Training

Newcomers are welcome at any time throughout the season. In the beginning, wearing comfortable sports clothes with long pants is sufficient, or a white martial arts suit if available. During the Aikido training usually English is spoken, however Dutch is also possible.

 

  Wednesday
  17:00-18:00   Adults all levels
  18:00-19:00   Adults advanced
  Delft · Mekelweg 8 (dojo)   Subscription

 

  Thursday   Free try-out at any time
  20:00-21:30   Adults all levels
  Ypenburg · Oeverwallaan 130 (sportzaal)   Contribution

 

All our venues are fitted with permanent mats, hence no lugging of mats is needed before the training. However, being on time is appreciated, barring exceptions, and is necessary when joining for the first time.

After the warming-up, in which stretching, footwork, centering as well as safely rolling and falling are practiced, we train the various Aikido techniques together with a partner by alternately performing the role of the attacker or the defender. Through practicing with connection and interaction we adopt over time the physical and mental disposition that makes possible joining of opposing movements and intentions.

This process is supported by regularly practicing with wooden swords and sticks in order to better understand distances, lines and axes of rotation and to approach the martial aspects of Aikido.

 

Training