How to start with Aikido Knutsford

Where to find us

We train at Knutsford Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 7.00 – 9.15 pm. The Leisure Centre is at Westfield Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0BL,

Once there, ask at Reception for directions to our training room. You will probably see other Club members making their way there.

What you should wear

You don’t need an Aikido suit to start training. All you need at first is loose fitting exercise clothing, such as track suit trousers, T-shirt and flip flops. Please remove jewellery or tape it up.

What we charge

Aikido Knutsford is a not-for-profit Club with volunteer instructors. We only pay for the venue and other minor costs.

A four week taster session costs £15 (£10 for concessions such as those not in work or in full time education).

After the four week taster, you become a member by joining our Association, the Lancashire Aikikai. There is annual fee of £30 (£18 concession) and a monthly Club mat fee of £18 (£12 concession).

How we train beginners

Aikido Knutsford in Action

Aikido Knutsford follows the welcoming ethos of the art. We have an inclusive, non-threatening teaching style which is really popular with beginners. We know it can be awkward when starting out, so everyone helps you through this – we remember when we were beginners !

We will introduce you safely to Aikido practice and you will mostly train with experienced students. Sometimes, you will learn basic Aikido techniques and moves at the side of the class. You will be surprised at how well you progress.

Aikido Knutsford follows the British Aikido Board (BAB) procedures for the safeguarding and welfare of those under 18. The BAB is the governing body for Aikido in Great Britain and accredited by Sport England.

The application forms you will need to complete.

Aikido Knutsford belongs to the Lancashire Aikikai, an Aikido association in the North West. The application forms to join their Clubs are on their website.

Please download and complete the form and bring it with you when you join us.

Any other questions about starting ?

If you have any other questions about starting, please see our FAQ page.

Or email us at info@aikido-knutsford.org.uk .

If you prefer to talk, call Hephzi on 07769 790340.

Aikido Knutsford – your local club for a fascinating martial art.

We always welcome new members, whatever age and whether male or female. Come and see us – it would be great to meet you.