Lewis Aikido seminar Dorset 2021

Lewis Bernaldo de Quirós, 2020 Dorset UK Seminar


Hall Ballroom, Charlton
Down, Dorchester.
DT2 9UA.

20th - 21st November 2021

Sensei and Lineage

Lewis Bernaldo de Quirós trained full time under the late Morihiro Saito Sensei (9th Dan) from 1986 until 1993 in the Iwama Dojo in Japan.

Prior to beginning his training in Aikido he trained for 10 years in both Judo and Karate (Shotokan Karate under the late Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei 9th Dan in London).

During his stay in Japan he also practiced Kyudo (Traditional Japanese Archery) and Zen.

Since returning from Japan he has taught Aikido on a full time basis and to date has conducted well over 300 international seminars. After returning from Japan he maintained regular contact with his teacher through seminars both as a participant as well as assistant and translator until his passing away in 2002.

Lewis received the rank of 5th Dan Aikikai from Morihiro Saito Sensei in 1999 and 6th Dan Aikikai from Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba (Hombu Dojo Tokyo) in 2009.

He is the senior instructor and examiner on behalf of Hombu Dojo of a European network of Dojos (Traditional Aikido Europe) committed to developing, researching and transmitting the style of Aikido known as Takemusu Aikido (Iwama Aikido) which was transmitted directly to Morihiro Saito Sensei from the Founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba during his more than 23 years as a direct student at the Founder’s Dojo in Iwama Japan.

Lewis is the Dojo Cho of Takemusu Aikido Motril (Granada – Spain) and Technical Director of Traditional Aikido Europe (TAE).

Lewis is a direct student of Morihiro Saito Sensei.

Morihiro Saito Sensei was one of the principal students of the Founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba and trained under him as his sole and only teacher for over 23 years taking over as both caretaker of the Aikido Shrine and as Dojo cho of the Founder’s Dojo in Iwama upon his decease in 1969.

Morihiro Saito Sensei passed away on 13 May 2002.


Both day £70

Saturday or Sunday £45



10.15 - 11.00    Registration

11.00 - 12.10    Training I

12.20 - 13.30     Training II

13.30 - 14.40     Lunch

14.30  - 15.40   Training III

15.50  - 17.00   Training IV


09.30 - 10.00    Registration

10.00 - 11.10    Training I

11.20 - 12.30     Training II

12.30 - 13.40     Lunch

13.30  - 14.40   Training III

14.50  - 16.00   Training IV

Weapons Loan

Travelling with your weapons on public transport can be inconvenient and
expensive. We have a number of white oak ken and jo that we can lend.
These must be booked in advance. Please indicate on the booking form
if you would like to borrow weapons.


Self-service hot drinks will be available prior to the first session and at
lunchtime each day. If you need to buy your lunch or a snack then you
will find a Londis shop at the entrance to the car park. It is open
on both Saturday and Sunday.

An Evening Meal

We propose to go out for a meal on the Saturday evening (venue yet to be
decided). Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to
join us.


There is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets in Dorchester.
Premier Inn Dorchester. Also go to Visit Dorchester website:

Travelling  to Herrison Hall...

... by Car

navigation for Herrison Hall 50.75135 – 2.45594 Postcode – DT2

– Parking is available in the public car park in front of the hall
(35 cars) and on surrounding roads. The two car parks to the right
and left of the hall are private for residents only so please don't
use them. Depending on their fixtures it may be possible for us to
negotiate with the Cricket Club to use their parking facilities.

by Air

Airport is 33 miles. Take the Airport Bus to Bournemouth Travel
Interchange and then a train to Dorchester South. From Dorchester
take a bus or taxi to Charlton Down.

Airport is 58 miles. From Southampton Airport Parkway take the train
to Dorchester South and then a bus or taxi to Charlton Down.

by Bus

Coaches operate a limited bus service to Charlton Down (Route X11) on
Saturdays. There is no bus service on Sundays.

by Rail

the train to Dorchester South or Dorchester West. Both stations are
approximately 4 miles from Herrison Hall.

Dorchester take a taxi or bus (Saturday only) to Herrison Hall.

by Taxi

numbers for some local taxi firms.

Poole Radio Cabs 01202 666333,   Bournemouth United Taxis 01202 556677,   Dorchester Taxi! 01305 251097   and Charlton Down Taxis 01305 757515

Contact Information:

If you have any queries please contact Mark Allcock

Telephone: +44 (0)7772075727  or  +44 (0)1929405868
Email: enquiries@wellspringsoftheeast.co.uk

Please Note:

The seminar is open to everyone 18 and over provided they are insured and have registered.
Seminar fees will only be refunded if the Seminar is cancelled by Wellsprings.
Bring Ken & Jo for weapons classes.