Practices are as follows:
Walthamstow Leisure Centre
243 Markhouse Rd, London E17 8RN
Friday at 19.30
Saturday 15.30 - classes on first three Saturday's in the month only at Sunday at 14.30
Monday at 19.30
Saturday at 10.00
Twyford Leisure Centre W3 9PP
Thursday at 20.00
New students are welcome. Please feel free to turn up at any class and we will take it from there and guide you through every step of the process. Please note that training is very careful and thoroughly taught, particularly with regard to safety. Accidents are extremely rare, but as with all physical things, there is a risk of injury. If you would like to have a preliminary discussion please call Andy on 07949 590 788.
For those who would like a structured approach to beginning Aikido, we are have our FOUNDATION COURSE. The course is every Friday for 10 weeks at 7.30 pm and starts again on 12 April 2024. Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions
Full details of the dojo and its operation are contained in the main body of the website.
COVID Edited September 2021
We continue to run three outdoor classes a week at Lammas Road WaterWorks Centre Nature Reserve and can now offer two indoor classes a week at the Walthamstow Leisure Centre E17 8RN. The classes are Sunday 2.30 to 4pm and Monday 7.30 to 9pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please see the Dojo news section for details.
AIKIDO is a traditional Japanese budo, ie a martial art concerned not only with practical technique but also with the positive effect that the unity of mind, body and spirit attained through training can have on daily life. The goal of our Aikido is self-development. There are no competitions, and strong emphasis is placed on helping each other in every way.
Aikido is for everyone. We have members aged between 5 and 80. All are welcome.
Training is slow and careful, and gradual development is emphasised. There is no need to be fit or strong to begin. Our instructors are qualified and insured by the Sport England recognised governing body (BAB), and we implement full child protection procedures.
The chief instructor Andrew Hathaway holds a 6th dan rank from the Aikikai Foundation.