Classes are held at the Hobart Police and Community Youth Club
300 Liverpool Street, Hobart, 7000

Class times:

Monday 7 - 9 pm

Wednesday 4 - 5 pm (6-13yo)

Thursday 7 -9 pm

Saturday 10.30am- 12.30 pm

What is Aikido?

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that was developed by the late master, Morihei Ueshiba (O'Sensei).

Aikido is performed by anticipating and blending with the motion of the attacker, redirecting the force of the attack, rather than opposing it head-on. 

Aikido is deliberately non-aggressive and non-competitive, which is reflected in the name "aikido", which can be translated as "the way of harmonious spirit."

The methods of training Aikido are based on O'Sensei's belief in 'austere training for the sake of improving the human spirit through tireless polishing and perfection of mind and body'.

In The Beginning

We invite you to come and observe one of our classes, this is so that you can see how we train and know what to expect. At this time you can ask any questions you may have before or after the class, and also pick up application forms.

Which classes can I attend?

Beginners are more than welcome to train in any regular class in Tasmania at any time. You are encouraged to train at your own pace and level and will be given the opportunity to practice basic movements and learn to roll during regular classes - don't worry, we won't throw you in the deep end!

Aiki Kai (Australia)

Aikido - Aiki Kai Tasmania is the Tasmanian branch of Aiki Kai (Australia), recognised by the Aiki Kai Foundation and the Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.   Aiki Kai (Australia) is a National organisation and the sole Australian member organisation of the International Aikido Federation in Tokyo and thus is linked worldwide.

International membership

Members of Aiki Kai (Australia) also become students of Sugano Shihan's Aikido Foundation. Membership of these organisations provides members with international connections and access to Australia wide and international training. National benefits include biannual training schools, a nationally maintained training curriculum and regular visits from accredited interstate instructors.


Ken Trebilco Sensei       5th Dan
Tristan Derham               3rd Dan
Marion Artis                    3rd Dan
John Wright                    3rd Dan
Gaylene Webb                2nd Dan
Frank Kimble                  1st Dan


Marion Artis  0419 155 554

Further information:

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National Website:


Prices (adult/concession):

Per class:   $8 / $6
Monthly saver:  $50 / $40
Term fee: $50 (Children's class only)
Aiki Kai Australia Membership:  $52 / $29  ($21 junior) for 2 month trial.

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