Training

Newcomers are welcome at any time during the season. In the beginning, wearing comfortable sports clothes with long pants is sufficient, or a white martial arts suit if available. During the training usually English is spoken, though Dutch is possible as well. As our venues are fitted with permanent mats, no lugging of mats is needed before the training. However, being on time (apart from exceptions) is a courtesy to the group and necessary when joining for the first time.

 

Wednesday
16:30-17:30 All levels adults
17:30-18:30 Advanced adults
Delft · Mekelweg 8 Subscription / Guests

 

Thursday
20:00-21:30 All levels adults
Ypenburg · Oeverwallaan 130 Contribution / Free try-out training

 

After the warm-up, in which stretching, footwork, centering as well as safely rolling and falling are practiced, we learn the different Aikido forms and techniques together with a partner by alternately performing the role of the attacker or the defender.

By working with contact and interaction, over time we adopt the physical and mental attitude that ultimately makes possible the joining of opposing movements and intentions. This process is further supported by regularly practicing using wooden swords and sticks in order to better understand distances, lines and axes of rotation and to work on the martial aspects of Aikido.

Dr. Martin M├╝hlenbrock is an experienced and internationally trained Aikido master with a third degree black belt (Aikikai Hombu Dojo) as well as a competent and certified Aikido teacher (NOC*NSF).

Mark Disco is an experienced Aikido master with a second degree black belt (Aikikai Hombu Dojo) as well as a competent and certified Aikido assistant teacher (NOC*NSF).