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Tribute to Phil Newcombe Rest Peacefully, your legacy lives on.

Tribute to Phil. He will always be remembered as the person who represented Shodokan Aikido in the UK and Spain. A man whose devotion to Shodokan was famed and still inspires Aikidoka around the world today. He is a true friend. He is a legend. He is Phil Newcombe. Phil’s decades-long relationship with Aikido began […]

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Welcome Sara Kovacs Another UK visitor

Shodokan Honbu welcomes Sara Kovacs to the dojo. Sara arrived in Osaka a couple of weeks ago to train and brush up her Aikido skills. So, who exactly is this lady from the United Kingdom? Let’s learn. Sara was born and raised in Hungary. She grew up during the Cold War when international travel was […]

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