Class Times

Tuesday – Crook Log Leisure Centre, Bexleyheath – 20:00 to 21:30

Thursday – Cambridge Harriers Athletics Clubhouse, Bexley – 20:00 to 21:30

Students are encouraged to arrive at the dojo 15 minutes before class starts to allow adequate time to change and socialise.  Please ensure that you help with preparing the dojo for training. Further details about where we train can be found on our location page.


If your question is not answered below, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help.

I would like to watch an Aikido session before I train -is this possible?

Of course. We would highly recommend you watch a class before you decide to train to get a feel for the members and the martial art.

I would like to train but I’m not sure what to wear…

Please wear loose fitting clothing such as old tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt. Eventually if you wish to continue to train you will need to purchase a training uniform known as a ‘dogi’. These are relatively inexpensive and are essential in order to progress with training.

How much is each class?

The club charges a monthly membership rather than individual mat fees.  The membership fee’s for the club are as follows:

  • Monthly membership: £50 per month (payable by standing order) which includes your annual PI insurance for two classes a week.
  • One off classes: £10

Is there an Introductory Aikido Class?

This is the perfect way to introduce people to the basic principles of Aikido. These are held on regularly throughout the year, please contact us to find out when the next course starts.

How long will it take me to get my black belt?

Meikyokai Aikido follows the grading syllabus of the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo. With diligent and constant training one can usually grade for their black belt within three to five years.

I have another question, how can I contact you?

Please visit our contact page for contact details or to send us a message directly. We will try to answer any question you have regarding Aikido, training and our dojo. We look forward to hearing from you soon.