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Dereham Aikido Club

Welcome to 'Absolute Aikido'

About us

Our club, Absolute Aikido, was created by Steve Usher in 2009 and originally trained at the Dereham Lesiure Centre. We moved to our new home, The Studio Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, in Feburary 2013 with a specially made dojo with heavily sprung floor and thick matting suitable for Aikido practice. At this this time Sensei Jeff Podolski took over as Instructor. We are member of the 'British Aikido Board' and 'Aikikai Zen Ten'.


Sensei Jeff Podolski, 1 Dan Aikido (Instructor)

He started training in Aikido with Sensei Huw Dillon in 1999. After moving and joining Sensei Steve Usher's club he has gotten the opportunity to train with many other clubs and students. He has had the pleasure of studying further under Sensei Frank Burlingham and Sensei Vince Hammond over the past 5 years.

Training times & Prices

Every Wednesday

8pm - 10pm (1hr available)

£7 per 2 hour session + year membership (British Aikido Board) £25


Your first class is always free

About Aikido

Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created during the 1920s by Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba (植芝 盛平, 1883–1969), an expert who reached the highest level of mastery in the classical Japanese Martial Arts. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Aikido has not competition. The goal of Aikido training is not perfection of a step or skill, but rather improving one's character according to the rules of nature.