4 WEEK AIKIDO ONLINE BASICS CLASSES

Join us for our 4 Week AIKIDO ONLINE BASICS CLASSES.

These beginnersโ€™ friendly classes are open to everyone, all abilities welcome.

This series of classes will focus on the KATA practices of the Jo (Japanese Wooden Staff). ‘Kata’ are linked sequential patterns of various lengths that help train not only a variety of movements, but are also excellent methods to train the energetic/ mental aspects of concentration and attention that are central to martial arts practice. 

We will specifically focus on the 31 Jo Kata, a practice taught by Morihei Ueshiba (the founder of Aikido) and codified by Saito Sensei. We will explore the kata in detail in a step-by-step method, and build up to the form in its entirety.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Class Schedule:

Each class will be a 60 minute exploration of the purpose of the weapon in relation to Aikido practice, the etiquette surrounding it, and the principles of integrating the weapon, body and mind.

There will be two time slots available to suit international time zones:

Thursday โ€“ 5 to 26 May โ€“ 12:00 to 13:00 CEST

OR

Friday โ€“ 6 to 27 May โ€“ 19:00 to 20:00 CEST

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

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

๐Ÿ”ฅ Course Cost:

For the full 4 Weeks of training the cost is 20 Euros.

Payment can be made using Paypal.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Hereโ€™s what you need to know about the class:

You will need a pole, about 120-130 cm long, like a broom handle. If you already have a Jo (Japanese wooden staff), thatโ€™s perfect.

Ideally, you will have a 2m x 2m space to train in, with a high ceiling.

The class will take place on ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ and will be recorded LIVE and available for you to review in your own time.

๐Ÿ”ฅ What are the advantages of weapon training?

  • Body use. Posture and movement. In Aikido we strive to develop a body fully connected to the ground, connected intrinsically in all its parts and organised from the center, both at rest and in movement. The first level of weapon training is solo training and at this level one can train slowly and with attention on the above dynamics without the distraction of an attacking partner.
  • Power. The development of power in Aikido (kokyu) is an extension of the above dynamics of body use and movement in that power is accessed from the ground, directed through the tissues of the body from the center and expressed and transferred through the periphery at the point of contact to our partner. The dynamic in the development of power: ground-centre-periphery is exactly the dynamic we search out with weapon training where it is much more accessible than in empty handed practice.
  • Itโ€™s beautiful! Without a doubt Aikido is one of the most aesthetically satisfying martial arts to witness and practice. The weapon forms as left by O Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) and developed further by Morihiro Saito Sensei are beautiful to practice in their own right.

Register Now!

Complete the form below to register:

If you would like to continue your practice, consider joining 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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice. All classes are online, live, and interactive โ€“ 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 Founderโ€™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.

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FREE AIKIDO ONLINE WEAPON CLASS

Join Michael Ormerod (3rd Dan Aikikai) for a ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ 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.

๐Ÿ”ปLive and Interactive Online Class

๐Ÿ”ปFree and open to all levels and abilities

๐Ÿ”ปLearn more and Register below

๐Ÿ”ฅ 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:

๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† 7 April โ€“ 12:00 to 13.00

CEST/ UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time)

OR

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† 8 April โ€“ 19:00 to 20.00

CEST/ UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time)

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

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

๐Ÿ”ฅ Hereโ€™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), thatโ€™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 ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ and will be recorded LIVE and available for you to review in your own time.

๐Ÿ”ฅ 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.

๐Ÿ”ฅ 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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice. All classes are online, live, and interactive โ€“ 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 Founderโ€™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.

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FREE AIKIDO ONLINE CLASS

Join Michael Ormerod (3rd Dan Aikikai) for a ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ Aikido Online Weapons Class.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Class Schedule:

These beginnersโ€™ classes are open to everyone, all abilities welcome. There will be two time slots available to suit international time zones. Feel free to join one or both of the classes:

๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฏ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต โ€“ 11:00 to 12.00 UTC โ€“ Bokken Basics

OR

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฐ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต โ€“ 18:00 to 19.00 UTC โ€“ Bokken Basics

You can convert UTC to your time zone using following page:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

๐Ÿ”ฅ Hereโ€™s what you need to know about the class:

You will need a pole, about 100 cm long, like a broom handle. If you already have a bokken (Japanese wooden sword), thatโ€™s perfect.

