Professional Coaching in Judo
Aikido and Self-Defence for Schools and the Community
Throughout Torbay & the
(the gentle way) is a Japanese wrestling style and was developed in
Japan by Dr Jigoro Kano towards the end of the 19th century and has
evolved from being a martial art into one of the world’s most
popular sports. Since its inclusion in the 1964 Olympic Games Judo
has progressed rapidly and is without doubt the world’s most
popular combat sport.
Ronindo Budo Kai is a member of the British Judo Association.
Here to obtain your British Judo Association licence.
Please select club Ronindo Judo Kai 2127
(the way of spirit and harmony) Morihei Ueshiba developed Aikido
more or less at the same time as Judo; Aikido however has
remained a pure martial art, has no competition element and
emphasises co-operation and respect between
Ronindo Budo Kai is a
member of the British Aikido Board through Shin Gi Tai Aikido
society. See your instructor to obtain your BAB
Our philosophy is not simply to follow the traditional teachings
but to re-examine the principles that make them work. We
therefore include in Ronindo a variety of specialist skills that
are not taught anywhere else. Once mastered these skills make
throws appear effortless, by using the principles of attacking
the weak line and gravity-assisted power.
With Ronindo Budo Kai in Judo and Aikido is much more than a
sport; it is also effective as an educational system in both
physical and moral spheres. Ronindo Budo Kai training is an ideal
form of physical exercise and serves as a great cardiovascular
workout, improving, stamina, general Health and overall fitness.
Physical strength is also increased as a direct result of
manipulating the movement of your training partner. As well as
enhanced power, a Ronindo Budo Kai pupil will improve their
flexibility. For the same reasons the balance and posture of
pupils will be enhanced. Physical co-ordination can be seen to
develop dramatically from participation in Ronindo Budo Kai
training; reflexes are also improved together with mental
The moral benefits of
Ronindo Budo Kai are a direct result of the transition of both
Judo and Aikido from Jujitsu’s to “Do’s”
or “ways of life”. Both arts have a strict code of
ethics and a humanitarian philosophy. They teach outstanding
examples of good character and honest conduct. These arts are
ultimately concerned for the well being of both the individual
and the community. One of Judo’s guiding principles is
“mutual benefit and prosperity”. Both Kano and
Ueshiba believed that the diligent practice of their arts should
lead to the realization that one could not progress at the
expense of others; only mutual prosperity offered the key to any
real progress in life. These principles still underpin the arts
today. Ronindo Budo Kai is an ideal club for all ages, male or
Confidence and self-esteem are improved as pupils’ progress
through the ranks. The very nature of the grading system ensures
that the next goal is always realistic and achievable with
effort. The grading system also ensures that regardless of their
skill level all Ronindo Budo Kai pupils practice with players of
similar ability and all participants have a positive learning
experience. Budo etiquette instils respect, modesty, politeness
and general social skills in all participants. Although Judo and
Aikido are derived from techniques that were traditionally used
in Japan on the battlefield - these techniques have been refined
and modified to make them safe. The object of Judo contest being
to throw or hold the opponent onto their back, this wins the
bout. Naturally pupils are taught to fall in such a manner that
they land safely, great emphasis is placed on mastering the
several methods of break falling since this gives pupils the
confidence to participate fully. Aikido training is, based on
movements derived from the Japanese sword and staff battle arts.
Competition is less important as pupils co-operate with one
another to enhance their learning.
Ronindo Budo Kai will also actively reduce bullying.
Bully’s can only operate in relatively uncontrolled
environments and the disciplined Dojo (training hall), removes
them from their position of power. At the same time they
themselves learn discipline and self control, quite often whilst
losing to players who were previously a victim of their bullying.
This gives them a new perspective and a new found respect for
training with Ronindo Budo Kai:
general health and overall fitness.
and mental reaction time.
ability to concentrate for longer periods.
outstanding examples of good character and honest
positive self-image, confidence and calmness.
certificates and competition medals encourage a sense of
achievement and self worth.