Welcome To Shudokan Aikido

 We are a traditional full time academy, teaching the martial art of Aikido. We welcome your interest whether you are seeking to take up training in a martial art as a beginner, or you are an experienced martial artist looking to train with us.

Your first class is FREE

there is no obligation to join.

Just come and see if training at our dojo is for YOU!




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What we offer at Shudokan Black Belt Academy

Kids at Shudokan

Children excel at the practice of martial arts. Through fun games and training we can help your child increase his or her self-confidence, build self-discipline and foster care and consideration for those around them.

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Mick Mercer, 4th Dan, is the chief instructor at the Preston Dojo and holds the nationally recognised Coach Level 1 qualification with the British Aikido Board.

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Self Defence

Aikido is a martial art and as such has a self defence application. However, it is fair to say that it takes a period of time to become proficient at the techniques and to become confident enough to use them in a practical situation.

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Classes & Timetable


Adult Classes

Every week day (Mon to Fri) 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Saturday 11am: to 12:30pm weapons - free practice training for all grades

Afternoon Classes

Tuesday and Friday 3pm to 4pm

Kids Classes

Little Dragons (age 4-7 years)

Classes week days (Mon Weds Fri) 4:10pm to 5pm

Juniors (age 8-15 years)

Classes every week day (Mon to Fri) 5:10pm to 6pm


Aikido Seminars

2015 dates:

28 - 29  March seminar at Preston with Neil saunders sensei.  See dojo for details.

2 -3 May  Mustard sensei and Thambu Sensei at High Wycombe. See here for details or ask at the dojo.

23 - 26 July Annual Summer School in Nottingham

Tai Chi

 Wudang Style - Taijiquan

A traditional martial art taught for self defence and health benifits starting Tuesday the 13th Novemeber 7:30pm to 8:30pm £5 per class

Classes will focus on both hand and weapon forms including practical applications. Call Mike 07843202951 for details

First Class Free quote Aikido