Question: Is Aikido suitable for Women?
Yes - because of the underlying principles of Aikido, larger men have no inherent advantage over smaller women, and everyone can train together.
Question: Will I get any injuries?
Injuries can occur in any form of hard physical exercise. Most aikido injuries are minor bruises and strains. We try to reduce this to a minimum by showing students how to practice safely, and emphasising the importance of receiving the technique correctly. Several members of our dojo are qualified in First Aid.
Question: What should I wear?
For your first couple of lessons, you can wear a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a loose fitting top. Once you feel that the activity is for you, ask the instructor to recommend an Aikidogi (Uniform).
Question: Is Aikido a practical form of self defence?