Times & Fees

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts so you can change, register and so on before the class starts.

Adult classes and experienced juniors are welcome to join us:

Fees : Please pay Steve Skinner (Treasurer) at the beginning of each class.

  • Adult Beginners (White belt): £5.00 per class or £30.00 per month (all classes available)
  • Graded aikidoka (from Red belt): £7.00 per class or £50.00 per month (all classes available)
  • Concession fees: £5 per class or £30.00 per month (all classes available)
    (unemployed, in full-time education and pensioners)
  • Additional options:
  • For all adult members (beginners, students, graded members) : attending one session in a week £25.00 p.c.m.
  • For all adult members (beginners, students, graded members) : attending two sessions in a week £40.00 p.c.m.
  • Anyone paying monthly should pay at the beginning of the month.

Dojo etiquette – Please :

  • Turn up on time so we start practice punctually
  • Ensure your hands and feet are clean and your nails short
  • Tie back long hair
  • Remove or cover any jewelry during practice
  • Wear shoes, socks or zori off the tatami (mat), barefoot on the tatami
  • Rei (bow) when you enter and leave the dojo and zarei (kneeling bow) when you step on and leave the tatami at the beginning and end of the practice (this is not religious, it is a japanese sign of respect for the art and its heritage)
  • Do not eat or chew gum in the dojo (training hall)
  • If you need to take a drink of water, go off the mat to do so, but always ask the instructor first
  • Do not leave the mat or dojo without checking with the instructor
  • If you feel unwell, let your training partner and the instructor know immediately so we can help you
  • Keep talking to a minimum and don’t be noisy
  • Listen to your instructor and follow instructions promptly
  • Respect your fellow students
  • Enjoy your practice 🙂