Welcome to Kokoro Kai - Aikido in Cornwall

Kokoro Kai - Aikido Dojo CornwallKokoro Kai Iwama Ryu dojo, is dedicated to the 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.

Dojo address:
Ponsanooth Hall
St Michael's Road
Cornwall, TR3 7EE

Training times:
Beginners and Taijutsu lessons are 7pm - 9:30pm Tuesday.
Bukiwaza (weapons) lessons are 7pm - 9:30pm Sunday.

Beginners Welcome

To find out more about the dojo, our Instructors and how to find us, read the Join the Dojo section and join us for your first free session.

What's New

5th July 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.9
28th June 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.8
24th June 2022: New Article - Places and Methods of Practice
23rd June 2022: Added Common Questions for people starting Aikido
21st June 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.7
20th June 2022: New Article - Ichi Gan
18th June 2022: New Article - Tai No Henko
16th June 2022: New Article - Atemi and Aikido
14th June 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.6
12th June 2022: New Article - Aikido Riai
9th June 2022: New Article - Iwama Style
8th June 2022: Updated Syllabus page to add videos for Roku no Jo and 1-13 & 1- 20 Jo Suburi
7th June 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.5
6th June 2022: New Article - Aikido is Not a Circular Art
5th June 2022: New Article - The Art of Recovery
3rd June 2022: New Article - Aikido Principles
1st June 2022: New Article - Aikido is not a Martial Art. It is Budo
1st June 2022: Added Frequently Used Terms in Aikido
31st May 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.4
30th May 2022: New Article - Aikido and Injuries
28th May 2022: New Article - The Light Side and the Dark Side
28th May 2022: Dedication to William Coyle Sensei
25th May 2022: New Article - An Apostle and a Madman
24th May 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.3
23rd May 2022: New Article - Understanding Yudansha
20th May 2022: New Article - Ukemi in Aikido
18th May 2022: New Article - Riai
16th May 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.2
15th May 2022: New Article - Weapons Training
13th May 2022: Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of our Master Saito sensei.
12th May 2022: New Article - Teaching, 'What & Why' or 'the Hungry Wolf'?
10th May 2022: Videos of the Week - Ep.1
9th May 2022: New Article -Techniques.
8th May 2022: New Article - Ma Ai etc.
6th May 2022: New Article - Ukemi
2nd May 2022: New Article - Fake Aikido - True Aikido
1st May 2022: New Article - Shoshin – Beginner’s Mind
30th April 2022: New Article - History of Aikido
27th April 2022: New Article - A Good Uke
25th April 2022: New Article - Randori
24th April 2022: Added - Iwama Style Aikido
21st April 2022: New Article - Training with Chiba Sensei
17th April 2022: Article Revision - Hamni
13th April 2022: New Article - Fundamental Exercises
12th April 2022: New Article - Choosing Partners by T.K. Chiba Sensei
11th April 2022: New Article - Video Interview with Saito Hitohira Sensei
9th April 2022: New Article - Levels of Technique in Aikido.
6th April 2022: New Article - Musubi in Aikido.
5th April 2022: Added a Guide to Etiquette in Aikido.
3rd April 2022: New Article - Kiai.
31st March 2022: Updated Syllabus page to add videos for 5th, 4th & 3rd Kyu gradings.
No Politics Just Aikido

Our dojo preserves and shares the great influence of Saito Morihiro shihan while remaining faithful to the technical and spiritual heritage left by the Founder Morihei Ueshiba.

We continually try to improve ourselves through the intensive and systematic practice of kihon, and we believe each training session is a unique opportunity to feel closer to the Founder.