What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art for self-defense against armed and unarmed attackers. In contrast to other martial arts, Aikido’s prime goal is to neutralize the aggressive situation without harming the attacker.

The basis of this principle of “non-violence” is contained in the art’s name

AI – harmony, KI – energy, DO – way

which aims at emptying oneself completely to reach a state of mental sensitivity, where all surrounding energies are in perfect harmony.

Aikido is an exceptional exercising framework where physical and mental energies are balanced through continuous practice so as to cultivate personal peace of mind.

Aikido includes various forms of throwing and pinning to control the attacker similar to Judo. These Aikido movements can be accompanied by strikes to the vital points – as in Karate. Although Aikido seems harmonious and harmless to the un-trained observer, Aikido techniques correctly applied are highly effective.

Aikido is Budo!

(Translated and adapted from Aikido – Methode Nationale. Nobuyoshi Tamura. 1975. pp.  17-18)


Beginners are welcome in every class. We also offer

special beginner’s classes every Monday &Wednesday

Monday from 18:00 – 19:20 Uhr and/or
Wednesday from 12:00 – 13:15 Uhr and/or

Wednesday from 19:35 – 21:00 Uhr and/or

The beginner’s class will introduce you to Aikido at your own rythm and pace. After two to three months you will be comfortable with the Aikido basics and ready to train in all of the other classes as well. We’re looking forward to meet you on the mat!

Beginners classes in 2017 are for free! (without Gi)
Next Start date: 21.08.2017 (but you’re welcome to start at any time!)

Costs after special offer:

The fees for two month are CHF 170.00 incl. Gi (Kimono) or alternatively CHF 170.00 for three months without Gi. We also have special prices for students and apprentices (CHF 120.00)

The first trial practice is for free, please bring along your training pants and a T-shirt. (Since we are practicing barefoot, we wash our feet before every training. Please have a shower towel and soap with you.)