Cambridge University Aikido Society
Cambridge University Aikido Society is a student-run martial arts club established in 2020.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that uses strikes, throws, locks and pins to control an opponent. At Cambridge, we practice Shodokan Aikido – also known as Sport or Tomiki Aikido – which features ‘randori’ (free-form sparring) and competitions.
During term time, there is a dedicated session for University of Cambridge students at the Cambridge University Sports Centre on Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm.
In addition to student-only sessions at the University Sports Centre, we also train with Shodokan Aikido Cambridge, a community club based in Trumpington.
Our aim is to provide a safe and inclusive training environment for all students, from complete beginners to experienced practitioners of all styles of Aikido. If you are new to Aikido, please read our guidance for beginners before your first session.
Whether your goal is to learn practical self-defence skills, earn a black belt or even compete at elite level, contact us to find out more.
Society Committee 2020-21
President: Joel Mayer
Vice President: Lauren Blake
Secretary: Julia Patynek
Junior Treasurer: Simon Mathis
Senior Treasurer: Mike Cresswell