Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art focused on self-defence and self-development. Its techniques involve throwing or restraining an attacker using co-ordinated body movement. Aikido training develops body awareness, fitness and flexibility, timing and sensitivity, and physical and mental resilience. On a deeper level, the art is an exploration of personal interaction, the psychology of conflict, and traditional Japanese culture. (Read more…)
Our next six-week beginners’ course starts on Monday 8 May 2017, 7.30–9pm.
The course will introduce you to all the basics of aikido, including stretching, rolling, falling safely, basic throwing and pinning techniques and dojo etiquette. The six-week course should satisfy your curiosity and help you decide whether aikido is for you.
The cost is €40 for six classes. (You can also train Thursdays 8.30–10pm, also tailored to new beginners.)
Classes for age 16 and over.
For more information see our Starting Aikido page, e-mail email@example.com or contact 086 352 2142.
- Philippe Gouttard in Galway, 22 November 2015
- Michael O’Donovan course in Galway, 27 June 2015
- Philippe Gouttard in Galway, 19 October 2014
- Michael O’Donovan, one-day course, 31 May 2014
- Reflections on training in the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo
- Michael O’Donovan course, January 2013
- Special seminar, Saturday 26 May 2012
- Video: Advanced practice at Atlantic Aikido