The Aikido Zentrum Offenbach offers professional Aikido classes for adults led by experienced teachers and trainers. Beginners, advanced students, and experienced practitioners from other martial arts are offered individual coaching, customized to their needs. We highly emphasize a balanced training to improve health and general wellbeing  that enhances your mobility. Breakfall practice (jap. ukemi), strengthening exercises, and stretching play an important role in class and complement the technical forms practice. Very early, beginners start to move fluently and feel the pleasure of Aikido movements.

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Aikido is a purely defensive martial arts with no competition or sparring. Nevertheless, we frequently practice attacking – if only to improve our defense. We also look left and right to other martial arts. An amicable relation to Aikido practitioners from other associations and styles is greatly important tp us. The Aikido world is huge and offers ample room for exploration. We also keep being connected to other martial arts to enrich our training and to exchange our experiences. We regularly practice martial arts basics, such as fighting on the ground, hitting and taking hits (as well as kicks) and general self-defense.

In general each class is open to all members. However, the different classes have different emphases:

Aikido Basic: Here we practice all the important basics for your future Aikido training: basic movements, breakfalls (ukemi), basic techniques, basics of martial arts. All beginners should visit the basic classes. But we recommend this class even for the advanced students. These classes are particularly suited for a trial practice.

Aikido All: This is the class for everybody! Depending on who attends the class we practice different elements of Aikido and delve into the details.

Aikido Intensive: This is the intensive course. Target group for this class are practitioners with some experience and security in ukemi (breakfalls) who want to practice with a higher level of exertion. Here the focus is not on learning new techniques but we practice to perform already learned techniques fluently with many repetitions. Dedicated beginners are also invited to participate.

Weapons Basic: We offer 30-minute classes in weapons practice. The traditional Aikido weapons: Sword (ken), Stick (jo) and knife (tanto) are taught. Weapons classes are suitable for all practitioners and are meant to support the Aikido practice and to achieve a deeper understanding of the various Aikido techniques and principles.

Ken-Jutsu: This is the intensive Ken-Jutsu class. All members who want to delve deeper into fighting with the japanese sword are invited to participate. Emphasis of the class is on the Kashima-no Tachi Ken Jutsu style. Requirements are regularly attendance and bringing your own weapons. More on Ken Jutsu …

Jo-Jutsu: Momentarily more intense Jo-Jutsu practice is offered during regular seminars on the week ends.

Schedule

TUESDAY

19:00 – 20:00 Uhr Aikido Basic
20:00 – 20:30 Uhr
Weapons Basic
20:30 – 21:30 Uhr
Aikido Intensive

THURSDAY

19:00 – 20:00 Uhr Aikido Basic
20:00 – 20:30 Uhr Weapons Basic
20:30 – 21:30 Uhr
Aikido All

FRIDAY

18:15 – 19:15 Uhr Ken-Jutsu