Martial Arts of Bristol & Yeovil
Welcome to the school of Shorinji Ryu Aiki-Jutsu (incorporating Aikido and Ju Jitsu), in Bristol and Yeovil, UK.
Aiki-Jutsu is a traditional Japanese art that compromises Jujutsu and Aikido to focus on defence in any environment.
At the Bristol & Yeovil Shorinji Ryu Aiki-Jutsu School this is no exception and we teach students of all ages how to be more confident in themselves and their capabilities. As a student you learn how to avoid trouble, and if unavoidable, how to defend yourself effectively and efficiently. We emphasise on never engaging an attack, and how to end one quickly.
Every student has a grading syllabus to follow, however we like to extend our students knowledge in the dojo beyond a set of throws and locks. This is to ensure that you do not just become a walking book of moves, but incorporate the martial art of defence into your own natural well-being thus react without thinking whilst keeping very calm and with a prominent posture.
We always welcome new members to our sessions and are confident that you will appreciate the safe and friendly atmosphere and the effectiveness of this form of Jutsu. Feel free to come along to any of our sessions. You never know what it is really like until you try it out.
For some wishing to start up martial arts for the first time we have been asked if it would be possible to have one-to-one tuition. We can now offer this at the Bristol School. It is specially designated for those that do not feel completely comfortable jumping straight into a group session atmosphere, or for those that would like the extra sessions to complement the work they are doing during the standard sessions (commonly leading up to their grading).
There are very limited times and spaces available for one-to-one sessions and they come on a first come first served basis. Payments will need to be taken at the time of booking to cover the hall fees.
To book, please click here to use our contact page, or come along to one of our regular sessions to speak to the instructor directly.
Every Tuesday: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Sensei Adam Saunders 2nd Dan Black Belt
Kingswood Foundation Centre (map)
Kingswood Gymnastics Centre
20 Old School House,
As you enter the foundation the gymnastics centre is the building to the left. Go around the right hand side of the building where there is an entrance along the side road. Enter the building here and the sessions are held in one of the gym halls.
Adults: £25 per Month or (£7.50 per Session)
One-To-One: £20 per hour session (see above)
Every Thursday: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sensei Andy Eitzen 4th Dan Black Belt
St. Michaels Hall (map)
St. Michaels Rd,
The hall is just to the side of the Church. The entrance is behind the church on right of St Michaels Road which is just off St Michaels Avenue. Parking is available at the hall. Be sure to arrive a few minutes before to allow for changing time.
Adults: £5.00 per 2 hour session
The sessions listed above are adult classes only (~16 years and above). If you have a child between 7-15 years you can click here to register your interest in child martial arts classes for the Bristol area.