Want to start Aikido in Coventry? Look no further. Chishin Dojo is the only Aikido club in Coventry and the UK to directly follow both Hiroshi Ikeda sensei and Mike Sigman. We have several skilled and recognised teachers in the club who will show you their Aikido and help you to discover how you can also do the same things with your body.
We are a small, friendly and open-minded Coventry Aikido Club. Chishin Dojo was formed in June 2007 with Hiroshi Ikeda sensei kindly giving our dojo its name and interpreting this as "know one's self, one's heart; to (get to) know another person's heart - to connect heart-to-heart." We are located in Coventry, not too far from the city centre. Chishin Dojo are members of Aikido For Daily Life.
Two of our teachers share a common connection through a sadly missed local teacher - Tom Moss (6th Dan) who passed away in 2003. We have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the club and try to maintain the feeling we all felt whilst Tom was still alive. We directly follow the teaching of Hiroshi Ikeda sensei with emphasis on his internal elements. Our main focus for the Tuesday class is an analysis and study of internal strength and how it relates to Ueshiba's Aikido thanks to Mike Sigman.
Please feel free to come along and watch or join any of our classes – they are all open and everyone is welcome. Your first 2 weeks are free and we will cover your insurance for you. The best way to experience Aikido is to step onto the mat and have a go yourself, so please get in touch.
We welcome students from all associations no matter your grade or style.
Unit 4 Hotchkiss Way
Binley Industrial Estate
Chishin Dojo, a member of Aikido for Daily Life and affiliated to the British Aikido Board, welcomes students from all walks of life no matter your gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity.