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, though Dutch is possible as well.

 

  Summer break in July and August

 

  Wednesday
  16:30-17:30   Adults all levels
  17:30-18:30   Adults advanced
  Delft · Mekelweg 8   Subscription (guests)

 

  Thursday
  20:00-21:30   Adults all levels
  Ypenburg · Oeverwallaan 130   Contribution (free try-outs)

 

All our venues are fitted with permanent mats, hence 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.

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