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About aikido

Aikido in Sydney is a safe and friendly environment in which women and men of all ages get together to practise the skills of peaceful coexistence through training in the warrior arts of Japan: awareness, respect, sensitivity, self-confidence, stability, ...

About us

Aikido in Sydney began in Crows Nest in 1999 at the urging of two of Andrew Sensei's early mentors, the late Iwao Tamura from Tokyo and Michael Williams from Byron Bay. Aikido in Sydney was founded as a place to practice being ‘the best we can be’ thr...
Aiki Kids

Aiki Kids

Aiki Kids classes are offered at Aikido in Sydney for girls and boys aged 8 to 12 years. Aiki Kids offers children an opportunity to embrace their inner samurai and learn real skills that develop confidence, concentration and calmness as well as fun ph...
Aiki Teens

Aiki Teens

Make new friends, throw them on the floor! Term enrolment or tryout Classes for Aiki Teens aged 12 to 16 are held on Mondays from 5.45 to 6.45 pm at our Camperdown dojo  in Sydney's Inner West. The Aiki Teens program has been developed fo...

Aikido

Welcome! If you’re interested in learning aikido and wondering how to get started, it’s easy – just turn up! Everyone remembers their own first class and we would like to help make your first class memorable and enjoyable. You’re welcome at our dojo...

Aikido Courses

Aikido in Sydney conducts regular short courses in aikido and related activities. These courses are introductory in nature and provide an overview of our aikido, self defence and weapons curricula. We provide demonstration and mini classes for schools,...

Aikido secrets Sydney

Learn the "devastating secrets of aikido", "master your mind with aikido", "with these secrets of aikido defeat any man", " the never before secret techniques of aikido revealed for the first time"...no really! There are some pretty amazing claims...

Aikido Syllabus

The dojo is a school environment of formal instruction from a teacher. Our syllabus supports our learning environment through structure and techniques for understanding ‘Aiki’. We use the prisms of modern science and combative to help interpret and...

Aikido Grading

7-kyu (white belt – 15 classes) Techniques to be demonstrated several times each at kotai/gōtai level. Katatekosadori iriminage Katatedori tenkan kokyunage (sayu undo) Kokyu dosa 6th Kyu (white belt – 20 classes) Techniques to be demonstrated seve...

Aikido Paired techniques (kumi)

Students practise kata as both uke and nage with prescribed roles and outcomes, without competition. Uke’s responsibility is to maintain connection and provide challenging, but not countering, force to ensure that nage improves their performance at e...

Aikido Solo practice (Hitori)

We use exercise sets from several students of the founder of aikido for specific preparation for paired and freeform practice. Each exercise set contributes to developing aikibody. Aikibody is building the body, connecting the body and applying the body...

Aikido Techniques

Listed below are some of the traditional techniques that are practised in our dojo. There are many more variants on these techniques. Many techniques can be done in kotai level (static), juntai level (leading or intermediate) and ryutai level (moving)....

Atemi-jutsu (TFT)

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Atemi-jutsu and aikido

Ō-sensei  famously said that ‘aikido is 90% ’. While much has been removed from modern aikido to create ‘the art of peace’, an understanding of effective striking is essential to mastering aikido. practise fighting for your life without risking ...

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We have written quite a  few blogs over the years. Here is a listing to help find them.

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Boxing and Aikido

Boxing and Aikido

I trained in a boxing gym for three years in Dunedin, New Zealand. I enjoyed it immensely but had trouble finding a gym that would train me (a female) when I moved to Brisbane, so I took up kickboxing for three years. I had never heard of aikido ...

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Choosing a Martial Arts Academy or School

Here is what we think is essential information for choosing a martial arts school, academy, club or centre in Sydney (or anywhere else for that matter). If you are a first timer you may not necessarily know what to look for. Equally important is to ...

Contact

Contact details Contact details for our Camperdown dojo  in Sydney's Inner West. email: dojo@aikidoinsydney.com Phone: Andrew on 0468 490 706 Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions about Aikido in Sydney, beginner cou...

