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Past 2019 Aikikai Ireland Events and other events organised by our Aikido friends


2019 Previously hosted Aikikai Ireland courses

Sligo Aikido Dojo hosts one day Aikikai Ireland Technical Committee Course on Saturday 7th of December

eee On Saturday 7th of December 2019 Sligo Aikido Dojo will host a seminar which will be given by Aikikai Ireland Techncial Committee members Joe McHugh 5th Dan, Eamon Coyne 5th Dan and Trevor Pigott 5th Dan.

At the course eligible students will also have the oppurtunity to test for dan/kyu grades.

Sligo Aikido Dojo, MCR Community Hall, Mail Coach Road, Sligo.

Class Times:
12:00 - 13:00 Aikido Class 1
13:05 - 14:00 Aikido Class 2
14:00 - 15:00 Kyu exams (lunch for those not involved)
15:00 - 16:00 Dan Exams (lunch for those not involved)
16:05 - 17:00 Aikido Class 3

Cost: €20 (Unemployed/Students €15)

Tel: +00353876693711 or eamoncoyne@gmail.com
Poster: PDF
AI Tech Committee One Day Sligo Dec2019.pdf
(size 400kb)


MCR Community Centre, Mail Coach Road, Sligo. (See map below)


Sligo Aikido Dojo hosts Michele Quaranta Shihan on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of October

rrSligo Aikido Club has the pleasure of hosting an Aikido seminar with Aikikai Ireland Technical Adviser Michele Quaranta Shihan 7th Dan on Saturday 12th of Sunday 13th of October 2019.

The details are as follows...



Cost: €50 or €40 students/unwaged

MCR Community Centre,
Mail Coach Road,

Cost: €50 or €40 students/unwaged


Poster: PDF thumb Michele Shihan Sligo October 2019.pdf (size 550 kb)


Contact: Eamon 087 6693711 / eamoncoyne@gmail.com


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Vermont - Sligo Aikido Dojo Seminar Hosted by Shobu Aikido Vermont USA


We are delighted to announce that an Aikido Friendship Exchange seminar between Shobu Aikido Vermont, USA and Sligo Aikido Dojo, Ireland will take place on the 29th and 30th of June 2019.

Todd Trzaskos Sensei 5th Dan and head instructor at the Shobu Aikido Dojo (https://shobuaikidovermont.com) and Eamon Coyne Sensei 5th Dan , Sligo Aikido Dojo will be the instructors at this seminar.

Todd Sensei began his Aikido training in 1992 and has over 40 years of martial training experience. A huge thanks to our friend Valarie McGettigan for making the connection to allow the colloboration to happen.

Class day and times:
Saturday 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 1pm

$75 Entire Course or $30 per class

Woodstock Recreation Centre, 54 River St, Woodstock, VT, 05091



Poster: PDFTodd Eamon Sensei Course in Vermont USA.pdf (size 407 kb)



Aikikai Ireland 10 Year Anniversary Summer Camp with Michele Quaranta 7th Dan Shihan in Athboy

eOn the 2nd of June 2009 Aikikai Ireland was officially formed by a core group of Aikido friends.

Over the passed 10 years we have had some wonderful times both on and off the mats both here in Ireland and abroad, making life long friends along the way.

To mark the 10th anniversary we will have a residential camp in Drewstown House, Athboy.

The course will run from Friday 31st of May until Monday 3rd of June.


Training Schedule (Times may Vary)

12.30 – 14.00   Arrival & bed allocation
16.00 – 18.30   Aikido
Dinner (Followed by social evening)

08.00-09.00      Aikiken / Aikijo
10.30-12.30      Aikido
16.30-18.30      Aikido
Dinner (Followed by social evening)

08.00-09.00      Aikiken / Aikijo
10.30-12.30      Aikido
16.30-18.30      Aikido / Visit of local historic area
Evening celebration of Aikikai Irelands 10 years
Live Music & DJ

10.00 – 12.30   Aikido
Closing of seminar and depart

Drewstown House

 Situated on 68 beautiful acres in the heart of Co. Meath (10 km South of Kells), there is a private lake, forest, and bog to enjoy nature, as well as a gymnasium, and football pitch to keep your group active.

Approx 1 hour from Dublin Airport via bus direct to kells or Athboy and you can be collection there by one of our members and brought direct to stage location.

For overseas groups who are travelling please contact Trevor on trevor.pigott@gmail.com and we can help with times and travel plans when arriving to Ireland.

Booking can be done via the registration form here https://goo.gl/forms/racwvKM21mdBR0333

Poster: PDFAikikai Ireland 10 Year Anniversary Summer Camp.pdf (size 362 kb)

Course Location:


One Day Aikikai Ireland TC Course on Saturday 27th of April


On Saturday 27th of April Ikeda Dojo Wicklow will host a one day Technical Committee seminar with Joe McHugh Sensei and Trevor Pigott Sensei.

At the course there will also be kyu exams. Good luck to the examinees..Details as follows..

Venue: Moneystown Community Hall, Wicklow.

11:30 to 12:30 Aikido 1
12:30 to 13:30 Kyu Exams
13:30 to 14:30 Lunch
14:30 to 15:30 Aikido 2

Cost: €20 (Unemployed/Students €15)

Phone +353 (0) 86101 96 68 Email: info@aikidoikedadojo.ie

Course Poster:
PDF thumbOne day Aikikai Ireland East Coast Seminar April 2019.pdf



Saturday 13th of April Multi style seminar to celebrate 15 year anniversary of Wing Tsun Kung Fu in Blanchardstown


On Saturday 13th of April to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of Wing Tsun Kung Fu in Blanchardstown, we will have a seminar on the day for three hours. Some of the guest instructors that we have had in the past will be there and together we will have a multi disciplinary seminar in aid of charity.

Sifu Michael O'Leary, Si-Hing Micheal Preston & Si-Hing Joe Kennedy will teach some Wing Tsun.
Guru Brian Kennedy will teach some Kali.
Sensei Eamon Coyne will travel from Sligo and teach some Aikido.

Last but definitely not least, Coach Ken Byrne will teach some Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

There is no charge for the seminar but as it is a charity seminar we would invite attendees to make a donation. Everyone is welcome. Current students, anyone who has trained with us in the past or anyone who would like to spend a really good three hours training quality martial arts.

Times: 12:00 to 15:00

Location: Coolmine Sports Grove Road, Clonsilla, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 15

Cost: Charity Event any donation welcome



Michele Quaranta Shihan 7th Dan in Wicklow March 23rd and 24th 2019

rrThe first of the 2019 courses with Aikikai Ireland Technical Adviser Michele Quaranta Shihan will be hosted by Ikeda Dojo Wicklow on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 23th of March.

This will be first Irish course with Michele Sensei since receiving his 7th Dan from Hombu Dojo in January. It promises as always to be a great one.
The details are the following....

Moneystown Community Hall,

€50 , €40 student/unwaged

10:30 - 12:30
16:30 - 18:30
11:00 - 13:00

Accommodation: http://www.wicklowway.com/accommodation/roundwood.php


Poster: PDF Michele Quaranta Shihan March 2019 Wicklow.pdf (size 551 kb)