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, come along to any of our training sessions - your first few classes are free! Our 2021 Taster is on Tuesday 4th October 18:30 in the Martial Arts Studio (Level 1 SUSU building), but you can start at any time of year. We are a friendly club, which welcomes undergrad, postgrad, and non-student members. We practice in the Martial Arts Studio in the SUSU building 18:30-20:00 on Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 Thursday, and 17:00 - 18:30 Friday.

If you have any questions at all, please get in contact with us. We have a Facebook group for students: , and you can contact us at:, or email Guy, the acting President, 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:

Guy Boyde
Bruno Colato

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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
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Student semester membership£40.0027/09/2021 - 29/01/2022Semester membership for students. Valid for all sessions until the end of Semester 1. A "top-up" option for Semester 2 membership will then be available. Covers £25 for one year's British Aikido Federation student membership, which includes insurance, plus £15 of instructor's costs. BAF membership can't be bought for less than a year.
Non-student annual membership£35.0027/09/2021 - 18/06/2022Annual membership for non-students. Covers £35 of annual British Aikido Federation membership, which includes insurance. Please note that this doesn't include class fees.


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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