Training with Templegate

Aikido is a martial art from Japan, whose founder Morihei Ueshiba became legendary for combining his invincible combat skills with his philosophy of universal harmony.

Drawing its inspiration from the fighting skills of the samurai, aikido can harmlessly disarm and control an adversary or inflict more serious damage through the application of its underlying principles. Due to its approach of using a co-operative approach to practice, rather than on physical strength or stamina, aikido is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

Learning aikido with Templegate is perfect opportunity to improve your fitness, confidence and martial arts skill. Our friendly and diverse team of instructors, led by the National Aikido Federation's principal coach, Michael Narey, have many years of teaching experience and are all certified by the British Aikido Board.

2015 Course dates

Dates for your diary in 2015:

31st Jan & 1st Feb open course
28th Feb & 1st Mar dan prep
21st & 22nd Mar dan prep
25th & 26th Apr dan prep
30th & 31st May dan prep
20th & 21st Jun open course & dan prep

NAF Summer School

Start: 12:00 Saturday 9th August
Finish: 12:00 Friday 15th August
Venue: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxford
Click HERE for more information


NAF course schedule for 2014

You can find all the dates for NAF events under "Classes/Courses" then "NAF Events" from the menu to the side, or go straight there by clicking here.

Winter Course and gradings 14th-15th Dec

Course info

Two day weekend course taught by Michael Narey (8th Dan); with gradings for empty handed and weapons work taking place during the course. Open to students of all grades and affiliations with valid BAB insurance.
(insurance/membership can be obtained on the day).

The course will take place at Templegate dojo.
Saturday 14th Dec 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday 15th Dec 10:00 - 13:00
Weekend Cost: £20 (standard) or £15 (concession)

Please arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of the course in order to reduce any delays or disruptions to the start.
Note: It is intended as a two day course, please discuss this with your instructor if you are unable to attend both days..


Kyu gradings and first scroll weapons gradings will be taking place during the weekend.

Please discuss your grading with your instructor in order to ensure you are adequately prepared including getting a completed grading application form signed by your instructor.

Don't forget to bring your membership book, containing a a photograph and your current insurance certificate; please note that for your first grading (6th Kyu) you will be issued your book after the grading.


A group meal is planned for Saturday evening, details are being arranged at the moment. Let us know if you would like to book a place so a large enough table is reserved. For more details of the meal, please speak to Stuart Turner, post in our Facebook group or use the contact form.
(Note: the cost for the meal is separate from the course fee.)


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