Well 12 April has passed and we are not open. Some of you may be wondering why. The current rules only allow kids classes or adults training on their own in a 2x2 square on a punchbag or doing static kata. We are not a kids club and punching inanimate objects is not Aikido or Kendo hence no restart yet.

We are keeping up with all the guidance and will open up to do Aikido and Kendo as soon as we are able.

On a brighter note, the clubhouse (also known as 'The Eagle' pub on Coggeshall Road, Braintree) is now open so we'll be down there 18 April at 1pm for a beer and if anyone would like to join us (6 to a table) we'd love to see you there.


We are Braintree Aiki Budo Kai, an Aikido Club set in the heart of rural Essex. We are a friendly and committed club dedicated to the teaching of the martial art of Aikido. We have a purpose built air conditioned dojo that is open all year.

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To train with us you do not have to be super fit. All of our students at one time may have thought that Aikido looked beyond them in one way or another but our training regimen soon proved that indeed it was not.

The dojo has a comfortable mat and  you will be taught Aikido in a manner that will limit any stress to your body and after a while your fitness and flexibility will improve along with your confidence.

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We teach Aikido on: Sunday morning 10-12

Monday  evening 8-10
Wednesday evening 8-10
We also train in  Kendo:  Tues evening 8-10
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COVID 19 Update

As you all know the club is closed at the moment so have a look here for training ideas you can do on your own

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