Senior sessions are running

We are back to training on Tuesdays for our senior sessions.

Unfortunately we don’t have the availability to deliver junior sessions yet. We will update this page when we can resume these important sessions. Please bear with us. If you are looking to enrol into these, please let us know of your intention by emailing us using the “contact us” details below.

Thank you for your understanding.

Aikido sessions cancelled

Corona Virus

You may have seen the Prime Minister’s new guidance that everyone in the UK should now avoid ‘non-essential’ travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus.

In light of this new advice from the Government we have taken the decision of holding all Aikido sessions for the foreseeable future.

We will be updating this page with information on next sessions once it’s decided it is safe for us to resume training. Please keep in touch anyway and we will see you on the other side.

All the best from the Newbury Aikido Club.

Summer break 2019

Today Newbury Aikido Club will have the last practice session before the summer. We will be back from our summer break on the following dates:

Juniors: Saturday 7th September 9:00 to 10:00
Seniors: Tuesday 10th September 20:00 to 21:30

Have a great break everyone!

Winchester Spring Bank Holiday School

Many of our members of Newbury Aikido Club took part in the sessions organised by our friends of Winchester Judo & Martial Arts Club. Congratulations to those who graded, in particular to Rob Butcher for obtaining his 2nd Dan.

Thank you Winchester for having us; as always, it was a pleasure to take part in your well organised sessions.

New venue for our Newbury Aikido dojo at Riverside Community Centre

Newbury Aikido Club now at Riverside Community Centre

Newbury Aikido Club dojo is now based at Riverside Community Centre. Please check our About the Club page for further details on how to find us.

These are the new training times and dates:

Senior class starting back on the Tuesday 4th September 2018
Senior class Tuesdays 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Junior class back on the Saturday 8th September 2018
Junior class Saturdays 9:00 am to 10:00am

Riverside Community Centre
Rosemoor Gardens
Clay Hill
RG14 2FG

Aikido dojo to move due to refurbishments


Our Aikido dojo at Waterside centre in Newbury town is closing down for refurbishment. We will be moving the dojo to a new venue during the summer.

The last training day for Juniors this school year is on Saturday 21 July. We will be updating the new site details and dates at this website as soon as we know the details.

Please bear with us.

The Newbury Aikido Club team.

Welcome to Newbury Aikido Club

Newbury Aikido Club is a friendly, sociable club aimed at both juniors (ages 6-15) and seniors (ages 16+) that focuses on the Tomiki style of Aikido. The Tomiki style has proven to be popular with people of all ages.

The club meets at the Riverside Community Centre in Newbury. A typical aikido session will begin with a light warm up and stretching. This will include basic movements that help with the aikido techniques that are practiced later. Various break falls are then performed to ensure that everyone can fall and roll safely.

Aikido consists of avoiding the attack and using the attacker’s force against them. This involves both throws and controls. Each person will act as both attacker and defender during the session.

Techniques will also be practiced in a freestyle attack situation to allow the person to be put under more pressure. This can also build into defending against attacks with weapons and multiple opponents.