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Past Aikikai Ireland Events and other events organised by our Aikido friends


Past events from 2017



Athboy Aikido Club has the pleasure of hosting an Aikido seminar with Aikikai Ireland Technical Adviser Michele Quaranta Shihan 6th Dan on Saturday 14th of Sunday 15th of October 2017. The details are as follows...

New Advanced Yudansha Class for 3rd Kyu and above on Friday**
**Friday 8.00pm - 9.30pm**
Saturday:11.00-13.00 and 16.00-18.00
Sunday: 11.00-13.00

Cost: €50 or €40 students/unwaged

Location: Athboy Community School (the new one)
Kells Road, Athboy (See map below)

coming from Dublin, turn right at garage on arrival to town and its 50 yards on the Left hand side.
Coming from Sligo, go through town and just after the second set of traffic lights it's on left hand side.


Trevor Pigott +353 (0) 87 832 8261 (Athboy Aikido Club)


(1) Old Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy...

Contact: +046 9432 283

(2) Riverfield Lodge ...

Contact: riverfieldlodge@eircom.net

Poster Download:
Michele Athboy October 2017.pdf (size 8mb)


Joe McHugh Sensei to give course in Cambridge Aiki Dojo on 8th, 9th and 10th September 2017

joecambsmallJoe McHugh Sensei of Ikeda Dojo Wicklow has been asked to go and teach a seminar in Cambridge Aiki Dojo by local instructor Britta and Francis (whom recently travelled to Sligo for a course with Michele).

The course will run on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September and the details are as follows.
Friday: 19:30 to 21:30
Saturday: 10:30 to 15:30
Sunday: 10:00 to 11:00

Cost: Fri=£10 Sat=£20 Sun=£10. Entire Course = £30

Location:Location: Cambridge University Sports Centre,
Phillipa Fawcett Drive (off Charles Babbage Rd)
Cambridge CB3 0AS

Contact: +44-7800 784 777
+44-1223-315109 (Britta)


Course Poster:
PDF Joe McHugh Sensei Cambridge September 2017.pdf (588kb)


Aikikai Ireland Reidential Summer Camp with Michele Quaranta Shihan 6th Dan 2nd to 5th of June 2017

Michele June 2017Course registration for the Residential summer camp with Michele Quaranta Shihan 6th Dan running from 2nd through to 5th of June 2017 is now open. The course details and the registration online form link are all on the poster, which you can download by clinking the link below. Once you fill in the form give the course fee to your dojo instructor in advance of the course which will help save time on the morning of the course at resgitration.The course promises to be a great one as was the case in previous years, great training, great craíc, great food and great music. What more could you ask for Please book early to avoid dissapointment. Beds are given on a first come first served basis...See you there folks ;-} ......
11.00 - 12.00: Registration and room/bed allocation
12.30 - 14.00 Aikido
17.30 - 19.00: Aikido
Saturday and Sunday:
08.00 - 09.00: Aikiken/Aikijo
10.30 - 12.30 Aikido
16.30 - 18.30 Aikido
08.00 - 9.00 Aikiken/Aikijo
10.30 - 12.30 Aikido

Course Fee:
Aikido Training and Accomodation only
€80 normal or €70 student/unwaged.

Please Note: Full attendance only, Please rcomplete online booking form here https://goo.gl/forms/UTbSQ4EsurmleQVD2 filling form is binding. After completing form return course fee to your dojo instructor in advance of the course
Book early to avoid disappointment course Only 28 Beds available. Beds will be allocated on a first
come first served basis. After 29th place people can sleep on tatami with sleeping bag.

Course Poster:
PDFMichele Summer Camp 2017 June.pdf (size 8mb)

Course Location:
Bluestack Mountain Centre, Letterbarrow, Drimarone, Co Donegal.

View DonegalBluestacks.com in a larger map 

How to get there:
From Donegal Town, take the N56 signposted for Ardara / Killybegs. At the first roundabout adjacent to the Statoil Service Station take the roundabout exit signposted for Letterbarrow / MillPark Hotel / Bluestack Centre.
Pass the Mill Park Hotel entrance on your right hand side and continue along the road for approximately 6.5Km (4 miles), following the white signs for Letterbarrow & the brown signs for Bluestack Centre.
You will arrive at a "T" junction, take a right at the junction, signposted for Bluestack Centre. Then cross a small stone bridge and immediately after the bridge take a left.
You will pass O'Neills pub on your left and a small housing estate on your right. The Bluestack Centre is the large stone building located on the right hand side, adjacent to Drimarone Chapel.

