Aikido

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UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM SHODOKAN AIKIDO

Shodokan Aikido is a Japanese martial art and competitive sport involving throws, strikes and joint locks. It is an ideal form of self-defence for anyone of all sizes and abilities. Shodokan aikido focuses on effective body movement instead of physical strength to generate power and emphasises health and well being in training. 

 

Training Times

TERM TIME TRAINING SESSIONS 17-18

 

  • Monday 5- 6:30pm DAVID ROSS SPORTS VILLAGE, DOJO
  • Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30pm JUBILEE GYM STUDIO, JUBILEE CAMPUS
  • Wednesday 6-8pm JUBILEE GYM STUDIO, JUBILEE CAMPUS
  • (Non-term time training sessions will be announced on a week-to-week basis.)

Any changes will be posted on the club's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/notts.uni.aikido/

Please purchase club membership online for £5.

Tomiki Kenji Shihan founded Shodokan Aikido in 1976, emphasising the modern educational significance of peaceful budo (martial arts). A systematic training method prompts progress and understanding. University of Nottingham Club members have competed at national and international level, including the 2011 International Championships in London.

We welcome beginners and experienced players from all backgrounds alike. There are evening sessions three times a week and additional seminars with the best instructors from around the country. Gradings are regular throughout the term and include national seminars. We annually compete at the Shodokan Aikido Student Nationals every spring.  

You can join at any time simply by turning up to any session in comfortable clothing, or by contacting the Aikido Club President - Phoebe SK Lau (llypsl@nottingham.ac.uk).

We are affiliated with Shodokan Aikido UK.

Attire

  • Loose comfortable clothing is best for Aikido training, e.g. a t-shirt and tracksuit pants.
  • Jewellery, earrings and watches must be removed to ensure everybody's safety.
  • Once you start training regularly, we highly recommend getting an Aikido gi, made of sturdier cotton to last for years.

Etiquette

  • Always bow (rei) in and out of the practice room, and whenever you get on and off the mats.
  • Onegai shimasu (roughly translated as "please") is said before practising with each partner to express humility.
  • Arigatou gozaimashita (thank you) is said after practising with each partner to express gratitude.
  • Finally, do not step onto the mats with dirty feet or shoes!

 

SEE YOU ON THE MATS! 

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Club Development Co-ordinator
Lyn Winkworth
President
Aprilyn Umel
Welfare Officer
Elsbeth Grace Leighton
 

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