Fundamentals aikido course
Healthy exercise, self-confidence, contact with others and a path to yourself…
Learn the fundamentals of aikido in the comprehensive 3‑month course for beginners!
In aikido you can find training for your body and mind:
all-round movement, inner balance, self-defense,
principles useful for the everyday life.
And also a group of friendly people.
One purpose of trainings is that you are in a better shape at the end than at the beginning
– full of energy, with a clear head and smile on your face.
How does it work:
- the course is suitable for both men and women 17+ years
- previous physical experience does not matter – everyone develops at their own pace
- you only need a tracksuit, t‑shirt, slippers and a towel to get started
- you will find a friendly group of like-minded people in the course
- the course is led by the main teacher of the club Martin Švihla (5th dan, 1st class coach)
- before the course you can try any training from the schedule for free
- we also speak English in the class
Wake up your body
- improve your fitness and health
- relax and strengthen your muscle
- improve your body perception
- rediscover the joy of movement
Come back to yourself
- increase your self-confidence
- find inner balance
- gain courage and determination
- deepen your mindfulness
- cooperation and communication
- ability to assert and resolve conflicts constructively
- non-competition and mutual assistance
Oživíte své tělo
- zlepší se vám kondice i zdraví
- vaše svaly se uvolní i posílí
- zlepší se vám vnímání těla
- znovu objevíte radost z pohybu
Vrátíte se k sobě
- zvýšíte své sebevědomí
- naleznete vnitřní rovnováhu
- získáte odvahu a rozhodnost
- prohloubíte svou všímavost
- spolupráce a komunikace
- schopnost prosadit se a řešit konflikty konstruktivně
- nesoutěžení a vzájemná pomoc
What will you learn in the course?
- all-round movement – basic physical training, movement games, coordination
- basic falls – friendly relationship with earth and the art of standing up after each fall
- simple techniques – the basics of martial arts, physical contact and compliance with a partner
- development of hara (core of the body) – traditional Japanese and modern Western core training
- fencing with Japanese wooden sword – concentration, determination and courage
- breathing and energy exercises – relaxation and regeneration
- basic self-defense – ability to respond adequately in a potential conflict situation
- personal development – principles that you can apply in your daily life
We will explain all exercises and principles in detail. We want our students to know the meaning of what they are doing.
This course is exceptional for its coherence. You will experience a colorful mosaic of aikido while having an opportunity to develop yourself.
Date: 5th October – 14th December 2020 – the course will have 11 lessons
Time: every Monday 18:00–19:30 (group A) or 20:00–21:30 (group B)
Place: Prostor 8, Šmilovského 8, Praha 2 – it is near Náměstí Míru
Group: max. 12 participants, men and women 17+ years old
Teacher: Martin Švihla (5th dan, main teacher of our club) + assistants
Trial class: before the course you can visit one class from our schedule
Price: 2900 Kč (2200 Kč for students)
Bonus: from 6th week of course you can attend one more class from schedule per week (see our schedule)
Trial training: If you want to see how we practice, you can come to see or try aikido training on Tuesday or Thursday at 18:00 in Sokol Vinohrady (you will need a sportsuit, slippers and towel).
After the beginner’s course you can continue with regular training in our club.
Aikido is a lifelong journey.
The course starts on Monday, 5th October 2020
We can accept only 12 participants in a group and the course in autumn 2020 is almost full.
Please book your place in time!
Lidé o nás …
I was brought to this club and at the same time to aikido by a person of the main teacher, whom I had known before from other (non-aikido) seminars. I have been practicing Aikido since 2015 and since then it has become an integral part of my life. It is a great club with great atmosphere. I recommend.
I have been practicing here since 2015, when I have been carefully selecting the club. I like Aikido more and more and I highly recommend anyone who wants to link physical exercise with the way of self-knowledge. I chose this Dojo mainly because there is a friendly atmosphere and suitable conditions for the complete development of human personality.
Respectful, non-violent communication in physical movement. Personal development in which you fly through the air, clear your head and correct your posture.
I have been practicing here since 2014 and I am very happy. Although I have tried several other sports, none have offered me such a comprehensive approach to building a healthy body and mind. The principles of aikido offer me a great overlap, which helps me to better solve even completely “non-combat” situations – like communication 🙂 Try it too!
Great, world class club. Many seminars with foreign teachers.
What I like about aikido is its variability and the fact that the same technique can have a very different outcome based on situation.
Dojo with experienced teachers and a great team. Aikido is trained not only as a set of techniques, but as a versatile development, an inspiration for life. (In four years I have met other good dojo and good teachers, but I still practice in Vinohrady, although it has been out of hand for some time. It’s worth it.)
What I find the most interesting about aikido is the its ability to develop a sense of one’s own body and natural movement.
In addition to the physical exercise I get from aikido, I like how we try to solve conflicts gracefuly without needless violence. I also really appreciate the pleasant, friendly atmosphere of our dojo.
What I like in aikido is learning how to blend in conflict, accepting what comes from the opponent while maintaining my own balance. It also becomes a philosophy of life outside the dojo. All of that without the need to fight, love it all!
I sit on a chair through most of the day, so I really appreciate the evening aikido trainings where I can give my body a thorough workout, clean my head and relax stiff muscles.
I like biking, I play tennis, I am learning to skate on in-lines, and if you knew me, you would know that this is a life-long battle for me. Aikido teaches me how to accept this, breathe in deeply, and regain energy.
Why do I practice Aikido? For happiness! For pleasure of exercising, a pleasant environment and a friendly atmosphere …