Rusper Aikido Club actively supports and encourages its students to attend seminars and courses run by Aikido for Daily Life, United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA) and others.

As Aikido is a non-competitive martial art, it is recommended that you experience a wide variety of teachers as they all have their own unique style and approach to Aikido. Some you may like, others you may not but along the way you will pick up new principles and techniques for your Aikido ‘tool box’. Courses and seminars provide you with an opportunity to practice your Aikido with new people and make lots of friends and connections.

Rusper Aikido Club host at least 2-3 seminars a year during which highly-respected and gifted instructors are invited to teach. Please look at our events below:

Seminar with Przemek Gawronski Sensei (5th Dan Aikikai) - 8th February 2020

We are have the pleasure of hosting Przemek Sensei again for one day only on Saturday 8th February 2020.

Przemek Gawroński 5th dan Aikido Aikikai, Shidoin is a Director of the board of the Polish Aikido Federation. He has been interested in sports and martial arts since primary school. Before he went to training, aikido practiced classic wrestling, judo, karate and taekwondo. He began his adventure with aikido in 1988 at the Aikido Warsaw Association. Until 2003, he was associated with the Aikido Aikikai Center in Warsaw, where from 1993 he taught regularly. In 2003, he founded his own Aikido Tanren Dojo club in Warsaw. He is constantly developing and raising his qualifications by taking part in the seminars of the most experienced aikido teachers. He visited Japan many times, where he attended trainings, among others, sensei Kishomaru Ueshiba (son of the creator of aikido).

In addition to training at Tanren Dojo, he regularly conducts workshops in Poland and abroad. He provides technical support for numerous clubs in Poland, most of which were founded by his students with aikido master degrees.

Course Details: This course is open to all associations and all ages and grades are welcome. Please bring your weapons
Cost: £20 for the day (concessionary rates for children, pensioners, unemployed etc. are available). Please bring lunch with you. Soft drinks, tea and coffee are provided
Date of Course: 8th February 2020
Time of Course: Saturday 10:30am - 04:30pm
Location: Rusper Village Hall, Horsham Road, Rusper, West Sussex, RH12 4PR

Seminar with Yoshi Shibata Sensei - 15th - 16th August 2020

We are very pleased to announce that Yoshi Sensei has agreed to teach at our dojo again for the third year running.  Spaces are limited to 40 per day on the mat.  If you would like to attend, then please contact us as soon as possible as we currently have less than 10 spaces left......

Course Details: This course is open to all associations and all ages and grades are welcome. Please bring your weapons and valid proof of insurance
Cost: £70 for both days or £40 per day
Date of Course: 15-16 August 2020
Time of Course: Saturday 10.00am - 04.00pm Sunday 10.30am - 03.30pm
Location: Rusper Village Hall, Horsham Road, Rusper, West Sussex, RH12 4PR

Aiki Extended 2020 - Burwell (nr. Cambridge) 18th - 20th September 2020

Come and join us in a festival of aikido, where we will explore the principles of aikido both on the mat, but also by participating in various workshops that explore how these same principles can be used in off the mat situations or in related arts.  You will be able to benefit from the knowledge of over 20 teachers, coming from many countries, representing different aikido lineages, and presenting aikido focusing on principle, offering sessions on how aikido can be applied in many different aspects of life off the mat and also offering the opportunity to explore related arts. The collective knowledge is simply vast, and it is a unique opportunity to explore the big picture.

The question is, what sessions will you choose to attend, as we aim to offer three potential sessions every hour and at least one aikido session and one workshop every hour.

Your biggest complaint at the end will be that you couldn’t attend all the sessions that you wanted to.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge and vision, to experience new things and to make new friends as participants will come from different groups and represent a good few countries.

Course Details: This is an open Aikido seminar, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Cost: Purchase a ticket for this event.  The maximum cost is £85 for all 3 days.
Date of Course: 18th-20th September 2020
Time of Course: Friday 07.30pm - Sunday 05.00pm
Location: Mandeville Hall, Burwell, Cambridge, CB25 0AR

Aikido for Daily Life annual seminar 31st October - 1st November 2020

Rusper Aikido Club is pleased to announce that it will be hosting this year's annual seminar and AGM.  This is great opportunity for all ADL members to train and socialise together.

Further details on event times, teaching programme, accommodation and the evening social / meal will follow shortly.

Course Details: This is an open Aikido seminar and everyone is welcome to attend
Cost: This course is free to all current ADL members
Date of Course: 31st October - 1st November 2020
Time of Course: To be advised
Location: Rusper Village Hall, Horsham Road, Rusper, West Sussex, RH12 4PR