Main teacher in our dojo is Martin Švihla and he is also leading the most of the classes. There are two other teachers who you could meet at adult trainings: Vanda Švihlová a Michal Roder. Adam Nohejl is in charge of aikido for children in English.
I started with martial arts in 1988. It was karate at the beginning but after 6 years I discovered aikido and it still gives me pleasure and inspiration today. I’ve been teaching adults and kids from 1997, in 1999 I finished my university study of physical education and I became a trainer with a specialization in aikido.
Aikido attracts me with its infinite depth, dynamics of movement and rich contact with other people. It provides me a space where I can study conflict, contact and communication, where I can study myself.
Since 1997 I practise aikido for one single reason: I like it. Not only that it is a way to develop more control and grace in ones movements. For me it is even more important that it helps me to mature and to grow as a whole being. Moreover, it teaches me how to meet people and touch them.
Some time ago I also started to attend contact improvisation dance lessons that enable me to move much more freely.
But life holds still more enjoyment in store for me. I love good food, wine and old books. And people. And not to forget, cats. Cats too.
I started with aikido in 1997. In 2011 I passed shodan exams and started to teach one class per week. I study artificial intelligence at Charles University and I am seriously interested in photography, too.
I started to train aikido in 2008. For me, aikido is a way to discover and express my true self. A way that lets go of the unnecessary and integrates mind and body with relation to others. A way to find a common logic of movement for two people. Since 2013 I’ve been teaching children and enjoying the search for sensible movement with them. I have also studied Japanese and trained in Japan for one year.
Many people seek for a way how to stand upright
and on their own two feet,
how to move freely,
to be well-balanced and communicate
with others without fear or violence.
Simply, to be more human.
There are many ways leading in this direction -
we offer you aikido.