Aikido is a Japanese martial art that is characterised by smooth and circular movements. Its origin lies in the ancient art of Samurai sword fencing. Aikido is about disturbing an attacker’s balance while staying calm and centred, which allows you to blend with the attack and effectively redirect it using smooth and seemingly effortless movements. Body positioning, coordination and flexibility are more important than strength and weight, which means that everyone can practice aikido.
During this ticket hour, you will learn the basic aikido forms and techniques. The lesson starts with a warming-up, which consists of stretching, breathing and footwork exercises as well as practising how to roll and fall safely. Subsequently, you practice exercises with a partner. This contact and interaction will gradually help you master the techniques and the physical and mental attitude of aikido. This ticket hour is suited for participants of all levels.
Schedule & Enrolment
Ivo has been practising aikido since 2014 and holds a first-degree white belt (ichi kyu) by the Dutch Aikikai Foundation. He attended regional aikido trainings as well as national and international aikido seminars and has experience in teaching aikido. Ivo is an enthusiastic teacher aiming to provide a fun and engaging training with a good balance between technique and exercise.