Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in the early twentieth century. His aim was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido teaches people how to use body movement, locks and throws to escape or subdue an attacker in self defence.

Aikido is studied in a very safe and controlled environment  where students can develop their technique at their own pace.

The UQ Aikido dojo continues this tradition by providing people of all ages, fitness levels and ability to learn an effective martial art in a positive and non-competitive way.


“Aikido is primarily a way to achieve physical and psychological self- mastery.”

Morihei Ueshiba