Classes

Sensei Colman GlynnOur Dojo holds classes for adults of 18 years and above only. Visitors are welcome to watch or join in.

Wednesday              20:00 – 21:30                                          Room 7

Thursday                  19:15 – 20:10 and 20:15 – 21:45         Room 9

Saturday                  10:00 – 12:00                                          Room 15

Beginners are welcome to attend any class but are encouraged to attend the Wednesday class at first.  We also hold a special weekend course about once every two months, and the BAF also holds frequent weekend courses plus a Spring Course and Summer School each year (details on website). *Please bring weapons to the Saturday class if you have them.

Visiting:

If you would like to practice, we would ask you to fill in a short form at the beginning of class for insurance purposes.  For continued practice it is appropriate to become a member of the British Aikido Federation (senior students will assist with this).

If you are visiting the UK from overseas and would like to practice you must have travel insurance that specifically covers for sport/martial arts.  Please bring this proof of insurance with you when attending class.

If you do not own a training uniform please wear loose clothing such as gym bottoms and a t-shirt. Jewellery should be removed and nails (fingers and toes), where possible, kept short. When in the Dojo, follow the example of senior students. They will also be available to advise further on Dojo etiquette.

Membership:

Students need to be a member of the dojo and BAF before starting to train. We regret that, at present, we cannot train people under 18 years of age. Visiting BAF / BUAF members are welcome to train without joining the dojo with proof of current membership and valid insurance. Membership fees should be paid in advance annually. Fees are non-refundable, and the dojo does not accept payment by cheque. The dojo and/or the BAF reserve the right to refuse, suspend, or terminate membership at any time.

Membership category BAF Fee Dojo Fee Total Fee
Standard £35 £30 £65
Student1 £25 £20 £45
Concession2 £20 £15 £35
Provisional3 £5 £5 £10

1 Student members should be in full-time education. 2 A concessionary rate is available to Senior citizens (65 or order). 3 Provisional membership is available to people starting aikido and is valid for three classes only: students wishing to train after the third class need to pay the balance of the relevant BAF and dojo annual fee.

Training:

Training fees should be paid in advance by monthly standing order or per class. Fees are non-refundable, and the dojo does not accept payment by cheque.

Monthly rates allow members to attend all dojo classes in that calendar month or part thereof excluding courses. Advance payment should be made on the 1st day of each month (Sort Code 60-09-16, Account 51347857) and maintained unless special circumstances apply.

Training rate Monthly by Order Per Class Hourly rate*
Standard £90 £4.00
Student £60 £2.50
Concession £45 £2.00
Introductory1 £40 £10 £1.75
BAF/BUAF Visitor £20

1 The introductory rate is available to people starting aikido and lasts for the first three calendar months only: students wishing to train after three months then pay the relevant monthly rate by standing order or per class as a BAF / BUAF visitor. *Hourly rates are for illustrative purposes only (based on a member paying monthly and training regularly each week).