About Us

There are two Aikido Dojo in Aberdeen which are part of the same group and both members of the Aikido for Daily Life organisation which is a full member of The British Aikido Board. For students / staff at The Unversity of Aberdeen we have the Aberdeen University Club and for everyone else we have what we refer to as the Aberdeen City Club. We did have a club training at RGU but we have stopped practising there as there was not enough interest from RGU people.

The City Club

The Aberdeen City Aikido Club's main training venue is St. Stephen's church hall on Powis place.

The City Club is open to anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn and share in the practise; we train every Monday (19.30-21.30) and every Thursday (19.30-21.30) at St. Stephen's church hall, Powis place, Aberdeen. Beginners are always welcome as are practitioners of other arts and styles of Aikido.

The club is organised and managed by the following club officers:

Dojo Leader & Instructor Jo Duncan 2nd Dan
Club Treasurer & Instructor Wullie Allan 1st Dan

 Other qualified instructors include: Mary-Jane Marvesley (1st Kyu) and Andrew Manson (1st Kyu).

The University of Aberdeen Aikido Club

The Aberdeen University Club is exclusively for students, staff and alumni (former students) of The University of Aberdeen, we train on Wednesdays (20.30-22.30) and Saturdays (11.00-13.30) at The Aberdeen Sports Village during term-time only i.e. not over examination periods or holidays.

The AU Club is organised and managed by the following club officers:

Dojo Leader & Instructor Jo Duncan 2nd Dan
Club Captain Zee Samsonic 5th Kyu Responsible for the day to day administration of the club
Club Treasurer Alena Ebinghaus
7th Kyu
Responsible for managing the club finances
Club Secretary Aleks Nachev 8th Kyu The responsibilities of the secretary are a mystery
Club Social Secretary Roberto Rizzo
8th Kyu Responsible for organising social events
Club Safety Officer Yusuke Onishi 7th KyuResponsible in-part for ensuring safety of equipment 

Dojo Affiliation

Both the City Club and the University Club in Aberdeen are members of the association Aikido for Daily Life which is a member of The British Aikido Board.