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Welcome to Aikido Sydney City!

The 'Aiki' scroll

Aikido Sydney City is a beautiful, full-time dojo in inner-city Sydney, offering classes for children, teenagers and adults in the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido, ‘The Art of Peace’. We belong to a worldwide network of Aikido dojos inspired by the teachings of Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan, and known as Aikido Kenkyukai International (AKI).

The name ‘kenkyukai’ means ‘research group’, and is indicative of our joyful, innovative and creative approach to Aikido study. Sensitivity, softness, connection with our partners, and freedom in movement are signature themes of our classes.

At Aikido Sydney City, we recognise that every student is unique. We each have different bodies, abilities and interests, and as artists – martial artists – our Aikido, too, should be our own. Hence, in conjuction with our internationally recognised technical syllabus, we provide you with the tools and opportunities to discover your own natural way of moving, and to develop your own unique expression of this incredible and inspiring art!


Why choose us?

  • We provide regular seminars with our top international teachers, plus exciting opportunities to study abroad


The dojo has a warm and welcoming energy that reflects the Japanese heart of Aikido. That, together with the daily offer of classes, made committing to regular practice a pleasure. I would recommend Aikido to anyone who wants to grow and improve in their lives…

– Nikki Silverman, 5 years’ experience

I like the peaceful space. I like the light. All the people I train with are so damned nice. I feel safe and challenged at the same time. Most of all, I feel invigorated with joy after training. Aikido seems to appeal to the gentler, more considerate, compassionate person. It brings out the best in me and makes me gentler…

– Rachel Goodman, 3 years’ experience

Was truly a great start – just the feeling and temperament I was hoping for…

– Scott Witt, brand new beginner

I think any age is a good age to start Aikido. I was 30. I wish I’d started when I was younger but then I might have given up on it for no good reason. I’m 56 now and can’t think why I’d stop… No-one warned me this thing was addictive…

– Peter Baillie, 26 years and counting

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