| NORFOLK AND NORWICH SHIN-GI-TAI YODOKAN DOJO
Aikido and Budo Japanese Martial Arts School in the Norwich and East Anglia Area and Cane throughout the UK
| DOJO INFORMATION
General Dojo Information
| CONTACT DETAILS
Contact details for our Dojo
| LATEST INFO & EVENTS
Class Schedule / Events / Courses
| DOJO INSTRUCTORS
| 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.
| VIDEO GALLERY
Aikido Videos that have been kindly donated to the website, also, videos that have been added by web Master.
| WEB LINKS PAGE
Other website links for your interest....!
| GRIFFIN - The Aiki Dog
| SYKES'S - The Aiki Dog (II)
All about Sykes the Guide dog and what he does
| WEBSITE NEWS
Whats new to the website
| KOBUDO - Weapons in Martial Arts training
Description of Japanese weapons system taught in budo dojo
| YODOKAN History
History of YODOKAN
| 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.
| Sensei Steve and Tsunami Yodokan pictures
pictures from Sensei's visits to our club
Master Ian Parker's website and other relevant information such as: the ABC Combat System.
| JU-JITSU DOJO - Ishin Ryu Renmei
A wonderful Organisation for whom I enjoy teaching aikido for .
| CANE DOJO - and where to find them
Where cane training is happening throughout the UK
| CANE MASTERS International Association
The Cane Masters Exercise, Self Defense and An Add on to your Martial Art Style
| THE UNIVERSAL CANE - Japanese style cane with disabilities in mind
The Yodokan's Universal Cane based on Japanese weapons: examples: Sword, Jo, Bo etc. and Japanese style of Martial Arts. Easily suited for those with varing disabilities and working with Cane Masters UK and USA.
| Aikido and DISABILITIES
Inspirational articles about people with disabilities who train and have trained in Martial arts and issues regarding people with disabilities and help to those who teach.
| Disability Martial Arts Association
a charity that pulls together instructors that teach people with disabilities and promotes harmony and friendship with all. Promotes and educates all on Martial Arts and Disabilities.
| Starting Aikido as a Mature Person Article
a view from an older person's Aikido
| Student Teacher Relationship Article
An article that tries to answer certain questions "what do you think"....!
| 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
| The Waterfall Page
Everything to do with Waterfalls, Waterfall Meditation and much much more......!
| Aikido Mukyokan International, Jersey
A page that twins with Jersey to bring martial arts, Sports and people with Disabilities together with the solidarity of the Main UK and of the Channel Isles and Jersey and beyond.
| The US Connection .......!
The work of the North Valley Aikikai and My connection with them
| Aiki Extensions
Aikido - A way of life
| Blind Zen
A page that shows what blind people (Visual Impaired) can do in the Martial Arts, and also shows that I am not the only one!!
BEHAVIOUR IN THE DOJO
These rules and those that follow I learnt many years ago: Most Dojos that I have come across do not follow literally these rules and you may find that you will need to adjust when you visit other Dojos.
Make sure that all finger nails and toe nails are kept short and that long hair is securely tied back.
How to enter the Dojo
Even though the mats may not be down on the floor at the time of your arrival, please pause at the main door of the Dojo and perform a Standing Bow towards the Kamiza (the area in the Dojo where the photograph of O Sensei is displayed). This is to indicate that you have left the outside world and entered the place of training.
Starting The Class
When the Sensei (teacher) enters the Dojo all members should already present and should be lined up, sitting in Seiza (kneeling, sitting on your feet) in grade order with the senior graded students to the right hand side when facing the Kamiza. The Sensei's entrance may be announced by the signal of a double handclap from a senior student (Senpai).
During The Class
When practicing with a partner you should perform a standing Bow to each other at the beginning of a technique to denote acceptance of a partner's offer of practice and to thank them for their practice when the technique is concluded.
Finishing The Class
When the end of the class is indicated by the Sensei, line up as before in a straight line with the senior graded students to the right hand side when facing the Kamiza as at the start of the class.
Please make sure that you have been put in the register and paid for your mat fee before you get changed for Class.
Titles used in the Dojo
Attitude To Aikido
Aikido is a vast inclusive system. An essential part of that system is its Martial Arts aspect.
If after reading these rules and you still have questions please do not hesitate to speak to the leading Sensei, or one of the Senior students for more clarification.
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