How do I start?
Come to 95 Commercial Rd during class times
Have a chat to an instructor, and observe a class if you want
Sign a form with your details
Join in on the mats
Can I watch a class?
Absolutely, anyone is welcome to come and watch any class held during the week.
Can I try a class?
Of course. It's easy to join our Beginners Program to see if Aikido is right for you. New members are welcome to attend any Thursday night session, when we hold induction classes every week. This introduces you to the basic movements and etiquette of Aikido and provides a platform for your ongoing participation in any of our weekly classes, and you don’t have to wait for a specific week to start. You just need to wear some comfortable exercise clothes, eg. shorts and a t-shirt to start with. If you already have a uniform from doing karate or judo previously, feel free to wear that.
When you go up the stairway to our dojo, just take a seat on the chairs at the top. It is best to arrive at about 6:00pm, to fill in a short form before training. The usual instructor every Thursday is Mark Pearcy.
I can't do Thursday nights, are there other beginner classes?
Yes. If Thursday night is not practical for your schedule, Tuesday nights at 6pm would be the next most appropriate session, as this class is also aimed at studying the basics.
What are the costs?
The cost of the Beginners Program is $40 per person, which covers the first 4 Thursdays you attend (these don’t need to be consecutive weeks- the instructor will record how many weeks you have attended).