Beginners checklist

The essentials

Especially for those who just want the essential information we have devised the following FAQ.


Tuesday evenings 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm (but please arrive a few minutes before practice to get changed and help put out the mats)


Cavendish Community Primary School, Cavendish Road, West Didsbury M20 1JG (see How to Find Us for travel directions)

How much?

Discounted trial membership of £10 that covers the first four classes (£5 per class thereafter)

What to wear?

Loose fitting sports or leisure clothing is fine – no need for a white martial arts suit (but shorts are not recommended)

What is the minimum age level?

We can accept students from aged 14 upwards. See our safeguarding page here for more details

Is Aikido suitable for me?

Aikido is non-competitive and inclusive in nature. Anyone can try it. We have a page that explains more here

What if I have other questions?

You can contact us by clicking here – feel free to ask anything that you are unsure of

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