Coventry Ki Society

We have had an Aikido club in Coventry since 1971, originally at Warwick University Campus. In 1986 we were the official UK dojo to the Ki Society HQ in Japan. We moved to our current dojo in 1989 which is kindly provided by Coventry City Council as part of their Coventry Sports Development Partnership. The Coventry Ki Society was established in 1973.

In 2002 we became affiliated to Ki no Kenkyukai International under Doshu Yoshigasaki; preserving the original teachings of Ki-Aikido in dojos throughout mainland Europe from his base in Belgium.

Classes are subsidised so everyone can attend.

Chief Instructor
Shihan Philip Burgess
Aikido: Kudan (9th Dan)
Ki: Okuden

Instructor
Sensei Kevin Towers
Aikido: Godan (5th Dan)
Ki: Okuden

Dojo Address
Willenhall Lane
Binley
Coventry
CV3 2EN

Classes
Monday
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm (Children)
8.00 pm – 9.30 pm (Adults)

Wednesday
8.00 pm – 9.30 pm (Adults)

Thursday
8.15 pm – 9.30 pm (Adults Beginners)

2nd Saturday every month
1.00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mat Fees
£5.00 per session

Contact Information
Shihan Philip Burgess
5 Hopkins Road
Coundon
Coventry
CV6 1BD

Tel: 02476 598147

E-mail : coventry@ki-aikido.org.uk

Instructor Biography

Our Chief Instructor is Shihan Phil Burgess, 9th Dan. Receiving his Black Belt 1st Dan in 1970, Sensei Burgess has been fortunate and privileged to have been graded by Maruyama Sensei for his Okuden grade and Tohei Sensei for his 5th Dan Aikido.

In 1986 and 1992, Sensei visited and trained in Japan with Tohei Sensei.

In 2021 Shihan Burgess was promoted to Kudan (9th Dan by Doshu Yoshigasaki)