Where, When, How Much &
We only teach adults i.e. 18+
All Classes are held
Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre
Purbeck Road (Off Hills Road)
Tel: 01223 500009
Please follow this link for directions
Monday Evening - New
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Taught by Sensei John Longford
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Taught by Sensei Jenny Ousey
Matt fees are paid per lesson. Lessons are
£7 each . Cambridge Aikido is non profit making. The alternative
is a £40 standing order payable on the first of the month.
In addition to mat fees, anybody not holding
valid insurance or anyone wishing to become a club member will be
required to join the international Takemusu Iwama Aikido Europe
organisation to which the club belongs. Membership in this costs
£25 per year which includes personal indemnity insurance. All
kyu gradings are conducted by club instructors and Dan gradings
are internationally (Aikikai) recognised as the TIA is in turn a
member of the Takemusu Aikido Association.
I want to try Aikido but am not sure which
class to attend?
Our Wednesday class is the most suitable for beginners
and we do run periodic beginners courses so check our News section
for details. But even if a beginners course is not running please
don't be put off as the teaching is designed for all levels.
I am a beginner. Do I need to purchase a Gi
(White training outfit) before starting.
No, not unless you want to. It is quite acceptable
for the first few lessons to just wear loose clothing e.g. T shirt
and trainer bottoms.
I have never done Aikido before. Which is
the best lesson to start on?
Whichever one suits you but remember that the more
lessons you do each week the quicker you will progress!
I want to learn to defend myself. Is Aikido
Definitely but you must be patient. It takes time
to be proficient in any Martial Art.