SUNDAY WORKSHOP / 28 FEBRUARY 2021
The highest form of research is essentially play. Einstein is quoted as saying, “The desire to arrive finally at logically connected concepts is the emotional basis of a vague play with basic ideas. This combinatory or associative play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought”“Play is Education” by N. V. Scarfe
Join us for this Sunday Workshop as we explore a curious and playful approach to training. We will develop soft skills, intuitive body movement and a creative approach to problem solving. This has a dramatic affect on our ability to make new distinctions and connections within the system, and serve as an acid test for our current technical skill level. The aim is not to break or ‘go beyond’ forms, but to learn how to play within and without them…
The training will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems – bring a bokken, jo and tanto!
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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 Ormerod began his training in Aikido at the age of 15 in the UK. He has trained extensively throughout Europe and under taken an intensive training period in Japan under the guidance of Hiroki Nemoto Sensei (7th Dan) 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), training and teaching in the Takemusu Aikido Motril Dojo and attending international seminars as assistant. Michael has over 10 years of teaching experience, and in January 2018 he established Takemusu Aikido Orgiva, offering classes to children and adults. In 2019 Michael received the rank of Sandan (3rd Dan) from the Aikikai in Japan, Tokyo. 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 and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.
Workshop Fee: 20 Euros
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