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Aikido is unlike many, more direct, self-defence arts. It is not about punches or beating your opponent, nor is it about overpowering them with strength. Instead, Aikido is modern Japanese martial art, which redirects the momentum of your opponent’s attack and uses their own strength against them.

Our membership welcomes both experienced members (going as high as black belt) to newcomers who are just getting to grips with the art. You will fit right in with our friendly members and helpful teacher.

We have many socials throughout the year, from restaurant visits to exploring Japanese culture.

We look forward to meeting you!


Saturday's 12-2pm in the Qmotion Active Studio

Introductions and then warm up. Teaching with a water break half way. You will need to wear flexible clothes, e.g. gym wear. You will be barefoot for the lesson.

How to get involved

  1. Like the Facebook page and get in contact with the club committee members.
  2. Attend a taster session - this first session is free!
  3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
  4. Enjoy! Take part in the training sessions and learn new skills.

Personal Fitness 

QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.

With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:

  • A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
  • A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
  • Information and advice on nutrition;
  • A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.

Contact details 

President - Katariina Liang (


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