Shinsei Dojo is a traditional Dojo set right in the heart of the Somerset / Dorset countryside, our mission is to provide and maintain an authentic, traditional, Japanese style Dojo for our local community and to encourage the practice of Aikido and Shinkendo. We are fully insured with the British Aikido Board (B.A.B.).
At Shinsei Dojo and our Aikido school, Tenshi Aikikai, we practice Budo through Traditional Aikido, under War 'Tenshi' Lewis. War is a student of John Burn sensei, following the teachings of Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, stressing the development of Musubi (Connection), Kazushi (Balance Breaking) and Jin (Internal Strength) within all Tenshi Aikikai students.
We practice not only the Taijutsu aspect of AIkido but also Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan's weapon teachings.
At Shinsei Dojo and our Shinkendo school, Tenshi Shinkendo- kai, we practice Budo through Shinkendo, under War 'Tenshi' Lewis. War is a student of Byron Shepherd sensei, following the teachings of Toshishiro Obata Kaiso, stressing the development of true, honest and effective swordsmanship.
For Martial Artists
Our dojo is also an ideal place for practitioners of all Budo or traditional martial arts, such as Kenjutsu, Iaido, Karate, Judo, Jiu Jutsu etc. We have also made it affordable to run classes with as few as one student. If you are interested in holding your class or event with us and would like to come and see our beautiful Dojo then please call or e-mail to arrange a viewing.
Shinsei Mokkōjo (tree craft place)
War Lewis also, spends the time he is not teaching at the club making a living crafting various beautiful items out of wood. These range from bespoke dojo furniture, from Katana Kake and Tachi Kake (sword stands) to Nafude Kake (student roster boards) to picture frames for Kamiza. Everything you seen in the pictures of our dojo were created by Shinsei Mokkōjo. War also creates bespoke items for the house, from bread and cheese boards to live edge shelving and cat trees etc. Any idea is considered so if there is something you would like, why not get in contact with us and see if we can craft it for you.