and Ewell Aikido club was established in the late 1950s and teaches a
style of contact Aikido that lends itself to self-defence.
relative beginner will soon learn how to deal with an
attacker throwing a punch or trying to grasp
their body or
clothing. More advanced grades are trained to deal with multiple
attackers and learn how to defend themselves against a variety
techniques offer a number of ways of dealing with an attacker who can
be projected away or taken to the floor and held down.
relies on movement, technique and posture but not physical
strength, making it an ideal form of self-defense for both sexes and a
wide range of ages.
However, we do prefer to take students over the age of 18 as the locks
and holds employed in Aikido do put pressure on younger joints and bones.
the emphasis is on effective self defence, we still like to have fun
and regular training will help develop your physical fitness and well
we cannot promise to make you invunerable to attack, even a basic
knowledge of the self defence techniques employed in Aikido will boost
confidence and assertiveness in everyday situations. The large range of
defense techniques offers a high degree of flexibility in deciding how
much force is used to subdue an attacker. We find this aspect attracts
students from many walks of life including medical and emergency
style of Aikido has it's roots in Yoshinkan but the club has always
been open minded in it's approach to other styles and willingness
to learn from other styles of Aikido and
different techniques and exercises that offer an improvement or
different way of thinking about a technique. The
club currently has four senior instructors:
Stewart Rolland 6th Dan Danny
Thomas 4th Dan Steve Marsh
1st Dan Ismet Emin
the instructors have more than fifty years experience of
The club has close
links to Aikido clubs at Queen
College and Crawley and regularly welcomes guests from other clubs and
styles of Aikido.
takes place in a school gymnasium, which forms a
spacious Dojo with the
ability to expand the number of mats to cover quite a large
area, depending on the class size.
The pictures on the site were taken at our previous venue but the current premises are very similar.
are no restrictions in terms of physical ability and Aikido
practised by a wide range of age groups over the age of 18.
train in Judo style suits, but beginners can start off wearing a
and tracksuit bottoms until they decide to enroll fully.
are interested, you are welcome to come and watch, but we are currently
offering the first lesson for free so there is nothing to lose by
joining in. After the free lesson, there is no obligation to join but
we hope that you do and
lessons can be paid for either quarterly or on a per-session basis. We
own our mats and keep our overhead costs to a minimum so that
can maintain our fees at rates which are as reasonable as