Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Holidays

The Cork Aiki Dojo is now closed for Christmas Holidays.

We hope you all have a relaxing Christmas break.

From all at the Cork Aiki Dojo.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Party

This years Christmas Party is provisionally booked for 11th December at 7pm in Sakura on MacCurtain Street.

Numbers will be confirmed over the next week or so.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ellan Vannin Aikikai - 27th/28th Sept 2014


International Aikido Course

VENUE: Peel Clothworkers School, Derby, Road, Peel, Isle of Man.

DATE/TIME: Start 11:00am 27th September; Finish 4.00pm 28th September 2014.

GUEST INSTRUCTOR: David Halsall 3rd Dan from Dyffryn Nantlle Aikido Club.

This course is suitable for all and is an opportunity to practice through David’s teaching of aikido. David started over 30 years ago and has a depth of aikido. Being a student of Alan Ruddock who was the original founder of aikido in the Isle of Man in 1975, David has vast knowledge of traditional aikido techniques and this is an opportunity to experience aikido from his perspective.

A buffet will be provided at the school lunchtime Saturday and Sunday. Sunday evening a venue will be reserved for a farewell supper, details will be announced on Saturday, spouses and partners welcome.

Cost and Training schedule:

Training Fees £35.00 full course. Deposit: £15.00

Please bring Bokken and Jo throughout if possible.

For further details please contact Paul Hughes on: 
Telephone; 07624499231 or Email;

Monday, 30 June 2014

Summer Holidays 2014

The Cork Aiki Dojo is now closed for Summer Holidays until Tuesday 12th August. Classes will resume on the 12th August as normal.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Alan Ruddock Sensei Memorial Weekend

Dear Aikidoka,

Preparations for the Alan Ruddock Memorial Weekend are well underway and there is much anticipation of a great weekend’s training among those that I have been fortunate enough to talk to from around the country. The times for the weekend sessions will be as follows:

Sat April 5: 10:30am - 1pm   &     2pm  -  5pm

Sun April 6: 10:30am - 1 pm &     2pm  -  4pm.

I have asked a number of instructors from around the Island, and beyond, to contribute from their experiences with Alan, and would have asked many more of you had I the sessions to offer. I am very grateful to those instructors who have kindly agreed to same, including; Martin Mathieu (2nd Dan- Downpatrick), Fiona McCauley (2nd Dan- Dublin), Esther Voort (3rd Dan- Leiderdorp, Holland), Ken Waters (3rd Dan-Limerick) and John Meldrum (3rd Dan- Cork).

 UCC AC look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible for this special event and would greatly appreciate it you would confirm attendance by email to so that we can finalise numbers for admin forms for Mardyke/food details for Sat night.

All the best,
Niall O’Leary

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Alan Ruddock Sensei Memorial Weekend

UCC Aikido Club is proud to host this year’s

Alan Ruddock Sensei Memorial Weekend
Training course

April 5th & 6th, 2014

Venue: Mardyke Arena, Cork.

Following on from the success of the inaugural event organised last year by the Circle of Harmony Aikido dojo Limerick, it is our hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome as many members of the Irish Aikido community as possible again to this year’s event.

The weekend will celebrate Alan Ruddock Sensei, a humble and inspiring teacher, whose fascinating life in Aikido many were lucky to share in. Session instructors will be drawn from across the country to reflect his commitment to the spread of Aikido, and the strength and vibrancy of the legacy he has left behind.

In the current economic climate, we envisage a total cost of €30 for the weekend. The Mardyke has top class facilities (including saunas, steam room, relaxation suite etc) and a fully matted studio will be available all weekend. Get together on the Saturday night will be in the Hayloft, above Cork’s infamous Long Valley Bar, in the heart of the city - (Party food incl). Rates for local accommodation are being negotiated and will be posted out to all asap.

All queries please contact

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Happy New Year

A big welcome back to all in the Cork Aiki Dojo. Classes have resumed every tuesday night from 7pm.