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
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 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: , and you can contact us at:, or email the President of the club directly at

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

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Membership 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
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Non-Student Year Membership£35.0001/09/2020 - 01/09/2021This membership is for a non-student member of the club. This membership does not cover instructors costs, but does cover the annual insurance and membership of our NGB. It is valid for the whole year, as instructors costs are not included.


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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Aikido are available to view below