O Sensei


The Aiki Dojo Downpatrick started in mid October 2005 with the aim to provide a place to practice and learn Aikido in South Down. Please also visit our sister dojos, the Belfast Aikido Circle and the North West Aikido Club.

In loving memory of our teacher
Alan Ruddock Sensei,
6th Dan (19442012)

Alan Ruddock Sensei
Click on picture to see Alan in action.

Back to regular classes.
Each Tuesday and Thursday

Martin Sensei

Click on the picture to see a video from
one of our classes.


We train in the Down Leisure Centre which is located on the road leading to Newcastle (opposite ASDA Filling Station). These are adult classes for both women and men of any age. Sorry, we don't have junior/children's classes at present. Mat fee is £6.00 per class.
Please come along if you are interested and give it a try. Our style is traditional Aikido. You can also call me on 07976 758908 or send an e-mail to @


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Past courses (from a while ago):

25 and 26 February 2017

23 and 24 October 2015

11 and 12 April 2015
26 January 2013
23 and 24 January 2010
9 and 10 August 2008
8 September 2007
12 May 2007

18 March 2006

We are affiliated to Aiki no Michi, an Aikido group started by Alan Ruddock, and Martin Sensei is a member of the Bundesverband der Aikido Lehrer (BDAL). .

@2005-2024 Aiki Dojo Downpatrick • Martin Mathieu, Yondan