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March Friendship Training at ASC, 2015

A few shots from this month’s godogeiko (friendship training) at Aikido Sydney City. Such a fantastic night and great to see so many new students in attendance. You couldn’t ask for a nicer group of people to train with!      

February’s Friendship Training and Saul Ripoll on top of the world!

The turnout for last night’s friendship training and dojo dinner was fantastic with nearly 20 people on the mat! Congratulations to Saul Ripoll who was all smiles after completing an incredible 400 oiwai ukemi before being officially promoted to ikkyu. An inspiring effort and a well-deserved promotion. Next stop: shodan! The next opportunity for senior

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Aikido Friendship Training – February 2014

The lineup at last night’s godogeiko! It was an especially nice class thanks to the wonderful energy everyone brought to the mat. The diversity of personalities, nationalities, body types and ukemi, and most importantly the unbridled passion for the practice, makes this such an exciting group to be training with at the moment. Absolutely L-O-V-I-N-G

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First friendship training of the new year

Great crew and lovely energy on the mat tonight for our first godogeiko and dojo dinner of 2014! A good omen for the coming year of practice. We are blessed…    

Registration for Aikido Sydney City’s 15th Anniversary Gasshuku with Daiyu Takeda Sensei is now open!

  The first day of spring (1st September 2018) will mark 15 years since the opening of our very first dojo in the Bondi Pavilion on world-famous Bondi Beach. We’ve come a long way since then and we’ve so much to celebrate, including the return of our very dear friend and mentor Daiyu Takeda Sensei

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A most auspicious beginning to 2017!

Happy new year everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday and are ready for another fantastic year of Aikido training! 2017 is off to a most auspicious start already with huge celebrations taking place in Japan for the 77th birthday of our teacher, Takeda Shihan. A party was held at AKI Hombu Dojo

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Aikido Sydney City’s 12th Anniversary Training and Dojo Picnic

The first day of spring last month marked 12 years to the day since our very first Aikido class on Bondi Beach and the beginning of our dojo! Thanks to an incredibly supportive community of fellow teachers, students, parents, friends and family, we’ve grown to a group of over 80 active members and created a

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Congratulations to our brand new 6th kyus!

Massive congratulations to our brand new 6th kyus who were officially promoted at last night’s friendship training! You guys have been on fire since your very first day in the dojo, training hard, always smiling, open and full of energy. It’s wonderful to see how quickly you’ve progressed, and how quickly you’ve each become such

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Poetry in motion: Yasumitsu Kadoya Sensei’s Aikido demonstration at Hachimangu Shrine 2012

We are very proud to be able to share with you another glimpse of Yasumitsu Kadoya Sensei’s heartbreakingly beautiful Aikido as we prepare for his upcoming and much-anticipated gasshuku in Sydney this August. The clip below was filmed at the annual AKI Japan Friendship Training and Aikido Demonstration held in Kamakura in spring 2012. It

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AKI Sydney City’s 10th Anniversary BBQ and Special Training

The first day of spring this year will mark 10 years to the day since our very first Aikido class on Bondi Beach and the beginning of our dojo! Students, friends and family are warmly invited to join us as we kick off the celebrations on Saturday 31st August and give thanks for a decade

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