Europe’s Oldest & Most Prestigious Martial Arts Club
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From mid 2016, members will be able to renew and book into classes online, until then, please continue to book with our reception staff as per usual

AIKIDO CLASSES

Students of The Budokwai During an Aikido Class
Red Belt Aikido Students of The Budokwai

WHAT IS AIKIDO?


Aikido is a modern martial art (not a sport). It was founded by Morihei Ueshiba 1883-1969. Aikido’s roots do go way back into the feudal period in Japan with the secret arts of the Samurai (Bushi). The branch of the fighting arts that was inherited by Ueshiba was that of the Aiki Ju-Jutsu of the Daito-Ryu.
Aikido has techniques against all kinds of unarmed attacks, grips, strangles, and blows as just a few. There are also techniques against armed attacks, knife, stick and swords etc. There is training in Aikido with stick against stick and sword against sword etc. Many people have heard that Aikido is purely defensive and weapon training may seem to give the lie to this.
The most important reason for weapon training is we learn the basic stances, foot and body moves used in Aikido. Two reasons for weapon training are;
To defend oneself one must study the attacks that one may be met with
In a really dangerous situation, it is logical to defend oneself with any weapon to hand against any attack where weapons are used.
All training in Aikido gradually leads us into defence skills against multiple attackers.

Mondays:
General class.

Aikido classes will recommence from the Summer holidays on 5th September. We hope you have had a wonderful break, and look forward to seeing you back in the dojo. 
Students of The Budokwai Practicing a Grab
Aikido Class in Session at The Budokwai Martial Arts Club

MEMBERSHIP & CLASS FEES

Senior Aikido annual Membership


£80

Fees


£10
per class

Visitors Fee


£15
per class


You are welcome to come along to the Budokwai to watch any of our Aikido classes in progress if you are interested joining. Our instructors or reception staff are always there to answer any questions you may have. You are also welcome to come and try a class for yourself by paying the visitors fee. Please wear lose clothing such as tracksuit bottoms and long sleeved t-shirt.

To become a member of the Budokwai Aikido section, simply come along to the club to fill out a membership form and pay the appropriate fee. Aikido gis (outfits) can also be purchased from reception and cost £45.



<< Schedule for Sun 28 Aug 2016 - Sat 3 Sep 2016 >>


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Sun 28 Aug 2016
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Mon 29 Aug 2016
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Bank Holiday

Tue 30 Aug 2016
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no scheduled classes or training sessions

Wed 31 Aug 2016
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Thu 1 Sep 2016
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Fri 2 Sep 2016
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Sat 3 Sep 2016
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no scheduled classes or training sessions