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.
We encourage beginners to take one of our customised beginners' courses, which will take you from basics to yellow belt, and provide a solid foundation for joining our adult classes. We have two adult beginners' courses starting in early 2014 at different locations:
|Start||Wednesday 5th February 2014||Tuesday 4 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-12:15pm||Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:45pm and Saturdays 10am - 11:15am|
|Cost||$130 for 24 lessons||$130 for 24 lessons|
|Contact||Mark, 970 0952,||Lyn, 565 1055,|
See our beginners page for how to get started. If you cannot make a beginners' course, or have prior experience in aikido, then please just contact us and/or turn up to one of our adults classes.
From January 2014 until the beginners' courses start (see above):
|Beginners||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|
28 Hopper St
| 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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