Welcome to the Home of AIKIDO MUKYOKAN INTERNATIONAL, offering Traditional AIKIDO classes to the public.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE – CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)
THE FORT REGENT SPORTS CENTRE, JERSEY, IS CURRENTLY ON LOCKDOWN DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK. THEREFORE, FOR THE TIME BEING, ALL AIKIDO AND JUDO CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
A FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE IF AND WHEN THE SITUATION CHANGES. FOR AIKIDO STUDENTS, I SUGGEST THAT YOU LOOK FOR AIKIDO BOOKS ONLINE AND MAYBE CONSIDER PURCHASING ONE TO WHILE AWAY THE ISOLATION AND LOOK AT YOU TUBE WHERE THERE ARE SOME GOOD VIDEOS TO SEE OF AIKIDO IN TRAINING*
*be advised that you have to be fairly selective in regards to the You Tube material that you unearth and remember, most of the visuals you come across will be of demonstrations to the public or students and individual instruction on film. Some of the teachers that I recommend you research are as follows (not exhaustive);
O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Christian Tissier, Gozo Shioda, Yasuhisa Shioda, Morihiro Saito, Mitsugi Saotome, Yoshimitsu Yamada to name but a few.
STAY SAFE. STAY WELL. STAY OCCUPIED. If any student wishes to contact me directly, please do not hesitate to do so on either telephone (mobile) 07797-713370, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by WhatsApp message or private message on Facebook (Róisín Xena Pitman)
Kanchō Róisín Pitman
Kanchō – Aikido Mukyokan International
FEES – To all current members of the School. Your third-party insurance fees are now due for the Year 2018/19. Please pay the relevant amount as soon as possible to Andrea, with either cash, cheque (PAYABLE TO PJSTA) or online payment. Insurance fees as follows: ADULT: £24pa; CHILDREN/CONCESSIONS: £12pa.
MAT FEES have been increased. If you pay by Standing Order, please amend your figure and then inform Andrea asap.
MONTHLY – Adult: £30*; Children/Concessions: £12 *Adults have the opportunity, if they so wish to train no less than eight times a month which works out to £3.75 per 1.75 hour sessions)
INDIVIDUAL SESSION PAYMENTS: Adult: £8; Children/Concession: £3
Andrea D’Ulivo-Rogers can be contacted direct by email at email@example.com
The classes are available for all people over the age of 14 years, both able bodied and differently abled, and gives everyone the chance to learn AIKIDO, a traditional based Japanese martial art.
AIKIDO, on a physical level, relies on using the attacker’s bodyweight and energy against themselves by utilising movement, both circular and linear, avoiding the attack, while blending with it, thus taking the balance of the attacker before employing a series of locks, throw and pins to subdue that person without causing undue harm.
Internally, AIKIDO helps to maintain concentration, creates good posture and body mechanics, nourishes the mind and is good at fighting stress, by creating a healthy mind and body.
Our fully equipped training facility (DOJO) is situated on the west side of the Gloucester Hall at Fort Regent, Jersey. The dojo is the Graeme Pitman Memorial Dojo and is named after the Club’s first Honorary Life President and former Chief Officer of Fort Regent Sports and Leisure Centre.
DIRECTIONS: Entering the Fort through the main entrance, walk up the slope and take the small steps on the left. Walk through the two sets of glass doors (next to the circular Queen’s Hall) and enter the Gloucester Hall. Walk down the side of the arena and the DOJO is the third activity room on the left. Our school logo (seen at the top of this page) can be found above the door of the dojo, a venue we now share with the Jersey Judo Association.
The School was founded in September 1987 by Róisín Pitman.
Róisín still heads the school and is now an internationally recognised 6th Dan black belt (awarded in 2014 by Master Yasuhisa Shioda of Japan) and has instructed in many clubs and countries from the Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Eire, France and Italy in the west, to Turkey and Malaysia in the East.
The school have a great team of teachers waiting to introduce you to the wonderful world of AIKIDO. They are,
Sensei Andrea D’Ulivo-Rogers – 4th Dan
Sensei Christopher Clark – 4th Dan
Sensei Tim Silvester – 3rd Dan
Sensei Eduardo Nascimento – 3rd Dan
(above) The official ceremony when Mukyokan International (Jersey & Europe) affiliated with Mushinkan International (Malaysia), in the Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia dojo of Kancho Franciscus Nithya (pictured 3rd from the left) in June 2015.
Sundram, seated in front, is holding a portrait of the late Founder of Mushinkan Malaysia, Kaiso A. Francis Ramasamy, a former teacher to Kancho Róisín Pitman (third from right).
(From left to right – Phoenix Jersey School Badge; Mukyokan International logo; Shioda International Aikido Federation logo – Roisin is graded and registered as an S.I.A.F. Instructor – Level 6; Mushinkan International logo, Hombu Dojo for Mushinkan-Do and Head Coach Franciscus Nithya, son of the Founder, Kaiso A. Francis Ramasamy)