Welcome to St Andrews Aikido Club

Information about the Art and the Club itself
Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese martial art focused on self-development and self-defence.  It is often described as one of the most subtle and sophisticated of the martial arts. It uses the attacker's strength and aggression against him, with techniques mainly consisting of throws and joint locks.

Due to the nature of Aikido and its use of body movement and technique, it may be practiced by anyone - regardless of physique, age, gender or fitness level.

Our training focuses mainly on the unarmed aspects of Aikido, augmented by weapons training as many of Aikido's techniques are derived from use of the sword and staff.

The club is very friendly and boasts a helpful and enjoyable training environment as well as an excellent social life with weekly pub nights and regular parties, video nights, and other events.

Give-it-a-go session
Want to give the club a try? Come to our give-it-a-go session on   Wednesday the 7th of September 3:00-5:00PM
Can't make it? Don't worry you can come along to any of our regular sessions to try the club out before joining. Our first one will be on Thursday the 8th of September 7:30-9:30PM

Training times - UPDATED!
Training will start on Thursday the 8th of September. There are normally 3 trainings a week. Everyone on the mailing list will be informed of any changes if they appear.

Standard training times in academic year 2016/17 are:
  • Saturday      4:00 -  6:30PM   Sports Centre Gymnasium 
  • Sunday        12:30 -  2:30PM   Sports Centre Gymnasium
  • Thursday     7:30 - 9:30PM   Sports Centre Gymnasium

Purchasing membership 

This year membership purchasing has changed. We can no longer take cash payments for memberships and once you have tried out the club and decided to join, or if you are a returning member, you will need to purchase membership from the university's online shop:

Club Notices
  • 2015 Aikido Club AGM All he club members are invited to today's AGM, even if you're not planning to run for any positions, we encourage you to come and vote. There will ...
    Posted 28 Feb 2015, 04:25 by Aikido Club - Saints Sport
  • 2014-15' Second Semester Training times The training times for the second semester have been approved and updated and can be seen on the calendar.
    Posted 8 Feb 2015, 03:59 by Aikido Club - Saints Sport
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