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Aiki Budo Fraternity
The Shorinji Ryu Aiki-Jutsu school is a member of the Aiki Budo Fraternity

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.

Session Times


Every Tuesday: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Sensei Adam Saunders 3rd Dan Black Belt

Kingswood Foundation Centre (map)
Wesley Studios,
Britannia Road
BS15 8DB

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: £30 per hour session (see above)


Every Friday: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Sensei Andy Eitzen 4th Dan Black Belt

Vicarage Street Methodist Church Hall,
Vicarage Walk,
Middle Street,
BA20 1JZ


Adults: £5.00 per session


One-To-One Sessions

For some that already have martial arts experience may wish to to have more focused one-to-one tuition. We can now offer this at the Bristol School. It is specially designated for those that wish to have a in-depth look into aspects they either wish to expand on, or to work on complementary martial arts to sessions they already are taking (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.

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