Bloomsbury Aikido Club is a member of the national organisation the United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA). For insurance purposes, you need to join the UKA after two classes. New members can download a UKA Membership Application Form here or obtain a copy when they come to the Dojo for a class. Please return the completed form (UKA Membership Form Example 2014 to our club registrar with your cheque made out to Renshinkan Affiliations and with a stamped envelope.
UKA Annual Membership includes insurance to train and free grading examinations:
Students – £25; Non-students £32
Visitors who practise regularly in the UK must bring insurance slips. Visitors from abroad must bring evidence of travel insurance covering martial arts activities.
BEGINNERS and VISITORS are always welcome, but you must be 18+ years. Please wear suitable training clothes, i.e. a Judo or Karate suit. At first, a sturdy T-shirt and track suit trousers will do. This must cover and protect shoulders and knees and enable you to move freely. For safety, all jewellery etc. should be taken off. Training on mats is in bare feet. Dojo slippers or shoes should be worn to and from the mat.