Event calendar

Events held previously in Aikido Kenkyukai.

Local Events

  • 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.

  • Cook Dojo
    Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 18:00 to Thursday, 4 July, 2013 - 19:30

    I am please to announce that AKI Canberra has been successfully listed as a provider of Aikido Beginners Courses in the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Short Courses.

    We will be kicking off on 13 June 2013 for a 4 week introduction course to cover Aikido basics, including the principles of Aikido, basic techniques, footwork and will lead into continued training in Aikido.

    You can refer to the CIT website for details and to register:


    Details for finding the dojo at Cook Community Hall are here. 

  • Saturday, 26 January, 2013 - 17:00 to 20:00


    Xmas 2012 shutdown periods for each dojo:

    • AIS last training this year is 18th December. Adults are back 22nd January 6.30 - 8.00pm and kids return 5th February when school returns (back to normal times kids-6.30-7.30, adults-7.30-9.00).
    • Cook last training is 22 December, back on 5 January.
    • Erindale Thursday last class 13 December and resuming week commencing 7 January. The last class for Tuesdays is Dec 18th and will start again on Tuesday 8 Jan.
    • Tengoku Dojo will be open till the 23 Dec and reopen on the 9 Jan.


  • Cook Dojo, Cook Community Hall, 41 Templeton St, Cook
    Saturday, 1 December, 2012 - 20:00 to Sunday, 2 December, 2012 - 00:30

    Saturday 1st December

    We'll have training 9:00-10:30 (yes, starting 30 mins earlier than usual), and then we'll have an Embukai (dojo demos) 10:30 - 11:00. Clare will organise Erindale people to do a demo, Bruce will organise Tengoku people (Mike is away on a trip to Antarctica), Laurie AIS and Nigel Cook.

    We'll then retire to the kitchen (or outside if it is nice) and have a lunch and tea/coffee. Lunch will be a light affair of buns, salads and meat supplied by the club. Orange juice and other drinks will also be supplied. If people would like to bring a cake/sweet to share afterwards, then please do so.

    Your whole family is welcome to come! They may be interested to come and watch the Embukai and see what you've been up to with your training.

    Trina is coordinating things, but if you have questions, just ask your instructor. Hope you can make it.

  • Erindale Dojo
    Saturday, 24 November, 2012 - 09:00 to 18:00

    On Saturday 24 November the junior students at Erindale dojo will be having a grading.

    Please feel free to come along and see how the next generation of aikidoka are shaping up.

    From tiny tackers trying for their 7th kyu, right up to one dedicated student going for his junior 1st kyu (quite a sight).

    Any Dan grades who aren't training at Cook and would care to sit in on the grading panel would be most welcome.

    The grading will run from 9am to approximately 11:30.


    A sausage sizzle lunch will follow, after which, from about 1pm - 6pm we will be holding a working bee to spruce up the dojo.


    We will be:

    - taking everything off the walls;

    - removing the mats;

    - giving the room a thorough clean and a coat of paint;

    - patching the holes in the walls;

    - replacing the broken window winders;

    - any other little repairs that need doing.


    Anyone who can spare anytime at all, be it 30 minutes or the whole afternoon, is most welcome to come & give us a hand.




National Events

  • 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




  • Erindale ACT
    Friday, 29 March, 2013 - 12:00 to Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 12:00

    Aikido Kenkyukai ACT Inc.

    Easter Camp 2013

    with William Gleason Sensei 7th Dan



    Friday 29th March

    Saturday 30th March

    Sunday 31st March


    Venue: Erindale Police and Community Youth Club Gratton Court

    Enquiries: Bruce 02 62382400 or 0407 705430 or Laurie 0431 222757


    Bill Gleason 7th dan Shihan

    Directly from Hawaii where Bill conducted a combined seminar with Dan Harden who is a master of Internal Power. Bill will teach the exercises necessary to develop "aiki". the missing component of ALL Budo. Gleason Shihan has transformed his aikido and is in huge demand in USA. Dont miss this chance as it will be difficult for him to return to Australia in the future.

    Open to all aikidoists of all styles.

    Download the Flyer.

    Download the Registration Form.



  • Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 11:00

    Saturday 2 March, Tengoku Dojo



    Steve will also join in Sunday training.

    There will also be a BBQ Saturday night - details to be provided.


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