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.

Our Diary For 2015

Our diary of events for 2015 is as follows

Spring Course, Stackpole       7th & 8th March 2015

Weapons Course.                     19th April 2015.               10.00am – 1.30pm

Dan Grading Prep                    17th May 2015.                 10.00am – 6.00pm
Kyu Grading Prep.                   24th May 2015.                  1.00pm – 3.00pm
Kyu Grading Prep.                   30th May 2015.                  1.00pm – 3.00pm

Kyu Grading.                             7th June 2015.                 10.00am – 6.00pm
Dan Grading Prep.                   13th June 2015.                  1.30pm – 6.00pm

Dan Grading Prep.                   12th July 2015.                    1.30pm – 6.00pm

Summer School.                        20th, 21st, 22nd August 2015

Autumn Course.                        11th October 2015.           10.30am – 6.00pm

Kyu Grading Prep.                    22nd November 2015.      1.00pm – 4.00pm

Kyu Grading Prep.                    6th December 2015.          1.00pm – 4.00pm
Kyu Grading.                             13th December 2015.         1.00pm – 4.00pm

Takama Hara Aikido Dojo Grading Results

On Wednesday 10th December 2014 our colleagues at Takama Hara Aikido Dojo held a grading and we would like to congratulate all those that passed.

The results were:


Reuben Wilkinson 3rd Mon
Zack Butterworth 5th Mon
Fear Buyabat 9th Mon


Kevin Wood 6th Kyu
Thomas Sproston 6th Kyu
Nathan Corran 6th Kyu
Jordan Price 6th Kyu
Ian Hobson 4th Kyu
Darren Henderson 2nd Kyu

Christmas Period Training

Tuesday    23rd December 2014            Training as normal

Friday       26th December 2014             No training

Tuesday    30th December 2014            Training as normal

Friday             2nd January 2015            Training as normal

The Norman Evans and Max Graham Memorial Course

Memorial Course

Norman and Max

Fellow aikidoka from Bristol, Barrow In Furness as well as local clubs in Cardif took the opportunity to remember two great characters of Aikido Gakko Ueshiba who are sadly missed. Sessions were taken by Sensei Bernard Harding and Sensei Peter Gillard and were enjoyed by all who attended the course.

We are pleased to have raised £440 which will be donated to the charities that cared for Norman and Max.

Below are some pictures from the day.

Course Picture

Course Picture

Sensei eyeing up a potential new student

Sensei eyeing up a potential new student 

Training during the course

Training during the course

Craig, Paul and Tony during a break.

Craig, Paul and Tony during a break.

Paul and Celene

Paul and Celene

Paul again with Luke

Paul again with Luke