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Tony was responsible for starting the first Aikido dojo in Sheffield in the early 70s which then was located at the Sheffield Judo Club on Bradfield Road in Hillsborough.  It was in February 1979 that a young David Fielding and Nick Baker came to start Aikido.
The club was then called Sheffield Tomiki Aikido Club and had some 35 regular members and we met on a Tuesday night and a Saturday afternoon with the Police Dojo on a Wednesday evening which is still the case today.
The dojo has strong links with Japan and Tony regularly journeys there to further his own knowledge.
Tony has a personal Budo profile with a long list of prominent Japanese Sensei's suffice to say he has practiced Aikido since 1970 and Judo since 1964.

 

Kenshinkan Tomiki Aikido Dojo Sheffield
Kenshinkan has one civilian location in Sheffield. It is located in the West end of the City at Coldwell Lane Youth District Trust which is on Coldwell Lane at Crosspool, the class is from 7.45pm until 10pm. Classes are for all levels and we run our beginners course there, the classes are mixed gender and the lower age limit is 14 for starting Aikido.

The Seniors are as follows with their grade.

Tony Russell-Ward
                  (Senior Instructor)
Sandan JAAS,  Yondan Kodokan Judo,  Sandan Karate 
James  Russell-Ward Nidan JAAS
Andrew Russell-Ward Nidan JAAS
Martin Wilson Sandan JAAS, Yondan Wadoryu Karate, Shodan Enshin Juku Jujitsu
Mike Gregory Shodan JAAS
Victor Davies Shodan JAAS
Jonathan Meegan Shodan JAAS
Tim Goodall Shodan JAAS
Jim Johnson Shodan JAAS
James Wilson Shodan JAAS
Paul Richmond Shodan JAAS
Steven Goodwin Shodan JAAS
Andrew Reeves Shodan JAAS
Paul Malkin Shodan JAAS
Phillip Renshaw Shodan JAAS
Phillip Myers Shodan JAAS
George Newton Shodan JAAS
John Alderton Shodan JAAS
Clifford Smith Shodan JAAS
Tim Spall Shodan JAAS
Andrew Ibbotson Shodan JAAS
Clare Hardy Shodan JAAS

We are a very friendly group and have a very good social scene. We don't
encourage people to just drop in and we insist that visitors phone before ,as we will turn people away who just turn up unannounced.  We believe it is bad etiquette.

Produced by Tony Russell-Ward  

Sales of this book so far have helped establish Aikido in Sri Lanka

Yamada Sensei has set up a Dojo and has students training on a regular basis.

THE ANCIENT SECRETS OF AIKIDO

by

SENTA YAMADA

This book contains everything an enthusiastic Aikidoka needs to know to guide them along the difficult path they have chosen.

It is a book not full of complicated techniques.  It is a book not full of mystery and jargon.  It is a book that emphasizes the necessity to study and understand the basics and in this it unlocks the clandestine aura which surrounds  the art of Aikido.  The book is a valuable addition to any Aikidoka collection and it cements the roots of the Tomiki system.  It includes the Foot & Hand movements, the Five Basic Hand-blade exercises and the Basic Fifteen.

 

Picture Gallery


(Tony teaching The Next All Japan Champion!
At Kikuma Dojo Ehime prefecture)

(Shidokan World HQ  and training facility Imabari City, Japan)

 (Kenshi Uno and Tony Russell-Ward
sightseeing at Kurashima Bridge, Japan)
(click here for full picture)

 (Ozawa san Demonstrating Kote Gaeshi - Imabari Central Dojo)

 (Saturday Evening Class Imabari Central Dojo)

 (Presentation of the Sheffield Shidokan Hombu Dojo Menjo
Tony Russell-Ward and Shihan Kenshi Uno)

 (Tony with Tadayuki Sato and Mayanami Kaynami 
(Lady captain at Waseda University))

 (Shishida Shihan and Evening class Waseda Sports Facility)

(Yamada sensei seminar)

(Uno Shihan seminar)

 (Sato Tadayuki demonstrating Shiho Nage)

(Tony with Morita Hiroshi Council for Ehime Prefecture at Kikuma Dojo)

 (Sato Tadayuki  demonstrating  Sankyo)

 (Sato Tadayuki and his assistant Tanabe Shintaroh)

 

AIKIDO UK

1 to 1 TUITION
AIKIDO AID
AIKI-ROBICS
AIKIDO FOR DISABLED
AIKIDO SHOP
BASIC MOVEMENTS
BASIC 17 TECHNIQUES
BEGINNERS COURSES
BELT-TIEING
BLACK BELTS
CALENDAR
CLASSES
DIFFERENT STROKES
EMAIL GROUP
ETIQUETTE
EVENTS LIST
FACEBOOK
FAMILY AIKIDO
FEES
GRADINGS
HISTORY
HUMOUR
INSTRUCTORS

KIKUSUI KAI
KUSUNOKI
LINKS

POSITIVE HANDLING
PROMOTION & MEDIA
ROOTS
SCHOOLS
STUDY GROUP
TOMIKI SHIHAN
VENUES
YAMADA-SENSEI
YouTUBE
WIKISPACES

 

 

09-Jul-10


        

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Email:  support@etaf.org.uk              Mobile: 07801 927519

PIXEL-MEDIA 2005