Cambridge Aiki Dojo

Useful information

CONTACT US...

For further information contact us. cambridgeaikidojo@yahoo.co.uk

or you can phone Britta Kleinsorge on 07800 784 777 or 01223 315109

Download Cambridge Aiki Dojo's "Introduction to our dojo" - pamphlet (PDF)

What is aikido like?

Exciting, demanding, challenging, stimulating, etc

Have a look at our About Aikido page to find out in a bit more detail.

Be aware that Aikido, as other martial arts, has a certain etiquette to follow. If you are new - do as everyone else does. You can also browse through he Etiquette section of this site.


When and where are the classes?

There are three classes per week:

Day Time Location Activity
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:30 am University Sports Centre
Regular practice (taijutsu)
Tuesday 20:00 - 22:00 Chesterton Sports Centre Regular practice (taijutsu)
Thursday 20:30 - 22:00 Kelsey Kerridge Regular practice (taijutsu) - this is a particularly good class to attend if you're completely new to aikido
Note: See here for maps / directions to the venues

How much does it cost to train?

There are two costs involved:

1) monthly membership fees to Cambridge Aiki dojo and

2) yearly membership to the Komyokan Aikido Association (which includes insurance)

Monthly membership fees to Cambridge Aiki Dojo:

Adult waged: £36
Unwaged / Student: £24

plus a door entry fee by the Kelsey Kerridge
(currently £1.50 per visit for adults)

Notes:

1) You may wish to become a member at Kelsey Kerridge. This will allow unlimited entry to the sports centre.

2) New Members: if you join in the middle of an ongoing month, you may pay per session ( £6/ £4) for the ongoing month

Komyokan Aikido Association (KAA) membership

In order to practice aikido in our club, you need to be able to prove that you are insured to do so. If you wish to join the club, you need to become a member of the Komyokan Aikido Association (KAA). This will also insure you for practice. Insurance used to be provided through the British Aikido Board (BAB). However, since all the Aikikai organisations in the UK left the BAB to form the "Joint Aikikai Council" (JAC), insurance is now managed by the JAC. The JAC use the same provider and policy as the BAB

See http://jointaikikaicouncil.co.uk/insurance/

Details of the cost of membership are given on the forms (see section below).

Foreign / temporary aikidoka are very welcome to train with us without joining the KAA, but please make sure that you can provide some form of insurance certificate. If you are not sure about this, speak to the class instructor (sensei).

 

Membership forms

New members of the KAA or people who wish to renew should complete the Komyokan Aikido Association membership form (Word doc) (Word doc).Here the pdf version: Komyokan Aikido Association membership form (pdf)

For everyone's safety and well-being, new students taking out temporary membership or going directly to full membership, need to complete the medical form (Word doc) as well. PDF version here

Payment

Ideally bank transfer, cash also possible.

 

Directions to the venues

In fact, Cambridge Aiki Dojo is spread across three locations! On Saturday morning, we are at the University Sports Centre; on Tuesday evenings at Chesterton sports centre ; and the Thursday evening (adults) class is held at the Kelsey Kerridge (Gonville Place) . Please note very ocasional changes to the regular schedule (e.g. Christmas). See the homepage for updates.

Saturday

University Sports Centre. See map here .

Thursday

On Thursday evenings, our dojo is in the Kelsey Kerridge sports centre, in the centre of Cambridge, on the corner of Gonville Place and Mill Road (and opposite Parkers Piece).

Kelsey Kerridge Queen Anne Terrace Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 1NA

The phone number for Kelsey Kerridge is: 01223 462226 and the website is http://www.kelseykerridge.co.uk/


Directions from the train station: walk towards the town centre on Station Rd and then RIGHT on Hills Rd. After 10 minutes you will come to a crossing where you should turn RIGHT onto Gonville Place. Walk along Gonville place, "Parkers Piece", a large green field, will be on your left and towards the end, the Parkside Swimming Pool will be on your right. This building with the swimming pool is Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall. There is a car park attached to this building as well.



Tuesday

We also train at the Chesterton Sports Centre, just north of the river.

Chesterton Sports Centre, Gilbert Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3NY

Their website is at http://www.chestertonsportscentre.org.uk


Parking Parking roadsign

For Kelsey Kerridge

There are several side streets with free parking after 5pm or 8pm (check the signs!). These include Gresham Rd and St. Paul's Rd.

Parking at Kelsey Kerridge is multistorey and you will have to pay to exit.

For University Sports Centre

Currently no car park next to the centre. Try parking in Charles Babbage Road.

Mailing list

Apart from checking the updates on this website, probably the best way to keep up with the latest club developments and discussions is to join our mailing list, and receive announcements via email. Your email address will remain confidential, and the list is only used for communicating aikido issues.

It is free to join, and will allow you to stay in touch with students past and present. You will get the latest news about aikido courses and events, and it will allow you to organise sharing lifts and accomodation more easily.

How to subscribe

  • Go to this http://www.teaparty.net/mailman/listinfo/Aiki and fill in the section entitled "Subscribing to Aiki"
  • Click the "Subscribe" button
  • You will then receive a confirmation email, which you need to respond to in order to be on the list

How to unsubscribe

If you are already subscribed to the mailing list and would like to unsubscribe, then visit this website and fill in the field at the very bottom next to the button "Unsubscribe or edit options" then click this button. On the following web page, check the tick-box labeled "Yes, I really want to unsubscribe" and then click on the button "Unsubscribe".



Club t-shirts, etc.

Ask about your T-shirt - we still have a few spares in the cupboard :-)