Junior classes are held twice a week at the leisure centre and children can start from the age of 6 years. Classes are popular and any child is welcome to come along and have a go. Our students find that, while they are having fun and learning the basics of Aikido, they are also developing self-confidence, discipline and respect for themselves and others. Classes involve Body Art (basic aikido movements), introduction to basic weapons and games.

Gradings are held two or three times a year where students have the opportunity to show what they have learnt and how they are developing, and to progress through the grading levels. All classes are led by fully qualified Coaches with enhanced CRB checks, PI insurance and Emergency First Aid. We have two Child Protection Officers and take the welfare of our students very seriously.

Classes available

Wednesdays  7.30 pm – 8.30 pm       

Thursdays  6:15 pm – 7:15 pm  


Junior Grading Syllabus

For details of what is expected at each Junior Grade, please click here



Junior Course 2014