Join Michael Ormerod (3rd Dan Aikikai) for a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 Aikido Online Weapon Class on the 7+8 April 2022.

This 60 minute class will focus on the Jo (Japanese wooden staff). Exploring the purpose of the weapon in relation to Aikido practice, the etiquette surrounding it, and the principles of integrating the weapon, body, and mind.

🔻Live and Interactive Online Class

🔻Free and open to all levels and abilities

🔻Learn more and Register below

🔥 Class Schedule:

The class will be suitable for beginners and those new to martial arts practice.

There will be two time slots available to suit international time zones. Feel free to join one or both of the classes:

𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 7 April – 12:00 to 13.00

CEST/ UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time)


𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 8 April – 19:00 to 20.00

CEST/ UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time)

You can convert CEST to your local time zone using following page:

🔥 Here’s what you need to know about the class:

You will need a pole about 120-130 cm (4 feet) in length, like a broom handle. If you already have a Jo (Japanese wooden Staff), that’s perfect.

You will need an open space to train in, ideally 2m x 2m – with a high ceiling.

The class will take place on 𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺 and will be recorded LIVE and available for you to review in your own time.

🔥 Why Try Aikido Weapons Training?

Because aikido is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable martial arts to practise. Weapon training helps us focus on correct posture through efficient and functional movement. In Aikido we are looking to develop a connected body, with the ability to extend our feeling and intention into the weapon.

🔥 Register Now!

Complete the form below to register for your FREE Aikido Online Class:

If you enjoy the free class, continue with the Online Dojo with our Beginner Friendly Basics Classes. These classes will explore and go deeper into the use of the Jo in Aikido solo practice, and will follow the same schedule as above through the month of April.

Or join us in our Daily Training Experience.

Click here for more info:

Welcome to the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo!

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.

About Michael Ormerod:

Michael 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.

Subscribe to our Blog:

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Follow us on Social Media:


🔥 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. 

%d bloggers like this: