Takemusu Aikido Online Workshop

⭕ SUNDAY / 03 JANUARY 2021

The first Online Workshop of the New Year, will focus on exploring the three C’s – being Centred, Connected and Calm.

The first session will look at the principle of Centering: beginning with a full body loosening routine, and working on locating the true centre of the body, and the idea of generating and motivating movement from the centre to the periphery.

The second C of being Connected is fundamental to Aikido and every movement based art. We will explore the idea of isolating the parts of the body, connecting them as a whole, and then explore extending feeling into and through an object. Working with Jo turning/ spinning skills as a ‘moving meditation’ practice, to bring the body into deeper and deeper connection working from the centre out.

The third session will expand on the previous two C’s and explore the most fundamental feeling-state that Martial Arts helps develop – the state of being CALM. This is the ability to act and move with less resistance and with a real felt sense of grace under pressure. This is the feeling we experience seeing top level performers and athletes, with stillness in motion and a with the ease of everything in the right place at the right time, ‘letting things be just as they are’. This class will explore the relationship between the sword and the empty-hand. We will build up from simple movements (suburi) and move towards complex chains (kata), relating to one of the crucial aspects of our training: to unify our body-being to our intention.

“Clarity and freedom arise from being calm, not from being reactive.”

Peter Ralston, Zen Body-Being

The training will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu system, bring a bokken, jo and tanto!


09:00 – 09:45 1st Class
10:00 – 10:45 2nd Class
11:00 – 11:45 3rd Class
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Time CET (UTC +1)


All the training will be designed especially for solo home training.

Please keep your weapons (Bokken + Jo, Tanto) close by and ideally you would need a minimum of ca. 4m2 for the exercises.


The training will be recorded LIVE and available for students to review in their own time after the Workshop. This can be accessed through the YouTube Channel at:


All classes will be led by Michael Ormerod, 3rd Dan Aikikai.

Michael began his training in Aikido at the age of 15 in the UK. He has trained extensively throughout Europe and undertaken an intensive training period in Japan under the guidance of Hiroki Nemoto Sensei (7th Dan Aikikai) and training in the Founder’s Dojo and Hombu Dojo. In 2016 he began a full time apprenticeship under his teacher Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros (6th Dan Aikikai), training in the Takemusu Aikido Motril Dojo and attending seminars as assistant. In 2018 Michael established the Takemusu Aikido Orgiva dojo, and is the current Dojo-Cho of Takemusu Aikido Motril and the recently established Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo.


Workshop Fee: 20 Euros

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

Alternatively, for direct bank transfer, please contact for IBAN and Bank details.



WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82


In Aiki 🙏




🔥 About the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo We are a dedicated group of aikido enthusiasts training in the Takemusu Aikido line. The philosophy of the Online Dojo is 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 a playful and joyful manner, designed to engage and challenge the beginner and seasoned practitioner of all levels. 

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