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.

Aikido Vinohrady

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

Impro­ve relati­on­ships

  • 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

Zlep­ší­te vzta­hy

  • 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.

Organizational information:

Date: 11th Janu­a­ry – 22nd March 2021 – the cour­se will have 11 les­sons 
eve­ry Mon­day 18:00–19:30 (group A) or 20:00–21:30 (group B)
Pro­stor 8, Šmi­lov­ské­ho 8, Pra­ha 2 – it is near Náměs­tí Míru
max. 12 par­ti­ci­pants, men and women 17+ years old
Mar­tin Švih­la (5th dan, main tea­cher of our club) + assistants
Trial class:
befo­re the cour­se you can visit one class from our sche­du­le
2900 Kč (2200 Kč for stu­dents)
More infor­mati­on: about orga­ni­zati­on of tra­i­nings can be found in our Ope­rati­on stan­dards (in Czech lan­gu­age)
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 Mon­day at 19:00 or Wed­ne­sday 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, 11th January 2021

We can accept only 12 par­ti­ci­pants in a group and the cour­se in autumn 2020 is alrea­dy 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.

Tomáš, lawyer

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.

Michal, coach and guide

Respect­ful, non-vio­lent com­mu­ni­cati­on in phy­s­i­cal move­ment. Per­so­nal deve­lo­p­ment in which you fly throu­gh the air, clear your head and correct your postu­re.

Zuzka, social worker

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!

Ondra, owner of an educational company

Gre­at, world class club. Many semi­nars with fore­ign tea­chers.

Oldřich, owner of internet company

What I like about aiki­do is its vari­a­bi­li­ty and the fact that the same tech­nique can have a very dif­fe­rent out­co­me based on situati­on.

Luboš, official

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.)

Adam, software developer and teacher

What I find the most inte­res­ting about aiki­do is the its abi­li­ty to deve­lop a sen­se of one’s own body and natu­ral move­ment.

Karolína, graphic designer

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.

Vítek, Software developer

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!

Carmen, traveller, Spain

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.

Jarda, web developer

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.

Jirka, information system development methodologist

Why do I practi­ce Aiki­do? For hap­pi­ness! For ple­a­su­re of exer­ci­sing, a ple­a­sant envi­ron­ment and a fri­en­dly atmosphe­re …

Míša, graphic designer

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