East Sheen Aikido and Kashima-no-Tachi Dojo

Times/Costs/Location

Sundays in the Park

This is by mutual arrangement (and depends on the weather - e.g. cancelled if raining), but typically Sundays at 4pm in the summer (in autumn/winter it is at least 1.5 hours before park closing time for cars - so becomes earlier e.g. 2pm at earliest in December) - call for details and we can invite you to our WhatsApp group.

Location in the Park

This is by the wood near Sheen Gate - with back to gate facing in to the park, it is the wood 400m in front of you next to the roundabout. We meet at the near left corner - furthest away from the roundabout: Google Maps Link.

In addition, Robert has been doing some personal one-to-one sessions via Zoom by appointment.

Times

The club meets on Monday evenings from 8.00pm until 9.45pm and we also have a morning class on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6.30AM - 8.00am - leaves time to get to work afterwards (feeling virtuous!). The morning classes may occasionally be cancelled/moved - please call to confirm.

Costs

£35 for monthly standing order which covers all classes (up to 4 per week). Otherwise it is £14 per class, £8 for concessions (students/low waged). Yearly membership is required and includes insurance and is £35.

Classes in the park are included in monthly cost.

Location

The Mortlake Girl Guides hall (also known as Paxholme) in Alder Road (down the path next to No 38 Alder Road - behind the Scout Hut which is on the road), London SW14 8ER

This is close to Mortlake station (on the Richmond-Waterloo line) - see TFL Journey Planner

What to wear

Beginners can wear a track suit or loose fitting clothes to start with; unless of course you happen to have a judo (or other martial arts suit with a white belt) which would be ideal. We practise in bare feet. Once you have decided to practise regularly, you will be expected to buy yourself an aikido dogi (judo suit).

In the Park we normally do not wear a dogi.