The Brighton Aikikai has been practising the Japanese Art of Aikido in the City of Brighton and at the Universities of Sussex and Brighton since 1970. It is affiliated to the International Aikido Federation with headquarters at So Hombu Dojo Tokyo via the FFAAA, under the direction of Christian Tissier, 7th dan, Shihan.
The club runs 4 sessions a week, 3 of which are held at Kicks:
Wed: 20:30 to 22:00
Thurs: 20:30 to 22:00
Fri: 20:00 to 22:00
All classes arel conducted by BAB qualified coaches, with the emphasis on co-operative and enjoyable progression for everybody. In addition to regular classes, several intensive weekend training courses are run each year with visiting instructors, in particular Pascal Durchon Sensei, 5th dan has been instructing regularly since 1985.
Beginners or experienced adults, men and women are welcome. For beginners, in the first instance please come to watch. If you feel you would like to commence practice, please speak with the instructor after the class or contact the club.
Brighton Aikikai (www.brightonaikikai.org.uk) exists solely to further the practice of Aikido in Brighton and is run on a completely voluntary and cooperative basis. None of our instructors are paid teaching fees and the club makes every effort to keep membership and practice fees to the minimum commensurate with being able to run the club on a sound footing. To this end the club charges practice fees only by monthly standing order (this also cuts down our administration, freeing funds for instruction) allowing members to attend classes as they wish.
Please note, it is important that you discuss any health concerns with the instructor or your own doctor prior to starting Aikido training as a beginner, practice can be vigorous!
£40 monthly membership (All sessions) or £6 per class
Students pay £50 per term and also may attend all classes
Annual Insurance is £10.00
Nik Doyle (4th dan Aikikai)
Phil Rozier (4th dan Aikikai)