Newcomers are welcome anytime to visit all the classes!
Six days weekly we offer beginner classes in evening. Twice weekly we offer morning classes. Current training schedule
At Aikido Dojo Südstern, you can take three free trial classes. With three trial classes, you can get to know our aikido style, our teaching concept and our dojo.
Training at Aikido Dojo Südstern
Our dojo has everything one needs to train: big mat space in a room without any columns, two separate changing rooms.
Who can practice Aikido?
Aikido can be practiced by anyone – with or without previous training experience, whether or not athletically talented. Shared by everyone on the mat is a motivation to learn an intelligent martial art and thereby both to discover a bodily sensibility and to develop an attentive mind.
What I need to practice Aikido?
For starters, comfortable sportswear will suffice. Later you can acquire a Judo suit (Aikidogi).
How is aikido instructed?
Training sessions begin with warmup exercises, after which various techniques are practiced with different partners. The teacher demonstrates an exercise, the student watches and afterwards repeats the technique until he or she has internalized the movement.
The Aikido student
Each beginner starts with the grade of 6th Kyu. After roughly four months he or she can take the 5th Kyu test. Further tests follow at longer intervals. With the grade of 2nd Kyu, the student is entitled to wear the Hakama. (This is the traditional Japanese culottes, a divided and pleated skirt).
Precise study of the basis techniques is very important. As in every martial disciple, these can only be acquired through regular practice. Finding the correct position, distance and angle in relation to one’s partner, is essential for protecting one’s space. In Aikido this is referred to as centering oneself on one’s partner. As soon as one is ‘centered‘ in this sense, one has found a good point of departure for reacting to any attack. With the various exercises each student takes on the alternating roles of attacker (Uke) and defender (Tori).
How to tie a Aikido belt / video for children, teens and Adult Beginners