Reading Zenshin Aikido Club

Reading Zenshin Aikido Club Details

Location of Aikido Classes

Classes are held at:

Palmer Park Sports Stadium
Wokingham Road
Reading, Berkshire

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Times of Aikido Classes

We hold adult aikido classes (over 18's only) on:

Tuesday evenings from 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Thursday evenings from 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 10:00am aiki weapons classes
Sunday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm aiki weapons classes


Sensei John Garmston - 4th Dan
Sensei John Garmston - 3rd Dan
  • Started Aikido training in 1981.
  • Long term student of Sensei Sargeant 6th Dan, attended numerous Iwama Ryu GB Aikido courses including Uchi Deshi courses held in the Orwell dojo.
  • Regularly attends Uchi Deshi held by Sensei Sargeant in Kefalonia, Greece.
  • Holds Full BAB Coach Award.

Class Prices

Costs per session for members of Takemusu Iwama Aikido Europe are:

Employed £7
Students / unemployed £5
Weapons Classes £4

Membership Fees

To join our organisation (Takemusu Iwama Aikido Europe) costs £30 p.a. which includes B.A.B. insurance.

Aikido for Beginners

Our Beginner's Introduction to Aikido course take place quarterly & is the ideal way to start your aikido training. However, if the beginner's course doesn't suit you, you are very welcome to come along at anytime & begin your aikido training by taking advantage of our 4 Lesson Trial.

A 4 Lesson Trial costs £35 & offers you the chance to attend 4 lessons on regular club nights to experience aikido training for yourself.  At the end of your trial you will be required to join the club should you wish to continue training.

Weapons Classes

In addition to the regular club nights, weapons classes are held on Saturday mornings at 8.30am to 10.00am and Sunday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Classes are held in & around the 5-a-side footbal pitches & cost £4. Please bring bokken & jo.

Aikido Seminars

Takemusu Iwama Aikido Europe hold regular training courses to further students knowledge & understanding of Iwama Aikido. Members of Reading Zenshin Aikido Club will be able to take advantage of these seminars.

Details of Aikido seminars can be found on our home page.

Further Questions?

Then please feel free to contact us.




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