We have two separate dojo venues; The Aberdeen City Club and The Aberdeen University Club
Please note that training at the university clubs only takes place during the academic terms i.e. not over holiday periods
Town Club: 2 hour training sessions are 5 GBP, or 2.50 GBP for students / unemployed. Members have the option of paying by standing order with rates of 25 GBP per month or 15 GBP per month for students / concession.
AU Club: All training sessions are 2 GBP for staff / students.
Membership to the club / association is an additional 36 GBP per year or 20 GBP students / concession
Eventually, yes, for insurance purposes after you have decided that you'd like to continue aikido you need to become a member of our club and association, which is a member of The British Aikido Board; membership currently costs 36 GBP / 20 GBP concession per year; ask the instructor for a form.
Apologies but no. We only run classes for adults (over 18).
Whilst we'd like to say "No" again, for insurance and safety reasons we cannot accept children (under 18) as students.
All instructors have "Coaching Level 1" certification from The British Aikido Board.
Loose fitting clothing and no jewellery, Aikido is practiced in bare feet. Later on (usually because you'll be tired of getting your t-shirts stretched into odd shapes) Aikido training is done in a uniform called a keikogi or 'gi' for short. The club has discounts with the main martial arts suppliers in the UK so please ask your instructor to order any Aikido apparel.
No, beginners are always welcome at any time of year.
No, Aikido is not a fighting art.
Eventually, yes. Common practice weapons in Aikido include: the jo (staff), bokuto (wooden sword) and bokutanto (wooden knife).
Of course you can! However, please be aware that the instructor might not be able to talk with you for long as they will be teaching a class. Also, Aikido is an art that is appreciated by feel and not by appearances; so you'll get a lot more out of it by stepping on the mat to try it out.
If you have any questions not addressed here, please get in touch. We'd love to have you come join in.