AYNSW schedules the following classes throughout the week.
A detailed weekly schedule is available here.
1. General Aikido Class
Beginners, Intermediate and blackbelt students are all welcome to attend General Classes. Emphasis is placed on practicing, developing and applying fundamentals under supervision to ensure the correct form is learnt and reinforced. General aikido classes usually begin with a warm up, a review of individual basic movements and then paired practice with set techniques. As the class progresses emphasis may change to speed and stamina, applying basics in self-defense situations or more advanced techniques.
2. Aiki Kids Class
The aiki kids class is a fun mix of simplified martial arts techniques, aerobic exercises to burn off energy, tumbling and body strengthening all mixed up in fun games. The Aiki Kids content has been designed by Darren Shihan to safely introduce young minds and bodies to aikido as a martial art. There is no air punching and kicking. Students learn a full contact martial art but in a safe and responsible manner. Emphasis is placed on co-operation and working as a group, self discipline, respect for self and others.
It is common for parents to warm up or practise to the side of the Aiki Kids class and then stay for the next adults class. Kids can stay and read / play quietly after the Aiki Kids class has finished.
3. Shinto Muso Ryu (SMR)
Shinto Muso is a sword and staff-based martial art founded by Muso Gonnosuke in the early 17th century. Legend has it that Gonnosuke was the only person to beat the renowned swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. He did this with a yon shakku (four foot) staff. In doing so Muso Gonnosuke gave birth to a martial arts system that would elevate the humble wooden staff to one of the pre-eminent weapons of the Bugei of Japan. AYNSW follows the Shinto Muso Ryu syllabus and regularly hosts David Dangerfield Sensei for technical instruction in this art. The training in this older weapons system brings insights into battle tactics and mindset that are relevant to all other training areas.
A free trial class can be booked here. Scroll through the trial class times available and find a time that suits you and complete the online registration.
The dojo opens 30 min before the first class on the schedule.
New students are welcome, no previous experience is required.
The dojo is closed over all public holidays and during school holiday periods.
Classes held at Ferncourt Public School
74 Premier st, Marrickville