About Us

There are 2 Aikido Yuishinkai clubs in Aberdeen which are both part of the same organisation, Aikido for Daily Life which is affiliated to Aikido Yuishinkai and is a member of The British Aikido Board. For students / staff at The Unversity of Aberdeen we have the AU Club and for everyone else we have what we refer to as the Town Club. We did have a club training at RGU but we have stopped practising there as there was not enough interest from RGU people.

The Town Club

The Aberdeen Aikido Yuishinkai Club's main training venue is St. Stephen's church hall on Powis place.

The Town Club is open to anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn and share in the practise; we train every Monday (19.30-21.30) and every Thursday (19.30-21.30) at St. Stephen's church hall, Powis place, Aberdeen. Beginners are always welcome as are practitioners of other arts and styles of Aikido.

The club is organised and managed by the following club officers:

Dojo Leader & Instructor Jo Duncan 1st Dan
Club Secretary & Instructor Andy Kenney 1st Dan
Club Treasurer & Instructor Wullie Allan 1st Dan

 Other qualified instructors include: Mary-Jane Marvesley (1st Kyu) and Andrew Manson (1st Kyu).

The University of Aberdeen Aikido Club

The AU Club is exclusively for students, staff and alumni (former students) of The University of Aberdeen, we train on Wednesdays (20.30-22.30) and Saturdays (11.00-13.30) at The Aberdeen Sports Village during term-time only i.e. not over examination periods or holidays.

The AU Club is organised and managed by the following club officers:

Dojo Leader & Instructor Jo Duncan 1st Dan
Club Captain Gioia Barnbrook
4th Kyu Responsible for the day to day administration of the club
Club Treasurer Andrew Hazell
1st Kyu
Responsible for managing the club finances
Club Secretary Daniel Kral
4th Kyu The responsibilities of the secretary are a mystery
Club Social Secretary Tom Langhorne
2nd Kyu Responsible for organising social events

Dojo Affiliation

All the Aikido Yuishinkai clubs in Aberdeen are members of the association Aikido for Daily Life which is affiliated with Aikido Yuishinkai and is member of The British Aikido Board.