South Oxford Community Centre

Lake Street, Oxford, OX1 4RP 01865 242666

Koushinkan Aikido

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When we meet

Children's Martial Art classes

4–7 years old, Thursday 5.00-6.00pm, Room 4

8–11 years old, Thursday 5.00-6.00pm, Dojo


Adult Martial Art class

Thursday 7.30-9.30pm, Dojo


Richard Watts
07773 982719
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About Our Group

Aikido is a self-defence system that emphasises circular movements to redirect an attack. The techniques include locks, holds and throws. In a typical class you will be taught how to breakfall safely, how to defend yourself from a number of situations and be encouraged to develop yourself both physically and mentally in a fun and safe way.

Aikido's positive philosophy, precise body movements and practical application make it ideal for those who are looking for something that yields greater personal satisfaction than can ever be achieved in a gym or sports centre.

It is non-competitive, with no fighting, and it will equip and prepare you to face the challenges that confront all of us in modern life. Aikido is great fun to learn and is taught in a friendly training environment.

We run children's martial art classes as well as classes for adults. Our classes will give your child the tools to develop into a well-rounded individual able to cope with anything life throws at them.

We teach children's martial art classes at SOCC to three different age groups: 4-7, 8-11 and 11-plus.

About Our Teacher

Sensei Richard Watts has been training in Shudokan Aikido for over ten years and has been a fully qualified instructor with the Shudokan Institute of Aikido International since the beginning of 2004. Sensei Richard has also trained in Iwama style of Aikido as well as Kyokushinkai Karate.

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