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Japanese Martial Art in Berlin

By MAX SEINSCH, Aikidō-Teacher and Japanologist

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Aikidō is a Japanese martial art that does not rely on direct confrontation. Rather, it is intended by exact dodging and blending with an attacker's movement to neutralize his attack, to destabilize him and to direct his own energy and strength against him. Because the attacker is ideally not injured, Aikidō is sometimes called "non-violent self-defense". 

In addition to the physiological benefits of its dynamic training Aikidō claims to promote both physical and mental endurance, flexibility and empathy. The required self-discipline and self-confidence arising therefrom lead to outer and inner balance, mutual respect and a sensitivity for other people's feelings much needed for peaceful co-existence. 

Thus Aikidō pursues the goal to develop and to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body, which is why you do not talk of "martial sports", but of "martial arts".

(Author: Max Seinsch)


  • From 6th of March: Tai Chi Kineo, every Wednesday 10.30-11.30 am.
  • 27th of February: Start of FU Uni Sports Program's Aikidô Course.
  • 3rd of January 2019: Training Start of the New Year!
  • 8th of December: Congratulations to Aikidôkan Berlin's five new kyû grades.
  • 17th of November: Congratulations to the twelve new dan-holders of the German Aikido Federation.
  • 24th of October: Start of the Aikidô course of Free University's sports program (24th of October til 20th of February on Wednesdays).
  • From the 27th of August: New timetable!
    Early morning class: Wednesdays and Fridays 7.30-9.00 AM
    Thursdays: 6pm-7pm Aikidô, 7pm-8pm Weapons practice
    Saturdays: Kids/Youth class 11.30am-12.30pm
  • 16th of June: Congratulations to the kyû-promotions!
  • 30th of May: "Aikido Interviews" Image video of the Aikido Federation Germany
  • From 25th of April: Wednesday afternoon kids' classes from 4.30 pm as well as Wednesday evening classes from 7.30 pm will be offered again. (Notice: Weekly need to apply for the evening class!)
  • 26th of March: New photo gallery "Cluj-Napoca Seminar 2018"

Aikidōkan Berlin

Uhlandstr. 137

10717 Berlin-Wilmersdorf

Mobile: +49 (0) 176 3218 5498

Email: mseinsch(at)