Club profiles: Aikido


Aikido is a Japanese martial art often translated "way of harmony". Aikido techniques blend with the movement of an attacker, in order to unbalance and then throw or restrain them without relying on brute force.

 Aikido was developed by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), combining traditional jujutsu and weapons arts with a philosophy of non-violence. Participants can expect to learn and recieve throws and pins largely in place of punches and kicks, and will develop the means to neutralise instead of destroy an opponent.


NUIG Aikido club held our annual grading session on Tuesday the 14th March 2017.

Congratulations to the following club members on achieving their new grading.

Tuathlaith de Bรบrca 4th Kyu

Barry Breen 4th Kyu

Robert Burns 6th Kyu


NUIG Aikido club held a very successful intervarsities winter training course on the 19th & 20th November 2016.

The course was given by John Rogers (IrAF Head Instructor, 6th Dan).

Aikdo clubs from Trinity and Maynooth attended the intervarsities.