“One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.”

– Morihei Ueshiba

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜‚ ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ผ!

The training weaves in and out of the Takemusu Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems. The focus being on solo bodywork, grounded in the Principles that underline Aikido: Centering, Connecting, Blending, Harmonising and Non-resistance.

Train with members from all around the world, from your own home.

Open for all regardless of style, affiliation, level (or location!)

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Class Schedule:

โ€œThe purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”

Morihei Ueshiba


Every Weekday,

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 09:00

+ questions/ discussion


Every Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00

+ questions/ discussion

All times are Central European Time (CET) UTC+01:00

All classes are led by Michael Ormerod, 3rd DAN AIKIKAI

How Does It Work?

Each lesson is structured around a theme: beginning with a full body loosening and warmup routine, before moving onto solo weapons and bodywork training. Always moving from the simple to the complex; from the basics to the increasingly challenging advanced levels.

All classes are online, live, and interactive – taken as part of a group via Zoom Meetings. The Online Dojo is a community of members from many different countries, all training in the spirit of sharing and learning together. Class times are scheduled at a specific time and consist of daily morning classes and a weekly evening class (time-zone dependant). Each lesson is also recorded Live for you to review after the class in your own time โ€“ or in case you miss a class, you can follow along at a more convenient time. Sign up today, and you will receive all the necessary information to access the live classes and recorded content.


We use the same meeting number for all the classes – so this will not change. Zoom will save the number for you so you shouldn’t need to re enter it for every class, just select the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo.



Meeting ID: 538 564 6359

If you havent used Zoom before the best thing is to download to your PC or Laptop.

๐Ÿ”ธ ZOOM DOWNLOAD: https://zoom.us/download


The classes focus on solo exercises for bokken, jo, tai-jutsu and ukemi. Please keep your weapons close by and ideally you will need a minimum of ca. 4m2 for the exercises.

Online Content:

The training is recorded LIVE and available for students to review in your own time. This can be accessed through YouTube. We have now over 270 videos uploaded to our Channel, including over 180 hour-long classes, 5 Workshops, and 1 week-long Intensive!

Follow the link below:


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It is also possible to arrange one-on-one and small group sessions at any time suitable for your schedule and requirements. See our PRIVATE CLASS page and feel free to get in touch for more info:


“Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow.

โ€“ Morihei Ueshiba

Register to Join Us

To provide a quality training environment, places are limited. Register now to save your place:


โ€œMichael Ormerodโ€™s online training is fun, motivating and deepens my understanding of Takemusu Aikido. For me, a perfect complement to training in my home dojo. In short: highly recommended.โ€

– Roland K. โ€“ GERMANY

โ€œThe classes given by Michael are a great addition to regular live classes. They stand on their own as the focus is on the use of the Takemusu Aikido weapons system, with an emphasis on being centered. The online classes have brought me in contact with international participants and the feeling I get from the classes is always positive. It is an honor to be part of this group.โ€

– Bernie G. โ€“ NETHERLANDS

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See the latetst News from the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo:

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