Chester Aikido Club
Chester Aikido Club (Ryusuikan Dojo) was founded in 1979, initially on a temporary basis to host a beginners course in the Chester area. The original intention was that any new students would then transfer, after completion of the course, to the Liverpool Aikido club, which at the time was the main club in the NorthWest area. That was more than forty years ago and the Club is still going strong with many of the original students still practising regularly.
In its history, the Chester Club has moved location on many occasions around the City; the latest move in early 1998 brought us to our current location. This being an old chapel on the outskirts of the city centre that has been converted with the aid of National Lottery funding into a purpose-built dojo (martial arts training hall) with excellent facilities that is used by a number of local martial arts clubs.
We hold regular classes at which new students are always welcome, with gradings held regularly for all students. Instruction at the Club is provided by fully insured and qualified black belt instructors.
In addition to trips to local and national courses, the Club organises a number of events each year at which Club members and their friends and families can get together and socialise away from the rigours of training.