Aikido is a modern self-defence martial art developed in Japan in the 1930s by Morihei Ueshiba, a master of several traditional martial arts. 

Force is never opposed by force, at Aikido you are taught to divert an attackers force and turn it back upon them. The techniques of aikido will teach you how to bring an opponent to the ground with throws (naga-waza) and to control an assailant using a variety of joint locks (katame-waza).  

Aikido will exercise every limb and every joint of your body. It will help develop flexibility, muscle tone, coordination and reflexes. All together providing an excellent whole body workout. 

Aikido is for everyone. It requires no great physical strength or aggressive spirit, just a commitment to training and the willingness to better yourself. One of the great joys of Aikido is that it is practiced by people from all walks of life, making the dojo (Practice hall) a fantastic place to meet people regardless of age, sex and occupation. 

Due to the everchanging nature of covid-19 the club will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Governing Body, maintaining social distancing to keep all members safe and to minimise the risk of spreading covid-19. 

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Training times: 

Beginners are always welcome and your first session is FREE. If you are unsure, feel free to come along and watch.  

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm  at the Old Pavilion, Singleton Campus 

Sundays 10:00am-11:00am Location TBA 

Old Pavilion at the University playing fields, by the University gym and national pool 

Session fees: 

£4 students 

£6 staff 

Annual membership: 

£6 students 

£12 associates 

*Please note, to continue training beyond your first month you will need to be insured with the British Aikido Federation (BAF). This will be a one off fee of £25 for the whole year. 

The AkidoSports team
The Akido Sports team