Training times & costs

Update 4th September – Our indoor classes are suspended for the time being due to Coronavirus. However, we are making arrangements for weapons training outdoors on Saturdays which will comply with social distancing requirements. Please read our full statement on Coronavirus / Covid 19 HERE if you wish to know more.

When and where?

We currently train on Tuesday evenings 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm.

We are located at Cavendish Community Primary School, Cavendish Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1JG (off Burton Road, and a two minute walk from Burton Road Metrolink station).

Our students arrive at around 7.00 pm so that we can arrange the laying of mats and have everything ready to start at 7.15 prompt.

If you are thinking of training for the first time we would be grateful if you could contact us in advance. We like to ensure a senior student is available to provide one-to-one support (and a warm welcome) during your first class.

(For more detailed travel directions click here to access our ‘How to find us’ page.)

How much do Sankaku Aikido classes cost?

We aim to keep the training costs simple and clear – much like our approach to Aikido.

The standard training fee is £5 per class. It’s as simple as that.

Beginners discount fees

For beginners to Aikido we offer a discounted trial period of £10 for the first 4 classes (a 50% discount on our usual training fees). Aikido is a martial art that can be difficult to judge after just one class. Therefore to encourage new students to try a few classes before making any decisions about future training we offer this discounted trial for the first four classes.

What to wear?

There is no need to have a white martial arts training suit straightaway. In order to start training a tracksuit or other sports trousers with leisure top is absolutely fine. However shorts are not allowed – there is rolling in Aikido and contact with the mats on the floor which means shorts are not suitable for Aikido training.

Annual membership

There is an annual membership fee (currently £30) which includes membership of our parent association Lancashire Aikikai. The fee also includes membership of the British Aikido Board. This connects the club with the wider Aikido community and enables the club to gain support from the association and governing body. It also enables students to train at any other clubs that are part of Lancashire Aikikai.

Further enquiries

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