Scotthall Aikido Club is based in Leeds
It is a not-for-profit martial arts club.
All of our members who help run the club do so voluntarily in their spare
This includes the instructors who are not paid for teaching classes.
So thank you for your continued support of our club.
Aikido is different from other martial arts in its style of practice and philosophy.
It is a purely defensive martial art.
Aikido has a lot of deep and often spiritual meanings, but it is also
for those seeking self-defense, general fitness or just the week in week out practice of a sport .
Our aim is to offer you quality martial arts instruction along with the time, space and freedom to
your full potential as an Aikidoka. We will not push you beyond what you are
but we will endeavour to challenge you to reach past the limit of your own
The main style of Aikido taught and practiced at this club is Tomiki:
developed to easily teach students with no previous martial arts
It uses formal presentation of series of techniques (Kata) to give students a
upon which to base their learning of Aikido. Time is also devoted to
developing freestyle techniques
that can be used in competition which is an integrated part of Tomiki
We also explore other styles of Aikido in an effort to broaden your experience
of the complete martial art.
As our late Sensei Leo "Roshi" Smalle always taught,
"There is no Aikido, unless its effective Aikido. It's not a dance, it's a Martial