​Carrick Aikido Club

PLEASE NOTE: Carrick Aikido Club is no longer training.

For details of training at the new Ayr Aikido Club, held at the Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr, please see www.ayraikido.club

Join us for some Aikido training to:

 - Improve your fitness, strength, co-ordination and flexibility

 - Improve your confidence and learn skills in self-defence 

 - Gain access to a world-wide training network and some of the world’s top instructors

​​​​​We welcome all students from 18 years old and upwards.

Suitable for all sizes and fitness levels
- you don’t need to be an athlete, a gymnast or a fighter to start your training

£3.00 per class - FIRST CLASS FREE.

?What is Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the 1920’s by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, which evolved from the older forms of Jujutsu. It is a discipline that focuses on development of the body and the mind, and trains one to move in harmony with oneself and others. Literally, Aikido translates as “the way of the spirit of harmony”.

Aikido, in addition to being an effective form of self-defense, is also a means of personal development and conflict resolution. It’s the hope that all students endeavor to become well- rounded students, embracing the training both on and off the mat.

Philosophy and Principles
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that can be practised by men and women of all ages and physical conditions. Instead of meeting force with force, or an attack with a counter attack, in Aikido we train to redirect the attacker’s power, using it to unbalance and disrupt the attacker, rendering further attack impossible. Aikido techniques generally culminate in a throw or an immobilization of the attacker, which neutralizes the attack without knowingly causing harm to the attacker.

In Aikido, we train in both the role of the attacker (“uke”) as well as the defender (“nage” or “tori”), so a variety of skills are developed. In addition, training in both these roles gives great insight into the execution and effectiveness of the techniques. In training one should earnestly seek to develop both roles, and provide one’s partner with appropriate challenge. Aikido training is largely “kata” training (a predetermined series of movement). In order for growth to occur, practice requires cooperation and appropriate challenge. The purpose of this training is to allow the body and mind to understand the principles and essence of the techniques and with repetition over time, to learn how to respond in an appropriate manner without thought. With solid training in basic movement and kata, one will become able to respond freely in all situations.
(From Aikido Shimbokukai Members Handbook)
​About Us
We take our Aikido direction from John Burn sensei, head of Chishin Dojo in Coventry.  John ​ Sensei is the only UK direct student of Hiroshi Ikeda sensei, and is a pioneer in this country of incorporating internal strength principles in the form of 6 Harmonies movement as taught by Mike Sigman into Aikido practice.
​We are proud to be members of Aikido Shimbokukai, and through this to have a connection to Aikido World Headquarters at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan.​​
We are affiliated to the British Aikido Board, from whom we obtain our insurances and instructor accreditation.
​Contact us

​When we train
 Training is currently suspended

Updates to follow. 
​Where we train