What we're about
Real Aikido teaches us to protect ourselves and others by trained instinct. In other words, to move quickly and effectively, becoming neither victim nor helpless bystander.
In learning how to deal with conflict you will test your assumptions of what you are capable of, learn new skills and are likely to feel physically and mentally healthier, more energised, more confident and more mindful in your daily life.
Denis Burke Sensei, Isshinkai’s Chief Instructor, has spent 35 years understanding, refining and and transmitting Aikido’s harmonious movements on the basis of curiosity, honesty, generosity, respect and gratitude.
Our London classes are led by Adam Cooper Sensei, 1st Dan, who started learning aikido with Denis Burke Sensei over a decade ago.
Beginners should bring casual, clean, loose clothing, like jogging bottoms and a t-shirt, into which you'll change at the dojo, and flip-flops, or similar. Only fully clean feet are allowed to step onto the mat.
The first class is free for new attendees. For those who choose to join us, subsequent classes are £15 for attendees.