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Aikido is a Japanese martial arts form designed for self-defence. It is non-violent and non-competitive and aims to use an attacker’s own force against them. Aikido will help you develop balance, flexibility and self-discipline. Aikido is open to any level of experience, including beginners and welcomes student, staff and community members. Aikido is inclusive to all genders and we welcome enquiries from those with a disability regarding the accessibility of Aikido.


Our Club | Oxford University Aikido Club

As a member of the British Aikido Federation (BAF) we follow a traditional approach to Aikido training. Members are encouraged to attend regular courses with senior B.A.F. instructors, which are held throughout the year.

The Oxford University Aikido Club was founded in 1971 and The Oxford City Aikido Club in 1975. Together they form The Oxford Aikikai (kai means ‘a society’) and share the same premises at the Oxford University Sports Centre, enjoying superb facilites with a purpose-built dojo (practice room) and permanently laid tatami (practice mats). One particular advantage of this arrangement is that practice can continue throughout the University vacations.

Our Chief Instructor Richard Martin (4 Dan) was promoted to Fukushidoin in 2016. He is assisted by fully qualified resident instructors Bill Jackson (5 Dan), Nick Belshaw (3 Dan), Graham Jones (3 Dan).

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