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.

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.

Coronavirus measures

The government anounced new measures that will last untill 20 May. Until then all regular practices in Houtrust and De Poort are canceled.
We do online lessons for members on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. If you are a menber check your email. 

All Aikido lessons in both locations, Houtrust and De Poort, are canceled untill at least 22th May 2020.

Keep save, healthy and do some stretching and taisabaki !

Coronavirus measures extended till 28 April

on Tuesday 31 March the government anounced that the measures taken untill 6 April, to get as much control of the situation as possible under the circumstances, are extended untill 28 April. So all Aikido classes in Houtrust and De Poort are canceled. If the situation changes we will send you an update.

All Aikido lessons in both locations, Houtrust and De Poort, are canceled untill at least 28th April 2020.

Keep save, healthy and do some stretching and taisabaki !