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 two classes are free - so come and give Aikido a try!

The Taster Session 2018 is on Sunday 30 September at 11:00 in the Martial Arts Studio (Level 1 SUSU building). There is another one on Tuesday 2nd 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.

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
Year Membership 2018-2019£7024/09/2018 - 30/09/2019Membership of the society for the academic year 2018-2019. This is bought through the Box Office. This entitles you to come to as many classes as you want to.
Non-student membership (no class fees)£3501/10/2018 - 30/09/2019Valid for the 2018/19 academic year. Expires 30th September 2019. This membership does not include class fees. This is designed for non-students who have to pay for the Union membership separately.
Semester 2 Membership£4826/02/2019 - 30/09/2019Membership of the Aikido Club for Semester 2. This includes insurance for the semester, and enables you to come to as many classes as you want.

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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