Introductory course for beginners

3rd October to 19th December 2022

A twelve week course for complete beginners, led by our senior teachers, providing an intensive and thorough introduction to Aikido.

Our autumn course for beginners starts on Monday 3rd October. It's an ideal introduction for complete beginners, and also a suitable opportunity for those wishing to return to Aikido, or who may have tried it before.

About the course

Classes will run each Monday, 19.00-21.00 at our Chapter Arts Centre dojo.

All the club’s coaches are qualified, recognised by the British Aikido Board and carry appropriate insurance.

To ensure the best possible experience for students, the course will be strictly limited to twelve places.

The minimum age for participants is 18; there are no maximum age limits.

We will provide each participant with a new keikogi (practice suit) in the correct size.


The course fee of £150 includes British Aikido Board registration and insurance. Concessionary rate tickets (£100) are available on request - please get in touch.

What you will learn and gain through the course


The course will give you an intensive and thorough introduction to this martial art, concentrating on the basics that will provide a solid foundation for further study. It will cover unarmed techniques, including throws, pins and strikes, as well as use of weapons. You’ll also learn how to receive techniques and take falls safely, and how to move so that you keep yourself at an advantage.

Through the course you will develop sufficient skills in and understanding of Aikido to allow you to join in an Aikido practice anywhere, with confidence.

Self-confidence and dealing with conflict

You will discover Aikido through our course, and many things about yourself too. Our course will help you to expand your comfort zone. It will give you physical self-assurance; by the end of the twelve weeks, you will find that you are able to do things that you had never imagined would be possible.

You will also find that you are able to remain calmer when dealing with conflict and pressure, and that you have developed skills and instincts that allow you to resolve and de-escalate conflict while standing your own ground.

Health and fitness

To take part in the course you don’t need to be athletic, strong or flexible - Aikido will help you develop core body strength, flexibility, balance and timing, and improve your posture and breathing. You’ll be able to practice at a pace that suits you.

At Fudoshin Aikido Cardiff we cultivate a safe, supportive and friendly environment for all students. Whatever your starting-point, you’ll find yourself in an ideal place to discover the basics of Aikido.

Lasting benefits

Whether you decide to continue studying Aikido with us in the long-term or not, the skills and experiences you gain through the course will offer you a lasting benefit in many aspects of life.

If you'd like to know more

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need more information - we'll be very happy to answer any questions you may have.