Prime Aims

• To provide opportunity to practise Traditional Aikido, following the example set by Aikido Founder, O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), his descendants (Doshus, Dojocho) and one of our most respected British teachers, Shihan Mr W.Smith M.B.E.(d. 2006).

• To promote an atmosphere of accessibility, friendship, encouragement and mutual development.

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BAC Head of Dojo

dojoBarbara Sotowicz Sensei, 5th Dan, Goshinkai Shidoin, BAB L3 Coach.
Head of Dojo, Bloomsbury Aikido

Bloomsbury Aikido Club

BAC: A UCL Alumni Aikido Group club.
BAC IS MOVING. After Friday 17 February 2017 there will be no more weekly classes in The Upper Room. More details will follow.

Bloomsbury Aikido will be hosting the annual UCL Alumni Group Reunion in July 2017 – watch this space!

Contact BAC. Facebook UCL Alumni Aikido Group and Friends .
Membership of BAC is open to all in the community (18+years). Visitors from other associations and beginners always welcome.

 

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UCLU Aikido Club

Student-led Club offering traditional Aikikai and Shodokan, Aikido. Traditional training
Wednesday 18:00-20:00 .
Saturday 10:00-12:00 .
Teaching is provided by UCL Alumni Aikido Group & Friends Instructors: Senseis Andy W 2 Dan; Ara 1 Dan; Tom 1 Kyu.
Traditional training is in the so-called MP Room, UCLU Bloomsbury Fitness. Please come early to lay mats (traditional dojo demolished 14/12/2013 by BFManager). Contact UCLU Aikido President. Join UCLU Aikido fee. Non-UCL Student Join UCLU Club fee. Facebook.

 

Joining BAC and Insurance

BAC is a member of the GoShinKai Association which is a member of the British Aikido Board.
Club Annual Membership Fees fr. 1/2/2017
This is a combined fee for membership to GSK, to BAC and to BAB. It covers insurance to practise Aikido in the UK. Pay by cheque or bank transfer. Standard: £37; Concessions £30. of which £5 is BAC membership. Before your first class, for Health and Safety reasons please complete the Goshinkai Member/Visitor Form and the Bloomsbury Aikido Club PARQ. For insurance reasons, beginners’ club membership fees are payable before the third class. Club members must renew their annual memberships prior to the expiry of their insurance.
Visitors from other UK associations must bring insurance slips. Visitors from abroad must bring evidence of travel insurance covering martial arts activities. Suitable training clothes: a Judo or Karate suit. At first, a sturdy T-shirt and track suit trousers will do, covering and protecting shoulders and knees and allowing you to move freely. For safety, jewellery etc. should be taken off. Training, when on mats, is in bare feet; shoes worn to and from the mat.

Location

Bloomsbury Fitness Centre 15 Gordon Street, London WC1.
The Upper Room 8, Greenland Street, Camden Town, London NW1 0ND. (Ring doorbell)

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