Training & Instructors

Joining Us

We are currently holding Covid-safe classes 7.30 – 9.00 pm Thursdays. You must book a place as class sizes are restricted to 12 on the mat for safety reasons.

We offer a free first session in which you will see how Aikido works, hear something of its history and philosophy and get a feel of the techniques. You will also learn moves and exercises you can take away and use immediately.

The free Aikido classes take place on Thursdays 7.30 pm and must be booked in advance. To discuss more details and to book your free session please click here or phone us on 020 7435 1330.

Family sessions are on Thursdays 7.30 to 8.15 pm. These are open to children and adults from beginner to intermediate. They are free for adults with paying children from 12 years old.

We also offer concessions to students, people on low wages or unemployed – and staff of many organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and John Lewis Partnership.

And do join us for our popular free online sessions.

Training times

Hampstead Dojo

Thursdays 7:30 – 9.00pm

Please come in your kit if possible. Temperatures will be taken. Don’t come if you have any typical Covid-19 symptoms, including fever, sore throat, loss of sense of smell.

You don’t have to be vaccinated, but you must tell the sensei if you aren’t. Also tell us if you only wish to practise with vaccinated students.


  • Charles Harris 6th Dan – phone (020) 7435 1330 or email
  • Patrick O’Leary 5th Dan
  • Tom Roberts 3rd Dan
  • Mike Ford 2nd Dan
  • Jagdeep Shah 2nd Dan