Ideally, you will have a 2m x 2m space to train in.

The class will take place on ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ and will be recorded LIVE and available for you to review in your own time.

๐Ÿ”ฅ 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 for 4 more classes in our Aikido Introduction Course: BOKKEN BASICS. This course will explore and go deeper into the use of the Bokken in solo Aikido practice, and will follow the same schedule as above from the 3 March โ€“ 1 April.

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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice. All classes are online, live, and interactive โ€“ 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 Founderโ€™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.

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FUNDRAISING SEMINAR

March 26-27, 2022


Online and In Person

On Behalf of CHET VALLEY AIKIDO

Saturday 9-12 AM – 1-4 PM / Sunday 9-12 AM – UK Time



Join us for this Fundraising Seminar on March 26-27. Everyone is welcome: all styles, all affiliations, all levels of experience. This seminar will be held both online via Zoom, and in person at Claxton Village Hall, Norfolk UK. All the training will be designed to suit solo home training, but will include interactive elements for those joining as a dojo or with a training partner at home.

The schedule for the event is (UK Time):

Saturday 9:00-12:00 AM – Opening and First Class

Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM – Second Class

Sunday 9:00-12:00 AM – Third Class and Closing

Participation for the Seminar is on a voluntary DONATION basis, with all procedes going directly to Chet Valley Aikido. Please register via the link and you can make a contribution using the “Donate” button below. Also, we will not exclude anyone based on financial considerations, so please feel free to join us.

For Online attendees, the link and login information will be sent out 48 hours prior to the event. If you will be attending in person, please make a note on registration form.

Bring your weapons!

Learn more about Chet Valley Aikido and their fundraising efforts below:

Chet Valley Aikido, a new Aikido club in Norfolk, UK. Based in Claxton Village Hall. Training Mondays 9am-11am.

How to donate:

If you are moved to make a contribution to help support Chet Valley Aikido, please use the below link to the gofundme page, thank you!

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Instructors for the Seminar:


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 Founderโ€™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. 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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.


Adrian Punt, 2nd Dan AIKIKAI

Adrian (2nd Dan Aikikai) is an instructor at West Cumbria Aikido.

Adrian started aikido in 1994 under the direction of Geoff Flather Sensei of Banyu Hatten Aikido (BHA) and  was awarded his shodan in January 1999. Later that year he moved to West Cumbria and established the first aikido club in St Bees where he taught for a number of years.

Adrian has been a member of Traditional Aikido Europe (TAE)  since October 2018. He trains extensively with the TAE clubs in Lancaster and Wolverhampton (takemusu style), with which he has very close ties. He attends numerous TAE weekend seminars and summer schools with Lewis Bernaldo de Quirรณs, 6th Dan Aikikai (Lewis trained full-time under the late Morihiro Saito Sensei from 1986 until 1993 in the Iwama Dojo in Japan). He also attends daily asageiko (morning training) with Michael via the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo. In July 2020, at summer camp in Swizerland, Adrian successfully tested under Lewis for his Aikikai shodan and then in Motril in Spain for his nidan in October 2021.


ABOUT CHET VALLEY AIKIDO:



Chet Valley Aikido was the brainchild of Sarina Abdul- Rani (4th kyu).

Sarina’s first Aikido class was in Darwin, Australia, about 20+ years ago. After many starts/stops and changes in life situation, she started training again about 16 years ago in Norwich, UK, with the late Sensei John Tidder and Sensei Alan Prescott. She paused after a couple of years when she realised that life was about to change with a baby on the way. Just a few weeks before the UK went into a full lockdown in early 2019, Sarina managed to train for about 6 weeks with Sensei Frank Burlingham and Sensei Vince Price (Broadland Aikido Club).

After many weeks with the online classes organised by TAE and subsequently being mad enough to do most of Michaelโ€™s Online daily classes through the pandemic (which was more interesting that home schooling her children!), Sarina was invited by Brendon Buchanan to join his Kou Ki Do Kan Club. Fast forward to summer 2021, the idea of a TAE-style club based in Sarinaโ€™s Norfolk patch was born and after two successful online seminars in her local village halls with Michael and Adrian teaching, Chet Valley Aikido became a reality.

