So you want to know more?

You can email Chris Sensei at chris@openaikido.co.uk or he can be reached on his mobile +44 (0)7768 488 071

Of course you’re welcome to drop in at the London Dojo .

If you’ve never done aikido before it does no harm to come and sit at the side to watch a class anyway, since that will answer a lot of questions and raise a lot more. In any case, it’ll give you a feeling of whether you like our ‘style’. It’s also worth having a look at some websites for background information – there are a couple on our links page but a single search will throw up hundreds more.

As a beginner when you start practicing you don’t need to buy a ‘gi’ (training suit) immediately, but do wear loose clothing – a long sleeved shirt if possible and long trousers or tracksuit bottoms. You’ll be doing a lot of falling down and standing up so bring water to drink after class.