Our annual membership fee is £30, which includes insurance cover for the year. Your first session is free, as an introduction to aikido and the group. We will give you a membership booklet in which you can record your gradings and store your insurance slip.
Here is a list of the basic kit you will need for regular training:
- aikido suit (keiko-gi, usually just called a gi)
- flip-flops or slip-on shoes to wear between changing rooms and the dojo
- wooden sword (bokken), staff (jo) and cloth weapons bag
To begin with you can borrow weapons from another member – most of us have spares. We can also order kit for you, and we have a discount arrangement with a good quality supplier who ships promptly.