Riai Aikido Wellington

Riai Aikido Wellington is one club operating out of two locations or dojos, in Crofton Downs and Mount Cook. Riai Aikido Wellington was established in 1993 (this year we celebrated our 20th year) and is an incorporated society. We have an active membership, and welcome new members with or without prior aikido experience.

For more information please contact Paul Holohan (club secretary) on 021 408 569 or , or one of the dojo chos (heads of dojo) below.

Adult beginners

We welcome anyone wanting to study the art of Aikido. We encourage beginners to take our foundations class, or one of our customised beginners' courses. Either of these will take you from basics to yellow belt, and provide a solid foundation for joining our adult classes.

The foundations class runs 6-7pm Wednesdays and 11am-12pm Saturdays at our Crofton Downs dojo (see bottom of page). Please just turn up, or contact Brendon, 021 660 160, brendon@aikido.org.nz for more information.

We currently also have two adult beginners' courses in progress:

Started Wednesday 5th February 2014Tuesday 4th February 2014
Where Mt Cook dojo, Top floor, 28 Hopper St (map)Belmont Memorial Hall, Belmont Domain, Lower Hutt
Class times Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm and Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pmTuesdays 6:30pm - 7:45pm and Saturdays 10am - 11:15am
Contact Mark, 970 0952, Lyn, 565 1055,
Details FlierFlier

Cost for beginners is $130, including all costs up to and including your first (yellow belt) grading, typically 3-4 months if training regularly.

See our beginners page for how to get started. If you cannot make the foundations class or a beginners' course, or have prior experience in aikido, then please contact us and/or turn up to one of our adults classes.

Training times

Other than beginners class as above:

Adults All welcome
Foundations See course details above
Children and intermediates School terms only, minimum age is eight
Holidays Apart from our Xmas and New Year break (see events page), we train non-stop


First three lessons Free. The best way to determine if aikido is right for you is to try out a class: come along and have a go.
Beginners $130, includes all costs up to and including your first (yellow belt) grading, typically 3-4 months if training regularly.
Adults (graded) $45 per month (by automatic payment only) or $480 per year.
Youth Children and intermediates $70/school term. The same rate applies to youths in the adult (graded) stream, while still attending school.
Family A 10% discount applies where there is more than one member from the same immediate family


Crofton Downs Mt Cook
Address Crofton Downs School
Chartwell Drive
Crofton Downs
Top floor
28 Hopper St
Mt Cook
Dojo cho
(head of dojo)
Conrad Edwards
021 843 467
Mark Fitzwater
(04) 970 0952


A DVD Library is available for members of Riai Aikido Wellington.

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