Ribby Hall - Aikikai - Training weekend

6th to 8th March 2015 (Next year's dates 11th -13th March 2016)

The following all relates to the 2015 course - that has taken place. These page will be updated to reflect 2016 details nearer the time

If you have been to the Ribby course before, you will know what a good weekend it is. This will be our 11th year at Ribby.

If you have never been, this course offers the opportunity to train intensively for 3 days, or to mix a good, relaxing weekend break with as much training as you want. Train for the whole weekend or select sessions to suit your family break. Please feel free to complement your training with the excellent facilities available on site at Ribby.

You can choose to do as much, or as little as you like. Alternatively, you can treat it as an ordinary course and come for one day.

The weekend is timed to take advantage of cheap weekend breaks at Ribby Hall and their 3 night booking slots rather than a full week. The accommodation is excellent. It is easy to self-cater or there is a good choice of places to eat.

Families can enjoy swimming, pony trekking, archery or a bit of pampering while you train. And at the end of a really good session of aikido it's great to be able to plunge into the swimming pool or relax in the Jacuzzi before meeting up again in the bar

Accommodation on the site tends to get booked up fairly quickly, book soon to avoid disappointment. There are other accommodation options with nearby hotels/Travel Lodges.

For people booking online for accommodation they are automatically adding an extra fee for an upgraded type of booking which includes a cancellation  insurance. THIS CAN BE REMOVED , you simply have to follow the system. Also 10% discount when booking mention the Aikido Group and the ORganiser's name.


There will be the usual Course meal on the Saturday evening. Menu is now available to view. (Kids Menu also) Please confirm if you would like to attend the meal and submit menu choices by Wed 25th Feb 2015, at the latest. Use the email link above to do so

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Course poster inc details

Main Menu choices. Kids Menu


Updates will be given on Facebook & Twitter



Ribby Hall course 2015 - Aikikai Day visitors welcomed. Close travel distance of normal clubs.

Bring your family? The site boosts swimming pool and other facillities and is close to Blackpool so plenty to do whilst you train at Aikido. Have a look at the site's leaflet

Bob Spence speaking to the Ribby course

Bob Spence Sensei

See the poster for the course.

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