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Isshinkai Summer School 2019

  • Isshinkan Duncans Close, Fyfield Andover, England, SP11 8EJ United Kingdom (map)

Hosted at the Isshinkan Dojo.

An immersive week of Aikido at our beautiful haven of peace in West Hampshire.  There just is no better way to start Aikido! 

Summer School is taught by our Founder, Denis Burke Sensei, and it's how he started in 1979 - by going along as a beginner to Summer School.  It's a guaranteed positive life changer! 

Even if you don't live near enough to an Isshinkai Dojo to practise regularly, you'll find Isshinkai Summer School will give you a new perspective and all the value you can carry!


This year’s theme is Relaxation, specifically Dynamic Relaxation Technique in Aikido.

As with every year there will be a progression through the week, so we recommend, if you can only make part of it, that you make it the first part. But, even if you miss the beginning you can be sure it’ll be worth your while.

Isshinkan will be open for arrivals during the day on Sunday 28 July with the first session of Summer School that evening from 20.00 - 22.00. Thereafter, daily morning sessions will be 10.00 - 12,00. Open Mat for practice in the afternoons and Evening sessions (except Wednesday) 17.30 - 19.30 Around this framework there will be some extras announced at short notice!

Course fees are:

Standard: £250

Concession: £200

Day fee: £60


If you’re not yet a member and want to come on Summer School, get in touch. If you are a Member, the place to pay and book is in the Members Area Get in touch if you don’t know the password.

Staying at Isshinkan: Whether sleeping inside or camping in the orchard we ask for a donation to the Andover Ki Trust of £5 per night, or more if you like. 3 Beds are also available (worth booking in advance) at £15 per night. You can book and donate with Paypal from the Members Area

Earlier Event: May 18
Isshinkai Spring Seminar 2019
Later Event: September 21
High Grade Class