to the O Do Ryu Aikido Website. Classes for all levels, including beginners
are run at this venue serve
the Barnes, Carshalton, Cheam, Croydon, Epsom, Ewell, Ham, Hampton Wick,
Heathfield, Kew, Kingston, Merton, Mitcham,
Morden, Mortlake, New Malden, Putney, Raynes Park, Richmond, Roehampton,
Sheen, Southfields, Sutton, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton, Wimbledon, Worcester Park and
local areas of South West London.
JAA 6th Dan Shidokan Instructor,
Sensei Yoshiomi Inoue, visits O Do Ryu 25th March, 2013
GROUP" An alternative for those not on Facebook.
The principal aim
of this group is for Kikusui
Kai and practitioners of Tomiki Aikido to
be kept up-to-date with Aikido events, grading dates,
master classes, seminars, competitions, summer camp
news, class venue/schedule/cancellations and other relevant
Do Ryu Judo has been in existence since the early sixties. Its
founder members include John Wilkinson, he followed the teachings of Senta Yamada
Sensei, head of
Kikusui Kai. The "YouTube" video shows the style of Judo
in those early days. Alex Macintosh assists Yamada Sensei in the
Wilkinson (back row 2nd from right) attended Senta Yamada Sensei's first
Aikido class in the UK along with John Waite (back row 7th from right)
Wilkinson, an early student of Senta Yamada
Sensei, started running Judo classes in the hut at the Surbiton
Town Sports Club in
Worcester Park, Surrey.
Wilkinson visits "O Do Ryu" after over forty years - 30th January,
O Do Ryu Aikido school first opened in 1995 and regular classes ran for a few
years at the old site with classes being taken by Adrian Tyndale. He was
originally a student at the O Do Ryu. Adrian became a student
of John Waite
Shihan, where he was introduced to Senta Yamada Sensei.
teachings of Professor Tomiki and latterly Yamada Sensei link Dr Kano's Judo and
Ueshiba Sensei's Aikido
and classes linking the two activities under the heading Judo Taiso are now
at the new Centre in Malden Road, Worcester Park.
Sensei John Waite
Regular classes are held on Monday's.
The first hour is for beginners and Family
Aikido only. Afterwards all levels are welcome. The emphasis is on basics
and natural body movement, this leads to a good posture and a sound self defence
structure for the student, building self awareness and self confidence.The aerobic content of the classes help and improve fitness and the
general well being of the student.