Feel free to contact us at dojo@psac.ie

Monday, March 16, 2020

Training suspended

Due to the current crisis, training is suspended until further notice. Apologies to all.

Further information will be issued when there is a change in circumstances. Best wishes to all our students, colleagues in other clubs, and our supporters.

Please follow all advice issued by the public health authorities and rely on information from authoritative and established sources only.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Training in health crisis

For the foreseeable future, following consultation with the management of St  Andrews, our current facilities remain available subject to conditions. 

It has always been our tradition to neither deliberately nor recklessly cause harm. This tradition will be maintained. Every practitioner is responsible for their own training.

Please keep up to date and follow the guidelines on https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

Ensure you are reading the latest information on that site and information from established mainstream media sources, disregarding social media.

Training will be modified to reduce excessive hand contact, to eliminate contact with the head and face, to control breathing and to concentrate mostly on body conditioning.

It is a condition of training that, by coming on the mat, you:

1.  Give your fellow practitioners the assurance that you have read and are compliant with public health guidelines

2.  You have complied with required sanitisation procedures and used the facilities available in the dojo, repeatedly as necessary.

3.  Will inform us of any change in your health status

4. Bags and gear should not be placed on work surfaces 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holiday training

Last training for 2019 will take place on 21 December at 11.00 and first training in New Year will be at 19.30 on the 2 January. 

Síochán agus sláinte dhíbh uilig san Bhliain Úr.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

No training on Saturday 12th October

Due to an exhibition in St Andrews, there is no training on Saturday the 12th October. Training will resume on Monday following.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

No training on Monday the 15th July

Due to South Docks Festival there will be no training on Monday 15th July as dojo not available. Apologies.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Funeral of John McNamara

Due to the Funeral of Mr John McNamara there will be no training in St Andrew's on Saturday the 6th July.

Death of Mr John McNamara

The death has occurred of John McNamara, the founding instructor of the Public Service Aikido Club. He remained a Trustee and Honorary Life Member of the Club up to his death. At a time when the culture of the time in martial arts was, to paraphrase the time-worn formula, to be Iapaniciores Iapanicis ipsis, he taught us to distinguish the essential from the accidental and, with a firm discipline, to imbue our training with a sense of joy that pervades the club over 40 years later. 

Suaimhneas agus síocháin dá anam dhílis.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

No training on 2 and 6 May

There will be no training in St Andrews dojo on both the 2nd and 6th May.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

No training on 13th April

There will be no training in St Andrews on Saturday the 13th April to facilitate attendance at Irie Shihan's course hosted by the Irish Aikido Federation at their Macken Street dojo.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

No training on the 30th March 2019

Due to another event in St Andrews, there will be no training on Saturday the 30th March. We will join Charmant Sensei at the Morning Star Dojo for an introduction to karate training at 11.00.