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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!

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

Ana's Leaving Party

Saturday, May 30, 2015 21:00

Time has come to say "see you soon" to Ana, our beloved Portuguese. She is leaving Dublin to start a new period in Lisbon. As she is crazy about aikido we will surely see here on the mats very soon, in Dublin, Lisbon, Japan or somewhere else! She hates farewells, so let's make it fun! ;) Come along for a night out with the club members on Saturday the 30th. We plan going first for some food at Zakura and then going out for drinks and crazy dancing. See the main page of the restaurant here — nice affordable Japanese restaurant: http://www.zakuradublin.com/ And the menu: http://www.zakuradublin.com/?page_id=30 We do not need to order in advance, we will just make a reservation — please confirm attendance!

Location: Zakura Sushi Dublin

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/980107428677534

Seminar with Cyril Lagrasta at the Harold's Cross Dojo

Friday, May 22, 2015 19:00

Friday 7pm->9pm Saturday 11am->1pm and 2pm->4pm

Location: Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1561489330769500

Kyu Gradings

Saturday, May 16, 2015 16:00

Location: Dancehouse Studios Foley St

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/884671604923338

Experience Japan Martial Arts Demonstration

Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:00 PM until Monday, April 13, 2015 04:00 PM


Location: Farmleigh House and Estate.

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/827274230694212

Seminar with Marc Bachraty

Friday, April 03, 2015 07:00 PM until Saturday, April 04, 2015 04:00 PM

We are delighted that Marc has agreed to come to Dublin again next April. Those who know him need no persuasion... Class Times: Fri 3rd April: 7pm -> 9pm Sat 4th April: 11am ->1pm 2pm -> 4pm Fees: Full Seminar: €50 Saturday: €40 Single Session: €25

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/777677502294936

Seminar with Cyril Lagrasta at the Harold's Cross Dojo

Friday, February 06, 2015 19:00

We're looking forward with great excitement to Cyril's next visit to us here in Dublin.... If you haven't practiced with Cyril before there are some taster videos below from a recent seminar in Estonia. Class times: Friday 6th: 7pm to 9pm Saturday 7th: 11am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm Full seminar: 50Eur Single session: 20Eur Post against the event or message us if you have any questions. Looking forwards to seeing you there...

Location: Bujinkan Namiryu Dojo

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1540130032902184

Beginners Aikido Course

Thursday, January 15, 2015 19:00

A 6-week course introducing the basics of Aikido - with a view to continuing to advance in the regular classes. Cost €40 for 6 weeks. Each class is 1.5 hours at 7:00 on Thursdays. The series begins on 15-Jan-2015 at DanceHouse Foley St.

Location: Dancehouse Studios Foley St

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/875552182495024

Free Aikido Taster Class

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 18:30until 19:30

Free taster class for anyone who is curious about Aikido! An opportunity to experience and learn a bit about Aikido without any commitment ;-) Everybody welcome... Just wear loose comfortable clothing eg tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt (short aren't really suitable).

Location: Dancehouse Studios Foley St

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/591577240947633

Christmas meal & night out!

Saturday, December 13, 2014 19:30

We're going for a meal at Yamamori on 13th followed by some drinks just to close off the year. Let us know if you can make it to the meal as we will need to confirm numbers. Obviously meeting for a pint after is a bit more flexible. ;-)


Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/318251535041821

Class with Lorcan Gogan

Monday, December 01, 2014 19:30until 21:00

We are delighted Lorcan Gogan has agreed to teach our Monday night class on 1st December and we are really looking forward to practising with him. Lorcan is a very experienced teacher whose club - the Public Service Aikido Club - has been a mainstay of the Dublin Aikido landscape since the earliest days of Aikido in Ireland. He has studied extensively with many respected teachers including senseis Kanetsuka and Sugawara. Please make a special effort to come along.(there is no additional charge for this class). We'll go for a quick drink in the local after....

Location: Dancehouse Studios Foley St

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/854417894588652

Kyu Gradings

Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:30

Location: DCU Sports Complex

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/779542092104277

Aikido Beginners course

Thursday, November 06, 2014 07:00 PM until Friday, November 07, 2014 08:30 PM

A 6-week introduction to Aikido...with a view to continuing afterwards! ;-) Cost: 40 Euro Wear loose comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms (shorts are not suitable). Bring your spirit! Enjoy...

Location: The Dance House

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1517426778500120

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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
For more details on our classes click here