ulrike serak, 6. dan aikikai tokyo    max eriksson ohlwein, 5. dan aikikai tokyo

Actual information about events, seminars and schedule changes, as well as special announcements for dojo members.

Preparation for Kyu gradings with Serak and Eriksson Sensei

There will be a preparation seminar for Kyu tests in the Dojo, this upcoming weekend.
All levels are welcome and recommended to attend.

Please give us a short notice if you want to pass your next Kyu test.

The regular morning class on Saturday is canceled due to the seminar.

best Ulli and Max



practice on labour day

Hello from beautiful Tuscany.

There is one class for all on first of Max with Werner Gräf Sensei.

Max will be back teaching on Thursday and Ulli the week after.


Schedule during Easter holidays.

Aikido classes around Eastern:

  • On Good Friday is a morning class with Werner at 10 am, but no evening class.
  • Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, the dojo remains closed.
  • No morning classes on Tuesday the 23rd and 3oth of April as well as Wednesday the 17th and 24th of April.
  • On first of May there is one class with Werner at 6.30 pm.

Children classes during Easter school holidays:

  • During the school holidays (13th to 28th of April), there will be a children’s class on Wednesday the 17th and 24th of April from 5pm to 6pm for children from 7 years.

Training on international Women's Day

Berlin has a new holiday, the International Women’s Day.

It is about time!!

As every holiday, there is of course training in the dojo.

As always on Friday Aikido with Werner in the morning and in the evening Aikido for all with Ursula from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Unfortunately, there is no Kenjutsu class.

Ulli and Max are in Darmstadt for the seminar with Tissier Shihan.

Seminar with Bruno Gonzalez in Berlin

Right after Kangeiko week, we have Bruno Gonzalez Sensei teaching a seminar in Berlin.

The seminar is open to beginners and advanced and takes place in the Franz-Mett Sport Halle in Berlin Mitte. All information can be found at Seminars.

The regular class on Saturday morning is canceled for the 2nd of February due to the seminar.

Week of Kangeiko from Feb. 28th til Jan. 1st

The week of the annual Kangeiko is coming up.

We are looking forward for all the courageous who take the task of getting up early and head for the Dojo.

Please keep in mind, Za Zen starts at 6am and you need to be there about 10 minutes ahead of time. The doors of the Zendo will be closed at 6 am.

For all who make it, there is a reward after practice. Japanese breakfast, prepared by Ulli and Max with Love.

Good luck
Uli and Max

ps: There is no morning class on Tuesday and Wednesday during Kangeiko.


new mats for the Dojo.

Today the Dojo got 21 brand new mats.

Please come and break them in with some fancy ukemi.

Training in the unreal time between 2018 and 2019

After the great Christmas party on Saturday, the last regular week for this year has started. On Friday the 21st of December we will do Aikido for all at 17.45 and Kenjutsu at 19.00. After that, we give the mat a break for a few days until the winter seminar begins on the 26th of December. We are looking forward to have all of you who does not want to disappear completely in the sofa during the “contemplative time”. Also if you show up only for a few days or some classes. All information can be found under Seminars. The dojo will start again slowly on January the second with a Aikido class for everyone at 18.30 on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as Aikido and Kenjutsu on Friday. From Monday the 7th of January we will get to full schedule again. And here are some photos from the Christmas party. 😉 Of course there was undocumented training before.

Dojo Christmas Party on Saturday December 15th

Well, the end of the year is approaching and before that we have to deal with Christmas. After outsourcing the eating and drinking to our favorite Chinese place last year, this year Christmas party is back in the dojo, along with the yogis from Zen-Yoga. Of course there will be also training and after then a dojo picnic Japanese style. The dojo donates Japanese curry with rice, drinks and a few small extras. Individual additions to the buffet are, of course, welcome. 12-12.30 h basic Sword practice for every body / 12.30-13 h Kashima Kenjutsu for practitioners only 13-13.30 h Yoga for every body / 13.30-14 h Aikido for Yogis and Aikidokas together …! 14-15 Uhr Aikido for practitioners only Party starts with opening of the Japanese style buffet at 16 h. Cleanup at 20 h and then afterparty for the people who can’t find an end. 😉 Ulli and Max

Guest class with Céline Froissart, 4th dan from Paris.

Friendly class takeover on Monday 6.45pm by Céline from Paris.

Reduced schedule during the seminar with Tissier Shihan.

Christian Tissier Shihan will be in Berlin from 20th to 24th of October . The seminar takes place in the sports hall of the FU in Berlin Dahlem. Since we have plenty to do with the organization and most of the substitute teachers are attending, dojo schedule will be somewhat reduced.

  • Morning classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are canceled for the week of the seminar.
  • On Monday there will be one class only for beginners and advanced at 6.45pm.

At this point we would like to strongly recommend the course for everybody. It is also possible to participate only in individual classes.  

German unification day.

On Wednesday the 3rd of October, Germany celebrates its unification after decades of separation in east and west. It is a national holiday, so we will have only one Aikido class for all levels at 6.30 pm. Max ist teaching. There will be no morning class and no children class.