Footnote: the baby that paused Sarina’s training in 2007 is now a non-grumpy 14 year old teenager Isabella, who is enjoying her regular private Aikido online classes with Michael.


FUNDRAISING:


We have developed a good working relationship with Claxton Village Hall, Claxton, Norfolk, where we have our regular Monday classes from 9am-11am. Our 9 mats were kindly loaned to us for the last 4 months from another community centre, Brian Clark Room, Chedgrave, Norwich. As a club we had managed to secure ยฃ300 funding from Go For It (local council) specifically to purchase mats. 

In mid-January, through a series of very fortunate events, we were incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to purchase 100 second hand mats at ยฃ1,200 from Sampson Sampson, 8th Dan, and Bob Bushness, 6th Dan, of the Sobell Judo Club in London. 

We needed ยฃ900 more to commit to the mats and here Chet Valley Aikido would like to thank Nick Larkin, Roy Murray and Adrian (on behalf of West Cumbria) for putting up and lending Chet Valley Aikido the ยฃ900 collectively that meant that we were able to purchase these mats without delay.

We hope this fundraising seminar will help to cover some of the cost for the mats, but also for everyone to have an enjoyable time as this will be the first time that Michael will be instructing with the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo and Chet Valley Aikido . 


SEMINAR THEME:

SHOSHIN (Beginner’s Mind)


“It is understood that Budo begins with Shoshin and ends with Shoshin.”

T.K. Chiba Shihan

Shoshin (ๅˆๅฟƒ) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. The kanji was chosen by Sarina to represent Chet Valley Aikido, hand drawn by fellow aikidoka Naoko Ueda. It refers to maintaining an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, especially when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would. To quote zen master Shunryo Suzuki, โ€œIn the beginnerโ€™s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expertโ€™s there are few.” To approach our training every time as a unique experience, as if with fresh eyes, is a way to bring us back into an active learning mindset rather than one of passive performance.

Socrate’s statement that, โ€œI Know That I Know Nothingโ€, is a reminder that any attempt to gain a deeper understanding is rooted in a primary experience of ‘not-knowing’. To hold this paradox in the mind as we train again and again familiar techniques, our practice can become one of constantly returning to the demands of the encounter at hand, and meet it fully for the first (and only) time.

The Seminar will explore the idea of Shoshin as we weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems (both solo and partered), and explore the levels of Kihon to Ki no nagare.

…ruthlessly tear your practice down to the basics and understand what you are doing and why you are doing it. What are you really doing on the mat? What are you really trying to learn with all those endless falls and ikkyoโ€™s? Donโ€™t take anything for granted and donโ€™t be fooled by grades or levels of attainment. Martial arts practice is a practice of consciousness. Of waking up to being present and responsive to the demands of the moment beyond the personal agenda of the person. To my mind then it can have meaning not only on the mat but beyond and not only as a martial art but as a way of life.

Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros, 6th Dan Aikikai – direct student of Morihiro Saito Sensei

Register NOW to secure your place, and if you are moved to make a contribution to help support Chet Valley Aikido, please use the below link to the gofundme page, thank you!


FEBRUARY WORKSHOP

The next Online Workshop of 2022 will be exploring the theme of: ‘Freedom of Movement’.

โ€œMove like a beam of light: fly like lightning, strike like thunder, whirl in circles around a stable center.โ€
โ€” Morihei Ueshiba

The value of formal pattern training, as we practice in Suburi and Kata, is in the ability to go deeper and deeper into the function of the form and the demands of the movement in the domains of the biomechanical and feeling-sensations. Allowing us to delve into areas such as grounding, centering, power-generation, as we slowly make fundamental changes to the organisation of our bodies. However, the limits of the form can also begin to lock us into set repetitive patterns, and the form itself risks becoming a restriction.

In order to progress in our training we must constantly approach the form as if we are creating it anew each and every time, with the curious mindset of the explorer. We may come to the realisation that all form arises from formlessness, someone at some point codified the practice as a representation of a principle, and that the form serves as an example and can be seen as a possibility rather than a limitation. We can approach genuine freedom of movement, the only restriction being the limits of our own understanding and creativity!

