Upcoming events

Some key Aikikai courses we are hosting and some we are hoping to get to - there are many more!


19th March 2017

Tissier Shihan (8th Dan Aikikkai)

Medway Park Judo Centre, Medway


1st - 2nd April 2017

Tissier Shihan (8th Dan Aikikkai)

Vincennes, Paris


6th May 2017

Bjorn Saw (5th Dan Aikikai)

Ashburton , Devon.


17th June 2017

Phil Rozier (5th Dan Aikikai)

Ashburton, Devon.


31st July - 6th August 2017

Pascal Durchon (6th Dan Aikikai)

Ashburton, Devon.


23rd September - 3rd October 2017

Tissier Shihan (8th Dan Aikikkai)

Berlin, Germany


18th - 19th November 2017

Pascal Durchon (6th Dan Aikikai)

Ashburton, Devon.


26th November 2017

Rick Smaridge (5th Dan Aikikai)

Bath University, Somerset


20th January 2018

Dimitri Crenier (6th Dan Aikikai)

Ashbirton, Devon


17th - 18th February 2018

Endo Shihan, Yasuno Shihan, Miyamoto Shihan, Tissier Shihan

Vincennes, Paris

Our teacher's teachers

Pascal Durchon (5th Dan Aikikai)

Pascal's website


Pascal has been an extrordinary influence on the development of the Brighton Aikikai, and the aikido of it's practicioners and teachers.  The teachers have come and gone, but Pascal has continued, for almost 30 years now, to visit Brighton and humour us and inspire and move us with his technical skill, kindness and inspiring presentations on the principles of aikido.  This November he visits South Devon Aikikai!

Christian Tissier (7th Dan Aikikai)

Cercle Tissier


One of the most influential aikidoka alive today.  The technical director of the FFAAA, with a membership of around 35,000 practioners, it is difficult to overstate his impact on the world of aikido.  A personal student of Yamaguchi Sensei for over 30 years, he studied Aikido, Kick Boxing and Kenjutsu in Japan for seven years before returning to France to develop the FFAAA.

Linda Holliday (6th Dan Aikikai)

Linda's website