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, naginata, spear and the combined use of the long and short swords.



Judo was founded by Jigoro Kano and has become both a traditional martial art and Olympic sport. It's a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. There are also many contests organised for people who like to take part in competitions.

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

 All our coaches have an enhanced DBS check and the club welfare / child protection officer is Vicky Gilbertson:
Any concerns regarding child protection and general club welfare should be reported to Vicky in the first instance, unless deemed of a serious nature in which case they should immediately be referred to the relevant local authorities.
Please also note that the club adheres to the British Aikido Association Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding polices which can be found here :
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Getting started

Want to learn more about these traditional Japanese martial arts? 

Contact us now and our experienced instructors will ensure that you are in safe hands and will have a gentle introduction to which ever art you choose.

British Aikido Association

British Judo Association

Winchester Judo & Martial Arts Club

Lido Sports Centre
Hyde Church Lane
SO23 7DZ