In the classic text The Demon’s Sermon by Chozan Shissai, a swordsman journeys up to Mount Kurama, and eavesdrops on a series of dialogues of the Tengu (mythical Japanese creatures said to hold the secrets of Budo). One of the dialogues between the master and student concerns the principles of movement and stillness central to martial arts that is worth quoting in full:

‘One asked: ‘What does it mean “to be motionless in motion and in stillness not still”?

He answered: ‘Man is a creature of movement. It is impossible for him not to move. Yet a man who possesses these characteristics may, to be sure, be very busy with his day-to-day activities. In spite of this, he does not allow his Heart to be set in motion by things; his Heart is balanced and still, free from desires and not held captive by his self. In terms of swordsmanship this means: If a man is confronted by a superior enemy force, even though he may dispense his cuts to the right and to the left, his spirit will remain completely still in respect to life and death and his thoughts unmoved by the superior enemy’s power. This is called “motionless in motion”.

“Essence and function have one source. Hence, that is what is meant to be conveyed by the phrase “motionless in motion and in stillness not still “. In terms of swordsmanship this means: A person confronts the enemy with his sword or spear in hand. If in this act he is impartial, without hate or fear, without thinking ” should I do this or rather that? ” and from this frame of mind adjusts to the approaching opponent, then that person’s reactions will be unhindered and free…’
โ€” Excerpt from ‘The Tengu-geijutsu-ron of Chozan Shissai’ – REINHARD KAMMER
Read in full here: https://terebess.hu/zen/teng.pdf

The workshop will explore these ideas and will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems, and explore the levels of Kihon to Ki no nagare, with Kata and Jiyuwaza practices.


For the full schedule and to register click here:

๐Ÿ”ธ SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY 26 February 2022

10:00 – 10:45 1st Class
11:00 – 11:45 2nd Class
12:00 – 12:45 3rd Class
12:45 – 01:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Time CET

๐Ÿ”ธ REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

๐Ÿ”ธ ONLINE CONTENT:

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

https://www.youtube.com/c/TAKEMUSUAIKIDO

๐Ÿ”ธ INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

๐Ÿ”ธ PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee:

Full Workshop: 20 Euros

(Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

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

๐Ÿ”ธ MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: http://www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

ONLINE WORKSHOP / JANUARY 2022

The first Online Workshop of 2022 will be exploring the theme of: ‘Moving In Alignment’.

The definition of Align is:

  1. to place or become placed in a line
  2. to bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination or relation.

The idea of there being a ‘proper’ alignment for the body to function effectively is of huge importance for Martial Arts (and Daily Life). The first definition may seem to suggest that it is as simple as following the age old adage to ‘sit up straight’, but in movement and activity the reality is more nuanced and complex, and we might be reminded of the idea that ‘nature doesn’t work in straight lines.’ The second definition of bringing parts into relational harmony is more along the lines of exploration in this workshop. Through simple exercises we will work not only the structural alignments of the body, but the interrelation and effect of our internal (and external) feeling-sensations.

Morihei Ueshiba is quoted as saying: ‘A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.’ Making the connection between the physical and structural alignment of the body with the mental aspect, and refers to the idea of poise of both body and mind. Here alignment takes on a deeper meaning, that of aligning ourselves ‘to something’. That something could be an idea, a feeling, a principle, or that of aligning our whole being to the demands of the moment. The simple reminder from Ueshiba could be seen as condensing one of the important pieces from the Nei-yeh:

‘When your body is not aligned,
The inner power will not come.
When you are not tranquil within,
Your mind will not be well-ordered.
Align your body, assist the inner power,
Then it will gradually come on its own.’

– Excerpt from page 66 of Nei-yeh (Original Tao: Inward training and the foundations of Taoist mysticism) by Harold D. Roth

The weekend workshop will explore these ideas and will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems, and explore the levels of Kihon to Ki no nagare.

