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“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

Welcome to the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo!

The philosophy of the Online Dojo is to to create a space where we can share our practice wherever, whatever the current circumstances.

It is an opportunity to go deeply into a modern embodiment practice, rooted in the Japanese Martial Tradition and Culture. Whilst the training is serious and demanding, it is always carried out in playful and joyful manner, designed to engage and challenge the beginner and seasoned practitioner of all levels.

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Early 2020 saw the creation of the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo, as a response to the Covid Pandemic – giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice. All classes are online, live, and interactive – taken as part of a group via Zoom Meetings. Our community is made of members from many different countries, all training in the spirit of sharing and learning together.

“𝑾𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔𝒏’𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒄𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒖𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒄𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 — 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕, 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚, 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆.”

― 𝑷𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒏, 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒐𝒇 𝑵𝒐𝒕 𝑲𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈

Discover the Art of Non-Resistance

𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 is an in-depth exploration of the art of Aikido, guided by Michael Ormerod – 3rd Dan Aikikai.

The training weaves in and out of the Takemusu Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems. The focus being on solo body and weapon work to help you gain a fuller understanding of the Principles that underline Aikido – Centering, Connecting, Blending, Harmonising, and essentially: Non-resistance.

Michael is a direct student of Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros – 6th Dan Aikikai, Chairman of Traditional Aikido Europe.

What students say about the Online Dojo:

“Michael’s classes feel very much like having a personal trainer. It feels like a very one-to-one relationship. He provides the motivation and inspiration and technical guidance, he sets the challenge. I remain focused on what I am doing and each class is an achievement of personal discovery.”

– Adrian, UK

“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 honour to be part of this group.”

– Bernie, Netherlands

Online Content:

The training is recorded LIVE and available for you to review in your own time. This can be accessed through YouTube. You can find over 300 videos uploaded on our Channel, including over 200 hour-long classes, 5 Workshops, and 1 week-long Intensive!

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