Denis Burke

aikido teacher

Based in
Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in World Wide
Denis  Burke | aikido teacher

Rates: various


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"To defeat violence itself, in any of it's forms, we must first defeat it within ourselves. We cannot do his without an effective alternative, and a path of training and practice to embody it. Aikido Yuishinkai is a path of abundant peace, positive relaxation and personal development. It is a practice of manifested philosophy: we constantly test our thoughts and actions through the results we manifest. Aikido Yuishinkai offers all these things, and that is why, after more than 30 years of studying Aikido, I still practice and teach it."

Denis Burke Sensei was introduced to Aikido in 1979 during Summer School with Koichi Tohei Sensei.  He met Maruyama Sensei for the first time the following year. Initially training in west London, he founded the Brixton Ki Club and later moved to Somerset to serve as full-time Assistant or Uchi Deshi under Sensei K. Williams, becoming a professional Headquarters Teacher.    He founded numerous other clubs including Salisbury Ki Club and returned to teach in London after being asked to take over the full-time Brentford Dojo he had helped Neil O’Dwyer Sensei set up years before. In 1991 he set up l'Association Française de Ki Aïkido in Paris where he served for two years as KFGB Representative while also fulfilling his duties in England as teacher and Grading Officer.  In the year 2000 he resigned from the Ki Federation of Great Britain and embarked on a period of exploration into new approaches and a return to the origins of Aikido, founding Isshinkai the same year.
Visits to America, where he found inspiration meeting John Smartt Sensei of New School Aikido, and to Japan, where, thanks to John Smartt Sensei, he was fortunate to meet Hikitsuchi Sensei, left a profound impression.
Having particularly enjoyed Maruyama Sensei's teaching during the early eighties, and having heard that Master Maruyama had entered a Zen Monastery in 1991, Burke Sensei periodically searched the internet for news of him.  In 2003 he learned that Master Maruyama had established Aikido Yuishinkai and that a World Tour was being organised for 2004.  He made contact with Michael Williams Sensei, Chief Instructor of Aikido Yuishinkai International, and subsequently hosted the UK leg of the tour, joining Aikido Yuishinkai during Master Maruyama's visit.  He now hosts his annual UK visits.

As a senior professional Aikido Teacher, apart from teaching seminars and classes, and leading Isshinkai, Burke Sensei works with companies, executives, elite sports teams and athletes.  He is married with an adult son and daughter .

Group Classes

Aikido Intensive Summer School

Please book in advance.
An intensive course will be offered starting on Monday 26th July through to Friday 30th July. The course will comprise up to 8 hours of practice a day (5 hours of teaching, and 3 hours of general practice) from Monday to Friday. Wednesday will be a half day (morning only) with the afternoon available to rest or explore.

The structure of the day will broadly be:
7.30 – 8.30 a.m, Early morning practice 1 hour,
10 a.m – 1 p.m, Class taught by Burke Sensei,
2.30 – 4.30 p.m General Practice 2 hours,
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Evening class taught by Burke Sensei, (On Thursday this class will be from (8-10p.m)
7.30 p.m. Evening meal (group or separately)

If a student would like to attend the intensive but cannot make the whole week it is possible for students to start at the beginning of the week and attend as many days as they can make. Please note students wishing to attend only part of the intensive will only be permitted to join the course at the beginning of the week and must then attend consecutive days until they depart. The cost for attending the intensive in this way is £50 per day /£25 per half day.

Those students attending all 5 days of the intensive course, will be able to attend the weekend course at no extra charge, all included in the £200 fee.

Please make all cheques out to Aikido Yuishinkai UK and together with your name, contact details, Aikido insurance details, date of birth and which days you will be attending, post to The Aikido Centre, Duncan’s Close, Fyfield, Andover, Hants. SP11 8EJ

It's a: 
seminar
Venue: 
Isshinkai, The Aikido Centre
Location: 
Duncans Close, Fyfield, Andover, SP11 8EJ, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
5 Days from: Monday 26th to Friday 30th July 2010
Rates: 
£200

Saturday Aikido Class

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Isshinkai, The Aikido Centre
Location: 
Duncans Close, Fyfield, Andover, Hants. SP11 8EJ, Hampsire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturdays 10 am till 12 noon (except when a seminar is listed for the same day)
Rates: 
Various: Please talk to class administrator on arrival

Thursday Evening Aikido Class

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
The Aikido Centre
Location: 
Duncans Close, Fyfield, Andover, Hants, SP11 8EJ, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursdays 8 pm till 10 pm
Rates: 
Various: Please talk to class administrator on arrival

Tuesday Evening Aikido Class in London

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
The Spring, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre
Location: 
100 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5EL, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesdays 7 pm til 9 pm
Rates: 
Various options, Please talk to class administrator on arrival

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


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