Past and future events

New Year's Intro to Aikido

In January we will again host our popular two-week, four-class Introduction to Aikido. It will introduce the foundations of Aikido including throws, locks, controls, pins, break falls and weapons techniques as well as the more fundamental principles of posture, distance, timing, movement and harmonization.

This is designed for beginners. Experience with Aikido or any other martial art is neither expected nor necessary. All are welcome and you do not have to be a MUN student!

Registration and the first class will be on Thursday, January 15. Registration will start at 7:45pm and then class will begin at 8:00pm. The cost is $40 and if you decide to continue with the club as a member this money will be discounted from your full membership cost.
Please note: anyone under 18 will require a parental signature on their registration form.

Intro classes will occur on (this replaces the regular schedule on these dates):

  • Thursday, January 15 – 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Registration and first class)
  • Tuesday, January 20 – 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 22 – 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 27 – 7:30-9:00 p.m.

These four classes are intended to be taken in sequence and will each focus on different aspects of Aikido, so we encourage you to attend all four so as not to miss anything.

All classes will take place at our dojo in the
St. John’s Martial Arts Centre 21 Mews Place (see Practical Info for map).

For planning purposes it would be useful for us to know how many people to expect, so please email if you are planning to

Christmas Holiday Schedule

The last class before Christmas will be Tuesday, December 16. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 6. Merry Christmas everyone!

Summer Schedule

We are now on our summer schedule -- Sunday classes are cancelled until September. Tuesday and Thursday will continue as usual.

Congratulations Haakon, Matt and Daniel!

Haakon, Matt and Daniel respectively passed their 2nd, 3rd and 5th kyu tests during our seminar with Yumi Nakamura Sensei last weekend. Congratulations everyone and thanks to the Aikido Institute of Newfoundland, Fudoshin Aikikai and Aikido Kenkyukai for their support.

Group photo with Nakamura Sensei. Photo credit Collette Phillips.

Spring Seminar with Nakamura Sensei

We will have a Spring seminar with Yumi Nakamura Sensei (6th Dan, Aikido Tendokai, Toronto) on the weekend of May 10-11. Classes be Saturday from 9:00-11:30am and 2:00-4:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am-12:00pm. All classes will be held in our dojo. For more details see the poster.

Nakamura Sensei teaching during her last visit. Photo Credit: Collette Phillips