Aikido

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM SHODOKAN AIKIDO

We are affiliated with Shodokan Aikido UK

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. 

UoN Aikido Club is the second oldest running university club in the country, founded by Scott Allbright (6th dan, 1995 first non-Japanese world champion) in 1994. UoN 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 4 sessions per week and additional seminars with the best instructors from around the country. Gradings are at least once per term. 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 and if you have questions feel free to contact the Aikido Club President - Bobby Clement (bobby.clement@nottingham.ac.uk) or leave message to our FB page (https://www.facebook.com/UoNShodokanAikidoClub/).

 

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Training Times

TERM TIME TRAINING SESSIONS 19-20

Tuesday 19:30-21:30 JUBILEE GYM STUDIO, JUBILEE CAMPUS
Wednesday 20:00-22:00 JUBILEE GYM STUDIO, JUBILEE CAMPUS
Saturday 14:00-17:00 DAVID ROSS SPORTS VILLAGE (STUDIO 1)
Sunday 14:00-16:00 DAVID ROSS SPORTS VILLAGE (DOJO)

(Non-term time training sessions will be announced weekly.)

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

⇒ Please purchase club membership online for £5.
(non-current UoN student please buy associate membership)

 

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! 

 

Recent Awards

  • Shodokan Aikido Student Nationals 2019:

2nd Women's Team Randori
3rd Men's Team Randori
3rd Embu (Randori no Kata)

  • Shodokan Aikido Student Nationals 2018:

2nd Women's Team Randori

  • Shodokan Aikido Student Nationals 2017:

1st and 2nd Women's Team Randori
3rd Men's Team Randori
1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Women's Individual Randori

 

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Committee


Club Development Co-ordinator
Lyn Winkworth
President
Bobby Clement
Social Secretary
Hei Shun Brook Cheng
Treasurer
Ting-Yun Cheng
Welfare Officer
Emily Sarah Tyler
 

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