| NORFOLK AND NORWICH SHIN-GI-TAI YODOKAN DOJO
Aikido and Budo Japanese Martial Arts School in the Norwich and East Anglia area Member of Aikido for Dailly Life (ADL) Affiliated to the British Aikido Board (BAB
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| BEHAVIOUR IN THE DOJO
All you need to know about the Aikido dojo and Etiquette etc.
| WHAT IS AIKIDO?
A Description of Aikido
| GRADING SYLLABUS
Aikido and Iaido grading syllabus
| GRADING RESULTS
Place to find out results of gradings in the dojo
| PICTURE GALLERY
Assorted photographs of places traveled to, events and the funny side of life.
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| YODOKAN History
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| KOBUDO - Weapons in Martial Arts training
Description of Japanese weapons system taught in budo dojo
| YODOKAN (Kyushindo) Philosophy
Origin and precepts of Kyushindo
| YODOKAN Teachings
Foundations of Yodokan teachings
| JAPANESE SWORD DOJO - Ten Shin Ryu
Iai and Iai Jutsu - A real Japanese Sword Dojo.There are plenty of very good pictures here.....
| Sensei Steve and Tsunami Yodokan pictures
pictures from Sensei's visits to our club
| NORWICH Info Page
This page is for people who are visiting Norwich and the surrounding area of Norfolk
| A Tribute to One of My Early Sensei
A short tribute to Sensei John Tidder 1937 - 2007.
| Tribute to Terry Taylor Sensei
A tribute to Terry Taylor Sensei who was a gentleman who did so much for the Disabled and the Martial Arts
| Aiki Extensions
Aikido - A way of life
| BRITISH BLIND SPORTS (BBS)
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NORFOLK AND NORWICH SHIN-GI-TAI YODOKAN DOJO
Aikido and Budo Japanese Martial Arts School in Norwich + and East Anglia area
A warm welcome from Steve Fyffe Sensei, 4th Dan (Yondan) D.N.B.K. Int. (Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International) and Catherine Eveleigh Sensei, 1st Dan (Shodan)
IMPORTANT DOJO INFORMATION:
We are now members of Aikido for Daily Life
Aikido for Daily Life (ADL) is what is says on the tin. A group of like minded people who believe that Aikido is much more than training a few hours a week.
We are now members of Aiki Extensions
For many years now at Seminaries, teaching at different Dojos and Where I teach and train in Norwich, I have always stated that "Aikido is much more than techniques". In the modern times of Martial Arts Students and even so called Instructors seem to only talk and teach about Techniques. It has always been my belief that the way of Aiki (Do) the way or way and Aiki (Harmony of Ki) losely translated, should be applied to dailly life. On and off of the Mat.
Friday Practice at Norwich
Norwich Dojo Address:
Sewell Park College Sports Centre
No Training on 4th April and 4th July due to both Sensei away on courses. Also no training on Good Friday
Due to lack of attendance we have had to stop our training sessions at Wymondham Martial Arts Centre. If enough interest is shown we may be able to start sessions again. Please contact Sensei Steve if you would like to attend sessions at Wymondham
Cost of Training and Attendance
£7.00 for 2 hours (for 1 session)
Please let the person taking the register or Sensei Steve know in advance when you do not plan to attend training. Please either phone or email Sensei Steve before the session if you are ill or cannot make a session so we know who to expect. Failure to do this would mean you would be marked in the register as absent from training without explanation and may be charged.
Insurance and Membership
We are now members of Aikido for Daily Life (ADL) and as such are insured through the British Aikido Board (BAB)
Insurance fees are paid annually covering period 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015. If a student joins later in the year a sliding scale is applied
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their membership and insurance are kept up to date.
Sensei Steve Fyffe
Steve Fyffe was born 24 July 1951, he was registered Blind from birth. Steve has a Guide Dog named Sykes who drags him all over the place. Steve has studied martial arts his whole life and has many qualifications.
He took up Judo from 1957 until retiring in the early eighties, gaining grate of 4th Dan. Steve started Aikido in September 1987 and was awarded (Shodan) 1st Dan Black Belt 1992 from the National Aikido Federation. He was awarded (Nidan) 2nd Dan Black Belt in 1999. Steve joined Shin-Gi-tai Aikido Society 2000 and was awarded (Sandan) 3rd Dan Black Belt in 2002. In September 2004 he was awarded (Yondan) 4th Dan.
The Aikido style that Steve teaches is: a mixture of Traditional, Ki-Aikido and Aikido Toho Iai. This style though based on the traditional way of the founder is based on Tamura Sensei Principles and Kochi Tohai Sensei Ki-Aikido and Aikido based on the Sword. The style is both flowing and practical in nature yet sticks to the founder's principles that were based on traditional weapons of the Samurai, which includes the Japanese Sword.
He became a member of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International (DNBK Int) in 2012 and was certified (Yon Dan (4th Dan) with DNBK Int on 16th May 2013.
Steve is a member of the Guild of Renmei Yudansha (M.G.R.Y.) He is a registered Coach for the BAB British Aikido Board and is also an Associate member of the CUA Aikido Union in Tyneside. He holds Certificates in NVQ level 3 Teaching/instructor (Aikido).
From the 1st March 2007 he has been certified by The Cane Masters International Association (C.M.I.A.) as a Cane Master, Instructor, Instructor for the Disabled in Cane and C.M.I.A. Director (Responsable for all issue regarding people with disabilities in the UK). Steve is a registered Instructor for the Ishin Ryu Honbu Dojo (Aikido). On 17th June 2011 was awarded Shodan (Honorary) Tenshin Ryu Iaido, Tsunami Yodokan by Mike Selvey (Shihan)
Steve's other interests include: Iaido, golf, football, music, reading and listening to the radio. He enjoys doing voluntary work and helping others. When he has time Steve also likes to play games such as chess and cribbage.
Catherine Eveleigh has been training in Aikido since 2008. She joined St. Ives Aiki Dojo after attending a self defense evening at her church ladies group. Whilst there she trained with Sensei George Hemmings and gained 5th kyu (yellow belt). In September 2009 Catherine moved to Norwich and has trained at Norfolk and Norwich Shin-GI Tai Yodokan dojo with Sensei Steve Fyffe progressing until in December 2013 she attained her Shodan (1st Dan).
Catherine is a Clinical Scientist working in the Radiotherapy Physics department at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She also leads the Kidz Klub (5-12 yr olds) sunday school at Norwich Vineyard church and attends the Norwich Community choir.
What to expect in our Aikido Dojo
We usually start with a warm up session: this is so that the body can be gently stretched and that all muscles can be warmed up. The warm up will also consist of Aikido body movements and some Ukemi (taking falls and techniques)
We are also a Yodokan Budo Dojo
Aikido is the main art that is studied. We do however study other related arts: including Ten Shin Ryu Iaido: under the direction of Mike Selvey (Shihan). Cane (walking stick) techniques are taught under the Dojo Cane Master Steve Fyffe Sensei as well as all other Arts covered under the term Budo. We regularly invite other senior Sensei and guest teachers throughout the year to enhance the knowledge of the Dojo.
Please see the Kobudo page for information on the japanese weapons system taught at the Norwich and Norfolk Shin Gi Tai Yodokan dojo.
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