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Aikido (the Way of Harmony) is a Japanese martial art whose origins lie in the samurai arts of jujitsu and swordmanship. It is non-competitive and is based on principles of self-defence, employing non-resistance and circular movements to deflect and control attacks. The focus in training is on the development of             internal energy (known as ki in Japanese arts and chi in Chinese arts).

In our dojo we practice aikido under the guidance of instructors from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo and are committed to following the approach to teaching and training exemplified by Doshu and the senior instructors at Hombu Dojo. Our manner and style of training, our technical syllabus and our grading syllabus are based on those of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

The club provides a friendly atmosphere in which to train and new members are always welcome. The Chief Instructors are Ken Gannon and Linda McQuillan. The club has recognition from the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo) and the British Aikido Board

You can find out more about Aikido on the Aikikai Foundation site by following the link to Hombu Dojo in the "Links" tab and you can see a very interesting movie about overseas students training at the AIkikai Hombu Dojo by clicking on the link below.


                 Class cancellations

Adult classes: there will be no class on Sunday 1st March.

Children's classes:  there will be no classes on Sunday 1st March.  

                                              Weekend seminar

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020     Times: 12.00 - 2.00 and 2.30 - 4.30.  See under Upcoming courses for further information.

                                        New class for beginners

We are introducing a new class for beginners on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 11.00.  The classes will commence on Wednesday 8th January 2020.  The first class is free and classes cost £7.00 per class thereafter.

Please note that the weapons session on Wednesday evenings from 20.10 to 21.10 has been cancelled until further notice. 

We also teach Chi Kung.  For more information please click on the link below:

North London Chi Kung