Aikido is a Japanese martial art focused on redirecting attacks using circular movements and good body positioning. It is an effective martial art for self-defence. It also improves fitness and calms the mind through meditation and breathing exercises.


Traditional Aikido is characterised by its effectiveness at redirecting and neutralising attacks using circular movements without causing injury. Powerful joint locks, immobilisations and throws are very common as a result. Weapons practice is also an integral part of training. This makes it suitable for a variety of martial art goals, from self-development through meditation to learning self-defence and expanding one’s skillset.

The RMIT Aikido Club has been running since the early 1980s to provide students and the general community with value-for-money martial arts training in a non-competitive and supportive environment. The club offers a range of classes to suit everyone, from beginners seeking to learn a new skill to advanced level looking to keep practicing.

Bring along comfortable clothing that covers the knees and elbows, plus a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated during practice.

Where - We meet outside the RUSU RealFood store 10 minutes early

RMIT Building 8, Level 3, Room 10 (360 Swanston Street, Melbourne)

If you are late, stay by the glass door and we'll let you in


Mondays ...... 6.30pm - 8.15pm
Tuesdays ...... 6.30pm - 8.15pm (Basics focus)
Thursdays ..... 6.30pm - 8.15pm

Semester 2 fees (First 2 classes free)

Students and concession: $40
Full time worker: $60

Aikikai Australia: $48 (Required for non-club events participation and gradings)

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