of Yoshin in the name.

 

Yudansha Members

Those listed below are Yudansha (Black Belt) members of our Dojo