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My study of Aikido started in 1996 having initially trained in Tae Kwon Do but wanted to change to an art that would develop my mind as well as my body. My first experience was in Gakko Ueshiba style which I thoroughly enjoyed, but work required me to move and I fortunately found a Ki Federation Club in Taunton & Bridgewater in 1998. Moving back to Wales I continued my study with the Ki Federation, primarily under Sensei Woolfall and for a time under Sensei Glyn and Val Smith. In 2009 I opened a club in Maesycwmmer which ran for 4 1/2 years until work commitments enforced its closure. I am now privileged to run the Argoed club for adults, youth and juniors.
Monday & Thursday
Juniors 7 – 8 pm
Adult 8 – 9:30 pm
Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Please get to the dojo at least 15 minutes before class starts
Beginners course starting soon – a six week introduction to Ki Aikido:
For details see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrightonAikido/
Regular class times: Tuesday and Thursday 7:40pm-10pm
Beginners and spectators are always welcome at our club.
In the Art of Ki Aikido there is no aggression, tension or competition. Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and may be practised equally by men and women of any size, age or ability.The purpose of the practise is to learn to co-ordinate our mind and body through enjoyable exercise which will enhance the quality of our lives. To find out more about aikido, please see: http://kifederationofgreatbritain.co.uk/introduction-to-ki-aikido/
This is the only Aikido club in the Sussex area that is affiliated to the Ki Federation of Great Britain, which is led by Sensei K Williams (http://kifederationofgreatbritain.co.uk/sensei-williams/) who was a full time assistant under Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.
You are always welcome to contact the Sensei (teacher), Pete Bailie. You can do so either by phone 07941 447735 or email email@example.com
Before you can participate in a class, you must have had a conversation with the teacher (either by phone or in person) and have paid the appropriate membership fee (see below).
You are welcome to come and watch a class – please see details of class times below.
We practice at The Island, which is a former police station now converted into dance and art studios. This is located near to Broadmead, in the centre of Bristol, BS1 2AA
Please use the entrance to The Island in Bridewell Street, and follow the signs for Ki Aikido. Please ensure you use the Bridewell Street entrance only – the dojo (practice space) is not accessible from other entrances.
Car and Cycle Parking
The centre of Bristol is busy on a Friday evening, and motor access to some roads is restricted.
CAR Parking: There is some metered on-road parking in Bridewell Street and elsewhere. Car parks are listed at http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/bs1_2aa/ closest are either Bridewell St (No 3 on map, £1/hour) or Rupert Street (No 2, £2.50/evening)
CYCLE Parking: Bikes cannot be bought in to The Island building. Do ensure your cycle is properly locked.
Membership and Fees
Before anyone is allowed to practice, he or she must be a member of the Ki Federation of Great Britain (KFGB). Joining the Ki Federation involves an annual payment. This means that we must take cash or a cheque for your first month before you can take part in a class.
First Month: includes membership of the KFGB, and four weeks’ lessons. This is a good way to join the KFGB, practice and be given an introduction to Ki Aikido. The cost is currently £38 per year, or £25 (unemployed) [2013 figures]
Standing Order: after the first month (which has to be paid cash or cheque), payment is by monthly standing order.
Fees: For one calendar month’s practices – four or five classes, each lasting two hours.
Adult: £24.00 / month
Student or Unemployed: £18.00 / month
Disabled / Senior Citizen / Youth: £12.00 / month
What to Wear
When members begin to practise they may wear any loose, comfortable clothing and wear sandals or flip-flops between the changing rooms and the mat. Toe and fingernails should be short and clean to prevent any injury and jewellery should be removed. There are changing facilities at The Island, so please bring your clothes for the class with you. Eventually however a white Kidogi (aikido kit similar to that used for judo) should be worn by men; and a white Kidogi and black hakama by women.
Sunday evenings – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The club welcomes new members. A good first step is to come and watch a class to see Ki Aikido and how it is taught. The class meets weekly on Sunday evenings between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. There is a short break for tea at 8.00pm.
Please ensure you arrive early – for 6:45pm. The teacher or one of the more experienced students can then introduce you to what you are about to see. Please make enough time to watch the lesson until the tea break. During the break we are happy to answer questions about the practice and the club in general.
Classes for adults and young people aged 12 and over.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.15-9.15pm.
Junior classes (5-12 years) with Sensei Sam Keogh (3rd Dan).
Tuesdays in term time, 6.30-7.20pm.
You can contact Sam on 079 7443 0359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlike martial arts or self-defence methods, Ki Aikido is a graceful, non-aggressive art that engages your mind as well as your body. Ki Aikido develops calmness, positivity, coordination and self-confidence in your daily life.
Classes at The Bucks Ki Aikido Club are friendly and are ideal for men & women of all ages and for children over 5 yrs old.
Beginners are always welcome.
Steve Margolis, the teacher, has been studying and teaching Ki Aikido since 1980.
Classes every Thursday evening:
Children (5 to 13 years): 6:00 – 7:00pm
Adults: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Please wear a judo kit or loose, comfortable clothing (like a tracksuit), to start.
You will also need to bring foot covering such as zori, sandals, flip-flops or slippers.
General Classes Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 – 9:30.
Higher Grade Classes (Brown Belt and above) 7 – 7:30 Mondays and Thursdays
Sensei Steve Pearce has practiced Aikido with the Ki Federation of Great Britain for 25 years since 1984. He first practiced in Newport under Sensei Mike Lindsey and Sensei Norman Ford in Pontypool. He later studied under Sensei Steve Lindsey and Sensei Steve Lane before moving for software engineering work in Bristol. He deliberately relocated in East Bristol (Oldland Common) so that he could further his Aikido study in Bath under the renowned and inspirational Sensei Paul Mackecan.
After having to move with work, in 2003 Sensei Steve Pearce resumed his training under the profoundly knowledgeable Sensei John Whipps in Gloucester, and he continues to find deep inspiration with this teacher at his Dojo in the Whitecroft Dojo, Forest of Dean.
In 2009 Sensei Steve Pearce founded the Cardiff Ki Aikido Club in Birchgrove and in 2012 moved the Dojo to Llandaff North.
Thursdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Our club, which is now in its fifth year, is sure to offer a warm and friendly welcome to anyone who would like to come along.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to give Sensei Dolling a call, or drop us an email and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.
White Hill Centre
Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:30pm
The Bagnall Centre
Saturday 9:00am – 11:00am
Thursdays 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Sundays 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm