(Left: Kancho Franciscus Nithya, Head of Mushinkan International.
(Right) Kancho Roisin Pitman, Head of Mukyokan International.
Photograph taken in Penang Dojo, Malaysia
Thursday 18th June, 2015.
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PHOENIX (jERSEY) SCHOOL FOR THERAPEUTIC ARTS - Jersey
ASSOCIAZIONE ARTI MARZIALI VALLE D'AOSTA - Italy
CHESHIRE AIKIDO CLUB - England
GUERNSEY AIKIDO CLUB - Guernsey
FARNHAM MUKYOKAN AIKIDO CLUB - England
SHOJINDO BRITTANY - France
In 2005 the Phoenix (Jersey) School for Therapeutic Arts became an independent school having left a european organisation and continued to teach under Roisin Pitman with regular contact from Sensei Mike Smith - 7th Dan and Sensei Tony Davis - 6th Dan, both long time friends and colleagues of the School.
Sensei Mike Smith - 7th Dan (left) and Sensei Tony Davis - 6th Dan (right)
After several years the School got back in touch with a former colleague in Warrington, Sensei Ian Bailey, and Sensei Roisin Pitman travelled to Warrington to teach at Ian Sensei's dojo and rebuild friendships.
In 2011 Roisin Pitman launched the (Aikido) Mukyokan International with a view to joining three groups of aikido students, namely the Cheshire Aikido Club and the Associazione Arti Marziali Valle d'Aosta of Sensei Ezio Chatrian - 6th Dan (Roisin's first aikido teacher). Ezio Sensei was made the MI's first President.
The word MUKYOKAN can be translated as a 'place without boundaries' or a 'place with no limits'. This was chosen to reflect our OPEN DOOR POLICY and the welcome that we give to both able bodied and disabled students who all train together. Our philosophy has always been to welcome like minded people to enter the dojo and share aikido knowledge regardless of age, gender and life experiences, in an atmosphere of harmony and friendship, without ego or politics.
HOMBU DOJO: FORT REGENT, JERSEY
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: KANCHO ROISIN PITMAN