Costs

Training fees Training fees keep our dojo open and provide the safe environment to practice in. They are a small investment compared to the time you put into the art whilst at the dojo. Coming Soon - Payment by Paypal or credit card Aikido Aiki...

Events

Atemi-jutsu Live Training, Sydney, 15–16 Sep 2018 Details . Download pdf with full details including payment, registration and release and indemnity agreement. TFT Live Training, Sydney, 5–6 Nov 2016 Our next TFT live training weekend. Details here:...

former St Clair dojo

Old pages regarding the former St Clair dojo redirect here. The St Clair dojo ran very successfully under a number of instructors from October 2005 to November 2014. Due to a number of circumstances we were unable to sustain classes at St Clair ...

Getting started

Start today with two trial lessons ($35) If you’re interested in learning aikido and wondering how to get started, it’s easy – just turn up! Everyone remembers their own first class and would like to help make your first class memorable and enjoya...

History of Aikido

Morihei Ueshiba (植芝 盛平 Ueshiba Morihei , 14 December 1883 – 26 April 1969) The Founder of Aikido was Master Morihei Ueshiba. He became known as O-sensei (great teacher). From an early age O-sensei applied himself to the discipline of Japan’s...
Instructors

Instructors

Our instructors are NCAS certified coaches accredited by the Australian Sports Commission through the Australian Jujitsu Federation and have current NSW Working With Children checks. Andrew Sunter Our ‘Head of School’ Andrew Sunter began training in ...

Andrew Sunter

Head of School, Aikido in Sydney Andrew Sunter began training in aikido in 1989. He holds dan ranks from three schools of aikido and received 6-dan from Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei (a direct student of the founder of aikido), who he often accompanied...

Karate, Taekwondo and Aikido

Seemingly at the opposite ends of the martial arts spectrum, the soft internal art of aikido and the hard hitting external martial art of karate both share their origins in the feudal era of Japan (and similarly taekwondo from Korea). Karate is primarily...

Kendo, Iaido and Aikido – sister arts?

Sydney Kendo and Iaido The study of Traditional Japanese swordsmanship and weapons is usually associated with Kendo and Iaido as well as Aikido which combines it with open hand defences. The study of the sword and staff at our dojo offers to the...

Kids and Teens

Classes The study of aikido has a lot to offer young people. At a physical level there is the development of physical strength, co-ordination and self confidence in a co-operative environment. There are regular milestones for progress through the...

Lima

Lima (low-impact martial arts) classes are for people who want to improve their physical capacity in a safe, supportive and structured environment. Recovering from injury and not ready to go flat-out? A bit (or a lot!) older but not ready to...

Links

Aikido links www.aikidorepublic.com Aikido Republic is a non-partisan aikido site that embodies the "aikido without boundaries" philosophy Alstonville Aikido Our sister dojo in Alstonville near Byron Bay in the Northern Rivers district of ...

Location

Low impact martial arts classes, aikido classes, atemi-jutsu classes in Sydney's inner west – Aikido in Sydney Home   >> Contact  • Schedule • Fees All of our group classes are held at 127 Parramatta Road, Camperdown Bridge Road School, ...

Martial arts in Sydney ... Aikido?

Many people come to our aikido dojo wanting to learn martial arts. And everyone comes for different reasons. Some are looking for self defense, some want to learn a traditional Japanese martial art, while others are interested in the internal energy ('ki'...

Martial Arts Sydney

Sydney is home to many, many martial arts, rather than let an advertisement, convenience or a salesman decide what best for you, read on for introduction to the martial arts in Sydney, we apologise in advance for the bias towards aikido ;).  If you ...

Ninjutsu Sydney

Ninjitsu The historical ninja schools specialised in espionage and assassinations and often were reputed to be the secret side to some lineages. Their training also included various weapons and hand to hand combat techniques. Many of the techniques ...

Sydney Boxing

Boxing and Kickboxing would seem to be as far removed as possible from Aikido, however common ground is to be found. Both arts feature light footwork and develop an awareness of distance from your opponent, However whilst the focus in boxing is on striking,...

