The name Senshin Dojo was kindly given to us by Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (Boulder Aikikai, USA). Senshin is one of the five spirits of budo. In the context of the Japanese martial arts, Senshin conveys the highest of the five principles of budo to cultivate a spirit of compassion, enlightened 'buddha mind', to love and protect all living things.
The dojo is spacious and air conditioned with large matted area to practice the dynamic movements of aikido. There are male and female changing rooms with showers as well as a social area to rest and chat before and after classes.
We class ourselves as a progressive dojo as we continue to look for ways to improve rather than just repeat what has gone before. We teach aikido to allow students to progress at their chosen pace and to be reflective in their practice. Training includes, throws, locks and pinning techniques as well as traditional weapons including wooden staff and sword.
We strive to make aikido accessible to everyone who is physically capable regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality. We are a not-for-profit community based group, so any surplus funds are re-invested back into the dojo.
Grade promotions from 5th Kyu and above are recognised by the Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. We value our relationship with the Hombu Dojo and the Aikikai Foundation and strive to support them as best as possible, through training and other activities.
our Elected office bearers - 2018:
Chair: Rob Brew
Vice chair: Catherine Paterson
Secretary: Zoltan Tompa
Treasurer: Jamie MacIssac
Events organiser: Matthew Leary
Club welfare officer: Nick Savva.