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).
The club itself 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 full recognition from the Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo) and the British Aikido Board. You can find out more about aikido at www.aikiweb.com.
We also teach Chi Kung - more details here.
There will be no classes (Chi Kung or Aikido) on Wednesday 30 October. In addition there will be no daytime classes on Tuesdays and Fridays until early January 2014. We apologise for the cancellations and for any inconvenience that this may cause.