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Welcome to the Dublin Aikikai!

Dublin Aikido practices Aikikai, which is the organisation originated by the founder of Aikido (O-Sensei) and is currently headed by O-Sensei's grandson in Tokyo. Through our practice we try to remain faithful to the roots of Aikido.
We currently have classes based in Dance House Studios, Foley Street, and at DCU Sports Complex, Glasnevin and while we do have frequent beginners courses we do welcome beginners at any time.  If you are interested in Aikido and would like to train with us please come along to our classes or reach out to us if you have any questions.
Feel free to explore some of our latest events below and the rest of our site!

Seminar with Philippe Gouttard

Friday, October 28, 2016 07:00 PM until Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 AM

Location: Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/809622609168154

Beginners Aikido Course

Thursday, September 08, 2016 19:30

A 6-week course aimed at absolute beginners. The basics of Aikido will be taught including forward and backward rolling, the fundamental movement involved in Aikido techniques and the basic techniques. €40 for 6 classes.

Location: Dancehouse Studios Foley St

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1217877738243689

Kyu Gradings

Saturday, July 23, 2016 14:00

Kyu gradings. Regular students should consider grading if you haven't graded before or if it's been a while since your last grading. Ask your teacher for advice on this. The venue is subject to availability and may change...will confirm the venue soon.

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/573365242843825

Thursday-nighters drinks!

Thursday, July 07, 2016 08:30 PM until Friday, July 08, 2016 12:00 AM

Post-class drinks to mark the end of Thursday nights at Foley St until September - and to give John a send off ;) Come along even if you can't make the class, to talk to your fellow aikidoka (instead of just throwing them around!).

Location: The Brew Dock

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1599316337064683

Meze - Aikido Seminar with Philippe Gouttard

Saturday, July 02, 2016 10:00 AM until Sunday, July 10, 2016 01:00 PM

Annual pilgrimage to the sunshine of Meze for the now 2-week seminar with Philippe (to survive one will be doing well). Let us know as soon as possible if you'd like to go, as we need to book accommodation early. We plan on going for the first week...

Location: Mèze, Languedoc-Roussillon

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/186168311739089

Seminar with Cyril Lagrasta

Saturday, May 28, 2016 11:00

Long awaited return of Cyril for a day seminar at Foley St. 11am to 1pm - Aikido 2pm to 3:30 - Aikido 3:30 - 4:30 - Weapons €40 for the whole seminar €20 per session.

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1337860026231486

AIkido Demonstration at Farmleigh

Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:00

Our annual demo at Farmleigh House. A great familiy day out! We're looking for volunteers of all levels to participate... https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceJapanIE/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Location: Farmleigh House, Pheonix Park

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/980975401955629

Seminar with Marc Bachraty

Friday, April 08, 2016 07:00 PM until Saturday, April 09, 2016 04:00 PM

We are delighted that Marc has agreed to come to Dublin and teach us again this year... Times: Friday 8th from 7:30 to 9pm Saturday 9th from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

Location: Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1678559389093305

Seminar in Cork with Philippe Gouttard

Friday, March 18, 2016 19:00

Location: Aikido Cork Open Centre

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/939016672833839

Aikido Beginners Course

Thursday, January 14, 2016 19:30

A series of classes for Aikido beginners, designed to teach the basic principles. 40 Euro for 6 clases. To start you can wear a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms if you don't have a martial arts suit.

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/504901799686962

Free Taster Class!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 20:00until 21:00

Free 'introduction to Aikido' class for anyone who's curious. Wear a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms...

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1071873759523412

Club Christmas Night Out

Friday, December 18, 2015 21:15

We have pre-booked a table at Acapulco. We are obliged to take their Christmas menu (all the restaurants are doing it!). But we are hoping you'll find something you like there. Please let us know if you can make it to get an idea of numbers. If you can't make the restaurant we can meet up afterwards (or before) for a drink. http://acapulco.ie/set-menu-2-courses-e22-or-3-courses-e28/

Location: Acapulco Dublin

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1728980357387180

Kyu Gradings

Saturday, December 05, 2015 11:00

Location: Dancehouse Studios Foley St

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/959901117389579

Seminar with Philippe Gouttard

Friday, November 20, 2015 19:00

Dublin Bujinkan Namiryu (Meehan) Dojo, Harolds Cross, Dublin. Friday November 20th: 7pm - 9pm Saturday November 21st: 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Knocknacarra Community Centre, Cappagh Park, 104 Liosmor, Galway Sunday November 22nd: 11:30am - 1:30pm and 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/782882511809052

Aikido Demonstration at Eirtakon 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015 15:00

An Aikido Demonstration at Croke Park for the Eirtakon conference. Should be a bit of fun. We're looking for volunteers to participate... http://www.eirtakon.com/

Location: Croke Park

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1625641057696823

DCU Clubs and Socs Days

Monday, September 28, 2015 10:00 AM until Wednesday, September 30, 2015 04:00 PM

If anyone can help manning the desk and enticing students to join it would be greatly appreciated....even if it's just for an hour or two!

Location: The Hub Dcu

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/892734494157015

Trip to Japan

Sunday, September 27, 2015

We are excited to announce that a number of us are going to travel to Japan to train at the Hombu Dojo. But it wont be all Aikido, we'll squeeze in some site seeing too :). Below are the flight details and we'll keep the event updated with all the itinerary. But first things first, are you coming???? Emirates Flight Details: Departing 27/9/15 EK162 Dublin to Dubai - EK318 Dubai to Tokyo Return 10/10/15 EK319 Tokyo to Dubai - EK161 Dubai to Dublin

Location: Hombu Aikido Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1597439690479440

Bluefire Streetfest - Aikido Workshop

Saturday, September 19, 2015 19:00until 21:00

A free introduction to Aikido for anyone who's curious.... All experienced people are invited to come along and help with demonstrations... http://www.bluefiredublin.ie/

Location: Smithfield Square

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/994814207235621

Seminar with Cyril Lagrasta

Friday, September 11, 2015 07:00 PM until Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:00 PM

Seminar schedule: At Bujinkan Meehan Dojo - Harold's Cross: Friday 11th September: 19:00h - 20:30h Saturday 12th September: 11:00h - 13:00h 14:00h - 16:00h At St Sylvester's Parish Centre Malahide: Sunday 13th September: 10:30h - 12:00h Full Seminar €50 Single Session €20

Location: Bujinkan Meehan Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1625487777702305

Beginners Aikido Course

Thursday, September 10, 2015 19:30

A 6-week course aimed at teaching the basics of Aikido. Price €40 for 6 classes. Open to everyone interested. Aikido is a non-violent martial arts suitable for men and women of all ages. It is also a good aerobic workout and has many health benefits including improved posture, flexibility and body conditioning. It is also an effective martial art with a philosophy of respect for one other. To start wear tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt (shorts aren't really suitable).

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/467405783433433

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Class Timetable

Foley St 19.30 - 21.00
DCU 20.00 - 21.30
Foley St 19.30 - 21.00
DCU 12.30 - 14.00
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