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Martial Arts Classes for Children & Adults in Basildon. Join the leading Sport Aikido Club in Essex.
Aikido is a great way to improve fitness, weight loss, self confidence, physical & mental wellbeing

 Aikido                                                                            Taiho-Jutsu
Centre of excellence for Aikido Martial Arts

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Aikido is a particularly good discipline for children. The training will help your child develop many life skills such as physical coordination balance and timing coupled with a calm and controlled attitude.

The difference in Aikido from other martial arts is that it is strictly defensive; therefore, your child can learn how to be effective and safe in hostile situations without having to resort to violence as a reaction.

Clear thinking and instinctive, precise action replace violence as a response. This is the kind of training on the mat that becomes a wonderful lesson for dealing with all of life's problems that your child will face as he or she grows up.​

Much of Aikido training takes place with a partner, this teaches your child how to interact with others, building social skills. A valuable lesson for life. Many studies have shown that phyiscal and mental activities such as Aikido can help with a childs education.

Aikido classes are taught in a safe controlled environment with well thought out training methods

The classes are comprised of warm-up exercises, basic movements that form the building blocks of Aikido, more advanced techniques, and some more playful exercises meant to enrich the Life skills already begining to develop. Watch your child develop into the best version of themselves with Aikido

As a member of the British Aikido Association we have access to both national and international competitions for juniors who wish to compete.
Essex Aikido Dojo (Shoshinkan) has produced both Junior-Youth national champions and bronze medalists in the WSAF World Aikido Championships.

Although many of our instructors hold coach awards from the BAA, Shaun Hoddy Sensei also holds a TQUK Level 3 teaching qualification, First Aid Training Teaching Qualification and is qualified  to Graduate IOSH level in Occupational Safety & Health.

It is a great honour and privilege to be  a Martial Arts instructor. I teach  balanced structured classes that follow traditional Japanese etiquette. I am a firm believer that Aikido should be fun. My philosophy is to develop the best you, that you can be. 
Shaun Hoddy Sensei
​​Essex Aikido Dojo (Shoshinkan)
​Helping young people to become the best you that you can be.

Shoshinkan Results 2017 BAA Junior Open Competition (South)
Jeevan Khanna 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Ryan Hope 2 Gold, 1 Silver
Gracie Szymanska 1 Gold
Sarah Tanner 1 Bronze...
Katie Tanner 1 Bronze, 2 Silver
Adrien Gniewek.3 Silver, 1 Bronze
Sam Pyle 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Adam Tanner 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
Bogdan Yumanov 2 Silver
Rachel Dickinson 2 Silver.
Adam Tanner awarded under 16 individual trophy
Katie Tanner awarded under 12 individual trophy.
Shalini Khanna gave an outstanding performance for the club.
Club 2nd in the overall points rating,

Training Times

​ Centre of excellence for Aikido Martial Arts
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 2.15pm - 4.30pm

Qualified BAA Coaches:
Shaun Hoddy 7th Dan 七 段 Tomiki Aikido
​                          1st Dan  初段 Taiho-Jutsu
Greg Barton   5th Dan 五 段 Tomiki Aikido
Andy Wisbey  5th Dan 五 段 Tomiki Aikido
Alan Cooper  3rd Dan   三段 Tomiki Aikido
​Gary Maiden 2nd Dan  二段 Tomiki Aikido
​Peter Livett 2nd Dan    二段 Tomiki Aikido
​                      2nd Dan    二段 Gojukai Karate

Essex Aikido Dojo (Shoshinkan) Established in 1975
Basildon Sporting Village
Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex
SS14 3GR​
The home of JAA / BAA Tomiki Aikido in Essex
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