Wellington

Riai Aikido Wellington

Riai Aikido Wellington is one club operating out of two locations or dojos, in Crofton Downs and Mount Cook (plus some beginners at Belmont – see below).

Riai Aikido Wellington was established in 1993 (last year we celebrated our 20th birthday).  We are a friendly club, have an active membership, and welcome new members with or without prior aikido experience.

Try Aikido

We welcome anyone wanting to study the art of Aikido.  For adult beginners, each school has beginners or ‘foundations’ classes. These will take you from basics to yellow belt, and provide a solid foundation for joining our adult classes.

Crofton Downs

At Crofton Downs, the foundations classes

  • Wednesdays 6-7pm
  • Saturdays 11am-12pm.

Please just turn up, or contact Brendon on 021 660 160 or Please Enable Java Script to View Email.

Mt Cook

Mt Cook Beginners classes

  • Monday 7-8pm
  • Wednesdays 6-7pm
  • Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm.

Please just turn up, or contact Mark on 0274 484 565 or Please Enable Java Script to View Email for more information.

Belmont

Beginners classes are also available in Lower Hutt at the Belmont Memorial Hall (next to Belmont School):

  • Wednesdays 6-7pm
  • Saturdays 11am-12pm.

Please just turn up, or contact Lyn Meachen on (04) 565 1055 or Please Enable Java Script to View Email

See our beginners page for how to get started.  If you cannot make beginners class times, or have prior experience in aikido, then please contact us and/or turn up to one of our adults classes.

For children and intermediates, classes are held at Crofton Downs.

Fees

Members can train in either of our schools under a single payment structure:

First three lessons Free. The best way to determine if aikido is right for you is to try out a class: come along and have a go.
Beginners $100 or $60 unwaged which includes all costs up to and including your first (yellow belt) grading, typically 3-4 months if training regularly.
Adults (graded) $40 per month (by automatic payment only) or $450 per year.
Unwaged Adults (graded) $20 per month (by automatic payment only) or $60 per quarter.
Youth Children and intermediates $70/school term. The same rate applies to youths in the adult (graded) stream, while still attending school.
Family A 10% discount applies where there is more than one member from the same immediate family

Riai Aikido Wellington

Riai Aikido Wellington is an incorporated society. For more information please contact Paul Holohan (club secretary) on 021 408 569 or Please Enable Java Script to View Email

For the dojo pages…

Crofton Downs and Mt Cook schools are both part of Riai Aikido Wellington.  See the Wellington page for details including our common fee structure.