TWO Bridport Aikido Club students successfully passed their black belt gradings.

Conan Birkett (1st dan) and Jude Murless (2nd dan) earned their accolades in Swindon at the KSMBDA headquarters

Bridport Aikido Club trains on Wednesday evenings in the main hall at Bridport Leisure Centre from 7.40pm-9.10pm (luniors finish at 8.30pm)

Contact Jake Birkett (3rd dan) on 01308 459 364 for more information or take a look at or find the club on Facebook:

Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art originally developed by Master Morihei Ueshiba during the first half of the 20th century.

It is not only an effective self-defence system but also a method of strengthening the mind and body to produce a more integrated person.

“Aikido” means: the way (do) of harmony (ai) and the spirit/energy (ki).