Shinsei Dojo Kamiza, Shomen
A panoramic view of Shinsei Dojo Kamiza / Shomen, Joseki and Shimoza
A panoramic view of Shinsei Dojo Kamiza / Shomen, Joseki and Shimoza
A panoramic view of Shinsei Dojo Kamiza / Shomen, Joseki and Shimoza
A panoramic view of Shinsei Dojo Kamiza / Shomen, Shimoseki and Shimoza
A panoramic view of Shinsei Dojo Kamiza / Shomen, Shimoseki and Shimoza
A panoramic view of Shinsei Dojo Kamiza / Shomen, Shimoseki and Shimoza
 
 

Shinsei Dojo

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.).

Tenshi Aiki-kai

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.

Tenshi Shinkendo-kai

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.

 

 
  • Changes to fees in the New Year 2014

    New Year Training Fee Changes

    I must regretfully inform all members that as of the New Year I am left with no choice but increase the monthly training fees from £30 p/m to £40 p/m with family concession members going from £20 p/m to £25 p/m.  As you may or may not know i have not changed my fees in 4 years, but it has reached a point where it is difficult to keep up the short fall, so I must make these changes, we are as a dojo, still cheaper than many dojos so, the deal is still a good one ;-)

     

    Sincerely

    War

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  • Clone of Shinkendo Seminar

    Shinkendo Kyuo Mon

    Byron Shepherd Sensei of Shinkendo UK, will be taking a Shinkendo seminar at Shinsei Dojo.

    Places are limited to Shinse Dojo please message me if you are interested in joining the dojo as this is not a turn up and practice seminar, dojo membership is required.

    Shinkendo is a Martial Art developed by Toshishiro Obata Kaiso and translates roughly to 'way of the real sword'. Please see the link below for an Idea on this outstanding art.

    Shinkendo Demo

    Byron Shepherd Sensei is a direct student of Obata Kaiso, one of only 3 in Europe

     

    Timings will be:
    

    Saturday 5th July 10.00 - 17.00

    Sunday 6th July 10.30 - 17.30

     

    Seminar Fee:

    Price for one day will be £12.50

    Price for the whole weekend will be £20

    PROOF OF INSURANCE REQUIRED TO TRAIN!
    NO INSURANCE NO PRACTICE!
    05/07/2014
    Saturday and Sunday
    Duration: 
    14
    hour(s)
    Start time: 
    10.00
    End time: 
    17.30
    Cost: 
    £20.00
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  • Comprehensive Koshi Nage

    Katate Dori Koshi Nage Variation

    During this weekend seminar, we will take an indepth look in to this wonderful technique.  We will look not only at Koshi Nage from multiple attack types, but also variations within the different attack types and also Koshi as it can pop up within our regularly practiced techniques, ie. Ikkyo, Shihonage, Kotegaeshi, Irimi Nage etc.

    This is a great chance to get stuck in to a technique that is slowy dieing off within Aikido schools as a technique that has Ukemi to difficult to learn, therefore making it a dangerous technique to practice.  We will see how actually Ukemi from Koshi Nage is actually incredibly simple with a competent Nage/Tori to the point where someone straight off the street with no Martial Arts history is capable of taking the fall from it with a competent Nage.  We will show that when done correctly Ukemi from Koshi Nage is incredibly safe, feather soft to land from and very easy to learn with a competent Nage.  We will also look at, explain and practice throughout the weekend, Nage's role in keeping Uke safe through the Ukemi.  This is not a 'soft option' Ukemi system, this is the full blown, complete deal.

     

    Seminar date: Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th of September 2013

     

    Training cost: £15.00 per day or £25.00 for the weekend

     

    Proof of insurance is required, insurance can be provided if necessary at a cost of £5.00 per day.

    No Insurance on the day means no physical participation!

     

    If accommodation is required you should search for BnB's in the Crewkerne or Yeovil areas.

    07/09/2013
    Saturday and Sunday, Morning and Afternoon
    Duration: 
    2
    day(s)
    Start time: 
    10.30
    End time: 
    17.30
    Cost: 
    £15.00
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  • Jin (Internal Strength) seminar with John Burn

    John Burn with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan

    Shinsei Dojo is hosting another Jin seminar with John Burn sensei of our sister Dojo, Chishin Dojo, Coventry. John has extensive training with with Mike Sigman and has arguably more mat time with Hiroshi Ikeda sensei than anyone else in the U.K.

    Proof of insurance required

    Please bring a light lunch if required, tea and coffee will be provided for those who want it.

    19/05/2013
    Sunday
    Duration: 
    5
    hour(s)
    Start time: 
    11.00
    End time: 
    16.30
    Cost: 
    £15.00
  • Shinkendo Seminar

    Shinkendo Kyuo Mon

    Byron Shepherd Sensei of Shinkendo UK, will be taking a Shinkendo seminar at Shinsei Dojo.

    Places are limited to Shinse Dojo please message me if you are interested in joining the dojo as this is not a turn up and practice seminar, dojo membership is required.

    Shinkendo is a Martial Art developed by Toshishiro Obata Kaiso and translates roughly to 'way of the real sword'. Please see the link below for an Idea on this outstanding art.

    Shinkendo Demo

    Byron Shepherd Sensei is a direct student of Obata Kaiso, one of only 3 in Europe

     

    Timings will be:
    

    Saturday 24th May 10.00 - 17.00

    Sunday 25th May 10.30 - 17.30

     

    Seminar Fee:

    Price for one day will be £12.50

    Price for the whole weekend will be £20

    PROOF OF INSURANCE REQUIRED TO TRAIN!
    NO INSURANCE NO PRACTICE!
    24/05/2014
    Saturday and Sunday
    Duration: 
    14
    hour(s)
    Start time: 
    10.00
    End time: 
    17.30
    Cost: 
    £20.00
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  • AIKI KEN SEMINAR WITH RICHARD SMALL SENSEI

    An Aiki Ken focused seminar, with Richard Small sensei 4th Dan Takemusu International Aikido.  We will look at some Kumi Tachi, Ken Dori, Ken Nage etc.

    21/04/2013
  • IKEDA SENSEI 2013

    An absolutely fantastic seminar, if you can only make one seminar this year, this should be it!

    05/04/2013
  • IKEDA SENSEI IN THE U.K. 2014

    Hiroshi Ikeda sensei is back.  Please see Chishin Dojo for full details.

    Spaces are limited so get in fast

    18/04/2014
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