Learn What We’re About
It all starts with a dream: a dream to create a single centre, a single dojo, that is home to a variety of excellent traditional martial arts clubs, all working together to create a centre of excellence, a centre of health and wellbeing and budo spirit.
Ichiban Leeds is now home to karate, aikido, judo, kenjitsu and Japanese Jiu Jitsi clubs that share a vision. Ego’s are left at the door to make space for excellent teaching, training and performance.
TRADITION . EXCELLENCE . FAMILY
MARTIAL ARTS AVAILABLE
Ichiban Dojo has worked hard to find and bring together the best martial arts clubs and instructors to form a unified and collaborative traditional martial arts dojo in Leeds.
Whilst each martial arts club at Ichiban is run independently, students are encouraged to train across the various different martial arts offered, to learn, improve and grow. Each club recognises the limits of its art, and the benefits of cross training.
Aikido is a Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent's own movements.
Sport Aikido is practiced at Ichiban.
Karate may be defined as a weaponless means of self defense. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage.
At Ichiban, Shukokai Karate is practiced.
Judo is a system of self defense, a physical and mental discipline, and an Olympic Sport. Judo was founded in 1882, in Japan, by Professor Jigoro Kano, who envisioned it as a way of becoming physically and mentally fit through disciplined training.
Jitsu is a martial art based on the traditional styles of Jiu Jitsu that originated and developed in medieval Japan.
It is a progressive martial art that offers a means of personal and physical development, as well as an effective system of self-defence. We teaches the modern and unique Shorinji Kan system of Jiu Jitsu.
Kenjitsu is a Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai.
Fighting Fit is a weekly class offered as part of your membership that focuses on conditioning and fitness specifically for improved performance in martial arts
TOP CLASS TRAINING AREA
Ichiban has a large 18x10m dedicated matted area for its martial arts. Providing the perfect training area for a variety of martial arts.
COMFORTABLE WAITING AND VIEWING AREA
Having fitted a world class training area, we haven't forgotten about the importance of a comfortable seating area for our martial artists and their biggest supporters, their family and friends.
All instructors across all our martial arts, are experienced, insured and DBS checked.
CHANGING AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Ichiban has separate male and female changing rooms as well as shower facilities, providing that little bit of extra comfort after a tough class.