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June 2003
Martial Arts - The Japanese art of Aikido
Members of the Broadland Aikido club.
Members of the Broadland Aikido Club.
You may have heard of Judo, Karate and Kung Fu but have you heard of 'Aikido' - another form
of Martial Arts.
Programme Seven - Broadland Aikido Club

Aikido is a Japanese art founded in the late 1940's early 50's.

Here are some of the terms & their meanings:

Aikido: -
Ai means harmony, Ki - spirit, Do - the way.

'Aikido means The way of a harmonious spirit'.

'O' Sensei - Great Teacher, and refers to the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba

Shihan - A Masteror Professor.

Sensei - Teacher.

Dojo - Training Hall.

Uchideshi - Form of apprentice.

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What is Aikido?
'Aikido' is a lesser known martial art which originates from Japan. This Japanese art was founded in the late 1940's / early 50's.

The Broadland Aikido club has been running in Lowestoft for some 20 years and, over the last
15 years, previous students have left to move around the country or across the world. They are still training and now have their own students. Over 12 people have received black belts in the last 15 years and this includes 3 children.

What do they do?
They practice traditional Aikido to develop both mind & body which leads to a self defense and healthy lifestyle. The style of Aikido is circular and flowing, and members practice both - hand to hand and with weapons. The club has a large database of instructors and regularly has guest instructors from all parts of the UK and from abroad.

Members of the Broadland Aikido club.
Members from the Broadland Aikido Club

More on Broadland Aikido Club...
Broadland Aikido Club presently consists of over 35 members both male & female, adults and children. The club is dedicated to the teaching of traditional Aikido and have 2 dojo's in Suffolk.

The chief instructor is Frank Burlingham 4th Dan, Institute of Aikido and 4th Dan Hombu (United Kingdom Aikikai). He has been in Aikido for
29 years and has studied in England
, Canada, France and Japan. He is a coach tutor for the British Aikido Board and trains and assesses practitioners for assistant coaching and coaching awards.

The organisation is the Institute of Aikido, who's principle coach is Sensei Haydn Foster. He was one of the first people in the country to study Aikido. The club has strong links with the USA, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan, as well as two premier organisations in the UK; the United Kingdom Aikikia and Yama-Arashi UK.

Practice Times:

Sunday: 11-12.30pm, Satori Martial Arts Club, St Peters St,

Bungay High School, Queens Road, Bungay, 20.00hrs-22.00hrs.

Thursday: Satori Martial Arts Club, St Peters Street, Lowestoft, 20.00hrs-22.00hrs.

Beginners are always welcome, regardless of sex or age.
Our club has a warm and friendly environment and consists of all sexes and ages.
Beginners or practitioners of other martial arts will be welcomed and treated with warmth and respect.

Broadland Aikido Club hosts courses throughout the year and has connections throughout the world.

For further information and details of events, call:

  • Chris Metcalfe: 01502 539679
  • Alan Perring: 01508 499648
  • Frank Burlingham: 01502 515062
  • Tommi Worton: 01502 565374

Upcoming Events
  • June 21st-22nd Sensei Bill Smith & Sensei Frank Burlingham, Lowestoft, Satori August 9th National Course, Leeds
  • August 9th-16th Institute Of Aikido Summer Camp, "TBC"
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