Arun Aikido Courses
Bognor Regis, UK

Aiki Kanji

Arun Aikido 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 busy and are now considering preparing for our return.  In 2024/5 we will offer small group, short courses on aikido and self defence.

Are YOU interested in taking a short 6 week aikido course? Let Us Know!

We apologise for the 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

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

What Lessons
Interest You?


You will learn the theory, principles, techniques, and disciplines of Aikido to reach high levels of skill in the art of Aikido. 2 hours £20


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


Topics like Aikido, aiki principles, self defence, pressure points, power generation, aiki exercises, tibetan yoga, chakra energy balancing, and breath control. 


Bognor Regis, UK


Aikido & Self Defence Courses: 01243 824329 / 07709 557487


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 Courses

Tony is experienced in the security industry, he holds an SIA licence, and has worked as a door supervisor, store detective, and security guard. He is now retired and planning on offering small group, short courses on aikido, self defence, and health & energy balancing.

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 senior instructor. He has also studied Wing Chun and Kick Boxing.


Sensei Natasha Hadwick 2nd Dan

Natasha Hadwick has been studying Aikido since 1990. She is an Arun Aikido 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 deals with many aspects of the day to day running of courses and training fees, etc.

Welfare Officer

Kate Jackson 5th kyu

Kate has been studying the art of Aikido since 2012. She was the Arun Aikido Club welfare officer who is no longer with us due to the pandemic... thanks Kate!

Club History in Pictures
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Arun Aikido Videos

Arun Aikido grading preparations 2013

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