The Brighton Aikikai Aikido Club trains 4 times a week at Chris Kent’s Kicks:
The first class is FREE. After that, annual insurance is £10.00 and mat fees are as follows:
Aikido is a physical and mindful martial-art with an emphasis on harmonising with the movement of an attacker. Developed in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba during the last century, the spirit of his teaching evolves today through many who have been inspired by his skill and philosophy.
It’s more than just self-defence; we train to to exhaust aggression, to prevent or neutralise violence when it confronts or tempts us. It has depth, beauty, utility, and it’s a whole lot of fun.
Since Aikido techniques are weapons-derived, we often train with a wooden sword, staff, or knife (bokken, jo, or tanto) in addition to regular empty-handed practice.