Beginners Self-Defence Course

This 10 week introductory course focuses on various self-defence techniques which form the basis of many Aikido classes. 

Where: Hendon Dojo, North London

When: Sunday's 10am-12pm

Price: £100 (includes uniform, white belt, annual club insurance fee and club member book)

Week 1
Shomen Uchi (‘straight strike to the head') - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo
Week 2
Yokomen Uchi (’roundhouse strike to the head’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Shiho Nage, Kote Gaeshi
Week 3
Katate Dori (‘wrist grab’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Kokyu Nage
Week 4
Kosadori (‘opposite wrist grab’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Kote Gaeshi
Week 5 / Short Review of Weeks 1-5
Ryote Dori (‘both wrists grabbed’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Tenchi Nage
Week 6
Mune Tsuki (’punch to body’) - Kote Gaeshi, Sumi O Toshi, Kokyu Nage
Week 7
Kata Dori (‘arm grab’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo
Week 8 
Mune Dori ('grabbed by the lapels') - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo
Week 9 
Ryo Katedori (‘both arms grabbed’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo
Week 10 / Short Review of Weeks 1-10
Ushiro Ryo Katate Dori  (‘grabbed by both wrists from behind’) - Ikyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Juji Nage



All lessons are based around the Iwama Takemusu Aikido grading syllabus. Gradings are held regularly, depending on when students are ready to progress to their next belt.