Honoured to be named Gen Sen Jyuku
Our dojo was founded in 1988 and at the 20 year anniversary was given the name Gen Sen Jyuku by the esteemed master T.K. Chiba Sensei on his visit in 2008. The meaning literally translated is "essence of a spring" inspired by the position the club has of being the launching point of many aikidoka's careers.
The more that I thought about it, the more natural it became: the treasures of the future are contained in the young, so where better for me to invest my time?
The above words is the reason Chris Mooney Sensei, technical director of British Birankai and many other countries, gave for justifying the long commute and difficult hours he takes to teach at our humble club.