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 What is Aikido

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that was developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido translates as "the way of harmonious energy", and Ueshiba designed Aikido so that practitioners can defend themselves from harm, and protect the attacker from injury. By redirecting force instead of opposing it, Aikido requires very little physical strength, but rather a deep understanding of body movement, directional movement and momentum. Aikido employs the use of locks, pins and throws to negate and control attacks.

Training and Etiquette

When you begin classes, it is acceptable to first train in loose fitting clothing or a track suit. As you progress, however, it will become necessary to purchase  keiko gi or training suit. This will come with a white belt, which you will wear until you promote to black belt.

 

Training on the mat is done barefoot, but it is compulsory to wear shoes before class, which you will remove and line up neatly on the left hand side of the mat, before you step onto the tatami. No Jewelry or watches are permitted on the mat, and no eating or drinking in the dojo area.

 

Bokken (wooden sword) and Jo (wooden staff) are the weapons used to perfect technique in aikido and will need to be purchased as time goes by.

 

Conduct on the mat follows traditional values which will be explained to you when you enroll. Aikido teachings does not entertain ego, but encourages a respectful interaction between juniors and seniors. We show respect to others and to our seniors by following the Japanese gestures of bowing and general etiquette.

Fees and Structures

TRAINING FEES

When you enroll at the Port Elizabeth School of Aikido, you register for a year membership, fees for which are payable monthly. Your membership needs to be renewed annually, but students already registered on the system will not pay a joining fee for their second, third year etc.

Enrolment Fee: R150 (includes Dojo companion book)

Adults Monthly Fee: R350

Childrens Monthly Fees:  R250

Please inquire for family discounts

Annual AFSA Fee (Adults only) R400

AFSA FEES

The Port Elizabeth School of Aikido belongs to the National Organization AFSA (Aikido Federation of South Africa). AFSA is the only recognized South African body for teaching Aikido in South Africa. A yearly fee of R400 is payable to AFSA, who use these funds to invite foreign instructors and promote Aikido in South Africa. AFSA controls the gradings and standards of Aikido in South Africa.

WALMER DOJO:

 

Adults

Monday

18:00 - 19:30

Wednesday

18:00 - 19:30

Friday

17:30 - 18:30

Children

Monday

(beginners)17:15 - 18:00

(senior class)17:30 - 18:30

Wednesday

(beginners)17:15 - 18:00

(senior class)17:30 - 18:30

MORNINGSIDE DOJO

Adults

Tuesday

18:00 - 19:00

Thursday

18:00 - 19:00

Children

Tuesday

17:15 - 18:00

Thursday

17:15 - 18:00

Schedule

Port Elizabeth School of Aikido has a unique style

Aikido can be anything you need it to be as a form of martial study. You can use Aikido study to enrich yourself and develop philisophical insights. You can train Aikido to strengthen the body and improve hand/eye co-ordination. You may want to study the martial aspects and learn how to adapt Aikido's stylized techniques into ways to subdue an attacker. We at the PE School of Aikido like to encompass all of these aspects, and train with high energy. 

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