Register NOW to secure your place:

๐Ÿ”ธ SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY + SUNDAY / 29 + 30 January 2022

10:00 – 10:45 1st Class
11:00 – 11:45 2nd Class
12:00 – 12:45 3rd Class
12:45 – 01:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Time CET

๐Ÿ”ธ REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

๐Ÿ”ธ ONLINE CONTENT:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TAKEMUSUAIKIDO

๐Ÿ”ธ INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

๐Ÿ”ธ PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee:

Full Workshop: 30 Euros

1 Day: 20 Euros

(Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

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

๐Ÿ”ธ MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: http://www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

ONLINE WORKSHOP / 27 + 28 NOVEMBER 2021

‘Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes.’

George Leonard

Join us for the next Online Workshop ‘Vital Techniques’.

This workshop will explore the essence of Takemusu Aikido in developing an unlimited and appropriate response to the nature of the moment. We will work out from the basic forms and into subtle variations and applied forms.

‘The techniques of Aikido change constantly; every encounter is unique, and the appropriate response should emerge naturally. Today’s techniques will be different tomorrow. Do not get caught up with the form and appearance of a challenge. Aikido has no form – it is the study of the spirit.’

– Morihei Ueshiba

The training will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems, and explore the levels of Kihon to Ki no nagare.

Register NOW to secure your place:

๐Ÿ—ป SCHEDULE:

10:00 – 10:45 1st Class
11:00 – 11:45 2nd Class
12:00 – 12:45 3rd Class
12:45 – 01:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Time CET

๐Ÿ—ป REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

๐Ÿ—ป ONLINE CONTENT:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TAKEMUSUAIKIDO

๐Ÿ—ป INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

๐Ÿ—ป PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee:

Full Workshop: 30 Euros

1 Day: 20 Euros

(Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

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

๐Ÿ—ป MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: http://www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

SUNDAY WORKSHOP / 25 APRIL 2021

‘๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ.’

– ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ

Join us for this Sunday Workshop as we explore the First Teaching of Aikido.

IKKYO ไธ€ๆ•™

In this Workshop we will delve into the foundational Aikido exercise of Ikkyo, especially in the primary principles of Kokyu (whole-body power generation) and Riai (interconnected nature of weapons and empty-handed principles). Simple exercises of Ichi no Suburi and Tai no Henko will be unpacked as training tools to deepen our relationship to the ground, gravity and momentum, and sense of extension from our core to extremities. This will later be expanded into the more specific Ikkyo omote and ura waza. As in many of the foundational exercises, Ikkyo is essentially a teaching of connection.

ICHI-GO ไธ€ๆœŸ

At the same time as training the physical we must also bring to consideration the mental and energetic aspects of our practice. The famous Zen phrase ‘ICHI-GO ICHI-E’ (One lifetime One meeting) is a reminder that each event is a unique occurrence, never to be repeated. The practice of Martial Arts is a way of bringing us back to our senses and into a more efficient interaction with our environment. Our ability to move towards a more connected, precise, functional form doesn’t come from endless repetition – but from bringing our whole being into alignment with the present moment – as it is.

Morihei Ueshiba said that the technique of Ikkyo required “a spirit surging effusively from the earth and thrusting forward in an endless drive.” (as quoted in the Traditional Aikido series.)

Register NOW to secure your place:

๐Ÿ—ป SCHEDULE:

10:00 – 10:45 1st Class
11:00 – 11:45 2nd Class
12:00 – 12:45 3rd Class
12:45 – 01:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Summer Time CEST

๐Ÿ—ป REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

๐Ÿ—ป ONLINE CONTENT:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TAKEMUSUAIKIDO

๐Ÿ—ป INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

๐Ÿ—ป PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee: 20 Euros
(Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

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

๐Ÿ—ป MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: http://www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

AIKIDO ONLINE SEMINAR – Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros – FROM KIHON TO KI NO NAGARE

INFORMATION + SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2021

๐ŸŒŠ THEME:

From kihon to ki no nagare. With both weapons and empty handed we will study the changes in both quality of bodywork as well as the technical changes in footwork.

Kokyu. Whole body power. Essentially when we transfer power to another either with our body or through a weapon various key points come into play such as timing, distance and angle (maai). alignment, grounding, extension from and to center and follow through among others. This core issue of the generation of power in Aikido will be explored from various angles with both weapons and by extension, empty handed work.

