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The Aikido school

The Aikido Dojo at the Gleisdreieck has been around for almost 20 years now. In 1998, we first moved into the loft in Berlin Kreuzberg and in March 2015 we transferred from the first floor to the ground floor. With great effort and much support from our members, we created an Aikido Dojo that fully meets our expectations of aesthetics and practicality. In the result a fusion of Japanese and European interior design has emerged.

A place to leave your everyday life behind.

The new space radiates calmness and clarity and offers plenty of room for training and contemplation. We have a reception and lounge area, a kitchenette as well as comfortable showers and changing rooms, separate for women and men. It is very important to us that you are able to leave your everyday life behind and enter a room of calmness and concentration. In addition to the 150-square-meter Aikido training space, there is a second room for Zen meditation and Yoga which is available for subletting and for our members.

Aikido practice

Our very extensive training schedule not only includes Aikido but also Kenjutsu, Za Zen Meditation and a course for aikido beginners who passed 50. Members must not commit themselves to specific practice periods, but can make their training schedule individually. In addition to the regular daily classes we offer special seminars on weekends.

It is most important to us, to provide an open and cooperative atmosphere that makes it easy for newcomers to integrate. Also we are very proud of to have a well-balanced representation of women and men in our dojo.
–Impressions from Aikido sessions–

For us the measure of a good aikido training is the ability to work with all training partners – whether beginner or advanced – to practice seriously, concentrated and at eye level. The own ambition should not be made the yardstick of a successful training. If all participants follow that idea, everyone will really benefit at the end.

Teaching principals

We are confident that it is not enough to perfect the technical aspects of Aikido alone. Therefore we emphasize from the beginning the connection of breathing and movement. After all, the mastery of Aikido techniques depends on whether the Ki can flow freely, because the body is permeable and the movements are natural.

That does not mean that we don’t value the technic in Aikido. However, the practice of technique or kata in Aikido is more comprehensive than in sport, where perfection is used to achieve a better performance. In Aikido we practice Kata to grasp the inherent principles and above all to become one with the movements of the partner. If the technic is mature, one can solve any situation without hesitation.

Keeping beginners mind

From our own experience, we know that effort and pleasure in training are inseparable. Your own efforts are the mainstay of the Aikido training, only by this the meaning of the exercise becomes clear. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to keep this beginner’s spirit, out of effort and joy, also as an advanced practitioner. Without that, your own ideas and your own preferences will otherwise easily become the benchmark of the exercise. Without recognizing that they represent an obstacle in further development.

We are always happy to see newcomers on the mat. They make the dojo more alive and boost our motivation to find new ways to teach Aikido!