Sydney Hapkido

Hapkido is a Korean martial art that originated from Japan. Hapkido bears a striking similarity to Aikido and it comes as no surprise to learn that the founder of Hapkido is rumored to have studied DaitoRyu Aikijujitsu - the forerunner of modern Aikido. ...

Sydney Judo

Try Aikido, its close to old school Judo, incorporating the rich weapons, strikes and joint locking techniques many of which have been systematically removed from Judo to make it suitable as an olympic sport. Judo today is a recognised Olympic...

Sydney Jujitsu

Did you know Aikido is a school of Jujitsu? In fact our head teacher is on the board of the Australian Jujitsu Association.  The ancient martial arts of Japan were clan based and known as Koryu arts practiced only by the samurai class. These schools ...

Sydney Kungfu

The Chinese martial arts are widely believed to have traveled with the first Buddhist monks who arrived from India. The monks practiced these arts to protect themselves and their monasteries from bandits. From China these arts then travelled through...

Sydney Systema

Systema is a relatively new art to Australia and to Sydney bearing a striking similarity to Aikido. It comes from the Russian military traditions rather than Japan though. Its focus is on relaxed power and moving with the energy of the opponent to avoid...

Sydney Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean art. It is an art that is similar to karate in many respects and known for its emphasis on kicks, in particular high kicks. The common folk lore is that these where used to bring down the gentry off their horses - though the truth...

Tai Chi Sydney

The "Internal chinese arts you find in Sydney  like"Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Bagua and Hsing share many concepts similar to Aikido. All can be said to be internal martial arts focusing on the cultivation of Ki (Chi as it is known in the Chinese tradition). ...
Martial Arts with Aikido in Sydney

Martial Arts with Aikido in Sydney

Martial Arts with Aikido in Sydney: Martial arts in Camperdown, Inner West  Home   >> Contact • Location • Schedule • Fees About Us Welcome to our martial arts dojo (or place of the way), we have dedicated our selves to the stud...

Mat fees

Home   >> Contact • Location • Schedule • Fees Mat fees keep our dojo doors open to ensure a safe training environment. They help to cover things like hall hire, affiliation and insurance and are a small investment compared to the time yo...

On aikido training

Aikido can determine life or death with a single blow; therefore, when training, observe the directions of the instructor and do not engage in contests of strength. Aikido is a Way that makes one person the equivalent of thousands; therefore,...

Private Lessons

Aikido is an art generally learned in a group environment, where students practice with many different body types and physical energies. In this environment and under the watchful eye of our instructors robust aikido develops. However lessons at our...

Resources

Aikido links Aikido articles: Aikido offers a fascinating window into many other arts, here are a  few things we have reflected on, on the way. Choosing a Martial Arts Academy or School Other Martial Arts (A quick guide) How to ...

SAVE the Day

SAVE the Day teaches you all you need to know to survive your attempted murder in a single day. It's based on the Target Focus Training  (TFT) live training program created and developed in the US over the past twenty years. “Violence is rarely the...

Self defence

Contrary to what we see in the media, Sydney and Australia are pretty safe places to live. Random street crime isn’t all that random. Did you know that in 80% of sexual assaults the assailant knows their victim? In fact, most personal violence, other th...

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Sydney Martial Arts Lessons

If your looking for martial arts lessons in Sydney . Well here is lesson one  - there is no such thing traditionally speaking. Taking a martial arts  class or lesson at a community college, school or university is one way of learning and much f...

Tai Chi and Aikido

Tai Chi and Aikido – Some thoughts Although Tai Chi is a chinese martial art, it shares many concepts similar to Aikido. Both arts can be said to be internal martial arts focusing on the cultivation of Ki (Chi as it is known in the Chinese tradition). W...

TFT origins of atemi-jutsu

Tim Larkin was excluded from SEAL training in San Diego through injury. He was subsequently tasked with sourcing the best close quarters combat system he could find. He introduced Jerry Peterson’s SCARS training into the SEALs. After leaving the m...

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Home   >> Contact • Location • Schedule • Fees All Aikido, Weapons, Aiki Kids, Aiki Teens and atemi-jutsu (TFT) classes are held at our Camperdown dojo in Sydney's Inner West. We also offer off-site private training. Start your martial arts jou...

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