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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.


Cancellations and changes to the schedule of classes in July and August

There will be a reduced schedule of classes starting in late-July and continuing throughout August.  There will be no Wednesday or Sunday classes from and including Wednesday 24th July.  Monday and Thursday classes will continue as usual.  Our full schedule will resume on Monday 2nd September.

Class cancellations

·       There will be no classes on Thursday 8th August.

·       There will be no classes on Monday 26th August, as it is a bank holiday.

·       There will be no classes on Sunday 1st September.

Children's classes

The children's classes have now finished for this term. Classes will resume on Friday 6th and Sunday 8th September.  We wish all our junior members and their families a happy and refreshing summer break.

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

North London Chi Kung