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Beginner's Class

Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm

This class is for absolute beginners and is taught by the highly experienced Sensei John Jenkin 6th Dan who has more than 30 years of experience in Aikido. The beginners course will teach you breakfalls (Ukemi), basic movements (Kihon dosa) and the 10 fundamental techniques which form the roots of Aikido. Newcomers are welcome to join at any time.

As Aikido involves a number of throwing techniques in is important to be able to fall in a controlled way in order to prevent injury. As a result beginners are first taught both forward rolling and backward breakfalls (Ukemi). After this they are taught the basic movements, also known as Kihon dosa. These movements are the foundations from which Aikido is developed.

Once you have learned how to safely execute breakfalls you will be guided through the first set of techniques which is the starting point of your path in Aikido.

If you don't have a gi (training suit) please wear loose fitting clothes - tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt are suitable for beginners. No jewellery should be worn at any time.



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