The Japanese martial art of Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba in 1942.

Since then, many different styles of Aikido have evolved.

At Bournemouth Aikido Club, we practice in the unique style developed by Sensei David Currie, Chief Instructor of the British Ki Aikido Association.

It’s a “Way” that emphasises the power of gentleness and precision.

Bournemouth Aikido Club formed in 1998 and is managed on a not for profit basis by unpaid volunteers.

We adhere to traditional ‘dojo’ etiquette, as it helps to ensure an ideal learning environment.

Classes are supervised by experienced instructors.

Safety is always paramount.

Techniques are always practiced slowly at first, before increasing in pace and intensity.

Students only progress at a speed that they are comfortable with.

Beginners Info

Aikido training is non-competitive, interesting and really good fun!

You do need to be 18 or over, but you don’t have to be fit to start learning Aikido with us.

Aikido practice will gradually improve your stamina, flexibility, co-ordination and balance, as well as, your self-esteem and confidence.

The best way to find out whether you want to begin Aikido training with us is to come along and meet us and watch a class. We can then decide on a suitable day and time to take you through the introductory process and prepare you to join in with the other students in general practice.

Feel free to pop in to the dojo at any time classes are on. (Seating is available.) If you’d like more information before you come along, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

N.B. If you have any kind of condition which might be aggravated by participating in the classes, please seek your Doctor’s advice before commencing training.

Class times

Aikido classes are held on Monday evenings at: 20:00 – 21:00 and 21:00 – 22:00.