Welcome - はじめまして
Join us to learn this non-competitive martial art that uses the opponent's strength against them.Our Journey So Far
We started the club in May 2013 with the main aim to ensure that everyone is always welcome to join and train with us in a friendly environment.
Since then, we've had people of all ages training with us. We've also had guest instructors coming to teach from all over the country and different associations, including UK Aikikai (UKA), British Aikikai (BA), British Birankai (BB) and British Aikido Federation (BAF).
Leicester Aikikai ( レスター 合気会 ) holds a full membership affiliation to United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA) which is part of the Joint Aikikai Council (JAC); all our kyu grades are recognised nationally and the dan grades internationally.
We teach traditional aikido (aikikai).
Antonios Pavlakis holds a fourth degree black belt - 4th dan - (yondan so-Hombu Fukushidoin 副指導員) and is the chief instructor at the Leicester Aikikai dojo.
He started aikido in 1997 at the De Montfort University Aikido Club in Leicester under the instruction of Dave Lenton sensei (4th dan).
In 2009, when Adoni received his teaching qualifications he became an assistant instructor at the DMU Aikido club and in May 2013 he started Leicester Aikikai dojo - レスター 合気道 道場.
For the monthy costs, see below:
Children 12 years old and under, can practice only if their parent is also training.
Guests are welcome to visit and practice. The fee is £8 per session.