Although amateur club contact sports are not allowed at Level 2, Aikido Wellington has started non-contact exercise classes. Richard Sensei will run his usual lunchtime classes (12pm – 1pm each Tuesday and Thursday), covering tae sabaki and ken and jo suburi.
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.
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.
We regularly run introduction courses, however you can join the Tuesday and Wednesday evening beginner classes at any time.
Keep updated on Meetup for the next specific introduction course, pop in and see us at the Dojo to give it a go or contact us directly about joining classes at any time.
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.
When: Tuesday 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.