Beginning aikido

Want to try aikido?
Oslo Aikido club welcomes new members each semester in January and August. Every Monday and Thursday, we especially focus on exercises and techniques for beginners. There will be a steady progression throughout the semester.

Who is aikido suitable for?
Aikido is practised by women and men of all ages. There are no requirements for stamina or muscularity. You will notice that you get fitter over time. Oslo Aikido club currently has no separate sessions for children, but we can help with recommendations.

What should I wear?
Aikido practitioners train in a “gi” – a white budo uniform similar to those you use in judo and other martial arts. At first training it’s however sufficient with regular workout clothes like sweatpants and T-shirt. We train barefoot and without jewelry or sharp objects. Put on something you are comfortable in!

How is training in your club?
A regular class in aikido starts with half an hour of warm-up, breathing and stretching exercises, and some rolling exercises (ukemi). Afterwards we do different aikido techniques in pairs. In a beginner session we spend plenty of time to demonstrate and explain.

How much does it cost?
Every beginner gets the first session for free. If you wish to continue the membership fee is 2400, – per semester (1500 ,- per semester for members below the age of 20). You will also have the opportunity to buy a “gi” from the club.

When can I start?
The easiest way to start for a novice is in late January or August. However, it’s always possible to start midsemester for those who can’t wait, but then it can be an advantage with a little experience in martial arts, yoga, dance or similar. No registration necessary, just come and join. See our Schedule or contact us for more info.