Training & Instructors


Aikido in action

We are currently holding 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

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 – (Chief Instructor) phone (020) 7435 1330 or email
  • Jagdeep Shah 3rd Dan (Assistant Chief Instructor)
  • Mike Ford 2nd Dan