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.
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.
|Year Membership 2018-2019||£70||24/09/2018 - 30/09/2019||Membership 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)||£35||01/10/2018 - 30/09/2019||Valid 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||£48||26/02/2019 - 30/09/2019||Membership 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.|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Aikido this year are: