Do jo News

Extra class has started in Walthamstow.

A NEW general class has started on Thursday evenings at Walthamstow leisure centre taught by Andy Hathaway sensei. This is at 7.30 pm until 9 pm.

Bank Holiday Easter Monday class at Walthamstow 1:30pm.

An extra class taught by Andy Hathaway sensei will run on Easter Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at the Walthamstow Leisure Centre at 1:30pm.

Paolo Corallini sensei seminar March 23/24 in High Wycombe. All Rushmore and Walthamstow Leisure Centre classes cancelled that weekend.

Paolo Corallini sensei is teaching a two day seminar at the High Wycombe Judo Centre on 23/24 March 2024, hosted by ourselves. We will not be running any Aikido classes at Rushmore School or Walthamstow Leisure Centre that weekend. Classes and normal timetable will resume on Monday 25th March.

Allan Cowie sensei promoted to Aikikai godan (5th dan )

Long term dojo sensei Allan Cowie has run our Acton branch for many years, and he has recently been promoted to Aikikai 5th dan. The Aikikai Foundation dan ranks are internationally recognised and all our dojo instructors and dan ranks are recognised by the Aikikai Foundation.

NEW YEAR Paolo Corallini sensei seminar March 23/24 in UK

Paolo Corallini sensei will be teaching a two day seminar at the High Wycombe Judo Club on 23/24 March 2024, hosted by UKTAF. Paolo Corallini shihan is one of only two 7th dan shihans awarded by the late Morihiro Saito shihan. The intention is to promote the Aikido of the late Morihiro Saito Shihan. More information to follow. .

Walthamstow Leisure Centre - 12 APRIL 2024 Foundation Course

Friday evenings at Walthamstow Leisure Centre - next series of our popular Aikido Foundation Course (10 classes) starts on 12 April 2024 7.30-9pm.

Canterbury class starts

Long time LAC instructor Richard Madden has started an Aikido class in Canterbury! The Canterbury Takemusu Aiki Dojo is at St Stephens Church Hall, CT2 7AB, on Tuesday nights from 8-9.30pm. Contact Richard Madden at richmadden@aol.com or 07308163848.

Walthamstow Leisure Centre - Next Foundation Course

Friday evenings at Walthamstow Leisure Centre - next series of our popular Aikido Foundation Course (10 classes) starts on 23 June 2023 7.30-9pm.

Walthamstow Leisure Centre - EXTRA CLASS

Saturday afternoon class time is 3.30pm until 5pm. - First Saturday in the month instructor is Paddy Bergin - Second Saturday in the month instructor is Paddy Bergin - Third Saturday in the month instructors i Janice Hemmings - Fourth Saturday - no class

Walthamstow Leisure Centre - Saturday afternoon classes time change

Saturday afternoon at Walthamstow Leisure Centre - class times are now 3.30pm until 5pm Sunday remains the same at 2.30 to 4pm.

Aikido Foundation Course restarts at Walthamstow Leisure Centre Friday 14 April 2023 at 7.30pm

Following the success of our new course dedicated to Aikido basics, it runs again in January 2023 at a special price of £50 for ten weeks training. Click here for further details.

Aikido Foundation Course starts at Walthamstow Leisure Centre Friday 23 September at 7.30pm

A course dedicated to Aikido basics starts in September at a special price of £50 for ten weeks training. Click here for further details.

Extra class at Walthamstow Leisure Centre from 18 March 2022

In response to demand, we will be running an extra class on Friday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm. This extra class will run for a period of 10 weeks only to see if there is enough demand to continue to run it permanently. If this is a good time for you, then please vote with your feet and turn up!

New Year training restart dates

For the moment: WALTHAMSTOW LEISURE CENTRE Sunday 2 January 2.30pm TWYFORD SPORTS CENTRE Thursday 6 January 8pm RUSHMORE SCHOOL Saturday 8 January 10am

Current prices

WALTHAMSTOW & RUSHMOREIndividual class = £14 Monthly payment for all locations including Twyford £65 TWYFORD SPORTS CENTRE ONLY Series of 10 classes = £90 BEGINNERS Ten week course inc martial arts suit = £80

Current timetable

WALTHAMSTOW LEISURE CENTRESunday 14:30 to 16:00 Monday 19:30 to 21:00 TWYFORD SPORTS CENTRE Thursday 20:00 to 22:00 RUSHMORE SCHOOL Saturday 10:00 to 12:00

Indoor Training restarts Sunday 19 September 2021

As well as continuing to run three outdoor classes at Lammas Road WaterWorks Centre Nature Reserve, from Sunday 19th September we are launching two new indoor classes at the Walthamstow Leisure Centre E17 8RN. There will be a class on Sundays at 2.30pm to 4pm and Mondays 7.30pm to 9 pm.

