Invitation to take up aikido

March 26 2018
Invitation to take up aikido

WELLS Aikido Club (Aikido Alive) is currently looking for new members.

Aikido is a non-violent, non-competitive Japanese martial art that includes unarmed and weapon disciplines.

The club was established in autumn 2017 following the relocation from London to Somerset of teacher Bjorn Saw (5th dan).

Bjorn has one of the longest experiences of studying traditional Iwama Takemusu Aikido in the UK having begun his training in 1974, and including extended periods in Japan learning from the senior students of Aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba.

He continues to split his time teaching Aikido both in London and in Wells.

The club is a member of the United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA) with links and affiliation to Aikikai Hombu dojo, the world headquarters of Aikido in Tokyo, Japan. It maintains good contacts with other Aikido and related organisations across the UK, participating in seminars and other activities to explore the physical and spiritual aspects of the art.

Owing to the nature of practice the club is suitable for adults, and children aged 10 and over. No prior experience is necessary and there are a range of levels of experience in the club including members returning to Aikido after extended periods away from training.

Practice sessions are currently on a weekly basis on Sunday mornings at 10am-11.30am at locations in and near Wells.

For additional information or to arrange to watch a class, contact Bjorn Saw on 07917 004670 (mobile), or via email at