What we're about

Kokikai Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Sensei Shuji Maruyama, a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, the original founder of Aikido. Sensei Maruyama has taught for decades in Japan, Australia, and the United States. He established the Kokikai school in order to promote a style of Aikido that is more focused on natural human feeling and effective technique through relaxation and mind-body coordination. Aikido Kokikai Berlin was founded by Sensei Maruyama's student Steven Syrek, who has trained in Kokikai since 2002. It is the first Kokikai dojo in Europe and the only Aikido dojo in Berlin where all classes are taught in English.

We teach non-violent self-defense and how to develop your natural human abilities to their greatest potential. Most importantly, we have fun! All are welcome regardless of language, age, sex, physical ability, or prior martial arts experience. Aikido is non-competitive and will appeal to anyone interested in building inner strength, physical confidence, and personal character. If you like yoga but think all martial arts are like MMA, then maybe Aikido is for you. Our motto is, "Minimum effort, maximum effect." Come find out why!

See our website (https://kokikai.de/) for more information about Aikido Kokikai Berlin, including class times and course fees. Check out our Facebook page (http://bit.ly/aikido-berlin-facebook) for more photos, videos, and to join the conversation.

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Monday Evening Aikido Class: All Levels

Randori Pro Mitte

Regular Aikido class for all levels of ability. Beginners welcome—your first class is free! Arrive a bit early so you have time to change. If it's your first class, try to wear comfortable clothing for working out, preferably loose fitting garments that cover most of your body. Aikido involves falling and grabbing, and we don't want to damage your favorite T-shirt or yoga outfit. Lockers and showers are available. Please make sure your fingernails and toenails are trimmed, and remove or cover any jewelry you may be wearing before class. Read our About page (http://kokikai.de/) for more information, and come say hello to us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/aikido-berlin-facebook).

Wednesday Evening Aikido Class: All Levels

Randori Pro Mitte

Regular Aikido class for all levels of ability. Beginners welcome—your first class is free! Arrive a bit early so you have time to change. If it's your first class, try to wear comfortable clothing for working out, preferably loose fitting garments that cover most of your body. Aikido involves falling and grabbing, and we don't want to damage your favorite T-shirt or yoga outfit. Lockers and showers are available. Please make sure your fingernails and toenails are trimmed, and remove or cover any jewelry you may be wearing before class. Read our About page (http://kokikai.de) for more information, and come say hello to us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/aikido-berlin-facebook).

Monday Evening Aikido Class: All Levels

Randori Pro Mitte

Regular Aikido class for all levels of ability. Beginners welcome—your first class is free! Arrive a bit early so you have time to change. If it's your first class, try to wear comfortable clothing for working out, preferably loose fitting garments that cover most of your body. Aikido involves falling and grabbing, and we don't want to damage your favorite T-shirt or yoga outfit. Lockers and showers are available. Please make sure your fingernails and toenails are trimmed, and remove or cover any jewelry you may be wearing before class. Read our About page (http://kokikai.de/) for more information, and come say hello to us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/aikido-berlin-facebook).

Wednesday Evening Aikido Class: All Levels

Randori Pro Mitte

Regular Aikido class for all levels of ability. Beginners welcome—your first class is free! Arrive a bit early so you have time to change. If it's your first class, try to wear comfortable clothing for working out, preferably loose fitting garments that cover most of your body. Aikido involves falling and grabbing, and we don't want to damage your favorite T-shirt or yoga outfit. Lockers and showers are available. Please make sure your fingernails and toenails are trimmed, and remove or cover any jewelry you may be wearing before class. Read our About page (http://kokikai.de) for more information, and come say hello to us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/aikido-berlin-facebook).

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