Nariyama Shihan seminar - August 2006Welcome to QUB Aikido Club!
   "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.
    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.
Training Times*
Wednesday20:00 - 22:00
Saturday15:30 - 17:30

*Training takes place on the dojo mats in the main sports hall of the PEC (second floor).

Nariyama Shihan seminar - August 2006 
Robert and Garnet practice with bokken 
Stephen and Paul demonstrate some jo techniques 
Committee Members

Club President: Stephen Potter
Club Secretary: Peter Farrell
Club Treasurer: Robert Collins

Email: to email any of the above persons, use the address, substituting USER for 'president', 'secretary' or 'treasurer' as necessary.

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Interested in coming along?

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:

  • 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
    £ 1 (not including entrance fee to PEC).
  • If you wish, bring a bottle of water (it's quite a workout!)
    If you intend coming along on a regular basis, please make sure to fill in an NIAA Insurance form.
Aikido on the World Wide Web

There are many other aikido sites in Ireland, Britain, Europe, Asia... the list goes on. Here are a few you might be interested in.

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