Covid 19 Response
We are currently closed due to the Lockdown.
Outside of lockdown, we have been operating under strict social distancing conditions, with compulsory temperature checks and PPE before/during practice, in accordance with official advice and regulation.
We are following the latest guidelines issued by the BAB and Government, in addition to receiving professional independent medical advice regarding what is safe, wise and best for all of our students.
Please check in regularly as we will re-open when the time is right to return to practice.
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Welcome to Kokoro Kai
KOKORO KAI IWAMA RYU, FAA , is dedicated to the research and practice of the traditional martial art of Aikido. The emphasis is on the martial aspect of Aikido, including atemi as well as sword and stick. Training to the exclusion of all peripherals including politics and personalities.
Aikido Riai - the complete system as developed by O Sensei Ueshiba in Iwama.
Our head instructor (dojo cho) at Kokoro Kai Aikido Riai holds a 5th Dan (Godan) Black Belt. He has been practising Aikido for over 44 years he is a direct student of William Coyle sensei,Glasgow, and Noro sensei, then trained with Chiba shihan for over 12 years, Saito shihan in Iwama, Tamura Shihan in France. He has also trained in the Hombu Japan. The dojo has 2 other instructors one holding 3rd dan grade (sandan) Jonathan Sharp sensei was uchi deshi to Saito Hitohira sensei in Iwama The other instructor is a 2nd dan (nidan) Jamie Matthews sensei, who has practised aikido for over 12 years.
Dojo address: Ponsanooth Hall, St Michael's Road, Ponsanooth, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7EE
Training times: Thursday nights 7 pm to 9.30 pm.
No politics just Aikido
To find out a little more about our club, our Instructors and how to find us, read the <a href="/about/">about us</a> section and perhaps join us for your first free session.