Covid 19 Response

We are currently open and practicing as normal!

To practice you should:

  • Arrive in the kit you intend to practice in.
  • Be wearing a mask.
  • Concent to your tempurature being taken before adn after practice.

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.

If you show or know to have any signed of COVID 19, you should not attend the calss.

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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.

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The first thing you will be taught when you start practicing Aikido is the “hanmi” stance. Hanmi literally means “half-body”. From a practical standpoint this means that only half of ones body is presented to an adversary. The importance of the hanmi stance cannot be overemphasised. In fact, the founder of Aikido adopted hanmi as a founding principle around which his entire art is organised!