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Eiryukan Aikido At Strike Zone Martial Arts Dojo Lincoln

Strike Zone, Lincoln

There is an exciting development for martial arts happening in the heart of Lincoln, Shotokan Karate Instructor, Nigel Singleton has created an open training space for martial arts of all backgrounds to train in a multi purpose building. This regenerates an old banking store house bringing new life and opportunities into Lincoln within the martial arts field.

Sensei Nigels vision is:

To have a multi-disciplinary training centre, a true mix of martial arts who can all train without the politics that so often get in the way of our sport.

Eiryukan is looking to use the dojo for early morning training classes, private tuition, holiday club training and senior kids classes aimed at developing Aikido black belts and instructors in a traditional venue, which will allow for focused concentration and development.

The website for Strike Zone Dojo details the location and information on the other disciplines on offer there already. There will be an open week coming soon where you can come along and have a look at the dojo and get a taste for some of the arts. More information coming on that soon.

A Warrior of Light is Never in a Hurry


It was with great pleasure that I presented a 6th Kyu award to Julie on Wednesday. She has trained diligently over the last year and made a tremendous start on her Aikido path. Already a 3rd Dan in the art of Karate, Julie has a vast wealth of experience behind her and like all true artists her efforts to develop have been unflagging. She has taken her time in exploring the subtleties of Aikido, dedicated herself to attend a variety of classes and in helping others in their training. This has all been alongside her own teaching, work and personal commitments. A very big congratulations to you Julie.

Lao Tzu says of the warrior journey ‘ The Way involves respect for all small and subtle things. Learn to recognise the right moment to adopt the necessarry attitudes. Even if you have fired a bow several times, continue to pay attention to how you position the arrow and how you flex the string. When a beginner knows what he needs, he proves more intelligent that an absent minded sage.’