1 AUGUST 2021 - COVID UPDATE

We continue to run four outdoor classes a week as noted in the previous bulletin and some tachi waza is now included in these outdoor classes. The dojo cho is also teaching on some Saturday mornings at Lammas Road. Consideration is being given to when the Acton indoor classes can restart.
Sunday afternoon classes

11 APRIL 2021 - COVID UPDATE FROM DOJO CHO

Now there is some light at the end of the tunnel certain additional points can be made. Sadly, we have had to give up our permanent dojo in Windus Road since it was impossible for us to use it, but we remain in existence as a firmly committed group ready to resume practicing when it is legal and safe to do so. We have an arrangement with a local school to resume practice and we have money in the kitty to pay for that. Anybody is welcome to join us socially in the meantime. We have a permanently open door, even if it is a virtual door at the moment. Now that the rule of 6 meeting outdoors is applicable, we have four outdoor practices a week for outdoors socially distanced aiki weapons training. Locations in Walthamstow area are as below. SOCIALLY DISTANCED OUTDOOR TRAINING Training is aiki weapons suburi and you must bring your own wooden aiki weapons. COVID regulations apply - currently this means a limit of 5 students, and you must give the instructor advance warning that you will be turning up. Walthamstow Marshes opposite Springfield Park, nearest postcode E5 9EQ Enter marshes via Horse Shoe Bridge Wednesday 10-12 noon, Sunday 4-6pm Waterworks centre, Lammas Road (off Lea bridge road) Leyton E10 7QB Tuesday 6-8pm, Saturday 10-midday

ZOOM CLASSES no longer running

Instructor Matthew Huggins is running free zoom classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm (UK) He is happy for Aikido students from other styles or associations to look in, so if you are interested please contact him on hugginsmp@outlook.com.

SOTAI (PERSONAL PRACTICE) NOVEMBER 2020

During the first lockdown Sensei Andy Hathaway produced a long series of youtube clips regarding personal practice. These are still available from a Youtube playlist. Click 'here' to see the playlist.

COVID OFFICER APPOINTED OCTOBER 2020

In line with the British Aikido Boards Covid regulations, UKTAF has appointed Allan Cowie as the Covid Officer for the United Kingdom Takemusu Aikido Federation. His appointment is recognised by the British Aikido Board and any queries regarding Covid can be addressed to him via this website.

 COVID VIRUS

The dojo cho (chief instructor) is posting excellent clips on personal Aikido training at home. If you would like to see these you are welcome to join our Facebook group 'thelondonaikidoclub'. You can also see them on our YouTube channel. The quickest way to get to it is to go back to our front page and click on the 'Youtube' menu item on the right hand side of the screen. Otherwise you can simply go to our YouTube channel 'thelondonaikidoclub' and you will be able to see all our clips. We hope you will enjoy them and we wish you all good health and good fortune.

Dojo talks

Dojo instructor Aya Phipps gave us an excellent June talk on ritsu rei (bowing) and its relevance to Aikido. Her July talk will be on seiza and za rei, and her August talk will be about the kamiza. Interesting and enlightening!

KEY CONCEPTS COURSE START DATES 2019 & FURTHER DETAILS

Key Concepts Course - 18th September 2019 Key Concepts Course - 11th October 2019 Key Concepts Course - 20th October 2019 Key Concepts Course - 29th October 2019 Whit Monday 27 May 2019 Classes are 11 am till 1 pm, then 2.30pm till 4.30pm - £20 for the day. Classes are detailed, carefully taught, and suitable for every level. May Day Monday 6 May 2019 Classes are 11 am till 1 pm, then 2.30pm till 4.30pm - £20 for the day. Classes are detailed, carefully taught, and suitable for every level.

THIRD SESSION KEY CONCEPTS COURSE START DATES 2019 & FURTHER DETAILS

Tuesday 11 June 8.15 - 9.45 pm Wednesday 12 June 6.30 -8 pm Friday 24 May 7 - 9 pm Sunday 2 May 10 - 12 noon

SECOND SESSION KEY CONCEPTS COURSE START DATES 2019 & FURTHER DETAILS

Tuesday 2 April 8.15 - 9.45 pm Wednesday 3 April 6.30 - 8 pm Friday 15 March 7 - 9 pm Sunday 24 March 10 - 12 noon

Kyu Grading

The next kyu grading will be on Sunday 2 June 2019 at 1 pm. Easter Monday 22 April 2019 Classes are 11 am till 1 pm, then 2.30pm till 4.30 pm - £20 for the day. Classes are detailed, carefully taught, and suitable for every level.

Extra Key Concepts class in New Year

Instructor Maciej Bojan will be teaching a Key Concepts class at the dojo from 22nd January 2019 onwards. Click below for more information. Tuesday 22 January 8.15 -9.45pm

Kyu Grading

The next kyu grading will be on Sunday 17 February 2019 at 1pm.

NEXT KEY CONCEPTS COURSE START DATES 2019 & FURTHER INFORMATION

Wednesday 23 January 6.30 -8pm Friday 4 January 7-9pm Sunday 13 January 10-12 noon

Saturday timetable change

Following the morning class which is from 10-12 noon, the dojo is free for one hour, then there is a children's class from 1-2pm. The dojo may be used for student's private practice during the one hour break.
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