Aikido (the Way of Harmony) is a Japanese martial art whose origins lie in the samurai arts of jujitsu and swordmanship. It is non-competitive and is based on principles of self-defence, employing non-resistance and circular movements to deflect and control attacks. The focus in training is on the development of internal energy (known as ki in Japanese arts and chi in Chinese arts).

In our dojo we practice aikido under the guidance of instructors from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo and are committed to following the approach to teaching and training exemplified by Doshu and the senior instructors at Hombu Dojo. Our manner and style of training, our technical syllabus and our grading syllabus are based on those of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

The club itself provides a friendly atmosphere in which to train and new members are always welcome. The Chief Instructors are Ken Gannon and Linda McQuillan. The club has recognition from the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo) and the British Aikido Board. You can find out more about aikido at www.aikiweb.com.


Pre-Christmas course for members of all levels

Saturday 12th December 12.00 - 2.00 and 2.30 - 4.30

Course Fee: £20.00 for both sessions (£15 for members who pay by monthly standing order) or £10.00 for one session.

There will be a Xmas party following the seminar on the evening of the 12th.



Special New Year's Eve training for students of all levels

Thursday 31st December 2015 15.00 - 16.00

(There will be no fee for this session)

There will be a small party in the Dojo after the session.




The Dojo will be closed over the Christmas/New Year holiday period. The last class will be on Friday 18th December. Classes will resume on Monday 4th January 2016.

We wish all our members a very happy and peaceful holiday



We also teach Chi Kung - more details here.