COVID-19 information


As you may be aware, training in aikido is full contact and as such is particularly at risk as an activity in the COVID-19 pandemic.  


At present we are not able to train.


As of December 2021 we are waiting to see how the omicron variant pans out.


As soon as we can train again I will post the details here and on our Facebook pages.


Really sorry.  Please be safe.



Rick Smaridge


Photographs of aikido and videos of aikido are inherently 'misrepresentations' of the martial art.


Aikido is physical - an experience - which effects us both physically and emotionally.  It is not possible to learn aikido from studying pictures or videos, though they can be very useful for reflection, and sometimes for inspiration! 


Having said that - feel free to click on the links to the left of this - there you will find some photos and videos of us practising, of demonstrations, and of our teachers as well as a host of YouTube links