Belgrave Aikido Club...

Belgrave Aikido Club is a small, friendly club with good etiquette and a relaxed atmosphere making it easy to learn. We are based in Tamworth, Staffordshire and have a range of skill levels, starting from white belt beginners, all the way to experienced 'Dan' grade black belts. There is no competition between students and learning can be taken at your own pace. Our classes are fun, friendly and informative and help students to develop an aura of self confidence in their daily lives as well as help to improve health and fitness levels.

Belgrave Aikido club is part of the Seijitsu Aikido Ryu association which teaches Aikido across the West Midlands and Staffordshire regions of the UK. Seijitsu Aikido Ryu is in turn a registered organisation with the British Aikido Board (BAB), the governing body for Aikido in the United Kingdom and all members of Belgrave are fully insured with the BAB.

To learn an effective form of self defence, get fit, have fun, develop self confidence and learn about this very effective martial art, why not come and join us! To join Belgrave Aikido Club, get in touch using the details on our contact page or come and visit us during a class; time & location etc can be found on the Time, Place, Cost page.

What Is Aikido...? 

Aikido means, "The way of harmony"...
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art which is based principally on using an opponent's momentum and strength against them. Typically this is through Kuzushi (balance breaking) - a person off balance is unable to apply their full force, and is then incapacitated through the use of joint locks and throws.

Aikido embraces the heritage of traditional martial arts whilst also providing it's practitioner with a range of techniques which can be successfully used for self defence.

Aikido is suitable for most people as it is not dependent on physical strength or incredible agility, all that is required is an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Move like a beam of light; Fly like lightning, Strike like thunder, Whirl in circles around a stable center" - Morihei Ueshiba..."