37 Haydn Road
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5:30pm
The Shudokan Black Belt Acadamy is a full-time Aikido school based in Sherwood Nottingham. The services they offer to their students include: Martial arts Self defence Health and Fitness Confidence Building and Kids Lessons. The Shudokan Black Belt Academy is a professional and traditional school employing modern coaching methods. Chief instructor Ken Robson (7th degree black belt) has extensive experience spanning over 38 years of martial arts training and teaching. www.shudokan.co.uk
Being a full-time school, the Shudokan Black Belt Academy offers both daytime and evening adult classes, so there are always training times that will fit around your current schedule. Lessons are well structured to give students the best possible learning experience. Classes for children are split into two age categories. The little dragons program for children aged 4-7 years, and the juniors program for ages 8-15. Both programs are Aikido based, and focus on the lifeskills and behaviours that a
Each lesson not only stimulates my body but also my mind and leaves me wanting more after each session. With the expert guidance of Sensei Ken and his team they will help me to fulfil my goal and the Aikido journey, i would encourage anybody to try it.
Paul McGregor - 08/04/2011 | report this review
This is not my first experience of Martial Arts but it is by far my Best. Sensei Ken and his team run a very professional and clean dojo. The level of tuition is exceptional. I was made to feel at home the first time I walked through the door and that very welcoming feeling remains a year down the line. I have made some great friends here and would defiantly recommend this to anyone seeking a solid education in Aikido
Dave Chnerkov - 12/02/2010 | report this review
I am writing this review about the Shudokan Black Belt Academy in Nottingham. What a great place. If you've never done martial arts before I highly recomend you step inside this place. You may assume the helpful staff, the always smiling pupils and staff and the endless patience demonstrated by the teahers is what you will find in other schools. Not so. They are so good here it is realy remarkable that right on our doorsteps is such a Dojo. For those with knowledge of martial arts you probably know that Aikido takes time to learn. It empahsises control through posture and relaxation and if got right is massively powerful. No quick fixes here but steady progress under the expert guidance of Sensei Ken Robson, highest Dan grage in the UK, is the target. I joined 14 months ago and am hooked. There are many martial arts schools to choose from and unfortunatley many people teach and learn for the wrong reasons. Not so here. Thank you to all at the Dojo for showing me how to train and what to learn.
Edward Black - 29/04/2008 | report this review
I began training in Aikido 14 months ago. I stumbled upon the Black Belt Academy because I was looking for a place to learn Aikido close to home. I have had a little martial art experience in the past and knew that being able to train regularly during the week would be key to progress. There are so many classes throughout the week that getting to 2, 3 or 4 classes a week is really simple. For those new to Aikido it is a relatively new martial art blending movement, joint control and swordsmanship all the time with its emphasis rooted in redirecting your opponents energy to avoid injury. Clearly a big ask! I joined the club straight away after my first lesson. Seeing student after student grinning from ear to ear, talking enthusiastically about this or that technique was enough to inspire me. I soon found out that my trust in the teachers was well placed. This club is not full of meat heads or maniacs who like dishing out pain. Rather it is infused by a happy spirit and kind enthusiastic teachers who even after the hundredth time telling us all to relax, be less tense and maintain good posture still are more than happy to help those like me who can take an age to "get it". Well done to all at the Academy, you have a fantastic dojo.
Edward Black - 27/04/2008 | report this review
Our son Ciaran joined Shudokan BBA when he was 5 years old as a Little Dragon. He is now 11 and achieved his Junior Shodan grade last September, a very proud moment for him, his friends and of course his parents. During his time with Shudokan he has enjoyed his experience, he has fun, understands the value of working together and as a team. He has respect for himself, respect for others and importantly strives to be the best that he can be. Shudokan has played a valuable part in his shaping and he chooses to go to the classes himself as often as he can, which is usually 4 times a week. We hope that he has made lifelong friends and an interest that teaches him principles that echo that of his school and family. Respect, harmony and personal achievement without any pressure. Well done Ken and your team for running a martial arts dojo that all should aspire to.
Andy & Lisa Black - 27/05/2007 | report this review
Before i started aikido my way of thinking used to be "i will try and do my best", or "i will try and finish it", but after 3 years of training on and off, aikido has taught me how to be positive about everything no matter how difficult the challenge ahead of me. It is by far the most influential thing in my life.
Rizwan Ahmad - 31/08/2004 | report this review
I read with interest the previous review on the chief Instructor at Aikido Shudokan in Nottingham. My own experience is very different. I have found the chief instructor and all the staff to be nothing short of honest with the best interests of the students at heart. This is surely born out by the fact the school is growing and many of the students are professional people such as lawyers, doctors, teachers and police officers! Or are all of these students simply subjects of clever brain washing??? It is sad that an individual can post such a thread without providing any evidence. The only way to find out is to turn up and find out for your self and I am sure you will come away with the same view that I have - this is a top quality martial arts school that provides its students with a whole lot more than just martial arts training!
Mick Mick - 27/07/2004 | report this review
I find the above posting very interesting, particularly as we have never had a student or guest student by the name Robert Jenkinson in our time here. I can only assume it is an alias, and should “Mr Jenkinson" like to contact me personally I would gratefully receive his comments on what would appear to be a uniquely unpleasant experience at our facility. My personal opinion is, however, that the comments of this “Mr Jenkinson" are clearly just a malicious rant aimed at myself and my highly professional team, with no basis in reality. The above notice is also particularly insulting the 320+ students that currently train with us and continue to have a fantastic and rewarding experience. Our student base is made up primarily of adult professionals whom I credit with more intelligence than to be taken in by “Aggressive salesmanship" or “Brainwashing". Frankly, I find the idea laughable. Should anyone wish to find out, (Obviously without any obligation), what really happens at our institution, you are more than welcome to contact or visit us. Ken Robson & Team Shudokan Black Belt Academy
Honbu Dojo - 30/06/2004 | report this review
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