Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club

Has been providing martial arts training in Aikido for juniors (6yrs to 15yrs) and seniors (16+ yrs) for over 40 years.

Where do we train?

Our partner Aikido clubs

If you can’t attend our Thursday or Saturday classes, why not consider one of these Aikido clubs:

What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese self-defence and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements.

Competitive (or Sport) Aikido is a relatively recent innovation, with national and international competitions for Juniors, Youth, Cadets and Seniors.

Learn more about Aikido, Tomiki Aikido , and competitions that Bradford seniors and juniors have competed in along with examples of Aikido Shiai Randori.

Learn more about our Aikido club.

Upcoming events

Want to know more?

You’re welcome to come to one of the two training sessions and speak to any of the club coaches about our Aikido Club.


Our club welcomes beginners and provides a supportive environment for learning and practicing Aikido, regardless of experience level.

Wear any loose fitting clothing such as track suit bottoms and a T-shirt.

Tie back long hair remove all jewellery. Bring flip-flops to wear from the changing room to the dojo.

Always bring a bottle of water to each class.

See taking part in an Aikido training session for more details.

Our mat fees are £5.50 for a junior and £7 for a senior, payable for just the training sessions attended.

See our club details page for more details.

As members of the British Aikido Association (BAA) we follow the BAA grading syllabus which defines the requirements for each kyu grade (yellow, orange etc) and Dan Grade (black belt).

To be awarded a dan grade, you will need to pass a formal grading demonstrating both Kata and Hikitategeiko (application of Aikido techniques).

See Tomiki Aikido Syllabus for more details.

This weekend our team travelled to Dartford to compete in the British Aikido Association Nationals and although we didn’t travel with many numbers we were still highly successful. Results below;Adults;Junanahon (Basic Kata) – Dan Grade2nd Clarkson & GodsmanOpen Kata1st Godsman & Clarkson 2nd Hewitt & Bower Ninin Dori1st Bower & Clarkson & Hewitt Under 19s (Cadets)Basic Kata2nd Cummins & Marsden Open Kata2nd Cummins & Marsden Ninin Dori2nd Godsman & Marsden & CumminsTanto Randori Women2nd CumminsTanto Randori Men1st Godsman3rd MarsdenCongratulations to all that attended and competed it was a fantastic turnout and had some great Aiki on display! See MoreSee Less
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Bradford Tomiki Aikido has a new Dan grade. Many congratulations to Robyn on a magnificent performance at the grading today. See MoreSee Less
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Aikido is better when we collaborate together, last night we had members from Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield attend the final session before the National Dan Grading this Sunday. Mostly everyone here is grading, good luck! 🥋 See MoreSee Less
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The coaching team presenting Emma Hewitt with her Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) certificate. Emma has trained with the club for a number of years and has truly come out of her shell over the past few years. It was a pleasure to present her with what is now the true beginning of her Aikido career, a grade she truly deserves 🥋 See MoreSee Less
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Atemi Waza Tanto Kakarigeiko 🥋Last week’s session was spent with preparation for our next club grading. In this session we focused on pace In free play and learning quick yet effective techniques that work better with less energy. Our next club goal will be our grading which were confident every student will succeed in 💥 See MoreSee Less
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