Free Beginners' Classes - Start Monday 29th January 2017
We're offering you the chance to try aikido for free.
If you're 18 or over, and would like to start training with other beginners, then these introductory classes may be ideal for you.
The classes cover the key concepts of aikido:
We introduce some basic taijutsu (body) techniques, explain how these can be used to defend yourself, tell you about dojo etiquette and how to train safely.
You don't need any special equipment, just some loose clothing that you don't mind being stretched. We'll provide any other equipment you need.
The course consists of 4 classes.
The taijutusu (body) classes are on the following four Monday evenings:
at the Marriotts Sports Centre (look here for a map) between 8.00pm and 9.30pm.
You are also very welcome to come along and watch any of our weapons classes on Tuesday evenings. They also take place at 8pm at the Marriotts Sports Centre.
You have the chance to try aikido and see whether you like it completely free of charge.
We do not charge for the classes.
For safety and insurance purposes, we ask you to complete a membership application to join the British Aikido Board (BAB) and to pay a £20 deposit for that membership at your first class. If you decide to stop training after your first class, we return the money to you and cancel your membership application. You are under no obligation to complete the course. If you want to carry on training after the first class, we are obliged to submit your application and fee to our aikido association for processing and you then become a student member of the BAB. We cannot return membership fees once they have been paid to our association.
What else do I need to know?
Please use this form to reserve a place on the course.
If you have any further questions, please contact us.
If you would rather start training immediately, please look here for details.