|   "Aikido" may be translated into English as "the Way of Harmony". Whether it is
applicable self-defence technique, spiritual enlightenment, physical health,
or peace of mind, practitioners will find what they are looking for from
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshebia. On a purely
physical level it is an art involving some throws and joint locks that are
derived from Ju-Jitsu and Kenjustu. Aikido focuses not on kicking or punching
opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or
throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis
on motion and the dynamics of movement.
|Wednesday||20:00 - 22:00|
|Saturday||15:30 - 17:30|
*Training takes place on the dojo mats
in the main sports hall of the PEC (second floor).
Club President: Stephen Potter
Club Secretary: Peter Farrell
Club Treasurer: Robert Collins
Email: to email any of the above persons, use the address qubaikido-USER@hotmail.com,
substituting USER for 'president', 'secretary' or 'treasurer' as necessary.
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|Feel like giving it a try? Beginners are always welcome to the club at any time of year.
We train on Wednesday evenings from 8PM to 10PM, and Saturday afternoons from 3:30PM to
5:30PM. Training takes place on the dojo mats on the second floor of the PEC (the upper
sports hall). Some general information on your first class:|
If you intend coming along on a regular basis, please make sure to fill in an
NIAA Insurance form.
- Footwear is not permitted on the mats. However, please wear something
on your feet when leaving the changing room to prevent bringing dirt
onto the mats.
- Classes begin with a 10 minute warm up and end with a 10 minute cool down.
The level of training is based on the level of ability present, with
beginners taken into account.
- Your first class is FREE, but all subsequent lessions cost
(not including entrance fee to PEC).
- If you wish, bring a bottle of water (it's quite a workout!)
|There are many other aikido sites in Ireland, Britain, Europe, Asia... the list
goes on. Here are a few you might be interested in.|