To create a Japanese styled martial arts centre, that acts as the hub to London based Shodokan Aikido Clubs in the borough of Camden and by extension Greater London, UK and Europe.
We are creating a family orientated Japanese styled martial arts centre, modelled on the traditional Japanese Dojo, which acts as the hub to London based Shodokan Aikido Clubs in the borough of Camden and by extension Greater London, UK and Europe, offering world class training and to world class tuition.
CLSA has grown from one class per week at the local YMCA to Camden Primary Schools main Martial arts provider, with a centralized home dojo in Kentish Town teaching adults teens & juniors.
Moving into our own space is the next step in our natural progression.
What if there was a place where one could go and experience the traditions of martial arts as they are taught in Japan without leaving London, learn to defend yourself, improve your fitness, and get amazing results for one price, in one place?
About the project
Under one roof we will offer families/ students a range of classes in Shodokan Aikido. Adults, sport style, self-defence, ladies, juniors, teens, sword & staff training.
Our new premises will incorporate;
A main training hall
Shower and changing facilities;
Educational program for Camden Primary Schools;
Seminars and workshops for community;
Specialist seminars and workshops taught by visiting Instructors;
Our space is totally flexible and will be available to members to use when not in lesson, allowing for non-training specific hire usage; birthday parties, meetings, etc..
Junior, Beginner, Sport programs.
As a full-time training centre our Martial Arts Centre will be attracting a much wider audience than ever before. We already pride ourselves on providing an authentic martial arts development programme for children beginning at three Camden based Primary Schools, teaching children key skills that that will carry with them and use in every aspect of their lives.
We will continue this model, as part of our complete package supplying tuition.
After a hard day of work or one of our martial arts classes, it’s important to relax your body and mind.
Our changing areas will bring an additional comfort and convenience to members, encouraging beginners to add training to their daily routine.
Once inside we will offer a relaxing space for family and friends to sit, socialise and watch the class in progress without interrupting the lesson. .
For those taking part we offer an authentic Martial Arts training environment, additionally allowing for private tuition and specialist coaching.
Fully matted with 40mm thickness.
We understand that everyone’s needs and ambitions are different, and we make sure our students reach the goals and results they want to achieve.
In this age of ‘sport for all’ ; our mission is to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for the local community; specifically through Shodokan Aikido. Keeping mind and body healthy through the practice of ‘kata’ and ‘randori’. Tailoring these two elements to the age and physical ability of all participants.
Central London Shodokan started in October 2003 and has since grown from strength to strength. Founded by Marlon Hoating at the Central YMCA, The group has evolved from its humble beginnings to almost 100 members and being Camden Primary Schools only After-school Aikido tuition provider.
All of our instructors are fully certified and Japan trained.