Aikido is a Japanese Martial art that practitioners can use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.

This is achieved by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on.

Because of this, Aikido requires very little physical strength. Practicing aikido will lead to a healthy, flexible body, and an improved mentality.

About Aikido

If you're interested in joining the club, please feel free to come to any of our training sessions. Your first few classes are free - so come and give Aikido a try!

The Taster Session 2019 is on Sunday 29 September at 11:00 in the Martial Arts Studio (Level 1 SUSU building). There is another one on Tuesday 1st October at 18:30 in the Martial Arts Studio.
However you can start Aikido during any time of the year.

We have a friendly atmosphere, and encourage you to join in and get a feeling for the art. We are practising in the Martial Arts Studio in the SUSU building. Find out more about our training times on our website http://aikido.susu.org

If you have any questions about anything to do with signing up, what Aikido is, trying it out, or anything else, please get in contact with us.
We have a Facebook group for students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/suaikidostudents/ , and you can contact us at: aikido@soton.ac.uk, or email the President of the club directly at bc8g17@soton.ac.uk

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Aikido, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Non-Student Year Membership£3527/09/2019 - 26/09/2020Valid for the 2019/20 academic year. This membership does not include class fees, which are paid separately.
Year Membership 2019-20£7027/09/2019 - 26/09/2020Membership of the Aikido Society for the academic year 2019-2020. This includes insurance costs, and allows you to attend as many classes as you want to.
Non-Student Term Membership£2527/09/2019 - 26/01/2020One term membsership of the Aikido Society. This includes insurance, but does not include class fees, which are paid separately. Valid until the end of Semester 1 of the 2019-2020 aademic year.
Term Membership£4827/09/2019 - 26/01/2020One Term Membership to the Aikido Society. Valid until the end of Semester 1 of the academic year 2019-2020. This includes insurance costs and class fees

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Aikido this year are:

  • Bruno Colato
  • Guy Boyde
  • Sarah Breimann