The Brighton Aikikai Aikido Club trains 4 times a week at Chris Kent’s Kicks:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
    – 8:30pm to 10pm
  • Fridays:
    – 8pm to 10pm


The first class is FREE. After that, annual insurance is £10.00 and mat fees are as follows:

  • £60 for 10 classes
    – Special offer for newcomers
  • £80 per term
    – Our student rate
  • £10 for 1 class
    – Pay as you go
  • £55 a month
    – For those who want to practice twice a week or more

About Aikido

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.

At Brighton Aikikai we are particularly influenced by Christian Tissier – a prolific teacher of the art in Europe – and our club is lead by Phil Rozier, 4th dan Aikikai.