Dorking Aikido and Kenjutsu Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art founded by MasterMorihei Ueshiba. It is a practice of self-defence, which aims to harmonise and transform an attack. We practice defence against grips, strikes and punches.
The Kenjutsu ( sword form) we practice is called Kashima No Tachi, which is an old Japanese tradition of swordmanship. We learn sword form with a partner and use wooden and bamboo sword for this.
Both Aikido and Kashima No Tachi are a training of body, mind and spirit and have many applications in everyday life.
Beginners are welcome and can join at any time of the year!
The only pre-requisite is that you come and watch a class first ( which is free of charge).
The Dojo was set up in March 1998 in Battersea (London) by Nicola Endicott. It moved to Dorking in 2007. Nicola has been studying Aikido since 1988 and is a 3rd Dan.
Weekly Classes for Adults and Teenagers
|Monday (school term time only)||10am – 11.45am||Dorking Sports Centre|
|Wednesdays (all year round)||7pm-9pm||Westcott Reading Room|
Monthly Classes for Children (5-12years)
Dates for next classes:
|21st January 2019||4.15pm= 5.30pm||Westcott Reading Room|
|18th February 2019||10.15am-11.30am||Dorking Sports Centre|
|18th March 2019||4.15pm-5.30pm||Westcott Reading Room|
|Adult single class fee||£15|
|Teenager single class fee||£12|
|Child single class fee||£8|
|Adult block of 5 lessons||£55|
|Adult block of 10 lessons||£100|
Annual membership (this includes martial arts insurance)
What to wear
Beginners can wear a track suit or loose fitting clothes to start with; unless of course you happen to have a martial arts suit with a white belt, which would be ideal.
Once you have decided to practice regularly, you will be expected to buy yourself a martial art suit.
Click here to contact Nicola about Aikido and Kenjutsu classes