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

news // Due to a new COVID-19 ordinance, the Dojo has to close for regular practice probably until the end of November.

Aikido classes for adults (from 16)

Unfortunately we are not allowed to offer regular Aikido classes until 30s of November.
But we can meditate. Please check our booking tool for the schedule and for registration.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

8.30–9.30 am
Jo (staff)
Max Eriksson

 

8.30–9.30 am
Bokken (sword)
Max Eriksson

 

8.30–9.30 am
Jo (staff)

Max Eriksson

 
          10.00–11.00 am
Aikido
Ulli / Max

6.30–7.30 pm

Aikido basics
Ulrike Serak

6.00–7.15 pm

Aikido
Ulli Serak

6.00–7.15 pm

Aikido basics
Max Eriksson

 

6.00–7.15 pm

Aikido
Ulli Serak

 

 

8.00–9.15 pm

Aikido from 3. kyu
Max Eriksson

 

7.30–8.45 pm

Aikido from 3. kyu
Ulli Serak

7.30–8.30 pm

Aikido
Ulli Serak

7.30–8.45 pm

Aikido basics
Max Eriksson

 

Please continue to register using the familiar online booking system. By clicking on the desired training time, you will be forwarded to the booking system.

Aikido basics

Fundamental Aikido exercises for beginners and advanced. Absolute beginners are welcome for a first trial class.

Please contact us in advance via email or phone.

Weapons in the park

Due to the current situation we offer Bokken (wooden sword) and Jo (stick) classes in the park. New beginners are welcome.

Please contact us by email or phone.

Aikido-Uni class
currently suspended

Aikido course in cooperation with the FU-Aikido.
Separate registration required.

Members of the dojo may also participate by request.

free practice
currently suspended

Free practice for all levels. Prepare for your next test or work on your ukemi.

Kenjutsu classes for adults and adolescent (age 14)

No regular classes in the Dojo until 30s of November.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

 

9.00–10.00 am
Bokken (sword) in Park
Max Eriksson

     
           
 

6.00–7.15 pm

Kenjutsu basic
in the Dojo
Max Eriksson

 

6.00–7.15 pm

Kenjutsu basic
in the Dojo
Max Eriksson

 

 

 

7.30–8.30 pm

Kenjutsu
in the Dojo
Max Eriksson

       

Please continue to register using the familiar online booking system. By clicking on the desired training time, you will be forwarded to the booking system.

Kenjutsu basics

Basic training for beginners and advanced learners. Also suitable for beginners.

For a trial training, please send us an email.

Kashima Kenjutsu

Old school Japanese sword fighting in the tradition of “Kashima no Tachi”.

Please contact us for a trial classes.

Aikido classes for kids and teenager (from age 4)

No regular classes in the Dojo until 30s of November.
Online classes for kids are in planning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
           

5.00–6.00 pm

kids 5-7
in the Dojo
Almut/Simon

 

4.15–5.15 pm

kids 4-6
online!!
Almut/Simon

 

4.30–5.30 pm

kids from 7
online!!
Helmut

4.30–5.30 pm

kids from 10
online!!
Helmut

 

Please continue to register using the familiar online booking system. By clicking on the training time, you will be forwarded to the booking system.

Children from 4 years

In small groups, a variety of movement options are tried out and expanded in a playful way.

The focus is on promoting flexibility, coordination and a sense of balance. In addition, the motor skills are laid for later aikido training or other sporting activities.

Children from 10 years

Depending on the age, the whole range of aikido techniques can be practiced here. The dynamic fall school and endurance / stamina are also topics here.

Aikido weapons, sword and stick, are used once a month.

Children from 6 years

From around the age of 6 we start with simple aikido techniques and the basics of fall school.

As you get older, more complicated aikido techniques can be practiced. A special challenge for the children now is practicing in partnership. The children learn to concentrate both on the exercise and on the exercise partner and to work through the movements together.

 

It all start's with a decision.

Despite the current contact restrictions, it is now a good time to start with Aikido.

We have a well-ventilated, large studio with 130 square meters. Space enough to practice all aikido basics with 8 people, which are possible without contact in a concentrated, calm atmosphere.

Focus of practice in particular:
A good, centered posture in rest and movement, exercises to strengthen the hara, breathing exercises, attack techniques, rolling and falling, basic aikido steps and basic knowledge of handling sword, stick and knife.

This intensive basic training creates the ideal conditions to start the Aikido partner exercises as soon as training with contact is possible again.

Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. there is training only for newcomers or returners. But other trainings in the dojo or park are also suitable for beginners.

In any case, please contact us by email or phone in advance.


There are many different reasons to try something new. In the case of Aikido or Kenjutsu, it may be the interest in martial arts, self-defense, philosophy or just the recommendation of friends. Or it’s just the desire to move again or learn something new and unusual. Most of the time it’s not a lac of motivation, but the hesitation to put ideas into action wich stops us from doing something.

However, no matter what conception was in the first place, after the first step is done, everything else falls into place. The reason why you started will usually soon be forgotten. After 3, 10 or 20 years you will have discovered so many things for yourself, that there are a thousand reasons to continue or you no longer need a reason.

You can join Aikido or Kenjutsu  any time. Previous knowledge or a special physical fitness is not required. The necessary skills will be acquired in regular training and are achievable for everyone. The only requirement is the will to deal with oneself and to accept that it takes time to internalize the movements and technics. Once you have gotten involved with it, you will notice that this is exactly the attraction.

The fundamentals in the basic classes

The focus in basic classes is on the fundamental techniques of Aikido, breathing exercises, gymnastics and body awareness. Additional you have the way of falling in Aikido and in Kenjutsu the basic handling of the sword.

The principles and modes of action of the exercises are explained in detail. Newcomers can participate in the basic lessons at any time without prior knowledge of a trial.

The first class

All classes marked as “basic” in the schedule are particularly well-suited for absolute beginners. You are most welcome to drop in for a trial session without previous registration. Two trial sessions are free.

For you first class please bring along clean and comfortable sportswear with long pants. Please don`t wear the same clothes you wear outside. The class will begin on time as scheduled, please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of class. That will give us enough time to introduce ourself’s and give you a short introduction to the Dojo.

English trial class

All teachers and most of the students speak English. Therefore there is no problem if you are not fluent in German or don’t speak German at all. However, we also offer a beginner class taught in English every Friday.

Aikido for children from age 4 to 16 years

Body consciousness and psychological development

Anyone who has children or is dealing with children, knows that the physical, mental and spiritual development goes hand in hand. Each learning process on a physical level also entails a mental and psychological growth process in itself. In Aikido, the children can experiment with their movement spectrum, try new movements and incorporate into their repertoire. In this way, body consciousness is positively influenced and strengthened. However, the practice has not only an impact on fitness and health, but also promotes mental and psychological development.

The movements of Aikido transcend social and linguistic barriers

The Aikido Training offers children the opportunity to make a variety of movement experiences. Thus, the perception of children is improved in general. In addition, the basic movements of Aikido transcend all social and linguistic barriers and thereby have an integrative effect. The social competence is enhanced by the cooperative partnership during practice. The movements of Aikido are smooth and dynamic, encourage attention and concentration and create a new body awareness. By emphasizing the partnership practicing, in which there is no competition, aggressions are reduced.

Classes for children from age 4 to 12 years

In children classes from age 4 to 6, we focus on general moving experience and body consciousness. The kids get to experience moving and rolling on the big open space of the Aikido mat and to interact with other children. From age 7, we begin with first simple but more formalized Aikido techniques and the basic methods of falling down. The emphasis is on the development of flexibility and coordination ability. In according to age we move on to more complex Aikido techniques and physical exercises.

schedule for children

Monday: 4.30 – 5.30 pm, age 6-9
Tuesday: 4.15 – 5.15 pm, age 4-6
Wednesday: 5.00 – 6.00 pm, age 9-12
Thursday: 4.30 – 5.30 pm, age 8-12

New children are always welcome. Please call in advance or email us.

Aikido for adolescent from age 13

Created from the martial arts of the samurai

Aikido is originated from the traditional fighting techniques of the samurai and has developed into a modern form of self-defense. The principle of Aikido is to use the energy of the attack and redirect in a different direction, without injuring the opponent. The attitude that comes in Aikido expression is thus not aggressive combative but actively peaceful. You learn to deal with aggression and to respond appropriately to an attack. The Aikido techniques are dynamic and if properly handled very effectively. It is therefore important to thoroughly deal with the techniques (katas), to make progress. Also, the attacker must be able to fall safely from any situation without getting hurt. Therefore, the case school and strengthening exercises are an important prerequisite to practice Aikido in its dynamic form. In addition to the techniques without weapons, dealing with stick and sword is also a regular part of Aikido. Training with the traditional weapons of the samurai makes for good posture, trains the attention and the timing.

Classe for adolescent

On Friday from 4.45 – 5.45 pm, we have a class for teenager from age 12-16.

If you are interested, please call or e-mail.

Teacher

Helmut Seiler Beginners are always welcome. Please call in advance! mobil: 0177 5544216 or 030 2614546

membership fees for adults, children and adolescent

Monthly fee for Aikido unlimited classes (adults and adolescents from 16)

professionals – 80 € per month
concession – 65 € per month
(students or unemployed)

Monthly fee for Kenjutsu unlimited classes (adults and adolescents from 16)

professionals – 60 € per month
concession – 50 € per month
(students or unemployed)

Monthly fee for Aikido + Kenjutsu unlimited classes (adults and adolescents from 16)

professionals – 100 € per month
concession – 85 € per month
(students or unemployed)

Monthly fee for Aikido children classes

children (from 4) – once per week 40 € per month, twice per week 50 € per month
adolescent (from 12) – once per week 40 € per month, twice per week 50 € per month

The grading system in Aikido

The grading system in Aikido is divided into kyu and dan grades. It starts by the 5th Kyu and ends withe 8th Dan. From 2nd Kyu you wear the hakama (trad . Jap. Culottes) and, from 1st Dan black belt in addition. As often assumed, the 1st Dan is not a sign mastery in Aikido. It simply means that the student has completed the stage of pure learning the techniques and can more concentrate on the excess principles of Aikido. In Aikido, there is no obligation to take examinations. Who, however, decides to document its development through testing will experience that this intensive discussion of the basic techniques and their similarity will help to understand the learning system of Aikido much better. The seemingly endless and confusing variarity of techniques will get structured and the relation between movement and principles become more clear. The Aikido Dojo am Gleisdreieck is a member of the Aikido Federation Germany. The Federation is officially recognized by the Aikikai Hombu Dojo and is allowed to test up to 4th Dan Aikikai. Download test requirements