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Yoshinkan Dojo, Southern England Branch

We are a traditionally focused Japanese Martial Arts Dojo with classes in Farnborough & Aldershot.

The main focus within the Dojo is Jujutsu, however you can also expect to practice other elements of Japanese Budo as detailed below:

Jujutsu - The method of suppleness, striking, throwing, grappling and choking. 

Bojutsu - Techniques of the wooden staff , long and short. Our Bojutsu comes from the Kukishin Ryu which has strong connections with the Hontai Yoshin Ryu, Takagi Ryu lineage.

Kenjutsu / Iaijutsu - Techniques of the Japanese sword (including Kodachi or short sword)

While these may seem like different martial arts in their own rite (which they can be) our method of practice brings them all together for you as different parts of the same whole. Practice of each element holds lessons that can be applied across the spectrum, resulting in a truly solid grasp of the Japanese Martial Arts.

We have a friendly, no nonsense approach to training, which is conducted safely in a traditional manner.

Suitable for anyone, from beginners right through to experienced martial artists, regardless of your age, size or current fitness levels we're here to help you achieve your goals.

Our focus is not on sport martial arts, or flashy moves, and you will find our attitude towards self defence quite different to many other organisations.

You will find a serious and common sense approach to actual fighting. Our aim is to give you real life skills (physical and mental) which will give you confidence and enable you to handle yourself in a violent and/or potentially life threatening situation.

The same skills used by Samurai for generations to stay alive in a culture where death and killing was an accepted way of life, on and off the battlefield.

We teach both adults and children, maintaining a real family feel to the Dojo as many of our adults also have their children practicing, this creates a great atmosphere and a rare chance to bond over a mutual interest. So if you have children this could be a good chance to connect over a mutual interest. 

With a direct connection to our Hombu Dojo in Japan, our students regularly visit for training, and to experience the country and unique culture, Yasumoto Soke has also visited our Dojo. You can really benefit from this additional experience and see how it makes a real difference to the style of practice we offer. 

Our name was given to us by Yasumoto Sensei, Soke of the Motoha Yoshin Ryu school of Jujutsu, Eikoku Nanbu Yoshinkan Shibu Dojo - Yoshinkan Dojo, Southern England Branch.

Class Times & Location

Monday 20:00 - 21.30


Wavell Community Campus

Lynchford Road

North Camp, Farnborough

GU14 6BH

Friday 18:30 - 20:00


The Gymnastics Centre

Pool Road


GU11 3SN

Please note, we do not accept 'walk in' students.

If you would like to attend practice please make contact first to introduce yourself and discuss your requirements. 

Please contact us for more information

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