AIKIDO CLASSES AT ICHIBAN
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Our junior aikido classes are perfect for students age 6-15years from beginner to advanced grades.
Each session is tailored to the age and ability of the students. Teaching students the fundamentals of aikido, developing fitness, concentration and self-confidence.
Our senior aikido classes are tailored to adults of all experience levels. Sessions focus on first developing key aikido skills before moving on to more technical skills.
Our randori sessions are open to students wishing to improve their free-play techniques. Randori exercises a person's ability to intuitively perform techniques in an unstructured environment.
At Ichiban Traditional and modern Sports Aikido is practiced.
Aikido at Ichiban incorporates traditional aikido values with modern application.
Historically, competitive Aikido is a relatively recent innovation; Aikido Randori was established in the early 1960s just prior to Judo entering the Olympics in 1964. The British Aikido Association was founded in 1966 and the first British National Championships took place in 1968 at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace. A club from Epsom and Ewell were crowned club champions. Incredibly this was two years before the first All Japan Aikido tournament that took place in 1970. This makes the development of Sport Aikido unique in the world of martial arts, in that it was the UK that held the first domestic championship and not the Japanese. The BAA currently supports three annual national senior competitions.