Training at North Sydney Aikido
Your Aikido training at North Sydney Aikido starts with a FREE class.
You can turn up in a pair of t-shirt and tracksuit pants on your first class.
You will be asked to fill out the paperwork.
On your first class, you will learn how to do basic break falls (ukemi), basic Aikido techniques and Aikido moves.
You will be partnered with a senior student because of safety reasons.
Don’t expect to be a master of Aikido on your first class. If you can take home one technique or lesson per class. You are one your way to mastery.
Aikido gets better when the right Aikido technique is repeated again and again until it is second nature.
Aikido Training Times
Monday 19:30 to 21:00
Wednesday 19:30 to 21:00
Friday 18:30 to 20:00
Sunday 09:00 to 11:00
North Sydney Aikido Training Rates
Casual Rate = $20 per class
Monthly Rate = $120 up to 4 classes per week for the whole month (popular)
Osae Waza (Control Techniques)
Nage Waza (Throwing Techniques)
- Tanto Dori
- 7 Ken Suburi
- 5 Kumi Tachi: 5 Kumi Tachi Jan 15
- Tachi Dori
- 20 Jo Suburi
- 10 Kumi Jo: 2 Kumi Jo Jan 14 3 Ku mi Jo Aug 16 4 Kumi Jo Aug 16
- 6 Jo Kata
- 6 Kumi Jo
- 13 Jo Kata
- 13 Kumi Jo
- 31 No-Jo (31 Jo kata)
- 31 Kumi Jo
- Jo Dori
- Jo Nage
- Jiuwaza or Randori
- Ki Musubi No Tachi
- Ken Tai Jo
Traditional Aikido Taught in a Modern Way
The Aikido techniques that you will learn at North Sydney Aikido are traditional Aikido techniques taught in a modern positively reinforced way.
We try our best to do both Bukiwaza (warrior or weapons techniques) and Taijutsu (body or unarmed arts) in the same class.
I’ve added links to the names of the Aikido techniques above, so you as a student can refer to this page when you go for your grading. Please be aware that the links above are for your notes and reference only. The Aikido techniques above are not designed to instruct you.
We also do Jiuwaza or Randori as much as we can in each class. Jiuwaza or Randori teaches you how to literally apply the techniques on your feet.
For your fitness, each class burns around 700 to 1000 calories. The heart average heart rate is 80 to 105 bpm during the class. During jiuwaza, the heart rate can rise up to 135 bmp. We suggest you stretch before class. The warm up is done through bukiwaza suburi (weapons swing and drills).
The best way to learn Aikido is to train. The best way to master Aikido is to train. We train a lot because the art becomes infused in your movements. After training for a couple of years, Aikido becomes second nature. You will do it without even thinking about it.