About the Bluestack Centre :http://www.donegalbluestacks.com

The residential training camp with Michele Quaranta Sensei will be held in the Bluestack Centre, County Donegal.
The centre is situated in an idyllic tranquil location right beside the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, Co.Donegal, perfect for those looking for a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and also providing a perfect opportunity to explore the wonderful Irish countryside.
The centre contains 28 bed accommodation, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen an impressive main hall, and also outdoor tennis/basketball courts.

Any further queries contact: eamoncoyne@gmail.com or +00353876693711

Joe McHugh Sensei and Jean Pasley Sensei to give colloboration class in Rathmines Aikikai on 15th of June

Joe Jean Small 2017DATE: Thursday 15th June 2017

TIME: 7.00 PM (Dojo set up)
7.15 PM - 8.15 PM (First class)
8.15 PM – 8.30 PM (Break)
8.30 PM - 9.30 PM (Second class)

VENUE: Aikikai Rathmines,
St. Louis Primary School,
Williams Park (behind swimming pool),
Rathmines, Dublin 6.

FEE: €10

CONTACT: Telephone: 089-461-8885 aikikairathmines@gmail.com
Twitter: @rathminesaikido



Course Poster:
PDFJoe McHugh Sensei and Jean Pasley Sensei 15th June 2017.pdf (size 117kb)

One day Aikikai Ireland technical committee seminar and Kyu exams in Athboy on Saturday 22nd of April

TechCommApr2017On Saturday 22nd of April Athboy Aikido Dojo will host a seminar which will be given by Aikikai Ireland Techncial Committee members Joe McHugh 5th Dan, Eamon Coyne 4th Dan and Trevor Pigott 4th Dan.

At the course eligible students will also have the oppurtunity to test for kyu grades. The course details are as follows...

St James Hall, Main Street, Athboy, Co.Meath.

Class Times:
12:00 - 13:00 Aikido Class 1
13:05 - 14:00 Aikido Class 2
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Exams Kyu
16:05 - 17:00 Aikido Class 3

Cost: €20 (Unemployed/Students €15)

Contact: Trevor phone: 087 8328261 email: trevor.pigott@gmail.com

Poster: PDF thumbTech Committee April 2017 Athboy.pdf (size 6mb)



Aikikai Ireland Seminar with Fiordineve Cozzi Sensei 6th Dan and Trevor Pigott Sensei 4th Dan on May 6th and 7th

FiorTrevAthboy Aikido Club will have the pleasure of hosting Fiordineve Cozzi Sensei 6th Dan Aikikai D'Italia in a joint seminar with host instructor Trveor Pigott Sensei 4th Dan on Saturday the 6th and Sunday 7th of May 2017.

At the weekend there also well be a special kids classes taught by Fiordineve Cozzi on the Sunday morning from 10am to 11am.

Sunday: 11.00-14.00

€40 All
(Student/Unwaged €30)
One Day €20
(Student/Unwaged €15)

St James Hall, Main Street, Athboy, Co.Meath.
See map below.

Trevor Pigott +353 (0) 87 832 8261 (Athboy Aikido Club)


(1) Old Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy...

Single occupancy B+B Per night €50euro
Double sharing B+B Per night €40euro pp

Contact: +046 9432 283

(2) Riverfield Lodge ...

€50 per room per night, self catering. Continental breakfast in the mornings.
Contact: riverfieldlodge@eircom.net

Poster Download:
Fiordineve Trevor May 2017.pdf (size 1.2mb)


Aikikai Ireland Spring Seminar with Michele Quaranta Shihan hosted by Sligo Aikido Dojo on 25th and 26th of March

picThe first of the 2017 courses with Michele Quaranta Shihan will occur during the Aikikai Ireland Spring Seminar in Sligo Aikido Dojo. Details are as follows....

25th and 26th of March 2017

Location: MCR Hall,
Mail Coach Rd, Sligo

11:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 13:00

€60 (€50 student/unwaged)

+353876693711 / eamoncoyne@gmail.com

Poster: PDF thumb Michele Shihan in Sligo March 2017.pdf (size 1.6 mb)


View Sligo Aikido Club in a larger map

[Course pics...]


Another great chance to train with these 2 great teachers. Ray Butcher 4th Dan Aikikai (Henshin Aikido) and Joe McHugh 5th Dan Aikikai (Aikikai Ireland). The details of the class are as follows...

Date: Saturday 18th February

Class times:
14:00 - 15:15 (first class)
15:30 to 16:45 (second class)

Venue: Henshin Aikido, 1st Floor ABCD, 40 Lower Drumcondra Rd, D9

Fee: €15 (Unemployed/Students €10)

email: info@tbi.ie Call - 087-229 0332



Poster: PDF thumbJoe McHugh and Ray Butcher Feb 2017.pdf (size 656 kb)