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Announcement of Shodokan Hombu Reopening + Special Practice Procedure

We hope that all Shodokan members are doing well during these unusual times. Based on the instructions from Osaka Prefectural Government, Shodokan will remain closed until Friday 29th May. Adult classes will resume from Saturday 30th May.  All classes will be reduced to one hour. For juniors, special classes with restricted numbers will be established. These […]

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***Notice of Extension to Special Temporary Closure ***

Following the Government’s Emergency Declaration, Shodokan will extend its period of special temporary closure until Thursday 21st May.Regarding the possible reopening from Friday 22nd May, we hope to give you more details when possible. We thank all our members for their continued understanding at this time.  Shodokan

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***Notice of Extension to Special Temporary Closure ***

Following the Government’s extension of the period of the Emergency Declaration, Shodokan Hombu dojo will also extend its period of special temporary closure past the originally announced date of Wednesday 6th May a further 8 days, until Thursday 14th May. Regarding the possible reopening from Friday 15th May, we hope to give you more details […]

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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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Report on the 1st Worldwide Sport Aikido Federation Championships. London, August 18th - 20th, 2017 by Ian Box

From the 18th to 20th of August, 2017 aikidoka from around the world and from various associations gathered at the Sportsdock of East London University to compete in the Worldwide Sport Aikido Federation’s first international championship competition. For three days participants challenged each other in team events as well as individual Aikido contests. The atmosphere in […]

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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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