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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.


Wellington Aikido Tenshindo 35th Anniversary Gasshuku 30 & 31 March 2019

anniversary seminar march 2019

2 Bell Rd, Brooklyn, Wellington

With: Nobuo Takase Shihan 7 Dan, Auckland, New Zealand
Guest instructor: Takeshi Yamashima Shihan 7 Dan, Tokyo, Japan

Full seminar early bird before 28 February 2019 and International – $180
Full seminar after 28 February 2019 – $220
Day rates for Saturday or Sunday – $120

Bank payments
Account Name: Wellington Aikido Club
Account Bank: BNZ
Account Number: 02-0500-0590959-00
Reference: Always include your name and seminar details as a reference so the deposit can be tracked.

Sat 30 March, 7pm
Location tba

Please register via our online form


Aikido Tenshindo Open Day on Saturday 4 August 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm

open day schedule

Beat the winter blues with Aikido. Please join us for our annual open day demonstrations where you’ll learn about Aikido and experience this unique martial art first hand.

Sign up on Saturday and train for free all of August, kids will get the term for half price. Bargain!

Warm up: Before each practice we make sure we’re all warm and ready to go.

Welcome to Open day: Learn about Aikido and what makes it a very special martial art form. Our senior instructors will tell you a bit about Aikido’s origins and history as well as some of the key principles which are the foundation of Aikido.

10:20 -10:35am
Aikido demonstration 1: Our instructors will demonstrate Aikido techniques in a dynamic style.

10:35 -10:45am
Aikido weapons demonstration: Learn about Japanese weapons and how they are used when practicing Aikido.

10:45 -10:55am
Kids class demo: A short demonstration of our popular juniors class

10:55 – 11:05am
Break: Time to take a breather and enjoy some hot coffee and tea.

Aikido demonstration 2: Our instructors will demonstrate Aikido techniques in a dynamic style.

Aikido seminar and open mat: Join us and give Aikido a try. You will not be disappointed. All levels and ages are welcome!


Weekend seminar & grading 18 – 19 November 2017 with Simon Puffett 6th Dan

Grading & spring seminar with Simon Puffett, 6th Dan, 18-19 November 2017, Wellington

simon puffett - Nov 2017
Venue: 2 Bell Rd, Wellington

9am – 2:30pm Saturday & 9am – 2:30pm Sunday.

There won’t be a lunch break, instead we will be taking short breaks in between sessions.

Please be on time and ready on the mat by 9am.

Cost: Full weekend $50 or one day $40


Seminar information

The examination is only a small part of the seminar. Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar whether you are grading or not. Please note, there is a seminar attendance fee and a separate grading examination fee.

Please register for the seminar via our online form

Grading information

As always there will be a proficiency test before grading. Once you have been approved to grade you will need to register & pay online via the Auckland Shinryukan website.

Please ensure you have paid your annual membership fee before registering.

Please complete the Grading application form if you are invited to grade and pay your fees one week before grading day at the latest!