7.00 - 8.30pm
7.00 - 8.30pm
Sunday (Sept - June)
10.30am - 12.00pm
Students may attend any of the classes during the week.
Drop-in fees are also available.
NOTE: Our club operates as a non-profit society. Fees go only to the overhead of running our club: rent, insurance, etc. Our instructors give freely of their time as volunteers.
Introductory fee includes annual membership and first grading.
Please register by email or phone, as shown on the Contact page, or sign up at the first session of the beginner course. Contact our club about family discounts.
Teenagers are welcome at all classes.
Pre-teen children (9-12) are welcome to train with their parents at regular classes.
We do not currently offer children-only classes.
To try a class for beginners - Wear loose clothing / sweat pants and top, or any martial art uniform you have on hand. Traditional Aikido uniform is a light weight judo 'gi'.
A typical class has a warm up, technical teaching and group practice. Training includes open hand techniques and use of Japanese weapons (wooden sword, short staff and knife). Training provides an individualized aerobic and muscular work out, in a safe, co-operative, non-competitive environment.
During classes you will often hear a few words of Japanese associated with techniques, basic movements and the organization of the practice session. The most common Japanese terms can be found here: Basic Movements and Terminology