About Us - Pinner Aikido Club London


Pinner Club has been running since 1995. We have changed venues a few times, but still retain the name "Pinner" club as we have been known by that name for such a long time.

Here at Pinner Aikido Club London, we try to make the dojo environment relaxed and fun. This helps to foster a happy and friendly club - making it easy to join in and learn.

The Pinner Aikido Club London instructors are all highly qualified (Our senior club instructor has over 30 years of Aikido experience.), well trained and motivated to help you get where you want to be by learning and practising aikido.

The philosophy is simple; "Everyone can learn and develop their bodies and minds by learning martial arts to achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness in a relaxed, exciting and fun way."


Pinner Aikido Club London is part of the Kai Shin Kai 'Traditional Aikido' association. This is a British Aikido Board (BAB) registered association (the national governing body for aikido in the UK) and has Hombu Dojo affiliated membership.

Kai Shin Kai International presently has some 20 aikido dojos within the UK and others in the USA and Italy.

How to join?

See our New Starters Guide to find out what to wear and what you can expect when you come along. Also visit our FAQ, that contains all the common questions related to club and training.

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Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art and is very different from disciplines such as Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, BJJ, Kempo and Krav Maga where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.

Aikido is an extremely efficient self defence (also as Self-Defence Women London) system utilising balance-taking and posture-breaking movements to achieve joint locks, pins and throws. It contains elements of Ju Jitsu, Kendo, Judo and other budo.

Aikido Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at our Harrow dojo, and Thursday evening at our Pinner dojo in NW London. Pinner Aikido Club London is a part of the Kai Shin Kai International Traditional Aikido Association (KSK), which is a member of the Aikido Alliance.

Aikido is essentially a non-violent Martial art system that encourages the avoidance of confrontation and harmony with an aggressor. The classes are well attended with Aikido students always on the mat and aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced but everyone is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.

Our Aikido students work at their own pace during the training sessions and no one is forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with.
Pinner Aikido Club in London can help you achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness. Most of all though, our classes are fun.

You do not have to be competitive or naturally athletic to take part in the Aikido class. Learning Aikido is about self-improvement and self-confidence.

Regardless of your size, body type and current level of physical ability or disability. If you are looking for a healthier, more confident way of life, then the modern art of Aikido may well be for you.

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