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COVID-19 Update

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and the latest advice from the Ministry of Health, Aikido Tenshindo has decided to suspend all aikido classes until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our aikido practitioners is our first and foremost priority.

We are closely monitoring the progress of recent events and will inform you once a decision has been made to resume training at our dojo. Please continue to visit our website for the latest updates on restating our classes, and other club information. We hope to see you back on the mat soon.

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Aikido demonstration Friday 19 July

If you are interested in seeing our Club in action, we will be doing a demonstration on Friday 19 July at The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street. We will be there from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

The demonstration is part of the Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition: The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.

For more information about the exhibition visit the Embassy of Japan website.


Introduction to Aikido course starting 2 & 3 April 2019

The 6-week course starts on 2 & 3 April and will introduce you to the first 3 Aikido techniques, some basic footwork, and a simple breakfall.

WhenTuesday 6:30-8pm and Wednesday 6-7pm. Students may go to one or both evenings each week.
Cost: $120 for the full six weeks.
Where: 2 Bell Road, Brooklyn
What to wear: Sweat/Yoga pants and a T-shirt or any comfortable, loose clothing.

Please pay online to bank account 02-0500-0590959-00. To identify your payment please put your name in the Reference field and “Aikido-Intro” in the Code field.

More information on Meetup


2018/2019 Xmas break


Official Dojo closure is from Monday 24 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019.
The majority of the instructors will be on break, however Richard and probably Thomas will be training through, so check with the individual instructor about training throughout the break.

Last class for 2018 is on Thursday 13 December. The first class for 2019 is on Monday 14 January.
If juniors pay for term 1 they can attend classes between 14 and 30 January for free.