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.

We have students and Sensei with ages spread out from 7 to 80+  

 

Frequently asked questions –

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

Please submit this online Aikido Community Student Registration or located below these frequently asked questions

After the registration is completed then yes, you can I just turn up and train if you have Beginner’s mind, are respectful, have good hygiene, mental complicit which includes not being under the influence of any medications, drugs or alcohol. 

If you turn up without the form completed we will ask you to fill out the form online before class.  It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. 

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 teenager train and what will be expected of us ?

13 years old and above (if younger please see below) Between the age of 13 and 18 years old the student need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their first class and meet the Class Sensei, students have to have Beginner’s mind, be respectful, have good hygiene, mental complicit which includes not being under the influence of any medications.

Please submit this online Aikido Community Student Registration or located below these frequently asked questions

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.

Please note – Parental / Guardian Supervision

We are located inside the Tweed Heads Sports Club which is a licenced venue.  Under age students must be accompanied by a adult to the Dojo if accesses by the front door of the club.  Smart casual dress code is required.  There is also direct side access (Bowling greens) to the dojo as well.

For teenagers joining the seniors Aikido class we require the parent /guardian to attend for the first class to meet the Class Sensei.  We also require the teenagers to be picked up after class or another pre-approved arrangement between the student’s parent / guardian and the Class Sensei.

 

Can my child and what will be expected of us ?

Yes, in the Aiki-Kids Class, this class is is based on learn from play method – Before the age of 7, 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.  Around the age of 13 the youth move into the Aikido Seniors classes.

Please submit this online Aikido Community Student Registration or located below these frequently asked questions

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.

Please note – Parental / Guardian Supervision

We are located inside the Tweed Heads Sports Club which is a licenced venue.  Under age students must be accompanied by a adult to the Dojo if accesses by the front door of the club.  Smart casual dress code is required.  There is also direct side access (Bowling greens) to the dojo as well.

Aiki-Kids classes we require a parent and guardian to be present during the class.  Under age students must be accompanied by a adult when in other parts of the club.  We encourage parent / guardian to join their child on the mat (at no cost).  As the toilets are open to public and we need parental / guardian supervision of their children’s access to toilets and change rooms.

 

What are the cost ? 

Aikido Senior’s class are $15 per class (2 hour classes).  
Aiki-Kids are $7 per class (1 hour classes).

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 Class 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 ?  

Please check this website the answer is most likely found here, if not please submit the contact form on this page and we will respond promptly or if urgent select from the available contact details on this page

 

 

Please click on the link above to fill in our student registration form.

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