What Class to Attend?
Students are welcome to attend any of our open classes, from complete beginners to advanced students. However we do recommend that students learning Aikido for the first time completes one of our beginners courses, which we run frequently. But if you just missed a beginners course do not let this stop you from joining a class at any time.
How does the usual class look like?
All our classes take 1,5h. The first 15-20 min we do warm-up with various stretches and exercises to prepare for the class. After that teacher is showing the technique and students are trying to replicate it with the partner.
Liberty Corner, Foley St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1
Monday - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
We usually run our beginners courses at this class and as such the general level of the classes tends to remain aimed towards beginners but it can range depending on the level of students attending on the night. If you are looking to start Aikido then this would be the best class to being training.
Thursday - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
It is intermediate class but it is open for all levels and teacher is adjusting class to level of people attending. On occasion we practice weapons work at this class. The teacher will inform you in advance of this so you can bring your weapons to class. Do not worry if you not have any weapons we do have spare weapons available.
DCU Sports Complex, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tuesday - 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
These classes are open to all levels to work together. Same as Monday class on occasion we practice weapons work at this class. The teacher will inform you in advance of this so you can bring your weapons to class. Do not worry if you not have any weapons we do have spare weapons available.
Saturday - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
This is an advanced class. It is a class for students who want to understand Aikido on a much deeper level. We practice here advanced techniques and try to polish them.
You do not need to reach a certain grade to attended advanced classes but we do require that the student has reached a certain level of ukemi (falling/rolling). This just means you must be comfortable with taking ukemi at a slightly faster pace and does not mean you need to know how to perform high ukemi or wear a hakama. We actually recommend that students attend these classes as soon as they are ready in order to further progress their level of Aikido. If you feel you are ready to attend a class just ask one of our instructors.