Getting Started

All adults, from the age of 13 upwards, are welcome. Our classes are open to both women and men. Come and see us before training sessions and we hope to answer any questions you might have. We encourage those who are interested or curious about Aikido to come see our training, and take part if they wish to experience it.


White 'Gi' is normally worn for training, but new students can wear comfortable and loose clothes such as tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt. It is expected however that a Gi will be worn if the person decides to continue training.

The Gi is worn with an Obi (belt) that shows your Kyu (grade):

* 6th Kyu: White Obi with Yellow Tip

* 5th Kyu: Yellow Obi

* 4th Kyu: Orange Obi

* 3rd Kyu: Green Obi

* 2nd Kyu: Blue Obi

* 1st Kyu: Brown Obi

* 1st Dan: Black Obi

The 'Hakama' (black or blue 'overpants') is worn from the 2nd Kyu, Blue Obi.