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2024 updates


Regular classes:


Thursday 7:15pm - 8:45pm (All levels)

Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm (All levels)


Ashmoor Leisure Centre

(South Devon Community College)

Balland Lane

Ashburton TQ13 7EW





We run 6 week beginners courses in the new year.  The next begins on 4th January.  It is £40 for six Thursday evening classes (would normally be £48).


That should give you a chance to get used to the form of the practice; how to fall safely, how to move with good alignment and coordinate your movemnts to use the most powerful muscles first.  You will also learn the basic techniques and get used to practising the basic principles.



Courses coming up this year:


Pascal DURCHON (6th Dan Aikikai) 

February 24th and 25th 


Dimitri CRENIER (6th Dan Aikikai)

April 13th and 14th.


To be arranged - we hope to re-establish our week long course with Pascal in August 2024



Also - through our 'sister' club, Yokohama International Aikido Devon, there will also be a major event later this year - details to follow!





Previous Courses


July 2013


Phil couldn't attend in fact - so Jeff Balmer (2nd Dan Aikikai) took his place and taught the Saturday afternoon sesson.



July 2012



This was the first 'joint 4th Dan' course with Phil Rozier and Rick Smaridge in Devon, the first since the South Devon Aikikai was established earlier in the year.


People travelled from many places to train here for this course.  There are photographs of the course on Facebook - on the South Devon Aikikai page:

Video exerts from weekend course by Linda Holiday (6th Dan Aikikai), hosted by Masakatsu Aikido