know one’s self, one’s heart; to (get to) know another person’s heart - to connect heart-to-heart
— Hiroshi Ikeda sensei

Welcome to our website, we are a small, friendly, community focused Coventry Aikido Club. Chishin Dojo was formed in June 2007 with Hiroshi Ikeda sensei kindly giving our dojo its name, Ikeda sensei interpreted this as "know one's self, one's heart; to (get to) know another person's heart - to connect heart-to-heart." We are located in Coventry, not too far from the city centre. 

We moved to our own full time dojo in July 2013 and now offer daily classes in Aikido, Internal Strength (6H Movement), Yoga and Sports Therapy. We have changing facilities on site, kitchen and shower areas as well as a treatment room. We're also happy for other groups to rent our space - just come along or give us a call.

We directly follow the teaching of Hiroshi Ikeda sensei with not only an emphasis on his internal elements but also his desire to bring together teachers and students from different Aikido organisations and backgrounds to share their skills, build friendships, and support the future growth of Aikido. By combining the knowledge of many instructors we hope to keep the full legacy of Aikido alive in the next generations of students and instructors. Our focus our internal classes is an analysis and study of 6 Harmonies movement and how it relates to Ueshiba's Aikido thanks to Mike Sigman.

Please feel free to come along and watch or join any of our classes – they are all open and everyone is welcome. Your first 2 weeks are free if you're new to Aikido. The best way to experience Aikido is to step onto the mat and have a go yourself, so please get in touch.

We welcome students from all associations no matter your grade or style.

Chishin Dojo
Unit 4 Hotchkiss Way
Binley Industrial Estate

When you find Hotchkiss Way, simply follow the road around to the right and look for Forum Autos (also on the right) we're just after the metal gates on the same row - you can park in the car park outside Forum Autos or simply drive down the side and park outside our unit. There's a map and satellite image here.


Chishin Dojo, are members of UK Aikido Shimbokukai, all UK Aikido Shimbokukai dojo are in turn members of Aikido Shimbokukai

The Aikido Shimbokukai is an association of instructors, dojo, and aikido practitioners whose common bond is the practice and development of Aikido. This group strives to bring people together for the exchange of experience and ideas through Aikido training and doesn't follow any one style or teacher, endeavoring to stay apolitical and broad-minded, and welcoming all who are interested in developing Aikido together. 

The Aikido Shimbokukai is an Officially Recognized Organisation by the Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. We value our relationship with Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation, and strive to support them as best as possible, through training and other activities.

Chishin Dojo, also members of the British Aikido Board, welcomes students from all walks of life no matter your gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity.