Every river has a name. However, these names disappear when they flow into the great ocean. Aikido has many styles, many names, but aikido is aikido. It is my vision and hope that, like the rivers , they flow together and unite as one.
— Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei, Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai

Class Times


1830-1930 – General practise for dojo members only

1930-2130 – Taught session, open to all.

Droomer Drive, Windermere.

Beginners always welcome



The Takagashira Dojo (鷹頭 道場) is a small independent not-for-profit dojo practising the Japanese martial art of aikido and affiliated to Aikido Yuishinkai (合氣道唯心会). The Takagashira Dojo takes its name from the Cumbrian Lake District village of Hawkshead where it was first opened (Takagashira means Hawkshead in Japanese). The dojo was founded on 3rd September 2008 by Mike Haft Sensei. The dojo moved to its current location in Windermere in November 2008.