Aikido Club

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no image 18th Oct New Aikido Class Detta Dickinson (Coach)

An extra class has been added to our schedule.

Wednesdays 1pm-2pm in the Small Hall of the Sports Centre.

This is open to all members of the Aikido Club. We will not have access to the mats so it will be a basic weapons class (weapons will be provided). 

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New Aikido Class

Posted 18th Oct
Author Detta Dickinson (Coach)

An extra class has been added to our schedule.

Wednesdays 1pm-2pm in the Small Hall of the Sports Centre.

This is open to all members of the Aikido Club. We will not have access to the mats so it will be a basic weapons class (weapons will be provided). 

Weekly Activities 3
Only logged in / active Aikido Club members can book / attend these activities
no image Aikido Class
Day:
Tuesdays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
20:00
 Max:
18
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: PE Hall, Sports Centre

Beginners Aikido Class.

Solo Exercises: Warm up, movement, falling

Then Techniques.

Due to Covid Regulation we will be doing more solo exercises than usual and we will be working in pods of 6 with no interaction between pods.

There will be 30 minutes of contact training towards the end of the class.

no image Aikido Basic Weapons
Day:
Wednesdays
Starts:
13:00
Ends:
14:00
 Max:
20
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: Small Hall of the Sports Centre

This will be a basic weapons class as we do not have access to the mats. Weapons will be provided.

In this class basic handling skills will be taught for both bokken (wooden sword) and jo (staff). 




no image Aikido Class
Day:
Thursdays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
20:00
 Max:
18
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: PE Hall, Sports Centre

Beginners Aikido Class.

Solo Exercises: Warm up, movement, falling

Then Techniques.

Due to Covid Regulation we will be doing more solo exercises than usual and we will be working in pods of 6 with no interaction between pods.

There will be 30 minutes of contact training towards the end of the class.

no image

Aikido Class

Day Tuesdays
From 18:00, to 20:00
Cost € 1
Max 18 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: PE Hall, Sports Centre

Beginners Aikido Class.

Solo Exercises: Warm up, movement, falling

Then Techniques.

Due to Covid Regulation we will be doing more solo exercises than usual and we will be working in pods of 6 with no interaction between pods.

There will be 30 minutes of contact training towards the end of the class.

no image

Aikido Basic Weapons

Day Wednesdays
From 13:00, to 14:00
Cost € 1
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: Small Hall of the Sports Centre

This will be a basic weapons class as we do not have access to the mats. Weapons will be provided.

In this class basic handling skills will be taught for both bokken (wooden sword) and jo (staff). 




no image

Aikido Class

Day Thursdays
From 18:00, to 20:00
Cost € 1
Max 18 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: PE Hall, Sports Centre

Beginners Aikido Class.

Solo Exercises: Warm up, movement, falling

Then Techniques.

Due to Covid Regulation we will be doing more solo exercises than usual and we will be working in pods of 6 with no interaction between pods.

There will be 30 minutes of contact training towards the end of the class.

About Aikido Club

The Aikido Club is one of the oldest and longest running clubs in Maynooth and has been in existence since at least 1982. It has run continuously since then. Aikido is a Japanese martial art. The idea is to avoid an attack, blend with your attacker and establish control. Aikido is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes. At the beginning no level of fitness is required. Benefits include self-discipline, increased fitness, better posture, balance and breathing, and a physical competence and confidence in movement. Aikido is a non-competitive martial art and we practice by working together rather than trying to defeat each other. A typical class starts with some simple exercises followed by posture and movement work. We then usually move on to ukemi (how to fall) and some Aikido techniques. In the first few classes the emphasis will be more on the movement and ukemi than on the techniques. (Don't worry we always teach you how to fall before we throw you!) We welcome beginners at all times. The Maynooth Aikido club is quite small and most of the people are beginners. If you want to try something new come along on any Tuesday at 7pm or Thursday at 6pm. Wear loose clothing - tracksuit is ideal (we do a lot of kneeling down so shorts are a bit hard on the knees). We are affiliated to the Irish Aikido Federation and through them to the International Aikido Federation and the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan. Our current instructor is Detta Dickinson (5th dan).

Covid Update.

Depending on restrictions we will either

1. Run classes as normal in the Sports Centre.

2. Run distanced classes in the Sports Centre (basic weapons, falling and exercises)

3. Run weapons classes outside.



Aikido Club COVID-19 Officers
Cormac Monaghan (President)
Detta Dickinson (Coach)
Current Committee 6
President Cormac Monaghan
Secretary Wiktoria Lesniak
Treasurer DALE AARON LAWLOR
Coach Detta
Public Relations Officer MICHEL SILVA OLIVEIRA
First Year Rep ALEX JOHN PATRICK O CROWLEY

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