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How we train?

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  • Aikido training is performed by blending in / unifying with the motion of the attacker - while still keeping your own center - and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head on.
  • Aikido has no competition!
  • The goal of Aikido training is aligning one’s character to the rules of nature!
  • Aikido training is intended to promote physical and mental training. Practice is adjusted to the student’s proficiency level of each skill, and each skill is repeatedly practiced, so anyone can practice.
  • Aikido training is good for health and also naturally develops self-confidence for daily life.
  • The Dojo is an ideal place to deepen understanding, and to meet people of every age, sex, origin, and occupation!
  • Both beginners and advanced members train in a cooperative mode. (Advanced groups also train sometimes in a semi-cooperative mode, though always under the teacher’s supervision).

In our Aikido Dojo in Heggedal we also train with weapons - bokken (wooden Samurai sword), jo (wooden staff 120cm), and tanto (wooden knife) - including the aikido approach to unarmed defense skills against weapons.

Our main teachers are,

  • Yasuo Kobayashi Shoshihan
  • Hiroaki Kobayashi sensei 7 Dan
  • Mouliko Halén 7 Dan Dojo cho
  • Matei Ionescu 3 Dan
  • Remy Helgesen 2 dan
  • André Walgren Kid training

We regularly invite different teachers to the Dojo. They are deeply experienced teachers, so be open to their teaching, try it out as best you can, perhaps you’ll get a teacher friend for life. They are:

  • Jorma Lyly 6 Dan. Sweden
  • Petteri Silenius 6 Dan Shihan Finland
  • Antony Pinchbeck 5 Dan England
  • Sonja Sauer 4 Dan Germany