The Meikai Dojo

Martial Arts - Yoga - Shiatsu - Te

For Integrated Health, Well-being

& Self-defence

Inside Meikai Dojo
Classes in Yoga & Okinawan Martial Arts and Shiatsu treatments

For more information, please refer to the website menu or Contact

  • Mick Gunnell at
  • Or call me on 07513 044056

All classes are suitable for able-bodied, consenting adults only.  It is strongly recommended that one trains twice per week in any of the Arts if possible.  This enables memory, and 'muscle-memory', to build properly.

Meikai Classes run on a rolling weekly basis. 

Please see tariffs below



Yoga is an Indian art, well known for its therapeutic benefits.  

Yoga classes are for health, well-being and self-development.  Practice is based around stretching, breathing, mindfulness, and meditation.  Classes may also includes paired, dynamic stretching and a basic foundation in Shiatsu – therapeutic massage.

Yoga: 60 min’ Morning Classes ~

Mon’s ~ 10 – 11am

Taster class x 1     ~     £3*

1 class/week           ~      £25/month by S/O  

* Taster Class; Includes a 50% Discount. Please call the day before to avoid disappointment and pay cash on the day.

To book into a class please use the contact details above.

Yoga: 90 min’ Evening Classes ~ 

Thurs’  ~   6:30 – 8pm

Taster class x 1     ~    £5.00*

1 class/week     ~     £40/month by S/O

 * Taster Class includes a 50% Discount Please call the day before to avoid disappointment and pay cash on the day.

To book into a class please use the contact details above.

Martial Arts; 90 min’ Evening Classes

Te, or Udun-di, is the pinnacle of the Okinawan martial arts.

For the past fourteen hundred years Te has been studied in secrecy by the upper royalty and their priestesses. It is a therapeutic 'internal' martial art dealing with advanced footwork, highly refined weapons practice (kobudo & Iai), and wrist and hand grappling techniques known as tuite or torite 'the art of non-harming'. Te is elegant, dance-like and mobile, making it ideal for lightly built people.

Karate myth would have it, that Te is the ancient prototype to karate, but this is not the case. Te is a much more highly advanced art in it's own right, over a thousand years older, and undiluted by sport or financial considerations. Te is based on bladed-weapon principles of movement, rather than pugilism (boxing), and training is not brutal.

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Mon and/or Weds ~ 6 – 7:30 pm

Taster classes (block of 4)    ~ £20*

1 class/week      ~      £40/month by S/O    

Shift-workers and busy parents, please note; you may book ‘1 class per week’ and choose which 4 classes to attend each month, or, book twice per week and make up missed classes by attending yoga.

2 classes/week      ~      £70/month by S/O

Missed classes, can made-up by attending Yoga instead – cross-training between the Meikai arts is encouraged! 

  • Taster Classes Includes a 50% Discount!  It takes more than 1 session to get the idea of Te, hence a Taster ‘period’.  Classes to be used within 1 month. Please pay in cash.

To book into a class please use the contact details above.

Shiatsu Treatments

Shiatsu is a Japanese therapeutic massage system also known as ‘Anma’.

Meikai Shiatsu works with a vigorous hands-on approach, following the basic principles of ‘relax, release and let go’.

Shiatsu is excellent for a regular de-stress, the relief of chronic aches and pains, or the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries such as sport or martial art related problems.

Appointments are available Mon ~ Sat Mornings.  1 Hour treatment ~ £70         

To Book a session, call me, Mick, on 07513 044056

Please wear soft, loose clothing; a t-shirt with jogging bottoms or leggings is ideal.

Jewelry can get caught in clothing, or can be uncomfortable during massage, so please leave it safely at home.

Holistic Training


Studied individually each subject taught at the dojo can be of great benefit to the practitioner.  However, studied in parallel, they can become something far more potent; a fully-rounded bodywork system, aimed at developing capable and confident people of robust good health and well-being.

Cross-training is beneficial because each of the subjects taught are aspects of the same thing – therapeutic bodywork.  Each aspect fills in gaps in the spectrum of human experience that the others miss, with each art acting as a mirror through which to better understand and develop our ‘self’.  Training holistically thus helps us to gain the most from whichever one regards as our ‘core art’ –  which preference often evolves with time and experience.