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Class Times

All classes are by appointment only. Please contact us before visiting the dojo.

Dojo terms and holidays in 2018

  • Term 1 (15 Jan – 8 Apr): dojo closed 26-28 Jan (Australia Day)
  • Term 2 (9 Apr – 30 Jun): dojo closed 30 Mar-2 Apr (Easter), 9-11 Jun (Queen’s Birthday), 16-17 Jun (Aikido Seminar)
  • Term 3 (1 Jul – 23 Sep): no currently scheduled closures
  • Term 4 (24 Sep – 15 Dec*): dojo closed 22 Sep (Aikido Seminar), 29 Sep – 1 Oct (Labour Day), 16 Dec-13 Jan (end of year break; *children’s classes conclude on 8 Dec)
  • The dojo reopens for the new year on 14 January 2019 with all programs resuming that week


Beginners classes

  • 3 classes per week
  • suitable for adults and teens (no upper age limit)
  • no experience necessary – appropriate for all levels of students
  • fun and gentle introduction to basic Aikido principles and techniques with emphasis on sensitivity and ukemi (learning how to receive techniques safely through rolls and falls)


Intermediate classes

  • 3 classes per week
  • recommended for adults and teens graded 3rd kyu and above – higher-level ukemi and weapons skills required
  • faster, more dynamic practice incorporating a range of weapons to explore and illustrate the space and lines in the movements
  • emphasis on ukemi, sensitivity and adaptability to our partner’s movements
  • eligibility is at the discretion of your Instructor


Research classes

  • 1 class per week – the absolute essence of the AKI style!
  • recommended for adults & teens graded 5th kyu and above
  • classes are guided by senior instructors but there is no formal instruction – each student must ‘find their own Way’
  • dynamic, challenging and infinitely rewarding classes with emphasis on spontaneity, self-expression, exploration and freedom in movement


Friendship training

  • first Tuesday of every month
  • adults and teenagers of all levels practise together in the spirit of friendship and exchange
  • teaching is shared by different instructors present on the night
  • always a very fun and energetic class, followed by social dinner in the local area


Kids classes

  • 2 classes per week
  • recommended for students approximately 6-11 years old
  • use of laughter, imagery and games to introduce basic Aikido principles in a safe and fun environment
  • refer to our Children’s Program page for more details


Teenagers classes

  • 1 dedicated teens-only class per week plus 4 mixed teens and adults classes
  • recommended for students approximately 11-17 years old
  • playful and energetic practice introducing Aikido principles and non-violent conflict resolution in a safe and affirming space
  • refer to our Teenagers Program page for more details