AikidoWelcome to the Sutton Coldfield Aikido Club Website.  Our club offers a complete Martial Art Programme for the entire family and all sections of the community.  Men, Women and Children from diverse backgrounds attend our Club ranging from the age of 12 years upwards.  There are no tournaments or competitions at our Club, instead we specialise in a unique and comprehensive Grading Syllabus to suit each individual's capability and skill level.

Our main priority at Sutton Coldfield Aikido Club is to ensure that you train in a safe and friendly environment under appropriate supervision with a strong emphasis on a focused approach, which will enable you to get the best training regardless of your fitness level.  We welcome all practitioners whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced Black Belt. 

With regular practice, you will increase your fitness level, flexibility and stamina allowing you to gain a better understanding of the basic principles of Aikido, which in turn will allow you to enjoy and appreciative this defensive Martial Art in full.

The secret of Aikido is open to all practitioners no matter what your current ability; all you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn. You don't need to have competitive ambitions, just the desire to improve through practice.


Do I need to be fit?

A certain degree of fitness will be beneficial but it is not necessary as you can train in Aikido regardless of your fitness level. The ethos behind Aikido is that you work in harmony with your training partner and use their martial energy, speed and momentum against them with correct technique.

Who Can Practice?

Aikido can be practiced by men, women and children of all ages regardless of shape or size. The beauty of this Martial Art is that it places emphasis on your ability to blend and control your attacker using timing and correct technique. It does not depend on strength or fitness.