Welcome to Aikido Gakko Ueshiba

We are an Aikido martial arts club in Cardiff, South Wales. We practice and teach traditional Aikido. The club was founded over 30 years ago by Bernard Harding Sensei 6th Dan.

Bernard Harding Memorial Course

The club recently organised a memorial course to celebrate our founder Bernard Harding’s life in aikido. The event was held at the National Sports Centre, Sophia Gardens on 11th March 2017. We invited seven instructors to share their knowledge on the day who had either trained with or were influenced by Bernard’s teaching. Attendees came from as far as Barrow In Furness, Bristol and Chichester, as well as Cardiff and the surrounding area.

The day was a great success and all the proceeds raised will be donated to the cancer charities that help care for Bernard towards the end of his life.

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Bernard Harding Memorial Course – 11th March 2017

Here are the details of our planned course to celebrate Bernard’s life in aikido.

The National Sports Centre,
Sophia Gardens
CF11 9SW

On Saturday 11th March 2017 starting at 10.00am and ending around 5.00pm

All proceeds after costs will go to the Marie Curie Cancer Charity who cared for Bernard at the end of his life.

Instructing on the day will be :

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AGM – To all members of Aikido Gakko Ueshiba and Bushin Aikikai

Notice is given that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st February 2017 in the Ty-Nant Inn, Morganstown, starting 8.00pm.

Any apologies for absence should be given to me, the club secretary in advance of the meeting. If there are any additional items you would like included in the agenda, please contact me.

These items should be submitted at least two weeks before the AGM. All club members are welcome to attend and vote on decisions that are made. Any ideas or suggestions you may have to develop and improve the club are very welcome.

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Our Course Dates For 2017

Please find detailed below our planned courses for 2017

Event Date Time
Bernard Harding Memorial Course
National Sports Centre Sophia Gardens
11th March 2017
Spring Course – Stackpole 21st April 2017
22nd April 2017
23rd April 2017
Kyu Grading Practice 21st May 2017 1pm – 4pm
Kyu Grading Practice 4th June 2017 1pm – 4pm
Kyu Grading 11th June 2017 10am – 4pm
Dan Grading Practice 25th June 2017 10am – 4pm
Dan Grading Practice 23rd July 2017 10am – 4pm
Summer School 17th August 2017
18th August 2017
19th August 2017
3.30pm – 10pm
3.30pm – 10pm
10am – 4pm
Autumn Course 22nd October 2017 10am – 4pm
Kyu Grading Practice 19th November 2017 1pm – 4pm
Kyu Grading Practice 26th November 2017 1pm – 4pm
Kyu Grading 3rd December 2017 10am – 4pm

Congratulations – Kyu Grading Results – Sunday 11th December

Congratulations to the following students for passing their kyu grading today

Grade Student
6th kyu Dylan Healy-Jones
5th kyu Christine Price
Andrew Rees
Paul Mooney
Chris Mason
4th kyu James Burch
2nd Paul Healy-Jones
1st Douglas Philp