Good news!

Your first lesson is free!

What to expect

We all had a first lesson. There's nothing to worry about. Just come along, follow everyone else and have fun.

A typical lesson will include

  • A warmup
  • Kihon Koso - Basic exercises
  • Kata - working on aikido forms in pairs
  • Randori ho - free style practice
  • Cool down

What to wear

For aikido we wear a Japanese martial arts suit called a Dogi (or Gi for short). This consists of trousers, a top and a belt. You can bring your own Gi or we can supply one for you at reasonable price.

If you are coming to practice and do not yet have a Gi, or just want to come and check it out, please wear something comfortable such as a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms.

We practice aikido on mats in bare feet.


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Training Times & Location
Friday's 7:30pm-9:30pm (all welcome)
Sunday's 10:30am-12:30pm (all welcome)
  Studio 2
The Edge Sports Centre
University of Leeds