Aikido









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Welcome to the Rimutaka Aikido Club website.

Aikido is a modern martial art that teaches self-defence techniques that do not rely on strength or speed. It is a non-aggressive style that is suited for people of all ages and genders. As well as learning practical self-defence, Aikido is a great way to improve your fitness, flexibility, confidence, concentration and has application to many aspects of daily life.

These pages are designed to give advice to anyone wanting to know more about Aikido and also as a resource for those who have already begun on the path to learning this wonderful martial art. If you have and questions or want to know more about our club and whether Aikido might be right for you please contact us.

The Rimutaka Aikido Club is based in Upper Hutt. We train 3 times a week and always happy to welcome new students and Aikidoka from all styles and levels of experience.

Please note that we are not running children's classes at present, but students from the age of 12 can join any of our classes. Our current members range in age from teens to over 70s and have trained for anywhere from a few weeks to many years.


"Every river has a name. However, these names disappear when they flow into the great ocean.
Aikido has many styles, many names, but Aikido is Aikido. It is my vision and hope that, like the rivers,
they flow together and unite as one."

Koretoshi Maruyama, founder of Aikido Yuishinkai.