|17:15-17:30||Beginners / Advanced||Sword|
|17:30-18:30||Beginners / Advanced||Aikido|
|Sports card||TU Delft||Mekelweg 8, Delft|
|Second Saturday of the month (see sidebar)||13:00-15:00||Beginners / Advanced||Aikido|
|15:00-15:30||Beginners / Advanced||Stick|
|Free||De YP||Oeverwallaan 130, Ypenburg (next to Delftse Hout)|
We practice Aikido in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. As Aikido has no competitions, it is not about winning or losing, but about improving and developing together with mutual respect.
After a warm-up in which stretching, breathing, footwork as well as safely rolling and falling are practiced, we learn the different aikido forms and techniques in collaboration with a partner by alternately performing the role of the attacker or the defender.
By working with contact and interaction we adopt in the course of time the techniques and the physical and mental attitude which ultimately make possible the joining of opposing movements and intentions.
This process is further supported by regularly practising with wooden swords and sticks in order to point out distances, lines and axes of rotation and to promote the martial aspect of Aikido.
Martin Mühlenbrock is an experienced and internationally trained Aikido master with a third degree black belt (sandan) as well as a competent and officially certified Aikido teacher (niveau 3).
Mark Disco is an experienced Aikido master with a second degree black belt (nidan) as well as a competent and officially certified Aikido assistant teacher (niveau 2).