Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on a system of throws, joint locks, pins and other techniques derived from Ju-jutsu and Kenjutsu. It is a highly effective system of self-defence and can be used against single or multiple attackers.

Chief instructor

Albi Solicari Sensei holds the rank of 4th Dan Aikikai and has over 20 years of experience in traditional Iwama Takemusu Aikido. He is a qualified British Aikido Board and Joint Aikikai Council instructor. In addition to the usual Sunday training, he is currently hosting a series of extended technical workshops to explore advanced Aikido in more depth - these workshops are particularly useful if you are preparing for your gradings or if you really want to take your Aikido to the next level. Highly recommended!

As a non-competetive martial art, emphasis is placed on building a cooperative environment where the person 'receiving' the technique is learning just as much as the person 'performing' the technique. This style of training allows students to understand the practical aspects of self-defence. Aikido is a comprehensive martial arts system and will improve stamina, agility and coordination, as well as reducing stress and increasing your self-confidence. As with all martial arts, the benefits of regular training filter through to many aspects of daily life.

All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Agatsu Aikido Club is an established martial arts club based in North London.


Chief Instructor

Albi Solicari Sensei
4th Dan Aikikai
Fully qualified British Aikido Board and Joint Aikikai Council instructor.


Training / Find us

Sunday: 10am-12pm
Agatsu Dojo
Fitness 4 All Studio
413 Hendon Way