Bugeishi Aikido

Club training philosophy

The name of our club is the Bugeisha Aikido Club.  This name has been chosen because it accurately reflects what the club is about.  Bugeisha is a term used to describe a person (sha) trying to transform the arts of battle (bu) into a study of beauty and universal truths (gei).
The club's training philosophy is built on the “Hierarchy of Preservation” which guides our training through the following levels –
  • To preserve yourself from an aggressor or even multiple aggressors.
  • To preserve your friends and loved ones.
  • To preserve those who cannot preserve themselves.
  • To preserve the aggressor or aggressors.
The club's training philosophy also recognises that -
  • Everyone comes to train in Aikido with their own life experiences, capabilities and expectations.  
  • We study techniques according to the above. 
  • The similarities that must be maintained are the 'Core Principles'. 


Contact Us

Visit our Payment and Joining page for details on how to join Bugeisha Aikido Club.

If you would like some further information about aikido or our club then please contact:
South Ruislip, London - Richard Watkins on 07803 594712
Perivale, London - Marek Franaszczuk on 07951 817458
Broadstone, Dorset - Don Deacy on 07740 415712
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