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Gloucestershire Aikido Club

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 31st July 2022

We are delighted to welcome Gloucestershire Aikido Club to The Painswick Centre. The Club will be practicing weapons only Aikido on Sunday mornings in the Beacon Hall. Beginners are welcome.

To find out more and to book, please visit their website.

If you’re wondering what Aikido is, here’s some more information from their website:

‘Aikido is a martial art whose aim is much more than to be simply a form of “self-defence”.  Although it is the case that Aikido can be effective as a self-defence art, Gloucestershire Aikido Club’s primary purpose is to provide instruction in the principles upon which aikido is founded including the study of both empty-handed techniques and the weapons  origin of the art… We make no claim that practicing Aikido with us will empower you with devastating self-defence techniques that enable you to overcome any attacker.  This is not the spirit or the intention of aikido.  Aikido as a mechanism for self-defence is something that the individual develops and evolves over time – years rather than weeks or months – and relies on a deeper appreciation of the true meaning of “self-defence”,  gained through the extensive practice of Aikido.’

Gloucestershire Aikido Club