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Summer is comming eventually.

Dear dojo members,

Summertime is vacation time, and mainly seminar time for Max and me.

We will have a reduced schedule again from July 20th to September 15th.

Probably, we will also close the dojo for a week or two, as our assistant teachers are not always available.

We are, currently working on the plan, which will be on the website by the beginning of July.

But training is still going on as usual.

See you soon on the mat
Max and Ulli

What happens in March and April!

Dear Dojo members,

The official start of spring isn’t until March 20th, but we start a little earlier in the dojo.

On Saturday, March 2nd, we would like to briefly and intensively clean the dojo with you. After the morning training, 1-2 hours of spring cleaning from 1 p.m., followed by coffee and cake

On International Women’s Day, there is Aikido with Ulli and Werner.
Friday, March 8th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. intensive women’s power training, men are of course welcome!
There is only training at 7:30 p.m. in the evening for everyone who wants to.
On Saturday, March 9th there will be a training session with Werner from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m

Over the holidays from March 28th to 31st. the dojo is taking a short Easter break.
On Easter Monday, April 1st, there will be a training session for everyone from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Ulli.

In April Micheline Tissier will be coming to Berlin again (April 20th – 21st)
For more information please look under seminars.

We wish you a good spring with lots of light and Aikido.

Best regards
Ulli and Max

Christmas to New Year.

Dear dojo members,

We wish you all a peaceful, happy Christmas and a good transition into the New Year.

Friday, December 22nd, is the last day of training before Christmas.
The seminar between years begins on December 27th and ends with many Dan exams on December 30th.
Spontaneous participation in single classes is also possible for those who do so at short notice.

In the New Year, we will start again on Wednesday, January 3rd, with a class for all beginners and advanced students at 6 p.m. The later class at 7:30 p.m. is canceled.
After that, the regular schedule continues.

We look forward to a lively and harmonious Aikido year 2024!
Stay healthy – Aikido helps 😊
Max and Ulli

Susen Werner seminar, Christmas party, seminar inbetwen the years

Dear dojo members,

Here is some information for December:

  • Next weekend, the 2nd/3rd. December, Susen Werne from Cologne gives a seminar in the dojo. The classes are open to beginners and advanced users alike. We would gladly see many of you. Before there is the basic class at 10 a.m.
  • The DOJO CHRISTMAS PARTY will take place on Saturday, December 9th. This year at the dojo again, with training, coffee, tea, mulled wine, sushi, sake, biscuits, and cake.The practice runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The dojo will order sushi and sake for the leisurely afternoon. Ulli will also conjure up her famous mulled wine. Everyone is welcome to contribute something salty or sweet to the buffet.Anyone who cannot come to practice is of course invited to join us from 1:30 p.m.
    So that we know approximately how much we need to order, please add yourself to the participant list.
  • As every year, there is also a course between the years. You can find all the information about this and other dates in the dojo on the website under seminars.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Best regards
Ulli and Max

About the Life at the monastery Hosshinji photos by Jutta Matthess

In November there will be an exhibition in the dojo with photos by Jutta Matthess.

On several visits, Jutta documented the lives of the nuns and monks in that monastery.

Ulli also often went to Hosshinji for Sesshin and longer stays to practice under Harada Roshi.

At the opening, Dirk “Shodo” Aleksic will be present and give a talk about his life in the monastery and answer your questions from 2 p.m. Dirk lived as a monk in Hosshinji for 10 years.

November 5th to 26th, 2023

Opening hours:

Vernissage on November 5th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

and by arrangement for small groups (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on November 8th, 15th and 22nd.

Finissage on November 26th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

Contact: info@aikido-gleisdreieck.de

Dojo schedule during July and August

Dear members,

Like every year, the dojo reduces classes during the main holiday season However, we are very pleased that thanks to the commitment of our advanced students, we can continue at least one class almost every day, even in midsummer.

Please check the website regularly so as not to miss any last-minute changes.

From the 14th of July until August 5th we are on the road.

We wish everyone a good summer.

Best regards

Ulli and Max


Montag Dienstag Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Samstag
10.00–11.30 AM
Aikido all
6.00–7.30 PM
Aikido Alle
6.00–7.30 PM
Aikido all
7.00–8.30 PM
Aikido all
7.00–8.30 PM
Aikido all

Another long weekend around Whit Monday

Dear members,

And another long weekend in May.

Max is back from Paris, so Ulli will travel with a small delegation from the dojo to the south of France for a seminar with Micheline Tissier.

Saturday 27/05 – one class for all levels at 10 a.m
Whit Monday, 05/29 – one class for all levels at 6 p.m

Until then, the regular schedule applies.

Best regards
Ulli and Max

Schedule around the long weekend around Ascension Day

Dear members,

At the end of May, there will be another bridge day weekend.

Here’s the Dojo’s schedule for the long weekend around Ascension Day.

Thursday, 05/18 – no training
Friday, 05/19 – a training session for all levels at 18:00
Saturday 20.05 – a training session for all levels at 10 a.m.

Until then, of course, the regular timetable applies.

Best regards
Ulli and Max

Labor day, Monday the 1st of May.

Dear members,

on Monday, May 1st there will be a holiday training for everyone at 6 p.m.

The morning training does not take place.

Best regards

Ulli and Max

Classes before and during Easter Holidays.

Dear members,

Easter is coming soon and the crocuses are already blooming in the Tiergarten.

Max will be in Italy from April 1st to 16th and Ulli also wants to take a few days off from the dojo over the holidays.

Therefore, the schedule will be slightly reduced from April 3rd to April 10th, the week before Easter.

  • Monday, April 3rd : Aikido for everyone 7-8.30 p.m
  • Tuesday, April 4th : Aikido for everyone 6-7.30 p.m
  • Wednesday, April 5th : Aikido for everyone 7-8.30 p.m
  • Thursday, April 6th : Aikido for everyone 7-8.30 p.m
  • Friday, April 7th : no training
  • Saturday, April 8th : no training
  • Monday, April 10th : Aikido for everyone 7-8.30 p.m

please note. We have extended the previous Easter schedule until the 16th of April.

  • Tuesday, April 11th : Aikido for everyone 6-7.30 p.m
  • Wednesday, April 12th : Aikido for everyone 7-8.30 p.m
  • Thursday, April 13th : no class
  • Friday, April 14th : Aikido at 6-7.30 p.m. and Aikido basic at 7.30-9 p.m
  • Saturday, April 15th : Aikido for everyone at 10-11.30 a.m.
  • no morning class on Monday and Wednesday from the 3rd to the 17th of April.

From Monday, April 17th, the regular schedule will apply again.

And don’t forget, at the end of April, April 22nd/23rd, Micheline Tissier Shihan will be coming back to our dojo.
If you already know that you want to participate, please register by e-mail so that we can keep track.

We wish you a nice start to spring.

Ulli and Max