Next beginners’ course: 21 Jan 2019

Our next six-week beginners’ course starts on Monday 21 January 2018, 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.

Classes for age 16 and over.

For more information see our Starting Aikido page, e-mail info@atlanticaikido.com or contact 086 352 2142.

Philippe Gouttard in Galway, 22 November 2015

Atlantic Aikido is proud to announce that Philippe Gouttard (6th dan) will return to Galway to give a special one-day course in Galway on Sunday 22 November 2015.

Philippe is one of France’s senior instructors, with over 40 years’ experience. He has trained with Christian Tissier since 1978, and followed closely several Japanese teachers, in particular Seigo Yamaguchi shihan. Philippe has made 35 trips to study aikido in Japan (see video below). He teaches regularly in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia, the Czech Republic and elsewhere. He is also a qualified osteopath.

Michael O’Donovan course in Galway, 27 June 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Michael O’Donovan, 4th dan and head instructor at the Dublin Aikikai, will come to Galway to give a one-day course on Saturday 27 June 2015. Michael has a wealth of experience in aikido, and has long been a friend and supporter of the club.

Training times: 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm
Recent beginners are very welcome, as are guests from other clubs.
Costs to be confirmed here shortly.
Enquiries to Pádraic at info@atlanticaikido.com or 086 352 2142.

Event details on Facebook

Pictures from demonstration at Farmleigh House, Dublin, taken by Stephen Fleming Photography.

Philippe Gouttard in Galway, 19 October 2014

Picture: Cyril Lagrasta

Atlantic Aikido is delighted to welcome Philippe Gouttard (6th dan) to give a special one-day course in Galway on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Philippe is one of France’s senior instructors, with over 40 years’ experience. He has trained with Christian Tissier since 1978, and followed closely several Japanese teachers, in particular Seigo Yamaguchi shihan. Philippe has travelled to Japan annually for most of the past 20 years, where he very impressively trains in every single class! He teaches regularly in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia, the Czech Republic and elsewhere. He is also a qualified osteopath.

Philippe’s aikido is very soft but extremely powerful. His training method challenges you to overcome physical limitations, to release tension and move naturally, to stay very closely connected to your partner, to move intuitively and spontaneously, to find freedom within the form of a technique.

This special visit to Galway is part of a weekend of training co-organised with Dublin Aikikai.

 

Michael O’Donovan, one-day course, 31 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that Michael O’Donovan (3rd dan) of Dublin Aikikai will come to Galway to teach a special one-day seminar on Saturday 31 May 2014. Training times: 11.00–1.00 and 2.00–4.00. Cost: €20 (one session, €10).

All welcome (including recent beginners). As usual, we will be glad to entertain visitors on Saturday night.

Michael O'Donovan at an aikido demonstration in Dublin, 1 April 2012

Special seminar, Saturday 26 May 2012

We’re delighted to announce that our friends from Dublin Aikikai will come to Galway on Saturday 26 May for a special seminar. The classes will be lead by Michael O’Donovan (sandan).

Training times: 11.00–1.00 and 2.00–3.30.
Fees: €15 for day.

Michael O’Donovan and Iain Hull from Dublin Aikikai Aikido