Irish Aikido Federation
Beginners Classes Starting Summer 2023
First class is free!
Macken Street, Dublin 2
The dojo is open to new members! Whether you've practiced before, or it's totally new - Come practice Aikido with us!
*** Masks are no longer required in 2023 ***
Aikido is a Japanese, natural movement martial art to co-ordinate mind and body for health, defence, and self-development.
The principle is to avoid attack, blend with your attackers movement, and establish control. Aikido is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes!
You can read more about Aikido here.
The Irish Aikido Federation - Ireland Aikikai, founded in 1973, is a recognised authority to teach Aikido in Ireland, by the Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo. The Irish Aikido Federation is a member of the International Aikido Federation.
The Wicklow Aikido Club has also reopened - every Thursday at 7pm.
Aikido has many benefits - fitness, co-ordination, effective martial techniques, learning, and no competition - Aikido is very safe to practice.
Our chief instructor, Seán MacRuairí, 7th Dan, has practiced Aikido for 49 years, and was Assistant Chairman of the International Aikido Federation (IAF).
Some photos from our December 2022 weekend training seminar
The dojo is open to new members, you just need to register!
Here are the current class times:
Monday: 6:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm - 8pm
Thursday: 1pm - 2pm
Friday: 6:30pm - 8pm
We can be found on Macken Street, just off Pearse Street.
The dojo is a 10 minute walk from Pearse Station and Grand Canal Station, and is also serviced by the following bus routes:
C1, C2, C3, C4, 56A, 77A, 47, 52, C5, & C6.
A photo from our December 2022 Weekend Seminar
Some pre-pandemic training
A demonstration of Aikido practice in the Pandemic - by Kumazawa Sensei for International Aikido Federation: