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facing the unknown 06. - 07. July 2024

Encounter the sword

In many cultures, the sword is still a symbol of sincerity, clarity, and decisive power. Its meaning goes far beyond a defensive or an offensive weapon. In the way of the sword, it is used as a tool to sharpen the mind and to come to a deeper understanding of oneself in this confrontation.

Experience the sword

In the awareness that in life we are always confronted with the uncertainty of the next moment, the encounter with the sword is about trust in and in what is happening. During the last recent years, also we in Europe have directly experienced that our living conditions can change radically in a very short time. This insecurity, the feeling of being at the mercy, means a high level of stress for all of us.

Despite more than 30 years of practice in martial arts, I am always amazed at how the sword reflects on which state I am in the moment I pick it up. Am I fine, am I stressed, am I tired or in a good mood, …. everything becomes immediately noticeable when dealing with the Bokken.

Handling the sword

This weekend we invite you to experience this for yourself in individual and partner exercises with the traditional Japanese wooden sword (bokken). In working with the sword we practice facing the unknown and develop the ability to stay centered, NO MATTER WHAT.

Previous knowledge is not required for participation, only your interest and your openness to get involved in a deeper self-awareness process.


Max Eriksson Ohlwein, Aikido & Kenjutsu Lehrer (6.Dan)
HP Sada Rothacker, Gestalt- & Körperpsychotherapeutin


Aikido Dojo at the Gleisdreieck
Tempelhofer Ufer 36, 10963 Berlin


Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


250 euros regular / 190 euros reduced
Early Bird 200 euros (until April 30)

The costs include a small snack during breaks.
The practice bokken is provided and can be kept after the end of the course.

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