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Asoryu Aikido Club West Yorkshire

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  1. Aikido is a unique Japanese martial art intended to train the body, the mind and the spirit and can be practiced by both the the young and elderly alike.

    Our classes in Kirklees are at:

    The Lighthouse Centre: Saturday 5.30pm to 7.30pm

    Aikido does not use strength, and we feel it helps to expand mental alertness, develop self confidence and improve levels of fitness. Please contact us or see our website for more details.


Asoryu Aikido Club West Yorkshire
Billy McAuley, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor

94 Croft Gardens, Birkby, Huddersfield HD2 2FL

01484 536687
07977 108966

Organisation last updated

  1. 10 September 2019

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  1. 10, Linden Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2TP
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. There is a toilet with some facilities for people with disabilities but it may not be suitable for everybody. Please contact the group if you need further information. Partially accessible toilet


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  1. 10/09/2019


  1. In 1995 following his return to the UK from Japan where Billy McAuley, Chief Instructor, trained in Aikido for over ten (10) years (from beginner to Aikikai 3rd Dan level), he first founded Asoryu Aikido Club in Hereford. However, in 1999 due to a family move to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire the club was closed. In December 2008 following encouragement from Marill Poole, 6th Dan Aikido from the UK Shinwakai Association, Asoryu Aikido Club was re-opened in Huddersfield.

    The club is named in honour of the Chief Instructor's Japanese Aikido Sensei; Asoh Kinjo sensei an Aikido 7th Dan Aikikai Shihan of the Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, and who, in 1993, sadly succumbed to cancer: The Chief Instructor Billy McAuley 5th Dan has travelled extensively and has had the privilege of taking Aikido instruction from many of the world's leading Aikido teachers: Our Senior Instructor Dave Thomas 3rd Dan (& Jodo 1st Dan) has an Aikido career spanning 18 years under the direction of Kanetsuka sensei 7th Dan BAF and Bill Smith sensei 7th Dan UKA. Asoryu Aikido Club is very proud to have UK Shinwakai, Sensei Jack Poole Aikido 7th Dan as its Technical Director. In the opinion of the Chief Instructor, Sensei Jack Poole is one of the world's leading Aikido teachers. The club is equally proud of its Technical Advisor, UK Shinwakai, Sensei Marill Poole Aikido 6th Dan who tirelessly devotes herself, not only to the development of Aikido in all the affiliated Aikido organisations and clubs of the

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