๐ŸŒŠ LEWIS BIO:

Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros trained full time under the late Morihiro Saito Sensei (9th Dan) from 1986 until 1993 in the Iwama Dojo in Japan. Since returning from Japan he has taught Aikido on a full time basis and to date has conducted well over 300 international seminars.

He is the senior instructor and examiner on behalf of Hombu Dojo of a European network of Dojos (Traditional Aikido Europe) committed to developing, researching and transmitting the style of Aikido known as Takemusu Aikido, which was transmitted directly to Morihiro Saito Sensei from the Founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba during his more than 23 years as a direct student at the Founder โ€™s Dojo in Iwama Japan.

Lewis is the Technical Director of both Traditional Aikido Europe (TAE) and Takemusu Aikido Tradicional Espaรฑa (TATE) .

๐ŸŒŠ SCHEDULE:

10:00 – 11:00 1st Class
11:00 – 12:00 2nd Class

14:00 – 15:00 3rd Class
15:00 – 16:00 4th Class Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Summer Time CEST

๐ŸŒŠ REQUIREMENTS:

The Seminar will take place via Zoom Meeting rooms.

If you havent used Zoom before the best thing is to download to your PC or Laptop.

ZOOM DOWNLOAD: https://zoom.us/download

Please make sure to have the latest version installed. The Zoom Meeting details will be sent within 48 hours of the seminar. The meeting will be password protected, please don’t share this info with others.

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

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

๐ŸŒŠ ONLINE CONTENT:

The training will be recorded LIVE and available for students to review in their own time after the Seminar.

This can be accessed through the TAKEMUSU AIKIDO YouTube Channel at:

๐ŸŒŠ PAYMENT:

Seminar Fee: 30 Euros

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

Please mark the transfer with ‘Lewis April 2021’

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



๐ŸŒŠRegister NOW to secure your place:

Register on the below Google Document:

๐ŸŒŠ MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: www.aikidoonline.org

๐Ÿ™ In Aiki

Michael Ormerod
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

AIKIDO ONLINE Sunday Workshop – Theme: KUMITACHI – with Michael Ormerod

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ

๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง

~ Morihei Ueshiba

โš”๏ธ THEME: KUMITACHI / SUNDAY 28 MARCH 2021

Join us for this Sunday Workshop as we explore in solo form the 5 Kumitachi – as Morihiro Saito Sensei learned, developed, and transmitted from Morihei Ueshiba, during his 23 year period of study. The idea is not only to explore each forms technical details as a solo kata, but to understand the logic, purpose, and intention behind each of the movements. In order to fully access this level, the fundamental practices of the suburi, and a grasp of the awase level of training is essential. During the morning we will build up from the simple basics to taking the forms towards flexible and flowing methods – and into an exploration of henka waza (variations) where appropriate. It is important as we enter this level not to become lost in the idea of only practising sword forms, the Aiki-ken is a training aid to develop the body, not to learn pratical kenjutsu applications. Saito Sensei said we need to constantly have in mind Taijutsu techniques as we practice the Kumitachi.

The nature of solo practice also allows us to practice our power generation skills, which is normally inhibited for reasons of safety during partner practice. The power of solo training is in the ability to study deeper the principles which make the access to this demanding level of training possible – challenging constantly our ability to be relaxed, grounded, and balanced in our movements. The purpose of the training is to move towards a more fuctional effectiveness, and ease of being, on and off the mat.

 “๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.  ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ.  ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต,… ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ,… ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด!”  ~ Shoji Nishio Sensei

Bring a bokken!



Register NOW to secure your place:

https://forms.gle/cSkU8cGpX9H5eSCZ9

โš”๏ธ SCHEDULE:

* Most countries in Europe will spring forward one hour at 01:00 UTC on March 28, 2021. Because of this time change the starting time for this Sunday is one hour later than normal.

10:00 – 10:45 1st Class
11:00 – 11:45 2nd Class
12:00 – 12:45 3rd Class
12:45 – 01:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Summer Time CEST

โš”๏ธ REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

โš”๏ธ ONLINE CONTENT:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9i09fGZj0WEeToYUqG2UA

โš”๏ธ INSTRUCTOR:



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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

โš”๏ธ PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee: 20 Euros / (Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

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

โš”๏ธ MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO