The art of Aikido was founded by a Japanese master named Morihei Ueshiba, who was already highly skilled in a large number of traditional martial arts. His art came to incorporate both armed and empty handed techniques and it wasn't long before it attracted a large number of skilled students.
The Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is a classical style of swordsmanship that was founded in 1447 by a man named Iizasa Chosai Ienao. It consists of a number of different skills such as sword, staff, naginata, spear and the combined use of the long and short swords.
Winchester Judo and Martial Arts Club was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest clubs in Britain. With our dedicated Dojo we offer a wide range of classes for both beginners and advanced students, young and old.
Qualified instructors bring a large amount of experience that makes the sessions both fun and safe.
All our coaches have an enhanced DBS check and the club welfare / child protection officer is Vicky Gilbertson: Any concerns regarding child protection and general club welfare should be reported to Vicky in the first instance, unless deemed of a serious nature in which case they should immediately be referred to the relevant local authorities.
Please also note that the club adheres to the British Aikido Association Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding polices which can be found here : https://irishousemedia.wixsite.com/mysite/policies-and-procedures If you are interested in taking up a martial art with us, please email:
This will ensure that the appropriate coach gets back to you.
Our child protection and welfare officer is Vicky Gilbertson, also an Aikido student.
The Winchester Judo and Martial Arts Club adheres to the British Aikido Association Adult and Child protection policies (see attached). The first point of contact for any issues regarding these policies is the club welfare officer Vicky Gilbertson. Vicky can be contacted via email
We have also achieved 'Safguarding in Martial Arts' status.