Welcome to our club

Cardiff University Aikido is a well-established and vibrant martial arts club, enjoying excellent relationships with other aikido clubs across the UK and internationally. We are affiliated to the British Aikido Board (UK Governing body) through our membership of the Fudoshin Aikido Association.

Aikido is a classical Japanese Martial Art that is non-competitive and suitable for all ages and abilities. It is a means of coordinating body and mind; a way of learning to relax; it is a road to becoming stronger, fitter and more flexible; it is non-aggressive and combines gentle, therapeutic exercise with a powerful system of self defence.

Our students demonstrating a wrist grab
Close up of an arm pinning technique

Training with us

We welcome new members and visitors to our club throughout the academic year, and whether you are a complete beginner or experienced practitioner, your first class is always free.

We train during term time at Talybont Sports Centre, at the following times:

  • Saturdays: 14:00 - 16:00

Our membership also includes the opportunity to train with Fudoshin Aikido Club's regular class at Chapter Arts Centre on Mondays, 19:00 - 21:00 - all year round.

Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early for each class, to allow time to change and make your way to the dojo area.

Feel free to explore our website where you will find more information about our club, including upcoming events, how to find our dojo, and how to sign up for Aikido as a student of Cardiff University.