AKI Canberra weekly training timetable

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
      Erindale - Juniors (age 6 to 12)
School terms: 8:30AM-9:30AM
Cook - Seniors Research
Tengoku - Seniors Research
      Erindale - Juniors (age 12 to 16)
School terms: 9:30AM-11:00AM
Cook - Seniors
Erindale - Juniors (age 6 to 12)
School terms: 5:30PM-6:30PM
  Erindale - Juniors (age 12 to 16)
School terms: 5:30PM-6:30PM
    Cook - Juniors
School terms: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Erindale - Seniors
Tengoku - Seniors
Erindale - Seniors
    Cook - Seniors

Use timetable links for more information about each session.

Event calendar

Events held previously in Aikido Kenkyukai.

National Events

  • Friday, 25 March, 2016 - 12:00 to Sunday, 27 March, 2016 - 13:30

    Easter long weekend, 25th-27th March 2016

    Friday 25th 12-1pm - Registration, 1pm - 4pm Keiko, 6pm dinner TBA
    Saturday 26th 9am-2pm - Keiko, lunch provided, 6pm bistro dinner at 'Maddies' Pub, Canberra Ave, Kingston
    Sunday 27th 9am to 1:30pm - Keiko, lunch provided

    Cook Community Hall, 41 Templeton St, Cook ACT
    Full details and map here

    Download the registration form
    Please email the registration form to info@aikidocanberra.com

    Download the flyer

    Further enquiries
    Bruce 02 6238 2400 or 0407 705 430, or
    Laurie 0431 222 757

    Please include training fee in payments. Earlybird price applies only to enrolments and full payment received by Tuesday 15th March.
    Westpac BSB 032-727
    Account 208220

    Note: please ensure you identify your bank transfer with your full name in the message part of your transfer.

    Waivers must be presented at registration on Friday 25 March. To save time, please bring your signed waivers with you to registration.
    Waivers are available for download at aikido canberra waiver.pdf.

    There is limited homestay available. Tengoku dojo is also available as a place to stay. The commercial options at the cheap end are :-
    Queanbeyan Riverside Tourist Park (02 6297 4749)
    Crestview Caravan Park, Queanbeyan (02 6297 2443), http://crestviewtouristpark.com.au/
    Canberra South Motor Park, Symonston (0262806176), http://www.csmp.net.au/

  • UniGym UTAS, Sandy Bay, Hobart
    Saturday, 5 December, 2015 - 10:00 to Sunday, 6 December, 2015 - 14:00

    Please note this tremendous opportunity to join us when Suzuki sensei returns to Tasmania to demonstrate his powerful yet soft style of Aikido. This is an outstanding opportunity to experience the legacy of Yamaguchi Aikido practice in Tasmania.

    Dates: 4-6 December 2015

    Friday TBA
    Saturday 10am - 2pm
    Sunday 10am to 2pm

    Venue: UniGym UTAS, Sandy Bay, Hobart (http://www.unigym.com.au/contact-us)

    Download the registration form
    Please email the registration form to info@aikidoutas.org.au

    Download the flyer 

    Uwe: 0422 513 453


  • AKI Sydney City Dojo, Australia
    Saturday, 21 November, 2015 - 08:30 to Sunday, 22 November, 2015 - 15:00

    Sydney Seminar with Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan, 21-22 November 2015 – Registration now open!

    by Aikido Sydney City

    Takeda Shihan with Satoshi Sensei

    Not long to go now until our beloved teacher and dear friend, Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan, joins us from Japan to celebrate the 12th anniversary of our dojo and share his latest feeling! Takeda Shihan is regarded as one of the greatest masters of Aikido and is renowned the world over for his innovative genius and liberating style of training. He is constantly evolving and discovering new dimensions to the practice.

    AKI students from all over the world are warmly invited to join us in Sydney this November for an exciting, uplifting and inspiring weekend of Aikido training. In addition to the wonderful chance to study with Takeda Shihan outside of Japan, spring is an especially beautiful time of year here in south-eastern Australia and opportunities for sightseeing within Sydney and the national parks of the surrounding coasts and mountains abound.

    For safety and comfort, spaces on the mat will be limited so please register ASAP to avoid disappointment. We very much look forward to welcoming you in Sydney, Australia, this spring!

    Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 21-22 November 2015

    Venue: AKI Sydney City Dojo, Australia

    Registration: pre-registration online essential, spaces confirmed once full payment is received

    Cost: Full seminar $180 or $100 per day

    Waiver & Registration Form: to be downloaded, completed and brought with you to the event

    Enquiries: please email us

    Class Schedule:


      • 8:30am-10:30am plus atogeiko
      • 11:15am-12:00pm (children's class)
      • 1:30pm-3:30pm plus atogeiko
      • 6:00pm Seminar Dinner


      • 9:00am-11:00am plus atogeiko
      • 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Asageiko Intensive: Prior to the seminar, Takeda Shihan will be leading an additional early-morning training intensive at Sydney City Dojo. Classes will run from 7:00-8:00am. Enquiries welcome.

    Seminar Poster:

    Takeda Shihan 2015 Sydney Seminar Poster 2 preview


    Video: see also aikidosydneycity's Youtube playlist of Takeda Shihan videos

  • Saturday, 24 January, 2015 - 08:30 to Sunday, 25 January, 2015 - 12:30

    We look forward to hosting 'Yasu' Sensei, the inspiration that formed AKI Australia when he came to study English in Canberra in 1979, 35 years ago! Many Australian aikidoka have benefited from his excellent aikido and wonderful teaching over those long years.  Refer aikidocanberra.com/about/aki-australia-history.

    Dates: 24-25 Jan 2015

    Saturday 8:30-9:00 - Registration, 9am - 12:30pm Keiko
    Sunday 9am to 12:30pm - Keiko

    Venue: Karabar High School, Queanbeyan (karabarhigh.com.au‎)

    Videoclick here for a Youtube playlist

    Download the registration form
    Please email the registration form to info@aikidocanberra.com

    Download the flyer 

    Further enquiries:
    Bruce 02 6238 2400 or 0407 705 430, or
    Laurie 0431 222 757


  • Saturday, 13 July, 2013 - 10:30 to Sunday, 14 July, 2013 - 13:30

    AKI Canberra is excited to host Yasuyuki Suzuki Sensei for the AKI Winter Camp.

    We look forward to hosting 'Yasu Sensei, who was the inspiration that formed AKI Australia when he came to study English in Canberra in 1979, 34 years ago! Many Australian aikidoka have benefited from his excellent aikido and wonderful teaching over those long years.  Refer http://aikidocanberra.com/about/aki-australia-history.

    Dates: 13-14 July 2013

    Sat - 10.30 start - 3.30 finish

    Sun 9.00 to 1.30

    Venue: Karabar High School, Queanbeyan (karabarhigh.com.au‎)

    Video: click here for a Youtube playlist

    Download the registration form: http://aikidocanberra.com/media/731

    Please email the registration form to info@aikidocanberra.com

    Further enquiries:

    Bruce 02 62382400 or 0407 705430 or Laurie 0431 222757




Local Events

  • Cook dojo
    Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 08:30

    There will be a cross-training session held at the Cook dojo on Saturday 29th August. It will be followed by a grading session, and AGM.

    The agenda, and approximate timings will be:

    • 8:15am. Cook students set up mats etc.
    • 8:30am. Cross-training and grading sessions.
    • 11:00am. AKI Canberra Annual General Meeting.

    Please take this opportunity to train with members of other local dojos, and other instructors. And to help your fellow students during their gradings. And feel free to put your hand up during the AGM to help the Committee run the club.

    Info on how to find Cook dojo is here.

    See you there.

  • Cook Dojo
    Saturday, 21 December, 2013 - 08:30 to 12:00

    The Aikido Kenkyukai ACT Xmas Party will be held at Cook Dojo Sat 21 Dec.

    Training 8:30-11:00, followed by a light lunch of salad, buns, meats and fruit salad, as well as cake and tea/coffee.

    This is a great opportunity to catch up and train with Mike and Bruce, as well as Laurie who will be returning from a training seminar with Dan Harden in Hawaii.

    All are welcome! Hope you can come and celebrate another great year of training and aiki advancement! :-)






  • Saturday, 26 October, 2013 - 17:00 to 18:30

    Aikido Kenkyukai Canberra will participate in a demo of Japanese martial arts at the annual Nara Candle Festival.


    Demo at Lennox Gardens (behind Hyatt Hotel next to Lake)

    Sat 26 Oct between 5 and 6:30.

    We will need volunteers to pick up Mats from Cook dojo.

    Max 10 minute demo


    Hope to see you there!

    PS - more details closer to the time.

  • Cook Dojo
    Saturday, 31 August, 2013 - 08:30 to 11:00

    The next AKI ACT Cross Training, Grading and AKI ACT AGM will be Saturday 31 August 2013, 8:30-11am @ Cook Dojo.

    Please talk to your Sensei if you are not sure if you are nominated for gradings.


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