PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PLANNED OPENING ON 5TH SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK THE DOJO FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LATEST NEWS.
Welcome to the Renshinkan Dojo
The Renshinkan Dojo (錬心館 道場) is the London dojo for Aikido Yuishinkai UK, due to open in 2018. The dojo is run by Mike Haft Sensei who has been teaching since 2002 and has more than 20 years experience in aikido. Mike is a direct student of Koretoshi Maruyama sensei. The name Renshinkan was given to Mike to use as the name of his dojo by Maruyama Sensei. Ren (錬) means to train or polish/improve, Shin (心) means heart or spirit, and Kan (館) means house or structure, thus Renshinkan means a place to train the spirit.
Practice and Class Times
Venue yet to be determined
Beginners are welcome at any time. No need to be nervous about coming along we're a friendly bunch, and you'll find it's not all about screaming and shouting and fighting each other.
Normal loose fitting gym clothing is all you need to wear for your first few lessons, no jewellery and we train in bare feet. Later on you'll want to wear a keikogi, this is the Japanese training uniform that will likely be familiar to you. We have wholesale discounts with most major equipment suppliers so you are unlikely to be able to find it more cheaply than ordering it through the dojo, so please be sure to ask the instructor before you buy, we wouldn't want you to waste any money.
Membership and Fees
For insurance purposes you will need to pay an annual membership fee of £30, this is due on your third lesson, this fee covers our public liability costs, instructor indemnity, and personal injury cover for yourself.
Lessons cost £45 per month payable via standing order, payment this way is the preferred option as it incurs less administrative effort on the part of both the dojo and yourself. If this is not suitable to you for whatever reason a charge of £10 per lesson is payable in cash on the night.
Ask the instructor for details on how to pay the membership and monthly mat fees.