About Us

Rowan Aikido Club
began life in June 2006 at Rowan school, Dore, Sheffield. Its present home is based at St Patrick's Church Hall, High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield, S43 2AL

Chief Instructor William Phillips (3rd Dan) trained and graded directly under Steven Newton Sensei (3rd Dan) and Michael Narey Sensei (8th Dan) , The president and founder of The National Aikido Federation also studying for 10 years with George Forbes Sensei (6th Dan), founder of Shobu Aikido UK.

William Started martial arts training in 1997, he finally settled with traditional aikido in 1999, after teaching at Sheffield Hallamshire Aikido club for many years, he formed a sister club, Rowan Aikido in June 2006.

Training facilities:
Nice sized permanent matted dojo.

Rowan Aikido club is part of The British Takemusu Aikido Federation (BTAF),  which is the British representative of  International Takemusu Aikido Federation (I.T.A.F) under Philippe Voarino Shihan (7th dan).

For more information, or if you have general questions, please contact Will.

Telephone: 0785 2236850
Email: will@rowanaikido.co.uk