Ren Sei Kan Aikido
Also known locally as "Kidderminster Aikido Club",
In Japanese terminology 'Kan' is dojo and 'Ren Sei' simply means 'training or drilling', here we are referring to the mind and body.
In 2011, It became apparent that an Aikido presence would be beneficial in Kidderminster and the surrounding areas, Suitable premises for a "Dojo" were researched and premises were found at the new Samurai Dojo, which was still at building foundation stage in Zortech Avenue.
After a meeting with the principal of 'Samurai' Mr Andrew Haffner, the original Wednesday night class was secured and so Kidderminster Aikido Club was born, we opened after the completion of the building in September 2012. This was followed soon afterwards with the Saturday and Sunday classes.
GSK Association is compliant with the regulations of the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. We value our relationship with Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation, and strive to support them as best as possible, through training and other activities. To which our "Dan Grade" certificates are issued by the Hombu in Japan.
Recently Go Shin Kai ran an Alliance course with other Aikido Houses, including Shun Poo Kan and Te Shin Kai.
"Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something".
"... the estranged self, hidden with its inexhaustible potential, lies undiscovered by many people who die without even knowing that it exists".
Kazuo Chiba Sensei
Ren Sei Kan
welcomes you to our site;
Many thanks for spending time to visit our website in your quest to learn more. Ren Sei Kan was started by senior members of Ren Shin Kan Aikido (Old Hill) in September 2012, which have been instructing for the last 50 years.
For more information click on "Intro".
Ren Sei Kan's aim is to empower individuals with confidence and the ability to maintain a healthy physical lifestyle through martial arts and self defence training. You can tell us what you wish to achieve, and we will cater the training to suit your needs.
We all know how exercise and a good diet can help us to keep healthy. However, with today’s hectic lifestyle, we find it harder to keep ourselves in shape and maintain the level of fitness that we once had when we were younger. Ren Sei Kan Aikido will keep you in shape.
Feel free to come along and participate in any of our classes, or watch if you are unsure – everyone is welcome to our classes. Your first 2 weeks are free if you're new to Aikido. The best way to experience Aikido is to step onto the mat and have a go yourself, so please get in touch.
With our form of training...it doesn't matter if you have haven't exercised in years or if you are looking to become the next Steven Seagal, we allow individuals to train at their own pace.
Students are welcome from all associations no matter your discipline or grade.
"The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit".
Ren Sei Kan Aikido club (Go Shin Kai Association) is a long standing Aikido club based in Kidderminster
Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art whose origins can be traced back to the 12th Century. Aikido was created in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969), one interpretation of the name is "The Way of Harmony of Spirit". It is an art that does not seek to meet violence with violence yet maintains its martial origins. It is based on spherical movements by which an attacker’s aggressive force is turned against itself.
The main form of Aikido techniques are joint immobilisations and throws using the opponent’s momentum. Practices with bokken and jo (wooden training weapons) serve to assist in the understanding of techniques and their development. Traditional Aikido has since its conception been non-competitive, however several styles have developed which has introduced competitive aspects.