The history of Aikido

Aikido martial arts classes Oxford

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu, a school headed by Sokaku Takeda (1859-1943), is frequently quoted as having the most influence.

Aikido martial arts classes Oxford

Morihei Ueshiba.

The history of Aikido is diverse and many different styles of Aikido have been developed over the years. As Morihei Ueshiba developed Aikido he changed the emphasis of his teaching from hard direct techniques to more soft flowing movements. Many of the styles of Aikido around today have been developed by senior students of O’Sensei and emphasis differences in the way Aikido is taught.

At the Koushinkan Aikido Oxford we teach the Yoshinkan style of Aikido. The club was founded under the Shudokan Institute of Aikido but left in 2013 to become an independent dojo.

FREE trial lesson

Due to the refurbishment of the South Oxford Community Centre our Thursday classes are now being held at the Oxford BSAC Scuba Diving Club in Hinksey Park.

How do I book?

We always welcome complete beginners as well as students from other styles of Aikido and from other martial arts.

You don't need to be fit or have previous experience to join our classes.

At the moment we offer free trial lessons at the Thursday and Sunday classes only.

To arrange your FREE introductory lesson with the Koushinkan Aikido Oxford martial arts club contact us on:

Tel: 07773 982 719
E-mail: info@aikidooxford.co.uk