Arun Aikido Club
Bognor Regis, UK

Arun Aikido Club Dojo 
Holy Cross Community Centre, 
330 Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK PO21 5AU

The Arun Aikido Club have been offering unique training in Aikido since 1992. We had a break in 2007, and in 2010 we reopened the club for training again.

In 2020 the pandemic and lockdown arrived and shut us down.

Since then we have been considering the future of the club. We have decided not to reopen at this time, as Instructors wish to focus on their own training. At some point we may offer short aikido and self defence courses.

We apologise for any inconvenience. If any of our previous students wish to collect their grading certificates and belts please contact Tony for details.

Also for those students who wish to continue with their training in Yoshinkan Aikido, I can offer you the following clubs, who offer hard disciplined training.

Please Note: your grade levels are recognised by the Arun Aikido Club and Nakmas, so you will have to wear a white belt and approach as a beginner. Once you show your skill level you may move through the grades at a faster rate!

Goryukai Yoshinkan Aikido - Chichester, West Sussex 

Ken Shin Kai Yoshinkan Aikido - Portsmouth Hants

Arun Aikido Club

Robin Wilden 3rd Dan, Tony J. Wilden 5th Dan, Natasha Hadwick 2nd Dan

What Lessons
Interest You?


Theory, principles, and techniques of Aikido to reach high levels of skill in Aikido.


Learn the Most Effective Methods to protect yourself from aggressive people. Including verbal conflict strategy, 3 key moves to use whatever the attack, the effective use of pressure points and how to double your power. 2 hours £20


Aikido, aiki principles, self defence, pressure points, power generation, aiki exercises, tibetan yoga, chakra balancing, breath control visit... Private lessons


Training uniforms or loose fitting clothes for seminars or private lessons

Juniors 3'5"-5' - £25 - Adults 5'-6'3" - £35 - Belts £5


Arun Aikido Club Dojo
Holy Cross Community Centre,
330 Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK PO21 5AU


98 Linden Road, Bognor Regis
West Sussex PO21 2BD UK


Juniors - Natasha: 07795 647675

Adults - Robin: 07752 128829

Self Defence Seminars/Private Lessons - Tony: 01243 824329 / 07709 557487

A catalogue of martial arts equipment & products is available on request. For Club information - see below! Self Defence Seminars, and Private Lessons


Sensei Tony J. Wilden 5th Dan

Tony Wilden has been studying the art of Aikido since 1985. In 1992 he founded the Arun Aikido Club in Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK.

He has trained over 500 students, conducted more than 50 grading seminars, and arranged dozens of lectures, courses, demonstrations & workshops.

Tony has achieved coaching qualifications from these organisations...

Martial Arts Commission (MAC), Ken Shin Kai Aikido Association (KSKAA), British Aikido Board (BAB), Bushinkan Martial Arts Association (BMAA), National Association for Karate and Martial Arts Schools (NAKMAS).

In 2010, after an intense training course, Tony qualified as a pressure point fighting instructor under Master Russell Stutely. He learnt the most effective methods, which he offers in his... Self Defence Seminars

Tony is experienced in the security industry, he holds an SIA licence, and has worked as a door supervisor, store detective, and security guard.

Tony has also studied healing systems, qualified in anatomy & physiology, acupressure, reflexology & kinesiology & given 1000's of treatments since 1993.

Senior Instructor

Sensei Robin Wilden 3rd Dan (right)

Robin Wilden has been studying the art of Aikido since 1990 and was the first junior black belt in the Ken Shin Kai Aikido Association.

He has tons of experience and plenty of insights to pass on. Robin is an Arun Aikido Club senior instructorHe has also studied Wing Chun and Kick Boxing.


Sensei Natasha Hadwick 2nd Dan

Natasha Hadwick has been studying Aikido since 1990. She is the Arun Aikido Club junior instructorShe has also worked with children for Fit for Sport.


Josephine Wilden 5th Kyu

Josephine Wilden has been studying the art of Aikido since 1987. She is the Club secretary and deals with many aspects of the day to day running of the club... membership, training fees, uniform, etc.

Welfare Officer

Kate Jackson 5th kyu

Kate has been studying the art of Aikido since 2012. She is the Club welfare officer, protects our members and deals with any issues that may arise.

Club History in Pictures
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Arun Aikido Videos

Demonstration given at Hotham Park Country Fair 2019

Series of demonstrations given by Sensei Tony J. Wilden

Samuel Alfie Wilden interview March 2014

Arun Aikido grading preparations 2013

Sensei Natasha Wilden 2 weeks before giving birth to her 2nd son Leo in 2013