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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.


                 Dojo closure

In line with the recent government guidance about restricting social contacts we have reluctantly taken the decision to close the dojo with immediate effect.  This means that ALL class have been cancelled and will not resume until the guidance changes.  We anticipate that this situation is unlikely to change for quite some time but will keep it under constant review and notify our members of any changes.

We had hoped that it would not come to this but we are aware that several of our members are already having to be careful about potential exposure and we feel that this is the most socially-responsible course of action for us to take.  We wish all our members, friends and their families the very best in these difficult and uncertain times.

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

North London Chi Kung