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Aikido 合氣道 "the way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the way of harmonious spirit" 

Aikido a form of Budo (the martial way), offers more than just a fighting art or form of self-defence.

It is a path of personal discovery and character development.

If you are wanting to learn a new skill, get fit, improve flexibility and well-being,

take on a new challenge, you've found the right place.

Browse our site to learn more about us, and to book a class today!

Black Belt — A white belt that never quit.

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The participants of the training in special clothes of aikido hakama work out the methods

Meet Shobukai Aikido Daleside Nottingham

Education - Exploration - Satisfaction - Fun - Achievement - Fitness.

We created an environment where everyone feels both motivated and supported – a culture designed for the wellbeing and progress of all.

The dojo is led by Colin Hallahan a 3rd Dan Blackbelt or Sandan 参段/三段. Colin has practice martial arts since he was 14, starting with karate, Colin then studies Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu (大東流 合気柔術), and when he moved to Nottingham, he commenced studying Yoshinkan Aikido. Colin is assisted by his wife Malena a 2nd Dan Blackbelt or Nidan 弐段/二段.

In 2006 Colin met Robert Mustard sensei, 8th Dan Yoshinkan Shihan and was inspired by the Budo that Mustard Sensei practice, since then Colin's focus has been Aikido. Colin was awarded his 3rd Dan Blackbelt or Sandan 参段/三段 by Mustard Sensei in 2014.

Aikido Shobukai Daleside, we are part of the Aikido Shobukai UK association and an affiliate of the British Aikido Association. 


More information about the Shobukai association kind be found at the Aikido Shobukai website.

Black and white image of aikido. Men are sporsmen. Aikido workshop. A number of black belt
Judo Training in a Studio

Welcome to Shobukai Aikido Daleside Dojo Nottingham

Our philosophy

Get ready to transform yourself both inside and out. Join Shobukai Aikido Daleside Dojo Nottingham to nurture the warrior within, enhance your self-esteem, and take your practice to the next level. With our wide variety of classes for all skill levels, everyone is truly welcome.
At Shobukai Aikido Daleside Dojo Nottingham, we believe that the martial art way or Budo is about transforming your body and mind into a place of physical and mental strength together with a winning mindset, both at the Dojo and in life.
No matter how experienced you are, there’s always more room to perfect your form and master the art of self-defence. This class will help you grasp the techniques from a deeper, more disciplined perspective.

合 – ai – harmony, unifying

気 – ki – energy, spirit

道 – dō – way or path

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