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Welcome to our aikido club

Our aikido club is located in North Hertfordshire, serving the towns of Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Welwyn, Hertford and Royston. We are affilliated to the Aikido Research Federation and the club teachers are accredited by the British Aikido Board.

Beginners are always welcome.

Aikido - Monday and Wednesday at 8.00pm, here, at the Marriotts Sports Centre, off Telford Avenue, Stevenage, SG2 0AN.

Aikido Weapons - Tuesday at 8.00pm, here, at the Marriotts Sports Centre, off Telford Avenue, Stevenage, SG2 0AN.


What is aikido?

Aikido is a powerful martial art that can only be used for self-defence. Aikido uses angles and balance to over-power larger or stronger opponents. Since aikido does not rely on strength to be effective, it is suitable for men and women of differing ages and abilities.  

We study a traditional style of aikido called Iwama Style. This is a style of aikido developed by the late Morihiro Saito Sensei 9th Dan, a long-term student of O'Sensei, the founder of aikido. It concentrates on the study of basic but powerful aikido techniques and emphasises the use of aiki weapons (ken and jo).

Club News

New Beginners' Course starts 6th February 2017.  This is a chance to try aikido for free.


Our new Monday class has started. The class is at 8.00pm at the Marriotts Sports Centre.  This is suitable for all those who want to practise their kihon basic taijutsu techniques. Classes are taught be Senseis James and Kevin.


We have completed our move to the Marriotts Sports Centre.  Both Taijutsu and weapons classes are held in the Dance Studio and start at 8pm.

Entrance is available via Telford Avenue. The official address for the Sports Centre is off Brittain Way, but access is much more easily available via Telford Avenue.


For more news and photos, you can now find us on Facebook.


Please look here for information about how to renew your ARF membership.