Welcome to Belfast Aikido!
- Category: Seminars
- Published: 03 March 2010
All classes are suitable for beginners of any age and fitness level. Belfast Aikikai admits students of any race, colour, age, gender, and sexual preference. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. Minimum age requirement for attending Aikido classes is currently 18 years. However, we will soon be offering classes for children from 8 - 17 years. Please check back for updates.
Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Aikido is practised in bare feet, so please bring indoor shoes, such as flip flops to travel from the changing room to the mats.
See you on the mats!
- Category: News
- Published: 28 February 2010
The Belfast Aikikai re-formed in August 2014 and is soon to officially open the doors to its new dojo in April 2014.
The Belfast Aikikai originally started in April 2010 by Judith McSpadden, 1st Dan Aikikai. It was re-formed in August 2013 after Judith spent two years working in Liverpool. Yudansha grading examinations take place under the direction of Jan Nevelius Shihan, 6th Dan from Vanadis Aikido Dojo in Stockholm. Grades are recognised by the Aikikai headquarters in Tokyo.
- Category: Blog
- Published: 31 March 2014
We are currently working on the 6th and 5th kyu syllabi. Cassandra took her 5th kyu on Tuesday and demonstrated some clean, clear and controlled techniques. With a class consisting of mainly beginner students, concentrating on these techniques should build a solid foundation upon which your Aikido will take shape.