Aikido Shudokan offers Aikido practitioners who practice the Yoshinkan style of Aikido the chance to further their knowledge of Aikido by living in the dojo. As a dojosei or uchideshi, you are required to attend every class, including after-class training, in addition to completing duties to contribute to the upkeep of the dojo. The life of a dojosei and uchideshi can be difficult physically and mentally but the efforts that a student puts in will be matched with equal reward. This is a traditional Japanese system where the student is given a great opportunity to learn the budo by immersing themselves in an environment which fosters this learning.
The dojo has several sleeping quarters where students can stay for a period of time. It also has all the facilities you need such as a kitchen, a laundry and showers, and you will be sharing the stay with the teacher, providing you with a greater opportunity for learning.
For any expression of interest, please contact us.
Past dojosei have written about their experiences:
- Dan's Dojosei Experience - Dan Holloway (Eiryukan Aikido, UK)
- The English Boys - Tim Bobak, Adam Taylor and Alastair Travis (UK)
- The Dojosei Life - Tadashi Narita (Aikido Shoshinkan, UK)
- My Dojosei Experience - Michal Pabiasz (Aikido Shudokan, Poland)