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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 in Sydney

Aikido in Sydney

Aikido in Sydney, Camperdown, Inner West Contact • Location • Schedule Unlike many martial arts, Aikido requires no advantage in strength or speed, and is practised successfully by women, men and children of all ages and abilities. Aikido prac...

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)

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 striking is essential to mastering aikido. Our atemi-jutsu practice is based on Target Focus Training ...

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

TFT Live Training, Sydney, 5–6 November 2016 Our next TFT live training weekend. Details here: Violence is rarely the answer... Spring Workshop, Sydney, 1–2 October 2016 Training with Great Ocean Aikido Community co-founders and dan g...

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

All our instructors are NCAS certified instructors through the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Jujitsu federation and have undergone police checks. Andrew Sunter (Head of school) Andrew began training in Aikido in 1989 and holds dan ranks...

Andrew Sunter

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...

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. Aikido however offers to the opportunity to practice these arts in a more combat focused application.   Iaido...

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...

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

Aikido classes in Sydney – Aikido in Sydney All of our group classes are held at 127 Parramatta Road, Camperdown Bridge Road School, near the corner of Australia Street. Enter via driveway and intercom (don't be shy) We are well serviced by buses, a...

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'...

Mat 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 you put into your training while at the dojo. Regular students...

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, when...

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 How to tie your belt Some thoughts on self ...

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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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...

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Training times

All aikido, 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. Classes are as advertised except for public holidays (scroll down for google calendar or...

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