Beginner Information


We have a permanent Dojo which is air-conditioned on the ground floor of the Tweed Heads Sport Club.  Aikido Community is a non for profit and all fees collected go towards supporting the club and it’s members.


Can I just turn up and train and what will be expected of me?  

Yes if you, are 12 years old and above (if younger please see below) (if between the age of 12 and 18 years old the student need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian), have Beginner’s mind, respectful, have good hygiene, mental complicit which includes not being under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

We have students and Sensei with ages spread out from 7 to 70+    

Prior to training you will be given the student code of conduct and indemnity form to read and sign.  Successful risk management is best achieved when all students adopt a spirit of responsibility in regards to safety.  Training starts off slowly and depending upon the student gains momentum at the student’s appropriate level.  There is never any pressure to do anything, it is always the student’s choice which is respected by all.


Can my child train?

Before the age of 12, children maybe accepted on a case by case basis after an interview with Sensei, if deemed a suitable student the child will be invited for a two week trial before being accepted as a student.


What is the cost? 

12 year old on-wards classes are $15 per class (2 hour classes).  12 years old and under is $5 per class (1 hour classes – first half of the Aikido class).

What to wear when starting?  

On the mat when you are a beginner, track suit pants and tee shirt is acceptable. Shorts and singlet would not be suitable.   If you continue training a white Gi which we can supply at a reduced rate is worn.  We are located inside the Tweed Heads Sports Club, so normal Club dress code is relevant until you get to the change rooms, which means Smart casual attire.


I have an injury or medical condition can I still train? 

You would need to speak to the Sensei regarding training with an injury.  To start off it is not advisable while you are in the early stages, however seniors that have adopted Aikido principles find this much easier and beneficial.   For medical conditions we need to have a Doctor’s clearance, that said, the benefits of Aikido training is well known for rehabilitation and general health and well being.


Do you have other question?  

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