Aikido Club

Aikido Club

Aikido is a Japanese martial art focused on controlling an attacker using powerful joint locks, ground pins and body throws. It is derived from Japanese jujitsu, with an emphasis on controlling an opponent using their joints.


Aikido is a Japanese martial art, derived from ju-jitsu, that combines powerful joint locks, throws and pins to control an attacker while also avoiding injuries. It makes use of circular movements and proper timing to off-balance, control and apply techniques on an opponent.

It is an effective training system with a range of health benefits and general well-being. For example, it is good at managing stress and anxiety through its controlled breathing and mindfulness exercises. It is also good at teaching biomechanics through effective rolls and falls without injuries, joint locks, and body pins to benefit beginner and experienced martial artists alike. Furthermore, it teaches situational awareness and managing multiple attackers effectively in a self-defence context.

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 and a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated during practice.

Beginners are welcome at anytime during the year!


RMIT Building 8, Level 3 Activity Space. Next to RUSU RealFood (360 Swanston Street, Melbourne)

We meet inside at 6pm.
Entrance to the training space is via the games area under the escalators.


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

Training fees (First 3 classes are free to try)

----------- Semester training fee -----------
Students and concession - $40
Full time workers - $60


------------- Casual training fee --------------
$20 for 10 classes (Students)
$30 for 10 classes (Full time worker)

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