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

The Taster Session 2016 is on Tuesday 4 October, 18:30-20:00 in the Martial Arts Studio (Level 1 SUSU building). 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

We have a Facebook group for students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/suaikidostudents/ and you can contact us at: aikido'at'soton.ac.uk

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Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Aikido, although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • Term Membership (£18)
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This Years Committee

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

  • Maciej Szpakowski
  • Krithika Anil
  • Fumie Narita

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