ABOUT CILFYNYDD AIKIDO
The Club was founded by Shihan Peter Thomas, opening it's doors to the community of Cilfynydd on the 20'th May 1999. Initially the club held one mixed junior and adult class per week which was soon extended to separate classes for juniors and adults twice a week.
In 2017 the club moved to a new dojo at St Mary's Church Glyntaff. .
Practice at the club is friendly, informal but intense with an emphasis on sound basic techniques utilising Mindfulness and relaxation, developing Flow, style and power in higher grades. The club promotes a friendly co-operative atmosphere in which senior grades are always willing to take time to work with lower grades, helping to establish solid foundations.
Free-style practice, based on Flow and reaction is used to sharpen practical skills.
For juniors the emphasis is on fun and positive encouragement with respect for people of all degrees of talent.
The club encourages a collective attendance at Society courses.