Self Defence Course safety Notes

Shobukai Aikido Preston

Below is a list of things for you to think about in terms of maintaining your own personal safety – with our compliments


Please consider the following as food for thought.  This is not a list of must do issues but it is probably worth considering doing most of them if there is not a good reason not to!

 Three main reasons why someone might be the subject of a random act of violence:

Body Language

Keep your head up, stand up straight, swing your arms and be obviously alert.

Lack of Awareness

You MUST know where you are and what is going on around you.

Wrong Place, Wrong time

Avoid being alone especially in a dark remote place.  Don’t drive through known bad areas a night.


  • Avoid being on your own when possible, particularly after dark and in remote areas.

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About Aikido Yoshinkai Exeter

I run a small dojo of Yoshinkan Aikido in Exeter, Devon in the UK. The dojo started in Exeter in Jan 2013. There are a couple of Dojos in Exeter that train in Aikido, but we are the only Yoshinkan Aikido dojo in the area. The name of the dojo is Aikido Yoshinkai Exeter, and my instructor in Robert Mustard sensei. My experience in Martial Arts is exclusive to Yoshinkan Aikido in which I have trained for over 8 years now. I have traveled near and far to train and to date I continue to do so. I have had the honour of training with a few remarkable martial artists. I have also trained with Joe Thambu shihan (7th Dan) on many seminars over the past 7 years for whom I hold great admiration for his skill. In the UK we are fortunate to have instructors visiting regularly, Payet shihan (7th Dan), Ando shihan (7th Dan) and Takeno shihan (9th dan). Our club is closely linked with other Yoshinkan Dojo's in the UK and maintain friendly relations with them. email: twitter: @aikidoexeter

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