Welcome to Aikido 合気道

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that can be practiced by men and women of any age. This martial art belongs to the ancient Japanese Budo tradition but being developed around 1920 by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), it is one of the youngest member of this tradition.

Morihei Ueshiba has combined many different aspects of martial arts into a system which does not meet force with force but aims at blending with and re-directing the energy of an attacker and to bring him under control through throws and pins. The movements are graceful, effective and seem deceivingly simple, often based upon ancient sword fighting techniques. The attacker will notice that the more speed power he puts into an attack the faster and harder the energy returns.

Childrens Aikido lessons after 4 November

All the childrens lessons continue as usual.

Start Aikido season from Monday, August 31st 2020

Our schedule for the new season has been adjusted. We start on Monday, August 31st, 2020.
We will have the following classes:
Monday 19.30-20.30 adults (teacher Robert van den Bosch), Dojo Houtrust
Tuesday  17.30-18.15 children 6-8 years , Dojo De Poort
                 18.30-19.30 children 9-12, Dojo De Poort
Wednesday 19.30-20.30 adults (teacher Koichiro Suzuki), Dojo Houtrust
Thursday  17.30-18.15 children 6-8 years , Dojo De Poort
                 18.30-19.30 children 9-12, Dojo De Poort

Friday 19.30-20.30 adults (teacher Silvia Marton), Dojo Houtrust
Saturday 12.00-13.00 adults, Dojo Houtrust
The Tuesday- and Thursday's classes for adults at De Poort have been canceled. 
There might still be some outdoor classes.

Aikido practice from 13th October

Again we are confronted with the Coronavirus reality that shakes our world since the beginning of this year.
Due to the new government regulations from 13th October, we have to cancel our Aikido classes for adults.
Thus, the Aikido Centraal dojo will be closed from October 16, 2020 until November 13, 2020.
There will be possibilities for contactless practice outside and inside the dojo within this period.
The Children classes will continue as usual.
Please stay healthy !

Our indoor classes are starting

As of today we can start our indoor classes. We are very happy and excited to touch the tatami again.
Our first indoor class for adults will be on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, form 19.30-20.30, location Houtrust, Laan van Poot.
The first indoor class for children will be on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 17.00-18.00, location Houtrust, Laan van Poot.
For now we will have only one indoor class per week for adults and one indoor class for kids.
Unfortunately, it is not clear yet if the Houtrust will be open after July 20, 2020. We will keep you updated.
Further, our outdoor classes will continue.
Regulations regarding the classes in the Houtrust
  • Please be present 10 min before the lesson, not earlier and preferably not later.
  • Parents/guardians of the children are not allowed to enter the premises of the sport facilities. We will pick up the children at the entrance.
  • In the changing rooms, please keep 1,5 m distance. Further, before and after the class, you have to observe 1,5 m distance.
  • If you can come already dressed up in a dogi, please do.
  • Use hand gel before the start of the lesson.
Should you have any questions, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.