About

The North Cotswolds Aikido Club

Classes are held at Naunton Village Hall, in the North Cotswolds.
See the Find Us page for details.

Kai Shin Kai

The North Cotswolds Aikido Club is part of the Kai Shin Kai organisation.

Our aim is to run the club within a friendly environment without the machoism generally perceived of martial arts clubs. Aikido is suitable for women & men, young or old (14 years minimum). No martial art experience is required although some members do practice (or have practiced) other arts such as karate, judo, taekwondo and kickboxing.

Independant Aikido Alliance

As KSK members the North Cotswolds Aikido Club is a member of the Independant Aikido Alliance.

Club run by Graham Cossey. Aikido, a martial (not marital) art, alternate spellings: akido, aakido, aikedo. Located in Naunton, Gloucestershire within 10 miles of Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe, Northleach and Andoversford.

Graham Cossey chief instructor at North cotswolds Aikido Club

Graham Cossey (3rd dan)
Chief Instructor

In his early twenties Graham achieved the grade of 1st kyu (brown belt) in Taekwondo before stopping training due to injury. He started his aikido training in 2002 at the Bicester Aikido Club which was headed at the time by sensei Vincent Sumpter (6th dan). Following sensei Vincent's relocation in 2005 the club has been under the guidance of sensei Martyn Tyas (4th dan).

Graham was awarded his black belt in February 2009 during a visit to KSK Italy (Yomi Shin Tai) and his 2nd dan in April 2011.

Graham founded the North Cotswolds Aikido Club in 2012.

In April 2018 Graham achieved the rank of 3rd dan.

Steve Souch

Steve Souch (5th dan)
Regional coach

I was Vincent Sumpter's first student when he returned from Japan in 1977 after a three year posting with the RAF. While in Tokyo, Vince studied aikido and attained his 1st Dan black belt from Hombu Dojo, the martial art's world headquarters. I have been training ever since, attaining black belt in 1988. Teaching aikido for more than twenty-five years now, I reached the rank of 5th Dan in 2010.

Contacts

Tel: 07554 252021

Email: info@northcotswoldsaikido.co.uk

Affiliated clubs :

Bicester Aikido Club

Aylesbury Aikido Club

Carterton Aikido Club

Yomi Shin Tai - Italy

For a full list of Kai Shin Kai dojos please visit the Kai Shin Kai website

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