Classes and Practice Times
To give it a go, or join the class, come along for 7.10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Tuesday Class: 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. - Beginners Welcome!
Thursday Practice - Members Only: 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Special Training, Private Lessons, Monthly High Grade Class - Members Only
Children and Youth
Children Aged 5 – 12: Friday 5.40pm - 6.40pm
Youths Aged 12-18: Friday 6.50pm to 7.50pm
“We are what we repeatedly do.”
Concessionary Membership £20 per Month - access to weekly Tuesday Classes Single Class Rate £5
Economy Membership £30 per Month - access to weekly Tuesday Classes Single Class Rate £8
Silver Membership £45 per Month - access to weekly Tuesday Classes and Thursday Practice
Gold Membership £80 per Month - access to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Special Training
We have a number of Free donated Gi’s (Aikido Kit) available
An annual Isshinkai Membership Fee (£35) includes all Grading Fees up to 1st Kyu (the one before black belt).
Children and Youths
Children and Youth Class Fees are paid per Term or for the number of classes remaining in their 1st Term.
The first Class attended is Free. Some children like to watch for a while and join in when they see the fun.
Youths Aged 12-18: £60 per term. £6 per Class
Children Aged 5-14: £50 per term. £5 per Class
“There is no better way to avoid wasting time than to be taught properly from the start”
The depth of our know-how is at our core
As an Adult Member at Isshinkan, you’ll be taught on a weekly basis by one of the most experienced Teachers in Aikido; an apprentice-served, 4th & 3rd generation Aikido Teacher with 40 Years Experience, who founded the Andover Aikido Club 25 years ago and was awarded 7th Dan (Japan) in 2004
Isshinkan is supported by the Andover Ki Trust, a registered Educational Charity, which enables us to offer unequaled value at low cost. We embrace the highest standards of professionalism while remaining friendly, welcoming, respectful and as accessible to all as possible. Our Members’ Safety is even more important to us than our reputation, which we value highly. With this in mind, we are by choice an independant organisation subscribing to the MAGB and are not members of the British Aikido Board.5
What to wear
Off the mat we wear Zori ( slippers ), and we’re careful not to bring grit or dirt onto it. We wear a white kit very much like Judo kit, however if you’re coming to give it a try to see if you want to join, we won’t expect you to have kit yet.
Just bring a clean set of clothes to change into at the dojo. You'll be practising on a clean mat and we don't want to bring clothes we've been wearing in the street, or all day, onto it.
Shorts are not advisable. Neither are clothes that constrict movement, or track suits with zips on the legs or sleeves. Long sleeved tops are recommended.
We have secure changing rooms where you can safely leave your things during the class.
“Our mission is to put you in the driver-seat of your life”
Where to go
Aikido Centre, Duncans Close
Nr. Andover, Hampshire