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Portsmouth Aikikai is a not-for-profit Aikido dojo that aims to promote the principles of Aikido passed on by the Founder. We practice the Aikikai style of Aikido, following the teachings of Morihei Ueshiba, O’ Sensei, and promoted by his son, grandson and many of O’ Sensei’s top students.

Aikido is a powerful and dynamic self-defensive and non-competitive Japanese martial art. Its techniques aim to blend with the attackers’ energy and use it to control or throw them. The practice of Aikido not only provides you with a rich repertoire of effective self-defence techniques and physical training but also offers you a path for mental and spiritual development.

Our dojo is affiliated to the British Aikido Federation, a founder member of both the International Aikido Federation and the Joint Aikikai Council.  Our instructor holds a BAF coach qualification.

We practice under a friendly and respectful environment and welcome whoever is interested in learning this wonderful martial art. At the moment we only hold classes for adults.

Come along and give it a go! We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Training times:

Wednesdays 18:00 – 19:30

Thursdays 20:00 – 21:30

Priory Sports Centre, Fawcett Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 ODL