We are delighted to be able to provide the opportunity for new beginners to take part in Aikido in the West Midlands, an outstanding way to improve fitness for somebody of any ability. Training vastly improves balance, agility and coordination as well as relieving mental health problems such as stress. Our dedicated teachers have years of experience and provide excellent guidance. Come and join us on your path to self defence and well being. 

New starter class takes place every Thursday evening from 7.30pm till 8.30pm at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre in Kings Heath at the cost of only 5 pounds for waged and 4.00 pounds for unwaged / students. At Cocks Moors Woods Aikido beginners are given a warm welcome with the assistance of one of our senior instructors, at a pace you can manage,  and all members of the dojo provide care and support. We are happy to provide detailed information below to help provide a base of knowledge:


Aikido etiquette (PDF)

Useful words and phrases (PDF)

Names of basic grabs and strikes (PDF)

British Birankai membership form (PDF)


All that is required for a first training session is to arrive 20 minutes before training for a quick chat about your interests, and anything that might need to be taken into account during training.

If you have any queries or would like to declare interest in taking part please find contact details below. We hope to see you soon!