Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, UNIT 25, (1st Floor) Macken Street.
Please note dojo is closed on National holidays.
This is the general schedule and there may be some changes from time to time according to circumstances, particularly around Christmas and the Summer course in August. Please check the Noticeboard or call ahead.
Aikido general training: Essential skills and techniques for all members.
Irish Aikido Federation membership required. Classes may be split for grade training/beginners.
NB: Evening and Sat class all 90 mins, Tue/Thurs 13:00 class 50 mins.
Saturdays may also include seminars and additional training.
(Please contact other dojos for their particular registration details.)
Prospective members may observe at any class (closed Bank Holidays).
Registration for beginners and general classes is open.
To register please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled class time. For beginners, simple exercise clothes, eg T-shirt and sweat pants are fine, no footwear is required.
Registration for beginners Tue/Thur 13:00 or 18:00, Mon/Wed 19:30, Sat 12:00
Prospective members from other Aikido organisations must observe at an Aikido 1 class.
Members from other organisations with 6-4 kyu ranks may test for IrAF grades after 6 months, 3rd-1st kyu after 1 year at the annual summer course. Dan ranks may accrue necessary course points & training days from the time they join but must attend IrAF summer course in the year before any application for dan test is to be considered.
Trial Classes are not allowed as it is intrusive on the regular members, the instructors and the traditional teaching process.
Visitors from overseas Aikikai who wish to visit should contact the dojo and may attend at general classes by arrangement, visitors registration/fee is payable at the dojo.
IrAF Club (TCD, UCD, UL, NUIG, NUIMay.) student fee 5 per class (or evening) IrAF members from any dojo may attend classes without prior arrangement.
10 Class booking
A fee of 120.00, payable in advance books 10 classes which may be taken over a period of 3 months. Any basic classes may be attended.
This is for any number of classes in a 3 month or 6 month period.
3 months 200.00: 6 months 350
IrAF Club (TCD, UCD, UL, NUIG, NUIMay.) student fee 5 per class (or evening)
IrAF members from any dojo may attend classes without prior arrangement.
Over and Over, train in the Techniques with all your Heart.
This is the Path of a real practitioner.
M.Ueshiba, Aikidos Founder
The new dojo is located where Macken Street meets Pearse Street at the Canal (east) end of Pearse Street, near St Andrew's Resource Centre and KC Peaches restaurant. It is approx 15 minutes walking distance from the city centre, on the south of the river Liffey.
How to get there-
Pedestrian and cyclist access to the dojo is from Macken Street. The directions from the Grand Canal Quay side are: enter the campus passing the security barrier and proceed until you reach the Stone Craft Centre Building, where you turn right, then left into a carpark; follow a line of buildings on your left, turning right at the end of these buildings; you will then see numbered buildings on the right starting with number 20; you are looking for number 25, which should have an open door. Please bear this in mind when reading the directions below.
Nearest Dart stations:
Grand Canal Dock Dart station - approx 5 mins walking distance - or 2 blocks distance. Pearse Street and Tara Street Dart stations are approx 12 mins walking distance each.
Nearest bus routes:
Dublin Bus routes 1, 2 and 3 all stop on Pearse Street close to the Macken Street/Pearse Street junction. Routes 74 and 74A serve Rathfarnham to Grand Canal Dock nearby.
Nearest taxi rank: It's usually easy to hail taxis on Pearse Street, 20 yards from dojo entrance. No official taxi rank nearby.
From the Dublin city north and west:
Travel east on the Quays to Macken Street (Ferryman pub and McCann FitzGerald are both at this junction). Turn right on to Macken Street. Proceed through traffic lights and cross Pearse Street. The dojo is just before Dart bridge on the left.
From Dublin city south:
Drive to the canal. Follow the canal to Clanwilliam Place. Turn left onto Lower Grand Canal Street. Proceed past Grand Canal Quay and turn right onto Macken Street. The dojo entrance is just beyond the Dart bridge.