7th January                      Kagami Biraki         Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu Dojo 

20th January                   Pre - Dan Grading           Burryport/Pembrey 

17th February                         Trimsaran                Sensei Heidi Hannock

3rd March                               Bargoed                    Sensei Alan Dwyer  

31st March/1st April           Burry Port                Easter Course

14th April                                Cilfynnydd               Shihan Peter Thomas

5th May                                    T0rquay                    Sensei Ray Brown

6th May                                   Plymouth                  Shihan David Worsley

19th May                                 Treorchy                   Mike Williams Kyoshi Shihan (COURSE CANCELLED)

16th June                                Brecon                       Sensei Paul/Becky Funnel 

7th July                                    Burry Port               Weapons Course 

21st July                                  Bridgend                   Shihan Jim Barnett

18th - 24thth August            Burry Port                Summer School 

15th September                     Torquay                    Sensei Ray Brown

16th September                      Plymouth                 Shihan David Worsley

29th September                    Oakdale                    Shihan peter Thomas

20th October                         Treorchy                  Laura Williams Renshi Shidoin 

1st December                         Burry Port              Insructor Course

Other Budo Events (dates to be advised) :

DNBK UK SHIBU R.T. - OCTOBER 27th 2018 (for eligible DNBK members in good standing) Please contact Kyoshi Williams for info'. 

Misogi Beach Training - JUNE 10th 2018Assemble at Aberavon Beach at 10.30am

Kagami Biraki – Completed 7th January

Ref:  See Grading List for dates of Grading and YuDansha Testing for Treorchy Aiki Ryu and DNBK.

See also YuDansha Course list for dates             


Sunday YuDansha Classes 2017 held at Treorchy Aiki Ryu Dojo


11th February

11th March

22nd April

13th May

10th June

15th July

12th August

9th September

14th October

11th November

9th December 


Congratulations to Christopher Poole on achieving his Shin-Gi-Tai  Aikido NiDan .

Well done Chris thouroughly desrerved !!

Mike Shihan with Chris with his Nidan Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido Certificate 

Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu Promotions/Gradings/Testing 14h December 2017

Congratulations to the following who passed their recent Yudansha testing/grading in Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu in addition to their Shin-Gi-Tai grades:

Peyton Clemas, Hywel Port, David Edwards and Wayne Lear - NIDAN

Gareth Cull - GODAN

Also congratulations to Gareth Cull Sensei on being awarded Student of the Year 2017.

Congratulations to Laura Williams Renshi on being awarded the Team Leader Skills award for leading a team to the  DNBK French BS in August 2017 at Clermont Ferrand.

Congratulations to David Edwards and Hywel Port on achieving their Instructor Award for Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu

Congratulations to Christopher Poole on achieving his Assistant Instructor award for Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu

Congratulations to Laura Williams Renshi and Kerry Haddrel Sensei on receiving their certification as Senior Instructor with Treorchy Aiki Ryu.

Congratulations to Roger Green Sensei on receiving his certification as Technical Yudansha Advisor for Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu

Congratulations to Matthew Rhys Jones and David Rees on passing their 3kyu gradings on 22nd April 2017.

Congratulations to Chris Poole on achieving his coaching award in August 2017 with the BAB. Well done Chris.

Congratulations to Peyton Clemas, Hywel Port and David Edwards on passing their Nidan at Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido Society Summer School 2017 Yudansha Gradings. 

Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Promotion/Ranking and Certification 2018//2019

Congratulations to the following on achieving their promotion ranking with DNBK ID:

David Edwards - Nidan

Steven Frank Williams - Yondan (also of Bridgend Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido Club) 

Gareth Cull  - Godan

Future Grading Dates

Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu Yudansha Gradings/Testing - To be advised as follows :   

Christopher Poole - NiDan Testing Treorchy Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu and testing for Dai Nippon Butoku Kai ID December 2018. 

Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Promotion/Ranking and Certification 2016//2017

Congratulations to the following DNBK Group members of Treorchy  Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Ryu who recently received the following grades and official rankings.

Stephen Roberts YonDan

Patricia Lewis Yondan (also of Bridgend Shin-Gi-Tai Aiki Club)

Mark George-Wright  NiDan (also of Oakdale Aikido Club)

Welcome to the following - New DNBK General Members

Steven Frank Williams

Christopher Poole

Peyton Clemas

Authentic Samurai Titles issued by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai :-

Kyoshi  - Master Teacher (trainer of warriors)

Renshi - Man/person of high attainment (highly skilled warrior)


Congratulations to Laura Renshi and her team on their success in Clermont-Ferrand in August 2017 attending the DNBK FRENCH BS and achieving such high honours.

Congratulations to David , Peyton and Hywel on obtaining their Nidan grades at the Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido Society Dan Grading in August 2017.

All three are shown above with their certificates. Well Done all!!!!