The art of Aikido was founded by a Japanese master named Morihei Ueshiba, who was already highly skilled in a large number of traditional martial arts. His art came to incorporate both armed and empty handed techniques and it wasn't long before it attracted a large number of skilled students.


Katori Shinto Ryu

The Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is a classical style of swordsmanship that was founded in 1447 by a man named Iizasa Chosai Ienao. It consists of a number of different skills such as sword, staff, halberd, spear and the combined use of the long and short sword.



Judo was founded by Jigoro Kano and has become both a traditional martial art and modern Olympic sport. It makes a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. Those who would like to compete and win trophies will be glad to know that there are many contests organized that can be entered.

Winchester Judo & Martial Arts Club

Winchester Judo and Martial Arts Club was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest clubs in Britain. With our dedicated Dojo we offer a wide range of classes for both beginners and advanced students, young and old. Qualified instructors bring a large amount of experience that makes the sessions both fun and safe. Read more

Winchester Judo & Martial Arts Club

Lido Sports Centre
Hyde Church Lane
SO23 7DZ

British Aikido Association

British Judo Association

Getting started

The best and easiest way to start training is to just come along and join in a session. We have enough experienced people to ensure that you are in very safe hands and will have a gentle introduction to which ever art you start.