“We must keep the spirit of budo no matter how we practice.”
– Yoshimitsu Yamada
We are a dedicated group of Aikido enthusiasts training in the Takemusu Aikido line, a traditional form of Aikido that was passed on from Morihei Ueshiba to the late Morihiro Saito (1928 – 2002). 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.
Classes are led by Michael Ormerod, 3rd Dan Aikikai. Michael is a student of Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros, Shihan, 6th Dan Aikikai, Chairman of Traditional Aikido Europe and direct student of the late Morihiro Saito – 9th Dan Aikikai.
𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗜𝗧 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞𝗦:
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 the training is tailored for solo home training, no partner necessary.
Classes take part via Zoom and are always live and interactive – questions always welcome!
𝗭𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢:
Meeting ID: 538 564 6359