Do I need to be fit to train?
The answer is no, not initially. You can build up your fitness as you train. The fitter you are however, the easier Aikido is.
What do I need to wear to train?
If you do not own a Keikogi (White Pyjama training kit), then any form of loose fitting clothing that does not have buckles or studs that stick out. Absolutely no jewellery to be worn on the mat. This is to protect you and others from harm and from being scratched etc.
Go here on help in choosing a Keikogi.
Do I need to be young to train?
No, not at all. Aikido is for the ages of 4 (kids class required) to any age, where you have basic, freedom of movement.
N.B. Congleton Aikido Club does not run a junior class. However, one is currently available at our affiliated dojo in Macclesfield ( Macclesfield Aikido Club ).
What does it cost?
The Club is “not for profit”, and request £5 per member ( for a two hour session ) to cover room rental.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. This is purchased via the Joint Aikido Council ( JAC ).
- Adults £35
- Concessions £25
- Seniors (over 65) £20
- Juniors £15
Your insurance will cover you world-wide and lasts for 12 months.
Can I come along to watch?
Please feel free to come along to any class and watch, ask questions, or better still, have a go!