Fudoshin Aikido is an association of Aikido dojos founded in 2005. We are members of the British Aikido Board (the UK Governing body) and we are also affiliated to Mutokukai Europe.
Fudoshin Aikido Cardiff always welcomes beginners, visitors and new members.
Whether you are curious about Aikido, an experienced practitioner wanting to join a new club or you’re visiting Cardiff and would like to drop in for an evening of Aikido, please pay us a visit. The club’s instructors are all formally qualified and have several decades’ teaching experience between them.
- Greg Habert 22nd to 25th February A weekend course with an exciting and illuminating teacher from Paris
- Dominique Pierre 29th March to 1st April The first visit to the UK by one of Europe's leading Aikido (6th Dan Aikikai) and Iaido (6th Dan Kuden Shugo FEI) teachers
- Stéphane Benedetti 5th to 8th December An open seminar in Cardiff, Bath & Bristol with one of Europe's finest instructors
Aikido is a fascinating martial art that reveals its secrets slowly and never runs out of surprises.
Aikido includes unarmed techniques, such as throws, pins and strikes, as well as use of weapons (sword and stick).
Equally important are being able to receive techniques and take falls safely, and moving so that you are always at an advantage.
Aikido teaches you how to look after yourself: it develops self-confidence, and the ability to stay calm and focused when under pressure or dealing with conflict. It’s not necessary to be athletic or powerful. Aikido helps develop core body strength, flexibility, balance and timing, and improve your posture and breathing, all of which are more important in Aikido than strength or speed.
If you’d like to know more, get in touch. The best thing you can do is to try it for yourself.