Try Aikido – Spring 2017

Do you want to try something new in the new year? If you’re looking for a challenging and effective Japanese martial art, then Aikido might be for you!

What is Aikido?

Aikido was developed in Japan in the 20th century from a range of traditional martial arts and has since evolved into a range of styles. Our club practices Shodokan Aikido which differs from the other styles because it features competitions.

This means our members get the chance to compete against other clubs and universities in competitions throughout the year; an excellent way to put your skills to the test and meet people from across the country. Aikido is also an effective self-defence martial art and a great way to keep fit!

How do I get involved?

If you want to get involved or just find out more about Aikido and our club, why not come along to one of our “Give It A Go” sessions, which are specially designed with beginners in mind?

The Give It A Go sessions are over the first 3 weeks of term, at the following times and locations:

·         Monday 6th February 17:00 – 18:00, in Stephenson Hall Activity Room

·         Friday 10th February 17:00 – 19:00, in the Dojo

·         Friday 17th February 17:00 – 19:00, in the Dojo

·         Monday 20th February 17:00 – 18:00, in Stephenson Hall Activity Room

·         Friday 24th February 17:00 – 19:00, in the Dojo

Our Dojo is in Devonshire Green Business Park, near to Division Street (and Corp). As this can be difficult to find on your first time, members of our club will wait outside the Glossop Road entrance to Bar One from about 4:20 – 4:40 to show you the way. For the sessions in the Stephenson Hall Activity Room, please just make your own way there. It should be easy to find as it is a university hall.

All these sessions cost just £2 and tickets can be purchased online on the Students Union website. Just follow this link to the “What’s on in the SU” page and select Give It A Go on the left-hand menu.

For what to bring to these sessions, please see our information for beginners page. There is also information available on how to join the club and our usual training sessions.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to try out Aikido but can’t make one of the GIAG sessions, please email us at

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