Kobukan Aikido Association

We are an association of Aikido clubs based in the Northeast of England. Teaching traditional aikido since the 1980's under our chief instructor Sensei Warren Butcher (8th dan).

As a founding member of the International Aiki-Budo Council (IABC) we maintain strong links with other martial arts clubs throughout the UK. We regularly host and attend seminars where various traditional and modern martial arts can be learnt.

Sensei Warren Butcher 8th Dan Aikido
Sensei Warren Butcher (8th Dan)

What is Aikido... ?

(The way of harmony of spirit)

Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by Master Morihei Ueshiba known as 'O Sensei' to bring universal harmony and world peace by overcoming violence and agression by harmony of spirit.

Aikido does not rely on strength to be effective and is suitable for men and women of all ages and abilities.

O Sensei, founder of Aikido
Master Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei)

Our Classes

Kobukan Aikido Association

Sunday 10:30 - 12:00am

Washington Leisure Centre
NE38 7SS

Synthonia Aikido Club

Monday 8:30 - 10:00pm

Synthonia Scout Hut
Greenwood Road
TS23 4BA

Gateshead DoJo

Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm

Clevland Hall fc
Old Lyndhurst School
Easedale Gardens

Blaydon DoJo

Friday 6:30 - 8:00pm

Dauntless Gymnastics Centre
Whiteley Road
Blaydon on Tyne
NE21 5NJ