Beginners' courses

Have you ever thought of trying a martial art? If so then this is the ideal opportunity to start from scratch.

Our Beginners’ courses are an excellent way to try Aikido. Our beginners’ courses last six weeks and cover all the basic elements.Over the weeks you will be carefully guided through how to fall properly and the basic body movements that are unique to Aikido. Aikido is a martial art involving a wide range of techniques that can be used to throw or immobilise an opponent and it helps the practitioner to develop fitness, confidence,  improve balance and movement. Aikido is suitable for both men & women, as the principles rely on correct execution of the technique rather than brute strength.

Open to both men and women our beginners’ courses are held in a safe, well run environment. Our instructors hold BAB (British Aikido Board) instructor licences and insurance inc CRB Checks.

They have all trained in Japan and are graded  to SAF (Shodokan Aikido Federation) qualification. Our club is a member of Shodokan Aikido UK, and is one of the oldest Shodokan Aikido Clubs in the UK.

Please make sure you reserve your place in advance as these courses are very popular and are sometimes over subscribed.

Please contact Erik Dop (4th Dan) on 0781 – 715 1584
Date: 21st January 2016, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.
Location: Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke Park Road, London, SE3 9PX.
Beginners Course for 6 weeks is £60 (£50 for students or unemployed).
Costs include insurance which is usually £25 per year.