Strong in hand, kind in heart
Welcome to Budokan
We have been established for 46 years in the UK and we cater for all adults of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Budokan teaches four traditional Japanese Budo - martial arts and disciplines.
Karatedo – Aikido – Iaido and Zazen - or seated meditation.
Our members enjoy a progressive syllabus of traditional Japanese martial arts, taught to them by some of the best instruction available in the UK today.
We hope you enjoy visiting our site.
© Budokanonline 2017
Individually hand-made and polished to a professional finish, visually attractive and the practical answer to comfortable meditation or a simple seating solution for improved posture.
Go here for a list of all of our highly skilled Dan grades, who make up the teaching and instructor base for Budokan.
Come in an meet some of the people past and present in Budokan.
The range of books available on the Japanese martial arts and philosophy is considerable.
This list is based on many years of reading the relevant material that has stood the test of time.
with Passmore Sensei are available by arrangement at SenSpa in Brockenhurst.
Click here to contact him by email for further information.
If yoiu are a member of Budokan and wish to benefit from discounts at Nine Circles - Budokan is a member of their Giri discount scheme.
Just email us and we will send yiou our username and passward.
At the end of every year Budokan celebrates the hard work and dedication put in by all its students, teachers and instructors, with a workshop and an awards ceremony, followed up by a fine dinner for all, with their partners, once again at The Monkey House in Lymington, where the service was seamless and the food just stunning.
A really busy workshop in the tradition of Japanese Budo, covering Iaido, Aikido and Karatedo took place on Saturday 10 December 2016 at the Lymington Dojo, attended by members from London, Sussex, Hampshire and even from Norfolk!
The energy was huge and the spirit was electric, making for a vibrant atmosphere, enjoyed both by participants and observers alike.
Some students practising a variety of Aikido techniques during the workshop
The following awards were made at this end of year workshop.
Keith Molyneux - SANDAN - 3rd Dan Black Belt
Tracy Harper - SHODAN - 1st Dan Black Belt
Peter Benson - SHODAN - 1st Dan Black Belt
Paul Minto - SHODAN - 1st Dan Black Belt
Mark Joscelyne - NIKYU - 2nd Kyu Brown Belt
Brian Goodall - NIKYU - 2nd Kyu Brown Belt
Ivor Hobbins - SANKYU - 3rd Kyu Green Belt
James Goodall - SANKYU -- 3rd Kyu Green Belt
Alistair Carr - SANKYU - 3rd Kyu Green Belt
Chris Joscelyne - SANKYU - 3rd Kyu Green Belt
Len Blunt - YONKYU - 4th Kyu Green Belt
Marcia Joscelyne - Gokyu - 5the Kyu White Belt
BEST ATTENDANCE - Peter Benson
BEST NEWCOMER - Mark Joscelyne
MOST IMPROVED KYU GRADE - Brian Goodall
MOST IMPROVED DAN GRADE - Steve Head
BEST ALL ROUND PERFORMANCE - Toby Mellows
BUDOKAN SAMURAI AWARD - Ivor Hobbins
SILLY AWARDS at The Monkey House
BEST EXCUSE FOR NON-ATTENDANCE - Ivor Hobbins
FUNNIEST DOJO MOMENT - Tracy Harper
OVERSEEN IN THE PUB - Brian Goodall
WORST TECHNICAL PHOTO'S - Darren Waghorne, Keith Molyneux, Paul Floyd
BEST OF THE FUNNY PHOTO'S - Alistair Carr and James Goodall.
2016 CLASS PHOTO
A tired but happy band of Budokan people at the end of the workshop, doing what they know best how to do - smiling.
Paul Floyd's hand has been noted.
THE NEXT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT
COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN WADHURST, EAST SUSSEX
21 JANUARY 2017
DO TRY AND COME IF YOU CAN MAKE IT.
ALL GRADES WELCOME.
A shot taken of some of the workshop participants performing a prescribed elbow striking kata, or form, called Hijiate.